NEW YORK, NY – With its origins stemming from the later half of the 20th century, Diner En Blanc (French for “dinner in white”), has established itself as an annual tradition in NYC since 2011.
Our “New Music Roundup” series is back and, for our grand return, we decided to put together a longer guide of tracks that we’ve really been digging this summer. Find tunes from Zeds Dead, Maddy O’Neal, Tibasko, Ravell, Lemonade Baby, and many more below!
During the last week of July, the Ballet Hispánico, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, and Dance Theatre of Harlem shared their passion for dance with the public through a free series of 20-minute performances.
As the sun shines bright, it’s time to revel in the delightful rosé season! While National Rosé Day in June may have already passed, there’s no shortage of reasons to continue sipping on this beloved pink drink throughout the summer. Whether you’re hosting a backyard gathering, planning a beach picnic, or simply enjoying a lazy afternoon, these must-try summer recipes will elevate your rosé experience to new heights.
The Beach and Whispering Angel: Stellar Rosé Picks for the Occasion
When it comes to selecting the perfect rosé for your summer escapades, two bottles stand out as true stars – The Beach and Whispering Angel. These exceptional rosés are tailor-made for warm-weather enjoyment, boasting flavors that dance on your palate and a refreshing crispness that quenches your thirst.
The Beach and Whispering Angel are more than just wines; they’re a state of mind that embodies the essence of summer. Whether you’re lounging on sandy shores or having an intimate rooftop soirée, these rosés set the mood for a blissful celebration
Watermelon Rosé Cooler
- 2 oz The Beach Rosé
- 1 oz Vodka
- 2 oz Fresh Watermelon Juice
- 1. In a blender, combine 2 ounces of The Beach Rosé, 1 ounce of vodka, and 2 ounces of freshly squeezed watermelon juice.
- 2. Add a generous amount of ice to the blender.
- 3. Blend all the ingredients until you achieve a smooth and slushy consistency for that perfect summer frosé.
- 4. Alternatively, you can skip the blending step and pour the mixture over ice for a more straightforward, yet equally satisfying, Watermelon Rosé Cooler.
Beat the heat with this tantalizing Watermelon Rosé Cooler! Just blend 2 oz of The Beach Rosé, 1 oz of Vodka, and 2 oz of Fresh Watermelon Juice with ice for a delightful frosé. Alternatively, enjoy it over ice for a quick and refreshing sip.
- 3 oz Whispering Angel Rosé
- 1.5 oz Belvedere Vodka
- 0.5 oz Lime Juice
- 0.25 oz Honey Water
- 3 Blackberries
- Mint Sprig (for garnish)
- 1. In a shaker, place the blackberries and muddle them to release their flavors.
- 2. Add Belvedere Vodka, lime juice, and honey water to the shaker.
- 3. Shake the mixture vigorously with ice.
- 4. Strain the contents into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.
- 5. Top the cocktail with 3 oz of chilled Whispering Angel Rosé.
- 6. Garnish with a sprig of mint for an aromatic touch.
Indulge in the Whispering Angel Rosé Blackberry Smash, where the essence of Whispering Angel Rosé beautifully harmonizes with the rich flavors of muddled blackberries and a hint of lime. With a touch of sweetness from the honey water, this vibrant cocktail is a true celebration of summer in a glass.
Drink Your Mezcal (UNIÓN) + Eat It Too
As the summer sun blazes on, Mezcal UNIÓN is turning up the heat on traditional BBQ classics by infusing them with an authentic Oaxacan twist. This season, it’s not just about sipping your Mezcal (UNIÓN), but also savoring it on your plate with delectable recipes that bring out the balanced and complex spirit’s true essence in vinaigrettes and marinades.
Step aside, conventional grilling – Mezcal UNIÓN offers a whole new world of diverse tasting notes that extend beyond the glass and tantalize your taste buds. Get ready to take your culinary journey to new heights by pairing these one-of-a-kind mezcal-infused recipes with complementary mezcal cocktails for an unforgettable summer feast.
Tamarind-Lime Vinaigrette with Mezcal UNIÓN Uno
A simple dressing with bold and bright flavors gets an enticing upgrade with the addition of Mezcal UNIÓN Uno. This tantalizing vinaigrette adds a delightful kick to your salads, grilled vegetables, and more, making it a perfect choice for those seeking a unique tasting experience.
Pair this zesty vinaigrette with the Hoja Santa, and your palate will be taken on a captivating ride through Oaxacan cuisine. The rich flavors of Mezcal UNIÓN Uno harmonize perfectly with the Hoja Santa, elevating your dining experience to a whole new level of indulgence.
Mezcal UNIÓN-Marinated Barbacoa
Prepare to elevate the star of your summer meals, the barbacoa, with a Mezcal UNIÓN marinade that will leave your guests craving for more. The carefully curated marinade enhances the smoky flavors of the barbacoa, transforming it into a mouthwatering masterpiece.
To complement the irresistible barbacoa, don’t miss out on the Coriander Paloma, a mezcal cocktail that perfectly complements the marinade’s nuances. This cocktail is a match made in heaven, highlighting the intricate notes of Mezcal UNIÓN and enhancing your dining pleasure.
The culinary magic behind these mezcal-infused delights comes courtesy of the talented Chef Scarlett Lindeman, owner of Mexico City’s esteemed restaurant, CICATRIZ, and the accomplished José Luis León, owner of the award-winning bar Licoreria Limantour.
This summer, it’s time to savor every moment with a culinary celebration that brings the essence of Oaxaca to your plate and glass.
So fire up the grills, pour yourself some Mezcal UNIÓN, and relish the flavors of a summer that promises to be truly unforgettable. Cheers to a summer filled with authentic Oaxacan flair and mezcal-infused delights!
|Tamarind-Lime Vinaigrette with Mezcal Union
Servings: 4 to 6
In a bowl, melt the tamarind paste with the hot water, whisking to combine. Add in the lime zest and juice, sugar, salt, chile and whisk to combine. Add in the vegetable oil, whisking to combine.
|Mezcal UNIÓN Hoja Santa
1 oz Mezcal UNIÓN Uno
0.5 oz Riesling Wine infused with tarragon
1 oz green tomato juice
Instructions: Add all ingredients to a shaker. Add ice and shake. Double strain over a glass with ice. Use hoja santa as a garnish. Enjoy!
Garnish: Fake Hoja Santa
Rim: Hoja Santa Sugar
Ice (for shake): Cube
Ice (for serve): Big Cube
|Barbacoa Lamb Marinade with Mezcal Union
Servings: 4 to 6
First, mix the mezcal with the salt to make a paste. Rub this paste all over the goat meat and let sit for an hour or so. Meanwhile, toast the garlic, onion and the dry chiles in a dry saucepan until fragrant. Separately, in a pan, toast the allspice, black pepper, bay leaf and the cumin until fragrant. Combine all remaining ingredients (besides the marinating goat) together in a blender until smooth and homogenous. Massage this paste into the goat and let it sit overnight, covered for 8 to 24 hours. When ready to cook, place the marinated goat in a roasting pan with 4 cups of water, cover tightly with aluminum foil and roast in a 300F oven for 4 hours.
|Mezcal UNIÓN Coriander Paloma
1.5 oz Mezcal UNIÓN Uno
1 oz Coriander Cordial
1 bottle grapefruit soda (Squirt or Jarritos)
Instructions: Rim a glass with coriander salt. Add all ingredients to glass. Add ice and stir. Use pineapple slices as garnish. Enjoy!
Garnish: Pineapple Slice
Rim: Coriander Salt
In other industry news…
Mingle Mocktails, a female-founded brand of sparkling non-alcoholic cocktails, has partnered with self-made beverage industry maven and businesswoman Bethenny Frankel, who joins the brand as a strategic advisor, innovator and ambassador!
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- Exclusive tips from yours truly for a successful Dry (or damp) July! 😉
The summer heat couldn’t dampen the immaculate vibes at the much-anticipated Summer Garden Party, hosted by Kamyiis Mclean in collaboration with Tres Generaciones Tequila and Open Bar Hospitality. Set in the heart of Brooklyn, this intimate event brought together a mix of influencers, editors, talented creatives, and industry professionals for a day of networking, dancing, and pure summer fun.
Kamyiis, known for capturing stunning visuals for major magazines and brands, set the stage for the unforgettable Summer Garden Party with his creative vision. His incredible photography work has been featured in prestigious publications like VOGUE, HuffPost, BET, and i-D Magazine. As the sun kissed the summer garden setting, attendees mingled, laughed, and enjoyed signature Tres Generaciones cocktails in a live manifestation of Kamyiis’ vision come to life.
Collaborating with Kamyiis, Open Bar Hospitality added its magic touch to bring Kamyiis’ first Summer Garden Party. Open Bar Hospitality, one of New York’s premier staffing agencies and bar caterers, elevated the Garden Party to new heights. Founded by Lisa Lindo and her mixologist husband, who boast event planning experience in the fashion and entertainment industry, their dedication to excellent service and fabulous cocktails is apparent. Adding a touch of sophistication and spirit, Tres Generaciones Tequila stepped in, showcasing their legacy and finely-crafted spirits. Paying homage to the three Dons who revolutionized tequila, each sip of Tres Generaciones Tequila was an ode to their enduring heritage.
DJ Jeremy kept the atmosphere buzzing with his signature deep house mix, setting the stage for carefree dancing and joyous celebration. Thanks to DJ Jeremy’s curated heart-pumping medley, the party’s energy was infectious, leaving all attendees with unforgettable memories to cherish. The guest list boasted notable faces, including American actresses Joy Sunday and Grace Duah, alongside an impressive lineup of NYC-based influencers like Tiffany M Battle, Kelly Augustine, Ash Forde, Travis Harrison, Isaiah Hernandez, and many others.
In the heart of Brooklyn, dreams were realized, connections were forged, and creativity blossomed. The Summer Garden Party was an extraordinary success, leaving a trail of smiles, laughter, and inspiration that will echo in the hearts of all who attended. Kamyiis expressed excitement for the future, teasing that the Summer Garden Party would become a sought-after series of events. Attendees couldn’t agree more, eagerly anticipating more opportunities to experience the magic and camaraderie of this whimsical summer garden gathering.
Summer is here, and it’s time to soak up the sun!
Movie lovers gathered in Brooklyn’s historic Greenwood Cemetery this past Thursday for a night of laughs, tears, gasps, and of course, short films.
It wouldn’t be summer without National Lemonade Day! Fishers Island Lemonade (FIL) kicked off the festivities with a happy hour hidden in New York’s trendy escape from the city, Governors Island. Held on August 16, the evening was spent celebrating Fisher’s craft cocktail lemonades in all their forms including sparkling, frozen (in ice pop form), and of course, in pink.
Taco Vista, the company’s summer collaborator, provided h’orderves and hosted the event which also sought to recognize the entrepreneurial sprit behind the holiday. FIL founder, Bronya Shillo, celebrated her eighth National Lemonade Day as an entrepreneur in a male dominated industry that credits her a pioneer.
Since their launch in 2014, the brand has expanded from their original lemonade cocktails, to more options in a variety pack; a milestone that was launched and celebrated in May. This happy hour afforded an intrigued crowd the opportunity to try all four versions of the cocktail, and the icy pop, under the sunset.
Fishers Island Lemonade, a gluten free mix of lemon, honey, distilled vodka and barrel aged whiskey, is available for purchase on the company website where the Fishers team shares recipes for boozy lemonade cocktails that’ll make for great end of summer drinks!