Master blender Thomas Maas of Agave Loco Brands has combined Horchata, a sweet, cold beverage made from rice, cinnamon, sugar, vanilla and real dairy cream, with five-times distilled premium Caribbean rum to create “Rum Chata.” The result is a creamy, smooth after-dinner drink that also helps counteract the effects of eating hot, spicy food. Rum Chata, available in 750 ml bottles, is best enjoyed chilled, straight from the bottle, on the rocks or in a cup of coffee.
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PaQuí (Pa’key), a new luxury tequila, hit the upscale spirits market in California. The tequila is handcrafted in small batches in Tequila, Mexico, where the master distiller uses selective distillation to separate the heart of the distillation and selects only superior flavors and aromas. PaQuí, whose name means “to be happy” in the native Aztec language, expresses the essence of blue agave and offers an inviting, flowery aroma.
For more information, visit paquitequila.com.
Karma Single Serve Sparkling Wine
Karma California Brut, a single-serve sparkling wine, is designed to be enjoyed directly from the bottle. The special glass the sparkling wine is served in keeps the drink cooler for longer. It offers a twist-off cap, and each bottle contains 1.5 glasses of sparkling wine. Karma can be enjoyed as itself or by creating Bellinis right in the bottle by pouring in orange juice, peach puree and even fresh raspberries.
For more information, visit www.karmabeverages.com.
American Metalcraft Ice Buckets, Wine Coolers
Available in stainless steel or copper-plated stainless steel, American Metalcraft’s Hammered Ice Buckets and Wine Coolers offer a one-of-a-kind finish. The ice buckets and wine coolers are meant to be mixed and matched with the copper and silver used together. They also can be used with other hammered barware by American Metalcraft, such as the Hammered Cocktail Shakers, available in four different sizes, and the Hammered Party Tub.
For more information, visit www.amnow.com.