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Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey
Woodford Reserve $34.99/750ml SRP at time of publishing

Woodford Reserve is proud to announce the release of their newest permanent expression.

Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey is based on historical recipes but influenced by the iconic core Woodford Reserve Bourbon brand.

Woodford Reserve Wheat is made with wheat as the dominant grain, with a mashbill of 52% wheat, followed by malt (21%), corn (18%) and rye (8%).

“After Prohibition, the federal government permitted four styles of American straight whiskey, each with a different majority grain—bourbon, rye, wheat and malt,” renowned Master Distiller Chris Morris said. “Woodford Reserve now has all four whiskeys as part of its permanent family of brands—Woodford Bourbon, Woodford Rye, Woodford Malt and now Woodford Wheat.”

Quick Notes

Nose: Aromatic spiced (cinnamon and cedar) and cooked fruit (apple, pear, banana) mingle with a delicate floral character sweetened with light vanilla bean and brown sugar notes

Palate: Spicy applesauce and toasted coconut notes enliven an earthy mint and cocoa nib mix

Finish: Dry, subtle cocoa nibs and lingering apple peel

90.4 Proof

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Fired Up Margarita
IGC Hospitality

An enticing Margarita with bright citrus notes and a smoked salt rim.

Fired Up Margarita

Recipe by Cleo in NY, NY; Image: Jenna Murray/IGC Hospitality

  • 1.5 oz. Casamigos Blanco
  • 0.5 oz. Yuzu liqueur
  • 0.6 oz. Lime juice
  • 0.75 oz. Cucumber juice
  • 0.5 oz. Agave
  • Smoked salt rim
  • Dehydrated blood orange wheel to garnish

Dip a rocks glass in lime juice, then smoked salt. Add all ingredients except salt to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into the prepared glass.

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Rosérita
IGC Hospitality

Give the guests what they want—a cocktail with refreshing rosé and premium tequila!

Rosérita

Recipe by Refinery Rooftop; Image: Jenna Murray/IGC Hospitality

  • 1.5 oz. Casamigos Blanco
  • 1.5 oz. Rosé
  • 0.5 oz. Cointreau
  • 0.75 oz. Lemon juice
  • Lime wheel to garnish

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake, then strain into a prepared glass over ice.

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Hibisco Disco
IGC Hospitality

An edible flower and edible glitter add to the sophistication and elegance of this mezcal cocktail.

Hibisco Disco

Recipe by Trademark Taste+Grind; Image: Jenna Murray/IGC Hospitality

  • 2 oz. Ilegal Mezcal
  • 0.75 oz. Cherry Hibiscus Syrup (See note)
  • 0.75 oz. Lime spritz
  • Orange flower water
  • Edible flowers to garnish
  • Edible glitter to garnish

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake, then strain into a Nick & Nora glass. Decorate with edible flowers and glitter!

For the Cherry Hibiscus Syrup:

Steep Hibiscus Tea in simple syrup overnight (longer for a sweeter flavor). Mix with an equal amount of Cherry Heering.

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Wild Leaf Green Tea
Wild Leaf / American Fermentation Company $9.99/6-pack/12-oz. bottles SRP at time of publication

Wild Leaf Craft Hard Tea is a new premium craft hard iced tea made from select tea leaves from the wild rainforest.

The Green Tea with Apple & Honey expression is bright and flavorful green tea brewed and blended with a touch of real apples and honey

Available in 12-oz. bottles, 16-oz. cans, and draft.

4.5% ABV

130 Calories

11g Sugars

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Wild Leaf Black Tea
Wild Leaf / American Fermentation Company $9.99/6-pack/12-oz. bottles SRP at time of publication

Wild Leaf Craft Hard Tea is a new premium craft hard iced tea made from select tea leaves from the wild rainforest.

The Black Tea with Lemon & Honeysuckle expression is a crisp and refreshing brewed black tea blended with a touch of real lemon and honeysuckle.

Available in 12-oz. bottles, 16-oz. cans, and draft.

4.5% ABV

130 Calories

11g Sugars

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La Berceuse
Absinthia's Bottled Spirits

This cocktail is named after a Van Gogh painting. While Van Gogh was an absintheure, note that it was not the absinthe that caused any of his famous shenanigans, nor did it cause him to cut off his ear.

La Berceuse

Recipe and image courtesy of Absinthia

Muddle strawberries and agave nectar. Add the juice of one-half lemon, spirits and ice. Shake and strain into a tall, ice-filled glass and top with seltzer.

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Absinthia Organic Absinthe Superieure
Absinthia's Bottled Spirits $37.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Absinthia is carefully crafted using certified organic and biodynamic grapes from California, and certified organic herbs—fresh wormwood (artemesia absinthium), star anise, fennel seed, and coriander seed—from an organic farm in Oregon.

Absinthia absinthe is smooth, drinkable, and elegant. Because it's made with fresh wormwood, this Swiss-style blanche has a natural sweetness and is delicious neat, on the rocks, with a splash of cold water, or in a cocktail.

Absinthia Organic Absinthe is available for distribution and is perfect for your bar, restaurant, hotel, or bottle shop. 

Traditional flavor. West Coast ingredients. Certified organic. 100% Woman owned. Absinthia Organic Absinthe Superieure.

55% ABV

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Nosotros Tequila Reposado
Nosotros Tequila $45.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Nosotros Tequila aged their award-winning formula in french oak barrels for 11 months giving it a smooth, vanilla aroma finished by a balanced honey-cinnamon twist. You’ll love it on the rocks.

Nosotros Tequila is a small-batch tequila brand that harmonizes the pura vida lifestyle of Costa Rica with the rebel spirit of Mexico, joining them under the California sun. Created with a vision to bring people together, the name Nosotros comes from enjoying premium tequila with family, friends, and loved ones.

40% ABV

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Nosotros Tequila Blanco
Nosotros Tequila $37.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Nosotros Tequila is a small-batch tequila brand that harmonizes the pura vida lifestyle of Costa Rica with the rebel spirit of Mexico, joining them under the California sun. Created with a vision to bring people together, the name Nosotros comes from enjoying premium tequila with family, friends, and loved ones.

Their award-winning juice is the result of blending two agave regions to create a taste profile that is both complex and delicious.

Highland agaves give Nosotros Blanco its sweet and citrus introduction, while lowland agaves bring an herbal finish, truly one of a kind.

40% ABV

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Don Julio Reposado Double Cask Tequila Lagavulin Aged Edition
Don Julio Tequila $64.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Created by Master Distiller Enrique de Colsa in collaboration with the Lagavulin Distillery Manager, Colin Gordon, this limited edition, innovative tequila is inspired by Don Julio Gonzalez’s creative spirit and passion to take the art of tequila making to new heights.

Tequila Don Julio Reposado, Double Cask is a unique, rich and nuanced expression of the brand's traditional Reposado, now finished in casks that previously held Lagavulin Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

40% ABV

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Pineapple Mojito
Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

Not much screams "SUMMER!" like cocktails made with pineapple, like this creative Mojito variation.

Pineapple Mojito

Recipe by Ashley Thomas, West Coast Sailor Jerry Ambassador; Image: Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

Muddle pineapple, mint and sugar in the bottom of a shaker. Add ice, lime, Sailor Jerry, and shake well. Pour into glass and top with ice, lime and mint.

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Champagne Mojito
Flor de Caña

Elevate the classic Mojito and take it an entirely new direction with aged rum and a Champagne float.

Champagne Mojito

Recipe by Charlotte Voisey; Image: Flor de Caña

  • 2 parts Flor de Caña 7
  • ¾ parts Simple syrup
  • 1 part Fresh lime juice
  • 6-8 Loose mint leaves
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Champagne to top

Combine ingredients and shake well. Strain up into a coupe or flute glass. Top with 1 oz. Champagne. Garnish with a mint leaf.

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St-Germain Parisian Daiquiri
St-Germain

National Mojito Day is July 11 but just three days later is Bastille Day. This French holiday celebrates the storming of the Bastille, an act considered by some to be the catalyst for the French Revolution.

St-Germain Parisian Daiquiri

Recipe and image courtesy of St-Germain

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until cold. Fine-strain into a coupette glass.

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BACARDÍ Pomegranate Mojito
BACARDÍ

Just one part pomegranate syrup takes the traditional Mojito to new heights.

BACARDÍ Pomegranate Mojito

Recipe and image courtesy of BACARDÍ

  • 1 ½ parts BACARDÍ Superior Rum
  • 1 part Liber & Co. Pomegranate Syrup
  • ¼ part Fresh lime juice and sugar
  • 1 part Club soda to top
  • 9 Mint leaves (1 to garnish)

Gently muddle green mint leaves with the grenadine in a mason jar. Add the rocks mix, BACARDÍ Superior rum, and ice, and shake for 5 seconds. Top with club soda and garnish with a fresh mint leaf.

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BRUM, A World Rum
Hawaii Sea Spirits

Hawaii Sea Spirits Organic Farm and Distiller, producers of Ocean Organic Vodka, have introduced a new luxury rum created by using world-sourced aged expressions crafted in the solera-blend style.

"We search artisan cellars around the world and individually select elegant rums that have been aging 4 to 12+ years," states Bill Scott, Master Distiller. "They represent a multitude of styles and are selected based on character, profile and quality. We bring the assortment back to Hawaii, blend them together along with rum spirits distilled at our facility and place them into recommissioned bourbon barrels spiked with hand-charred Kiawe staves from retired Kiawe trees on our 80-acre farm."

Permitted to age an additional 1 to 2-plus years, Bill Scott routinely reviews BRUM for aroma, taste and consistency. BRUM is characterized by a deep, rich buttery rum flavor and balanced by its time in seasoned oak barrels. The flavor isn't woody, it's just perfectly mature with nods to tropical fruits and a slight sweetness, yielding to a silky-smooth warmness all the way down for a delicious one-of-a-kind rum experience not seen before in the aged rum market.

40.0% ABV

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Pear Mojito
Mount Gay Rum

A well-made Mojito is always refreshing on a hot summer day. This riff builds on that refreshing quality with pear.

Pear Mojito

Recipe and image courtesy of Mount Gay Rum

  • 1.5 oz. Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum
  • 0.75 oz. Fresh lime juice
  • 0.75 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 1.0 oz. Ambient pear puree
  • 11 Fresh mint leaves
  • Club soda to top

In a highball glass, lightly press on mint leaves with muddler. Add Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum and other ingredients, except club soda. Add ice, transfer to a shaker, and shake. Add club soda and pour back in highball glass. Garnish with mint leaves.

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Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum
Mount Gay Rum $29.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

The latest from Master Blender Allen Smith, Black Barrel is a small batch, handcrafted blend from Mount Gay made of matured double pot distillates and aged column distillates. In a process called finishing, the blended rum is then matured for a second time in deeply charred bourbon oak barrels. This unique process releases spicy aromas that are at once balanced, and bold.

Quick Notes

Nose: Complex notes of spice, toasted wood, followed by fruit

Palate: Bold spice balanced with oaky vanilla and sweet caramel

Finish: Warm medium body with long finish

43.0% ABV

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Basil Hayden's Endless Summer
Basil Hayden's

Your guests won't want your Fourth of July party or the summer to end after their first sip of this tropical rye cocktail.

Basil Hayden's Endless Summer

Recipe by Amy Probasco; Image courtesy of Basil Hayden's

Combine all ingredients in a Collins glass with ice. Stir to combine. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with pineapple wedge and skewered candied ginger.

Books
Cocktails with a Twist
Kara Newman $13.99 for hardcover at time of publication

For anyone looking to expand their palate and discover a new favorite go-to drink, this inventive cocktail book is just the thing. Each chapter is based on a classic (like the Manhattan), but inside the unique gatefolds, readers will discover numerous riffs (like swapping Irish whiskey for rye to make a Blackthorn, or substituting amaro for vermouth to make a Black Manhattan).

More than 100 variations on 21 modern classic cocktail recipes are accompanied by helpful tips on keeping a well-stocked bar, garnishing drinks, and throwing a party. With bold coloring and a foil cover, Cocktails with a Twist is a handsome addition to any home bar. And with 21 gatefolds, with classic recipes and intriguing variants, this is a cocktail book unlike any other.

Available for Kindle and in hardcover format here.

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Bursting Bubbles
Robert Walters $19.95 for paperback at time of publication

The rise and rise of a group of artisanal producers in Champagne over the last 20 years has challenged everything we thought we knew about this famous region.

In Bursting Bubbles, Robert Walters takes us on a journey to visit these great growers. Along the way, he reveals a secret history of Champagne and dispels many of the myths that still persist about this celebrated wine style.

Controversial and groundbreaking, Bursting Bubbles will change the way you think about Champagne.

Available for Kindle and in paperback format here.

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Doctor's Orders
Chris Edwards, Dave Tregenza $8.98 for hardcover at time of publication

Cocktails were first created as medicinal tonics, and today the best drinks still have the power to soothe and restore. In Doctor's Orders, you'll find classic cocktails and new concoctions to cure whatever ails you, whether it's a broken heart or just a serious case of the Mondays.

Chris Edwards and Dave Tregenza prescribe restorative elixirs such as the Apple a Day and delicious potions like the Jungle Fever. Make a visit to the Peach Therapist, give yourself some Thirst Aid, and remedy any hangover with Tiger's Milk, a twist on the tried and true Bloody Mary. Chapters include Remedies, packed with vitamins and antioxidants; sweet and indulgent Mood Lifters; and Fixer Uppers to put a pep in your step.

With recipes to create your own syrups, infused spirits and garnishes, as well as tips for perfect presentation, this book is just what the doctor ordered.

Available in hardcover format here.

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La Isla Espiritu
Volcán De Mi Tierra

Combining coconut water, crème de cacao and premium tequila, this cocktail truly captures the spirit of the islands.

La Isla Espiritu

Recipe and image courtesy of Volcán De Mi Tierra

Stir with ice and strain into a low-ball glass with a large cube of ice.  Shave dark chocolate over the ice cube and garnish with a fresh flower.

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Grapefruit Collins
Volcán De Mi Tierra

Independence Day and National Tequila Day have a few things in common: they both take place in summer, they both require refreshing drinks, and they're both exciting bar holidays. This reinvigorating Collins combines tequila, grapefruit and a great time.

Grapefruit Collins

Recipe and image courtesy of Volcán De Mi Tierra

  • 2 oz. Volcán De Mi Tierra Blanco
  • 0.75 oz. Fresh lemon juice
  • 0.75 oz. 1:1 Simple syrup
  • 1 oz Fresh grapefruit juice
  • Soda water to top
  • Grapefruit wedge to garnish

Shake tequila, lemon juice, simple syrup and grapefruit juice with ice.  Strain into a double rocks glass over a large cube of ice.  Top with soda water, and garnish with a grapefruit wedge.

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Thai Paloma
Volcán De Mi Tierra

This refreshing tequila cocktail is at once citrusy, tropical and exotic.

Thai Paloma

Recipe courtesy of Bluebird London; Image: Volcán De Mi Tierra

  • 1.5 oz. Volcán De Mi Tierra Blanco
  • 1.5 oz. Grapefruit juice
  • 0.5 oz. Fresh lime juice
  • 0.5 oz. Coconut nectar
  • 2 Kafir lime leaves
  • 1 spray Thai chili tincture
  • Kafir lime leaf to garnish
  • Edible orchid to garnish

Dry muddle 2 kafir leaves in the bottom of a shaker. Add all ingredients except Thai chili tincture. In a Collins glass, spray Thai chili tincture. Rub rim of glass with lemon and salt. Shake and strain over ice. Garnish with a single kafir lime leaf and an edible orchid. Surround Collins glass with cedar chips; set chips aflame immediately before serving.

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Mazuma
Volcán De Mi Tierra

Simple to make and easy to drink, this cocktail can do double duty for Fourth of July and National Tequila Day (July 24).

Mazuma

Recipe courtesy of Bathtub Gin; Image: Volcán De Mi Tierra

  • 1.5 oz. Volcán De Mi Tierra Blanco
  • 0.5 oz. Aperol
  • 0.75 oz. Guava puree
  • 0.75 oz. Fresh lime juice
  • 0.25 oz. Agave
  • 1 dash Grapefruit Bitters
  • Half-moon grapefruit slice to garnish

Add all ingredients into cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously with ice for about 5 seconds. Fill footed Collins glass with ice cubes. Strain cocktail in footed Collins glass. Slice grapefruit into a half-moon and fit in the top of the glass for garnish.

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Smirnoff Seltzer Piña Colada
Smirnoff $8.99/6-pack/12-oz. slim cans SRP at time of publication

In addition to brand-new rosé flavors—Pink Apple Rosé, Strawberry Rosé and White Peach Rosé—Smirnoff has introduced Smirnoff Seltzer Piña Colada flavor to its portfolio.

Smirnoff Seltzer Piña Colada is a tropical explosion of ripe, fresh pineapple and rich, creamy coconut ideal for summer.

4.5% ABV

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Smirnoff Seltzer Rosé Flavors
Smirnoff $15.99/12-pack/12-oz. slim cans SRP at time of publication

Smirnoff Seltzer is expanding the beloved wine flavor into the seltzer category, adding to the brand’s current Raspberry Rosé offering with three more tasty options including Pink Apple Rosé, White Peach Rosé and Strawberry Rosé that are only 90 calories each, and contain zero sugar and one (fun) carb.

12 fl. oz. Can Average Analysis

Calories: 90

Carbohydrates: 1g

Protein: 0g

Fat: 0

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Volcán De Mi Tierra Blanco
Volcán De Mi Tierra $39.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

An expression of the brand's terroir, Volcán De Mi Tierra Blanco blends its herbal, citrus, and spice notes indicative of the lowlands with fruit notes of cherry, pear, and peach from the highlands.

A delicate balance of heritage and modernity transform Volcán De Mi Tierra agave into tequila. The complexity of their tequila comes from blending the distinct flavors of the highland and lowland agave, bringing together the best of both regions into an extraordinary liquid.

40.0% ABV

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Volcán De Mi Tierra Cristalino
Volcán De Mi Tierra $59.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Volcán De Mi Tierra grows their agave in the shadow of the volcano. Eruption shaped their terrain and ash created their fertile soil. The complexity of Volcán De Mi Tierra tequila comes from blending the distinct flavors of the highland and lowland agave, bringing together the best of both regions into an extraordinary liquid.

Premium, aged Cristalino blends robust notes such as vanilla, caramel, and chocolate, all blended in casks from the old world to create a unique but deep flavor. A blend of añejo tequilas aged in Glenmorangie whisky casks and extra añejo tequilas aged in XO Hennessy casks blended together.

40.0% ABV 

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Hendrick’s Unusual Negroni
Hendrick's Gin

You may have heard the purist slogan, "No Negroni without Campari." Well, it doesn't mention anything about adding sweet vermouth and Aperol...

Hendrick’s Unusual Negroni

Recipe and image courtesy of Hendrick's Gin

  • 1 part Hendrick’s Gin
  • 1 part Sweet vermouth
  • ½ part Campari
  • ½ part Aperol
  • Orange segments and zest

Combine ingredients and shake well with ice. Serve up and garnish with an orange twist.

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Where'd My Mango?
Balcones Distilling

The nuttiness and roasted overtones of Texas whiskey crafted from roasted heirloom blue corn plays well with this drink's fruit flavors.

Where’d My Mango?

Recipe and image courtesy of Balcones

Combine all in shaker with ice and shake until cold to touch, strain over crushed ice into highball glass, and garnish with mint leaves.

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Lonesome Dove
Balcones Distilling

Simple but sophisticated, this summer cocktail features the interplay between 100-proof Texas rye whiskey and lavender.

Lonesome Dove

Recipe and image courtesy of Balcones

  • 1.5 oz. Balcones Texas Rye
  • 0.5 oz. Lavender simple syrup
  • 1 oz. Fresh lemon garnish
  • Lemon twist to garnish

Combine all in shaker with ice and shake until cold to touch, strain over crushed ice into Collins or Canadian glass, and garnish with lemon twist.

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Colors of Love
SKYY Vodka

SKYY has been a proud supporter of LGBTQ+ programs for many years and the brand will be making its return to NYC June 29-30. SKYY will be continuing the celebration of their "Proudly American" campaign, celebrating the spirit of today’s bold, optimistic Americans and recognizing the evolution of American values, championing a generation whose voice has helped reshape today’s America.

Colors of Love will be served at WorldPride in NYC, but SKYY encourage those who can’t be there to continue the celebration and make the cocktail at their bars, nightclub and restaurants.

Colors of Love

Recipe and image courtesy of SKYY Vodka

  • 1.5 oz. SKYY Vodka
  • 0.5 oz. Grand Marnier
  • 0.5 oz. Lavender syrup
  • 1 oz. Lemon juice
  • 1-2 Strawberries
  • 6-10 Mint leaves
  • 2-3 oz. Club soda to top
  • Lemon wedge to garnish
  • Lavender to garnish
  • Mint leaf to garnish

Add strawberry and mint to shaker and muddle just until strawberries are broken down. Add SKYY, Grand Marnier, syrup and lemon juice, and shake and strain over fresh ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with a lemon wedge, lavender and mint leaf.

Books
Secret Service: Hidden Systems That Deliver Unforgettable Customer Service
John R. DiJulius III $12.22 for paperback at time of publication

All businesses have customers, but how many of them deliver unforgettably good customer service? Secret Service reveals the hidden systems of the few exceptional companies that do and what actions they take behind the scenes to consistently surpass customer expectations. These organizations reap the benefits of greater customer loyalty, exponentially expanded referral networks, lower employee turnover, and stronger bottom-line results.

By quantifying and examining each phase of the "Customer Experience Cycle," Secret Service reveals clever, practical ideas that can be transformed into repeatable best practices in any organization and at every level. Packed with examples applicable to a wide range of industries, this book provides practical, realistic ways to:

  • Turn customer complaints into positive experiences.
  • Use marketing to go deeper with existing customers.
  • Increase customer and employee retention, and turn bland customer service into truly memorable customer experiences.

Available for Kindle and in paperback format here.

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The Great Good Place
Ray Oldenburg $14.39 for paperback at time of publication

"Third places," or "great good places," are the many public places where people can gather, put aside the concerns of home and work (their first and second places), and hang out simply for the pleasures of good company and lively conversation. They are the heart of a community's social vitality and the grassroots of a democracy. Author Ray Oldenburg portrays, probes, and promotes th4ese great good places—coffee houses, cafes, bookstores, hair salons, bars, bistros, and many others both past and present—and offers a vision for their revitalization.

Eloquent and visionary, this is a compelling argument for these settings of informal public life as essential for the health both of our communities and ourselves. And its message is being heard: Today, entrepreneurs from Seattle to Florida are heeding the call of The Great Good Place—opening coffee houses, bookstores, community centers, bars, and other establishments and proudly acknowledging their indebtedness to this book.

Available in paperback format here.

Books
Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It
Chris Voss, Tahl Raz $17.03 for hardcover at time of publication

After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the FBI’s lead international kidnapping negotiator. Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss’s head, revealing the skills that helped him and his colleagues succeed where it mattered most: saving lives. In this practical guide, he shares the nine effective principles—counterintuitive tactics and strategies—you too can use to become more persuasive in both your professional and personal life.

Life is a series of negotiations you should be prepared for: buying a car, negotiating a salary, buying a home, renegotiating rent, deliberating with your partner. Taking emotional intelligence and intuition to the next level, Never Split the Difference gives you the competitive edge in any discussion.

Available for Kindle and in audibook, hardcover and paperback formats here.

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The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win
Jocko Willink, Leif Babin $12.90 for hardcover at time of publication

With their first book, Extreme Ownership (published in October 2015), Jocko Willink and Leif Babin set a new standard for leadership, challenging readers to become better leaders, better followers, and better people, in both their professional and personal lives. Now, in The Dichotomy of LeadershipJocko and Leif dive even deeper into the uncharted and complex waters of a concept first introduced in Extreme Ownership: finding balance between the opposing forces that pull every leader in different directions. Here, Willink and Babin get granular into the nuances that every successful leader must navigate.

Mastering the Dichotomy of Leadership requires understanding when to lead and when to follow; when to aggressively maneuver and when to pause and let things develop; when to detach and let the team run and when to dive into the details and micromanage. In addition, every leader must:

  • Take Extreme Ownership of everything that impacts their mission, yet utilize Decentralize Command by giving ownership to their team. 
  • Care deeply about their people and their individual success and livelihoods, yet look out for the good of the overall team and above all accomplish the strategic mission. 
  • Exhibit the most important quality in a leader―humility, but also be willing to speak up and push back against questionable decisions that could hurt the team and the mission.

With examples from the authors’ combat and training experiences in the SEAL teams, and then a demonstration of how each lesson applies to the business world, Willink and Babin clearly explain The Dichotomy of Leadership―skills that are mission-critical for any leader and any team to achieve their ultimate goal: VICTORY.

Available for Kindle and in audiobook, CD, hardcover and paperback formats here.

Books
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
Jocko Willink, Leif Babin $19.79 for hardcover at time of publication

Two U.S. Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life. Now with an excerpt from the authors' new book, The Dichotomy of Leadership.

Combat, the most intense and dynamic environment imaginable, teaches the toughest leadership lessons, with absolutely everything at stake. Jocko Willink and Leif Babin learned this reality first-hand on the most violent and dangerous battlefield in Iraq. As leaders of SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser, their mission was one many thought impossible: help U.S. forces secure Ramadi, a violent, insurgent-held city deemed “all but lost.” In gripping, firsthand accounts of heroism, tragic loss, and hard-won victories, they learned that leadership―at every level―is the most important factor in whether a team succeeds or fails.

Willink and Babin returned home from deployment and instituted SEAL leadership training to pass on their harsh lessons learned in combat to help forge the next generation of SEAL leaders. After leaving the SEAL Teams, they launched a company, Echelon Front, to teach those same leadership principles to leaders in businesses, companies, and organizations across the civilian sector. Since that time, they have trained countless leaders and worked with hundreds of companies in virtually every industry across the U.S. and internationally, teaching them how to develop their own high-performance teams and most effectively lead those teams to dominate their battlefields.

Since it’s release in October 2015, Extreme Ownership has revolutionized leadership development and set a new standard for literature on the subject. Required reading for many of the most successful organizations, it has become an integral part of the official leadership training programs for scores of business teams, military units, and first responders. Detailing the mindset and principles that enable SEAL units to accomplish the most difficult combat missions, Extreme Ownership demonstrates how to apply them to any team or organization, in any leadership environment. A compelling narrative with powerful instruction and direct application, Extreme Ownership challenges leaders everywhere to fulfill their ultimate purpose: lead and win.

Available for Kindle and in audiobook, CD, hardcover and paperback formats here.

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The Independent G&T
Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin

It doesn't get much more refreshing on a hot summer day than a gin cocktail served with a popsicle!

The Independent G&T 

Recipe and image courtesy of Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin

Pour Jaisalmer Gin and tonic water over ice in a tall glass. Stir and garnish with a popsicle and cranberries. 

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Berry United Lemonade
Diplomático Rum

This large-format lemonade is ideal for quenching the thirst of groups flocking to your bar or restaurant for Independence Day.

Berry United Lemonade

Recipe and image courtesy of Diplomático Rum

In a pitcher, pour Diplomatico Rum, lemonade and water. Add lemon and bitters. Garnish with lemon slices and blueberries. Serve chilled.

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Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin
Radico Khaitan Ltd. $59.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

The breathtaking city of Jaisalmer is likened to a golden canvas, beckoning you to partake of its glorious history. Its vibrant streaks of colour come alive with stories of valiant princes, as its princely 15 gun salute ups the levels of royal pride to its highest.

Dedicated to this spectacular way of life, Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin harks back to imperial age of Maharajas and Maharanis and their leisure moments. Befitting a state with many fascinating stories, Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin is a worthy experience with a checkered past that lives on in a new incarnation today.

Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin is as royal and spectacular in it’s lineage as the name suggests. A triple-distilled neutral grain spirit, re-distilled in a traditional copper pot still; the recipe handcrafted in a time-honored way.

Derived from the ancient Indian knowledge of herbs; retaining the classic gin flavor of juniper berries, a refreshing twist has been added with hand-picked Indian botanicals. Of the 11 botanicals used in the distillation, 7 have been sourced from all four corners of India. The Coriander and Vetiver, a complex spice with intriguing peppery notes, are grown in the fields around Jaisalmer in Northern India. The sweet orange peel, which complements the citrus and floral tones of the gin, comes from Central India. Cubeb Berries and Lemon Grass from Southern India, Darjeeling Green Tea leaves from Eastern India and Lemon Peel from Western India. Other botanicals include angelica roots, liquorice and caraway seeds lending a spicy, slightly anise-tinged flavour to the gin.

Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin is like an oasis in the desert, with an elegant refreshing finish that lingers long after.

43% ABV

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Crafted as an approachable whiskey expression, Basil Hayden's Caribbean Reserve Rye features a blend of 8-year-old Kentucky straight rye whiskey and 4-year-old Canadian rye whisky, which brings layers of distinct spice, toasted oak and vanilla notes. The blend is then finished with the addition of Black Strap Rum which adds sweet notes of brown sugar and molasses to the final taste profile. The resulting balance of sweet and spice, offered at an approachable 80 proof, makes Basil Hayden's Caribbean Reserve Rye the perfect sip to enjoy whether you're a tried and true fan or whiskey novice.

Quick Notes

Nose: Rich caramel and brown sugar complemented by back notes of soft rye and vanilla

Palate: A balanced blend of sumptuous rye and brown sweets with an ample woody accent

Finish: A pleasant, long lingering warmth

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Hella Bitters & Soda is a premium sparkling mixer that gets its smart, refreshing flavor from a gentian tincture made in the South of France. Dry Aromatic is a mark of expert craft, taste, and discovery—perfectly paired with your favorite spirit or enjoyed on its own.

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Recipe and image courtesy of Partida Tequila

  • 1.5 oz. Partida Tequila Blanco
  • 0.75 oz. Fresh lime juice
  • 3 oz. Fresh watermelon juice
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 Lime wheel
  • Watermelon to garnish 

Place some salt on a small plate. Rub rim of an Old Fashioned or rocks glass with lime wheel (reserve wheel for serving). Dip rim of glass in salt. Combine watermelon juice, tequila, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain cocktail into prepared glass and garnish with watermelon lime wheel. 

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Chipotle Blueberry Margarita

Recipe and image courtesy of Tanteo Tequila

2 oz. Tanteo Chipotle Tequila

1 oz. Fresh lime juice

0.5 oz. Blue curaçao

0.75 oz. Agave nectar

Blueberry skewer to garnish

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Recipe and image courtesy of Tanteo Tequila

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  • 1 oz Coconut cream
  • 1 oz. Fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 oz. Agave nectar
  • Dash of lime juice
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Image and recipe courtesy of Tanteo Tequila

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  • 1 oz. Fresh lime juice
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Partida Tequila is only made from blue agave grown in the Tequila Valley, near a dormant volcano. The rich, red volcanic soil is perfect for the plant. After 7 to 10 years in the fields, it reaches close to 100 pounds and is hand-harvested by the jimadors. Underneath the spiky tips of the agave lies the piña. If fine tequila has a soul, this is where it lives. Its growth can never be rushed. The larger the piña, the more mature the sugars: fuller, riper, more flavorful. Partida Tequila only uses fully mature blue agave.

Within 24 hrs of harvest, the agave is cooked fresh, slowly, in a stainless steel autoclave, to retain its crisp, rich, natural flavors. After a slow fermentation of the agave juice during 36-40 hours, comes the distillation, performed twice in small traditional pot stills, producing a clear tequila retaining the fresh, natural characters of the agave.

Partida Tequila’s Maestro Tequilero Jose Valdez (center) oversees every step of the production process, from agave harvesting in the field till the final blending prior to bottling. We invite you to discover our tequilas, and celebrate the vibrant colors and flavors of Mexico!

Partida Blanco is a real and fresh expression of blue agave.

Quick Notes

Look: Crystal-clear appearance.

Aroma: Perfect harmony and balance between aromas and flavors.

Palate: Wide and complex variety of herbal, earthy and citrus notes dominate. Hints of tropical fruits and vanilla but overall cooked agave, sweet potatoes, black pepper, volcanic minerals and grapefruit.

40% ABV