Nobody does it better than George Clooney: He has received three Golden Globes and two Academy Awards. Everyone’s got a favorite George film whether it’s Ocean’s Eleven, Up in the Air, Gravity, Out of Sight, or The Perfect Storm. So what is George’s perfect Red Carpet Drink? Enter Casamigos Tequila.
Co-Founders and longtime friends, Rande Gerber, George Clooney and Mike Meldman are tequila lovers: Friendship inspired, Casamigos is served in their respective homes in Mexico as their “house” tequila. Their passion drove a vision to create the best-tasting, smoothest spirit with the motto: “Brought To You By Those Who Drink It.”
Remarks Maria Jose Lehman, Tequila Ambassador, Ben Arnold Beverage Company/Charmer Sunbelt: “The Co-Founders originally experimented with developing a brand just for personal use, it evolved, garnering raves: The public loves it!”
Casamigos is a small batch, ultra-premium tequila, made with 100% Blue Weber Agave grown for a minimum of seven years in the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. The proprietary process gave rise to a highly acclaimed product. Awards include: A Gold Medal at The Los Angeles International Spirits Competition 2013, A Double Gold Medal at The San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2014 as well as the coveted 5 Star Rating from BevX Magazine.
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Goodbye 2014 and hello 2015. “Celebrate good times c’mon”: Turn up Kool & The Gang and toast NYE red-carpet style with an artisanal cocktail. Enter Brooklyn Gin, handcrafted in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Joe Santos, Craft Distiller & Co-Founder, Brooklyn Gin remarks: “Our gin is tailor made for the cocktail enthusiast; it’s replete with 100% fresh citrus peels of Persian limes, Key limes, Eureka lemons and Navel Oranges as well as hand-cracked juniper, releasing natural flavors and essential oils.” Santos adds: “All ingredients including the corn are sourced locally from New York.”
Bottled in Warwick, Brooklyn Gin is produced with only the finest botanicals. The distillation process is small batch; distilled no less than 4 times, creating a pure blend. Including a minimum of 11 fresh fruits and herbs with a long, clean finish and a hint of lavender. And the uniquely fashioned bottle reflects it’s contents, handmade with care and finesse.
It’s an ultra-premium gin that scored 91 points in The Ultimate Spirits Competition, winning a Gold Medal at the WSWA Competition. In fact, it’s so good: “The Tonight Show’s” Jimmy Fallon gave it thumbs up on a segment with local Chefs. And Chef Bryce Shuman (formerly Eleven Madison Park) of the Manhattan hot More >
Alicia Keys smoky voice belts out: “Baby, I’m from New York. Concrete jungle where dreams are made of. There’s nothing you can’t do. Now you’re in New York.” Enter Alexandra Lebenthal: President & CEO of Lebenthal Holdings. A modern Manhattan executive who works ambitiously to achieve her dreams and aspirations, though also finds time to get into the “social spirit” especially during the holidays with family & friends.
Alexandra is a Wall Street veteran and a 3rd generation business owner. Starting her career at Kidder Peabody Inc., she now runs Lebenthal Holdings. Her grandparents, Louis and Sayra Lebenthal, founded Lebenthal & Co., Inc., a municipal bond specialist, in 1925, with her grandmother working until 93 years of age. Alexandra joined the company in 1988, charged with leading the firm in 1995 at the age of 31.
Lebenthal adds, “James, my late Father, a pioneer of the municipal bond industry, whose radio spots helped make tax-exempt securities a household name, was my role model; he shaped much of how I think about our Strategic Vision. In fact: We’ve expanded our capabilities since inception to become more of a full service Wealth Advisory platform with divisions in Municipal Bonds, Capital Markets, Asset Management (run More >