Category Archives: Drink

LGBT Addiction Resources – Quit Alcohol

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As a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) individual, you are faced with many unnecessary challenges. One of which is related to receiving treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction. You may not feel comfortable seeking treatment through traditional means, which can have a negative impact on the progress you make.

Drug abuse and addiction continue to present challenges for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. There is not much research available regarding actual statistics and data, but it is believed that the rate of substance abuse is higher within the LGBT community than the general population.

GET  HELP – GET TREATMENT – LGBT Addiction Resources here

The Gay GAYME – Drinking and Fun

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A gay boy, a kickstarter campaign and an idea!  Last  year Matt Sauve  had  an idea  for an innovative party game for gays and allies that will have you laughing, drinking, and doing random yoga poses.

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The Gayme is an innovative party game that consolidates the gay lifestyle and coming-of-age experience into hundreds of stimulating cards. The best part is anyone can play! LGBT or ally, it doesn’t matter.

There are 500 unique cards, each crafted to promote bonding, story-telling, and maybe a bit of intoxication. Unlike traditional games, The Gayme changes each time you play. You can play with 2 players or 20, it’s versatile. You can play in your kitchen, in your bed, at your mom’s house, in a bar: all you need is a surface, drinks, and people!

Created by Matt Sauve ( 3rd guy to the right  in picture), 2-20 players  can play  and a game runs  around  60-90 minutes.

  • All players have a beverage
  • Each player takes a turn picking a card, reading it out loud, & doing what it says
  • Most cards are normal All Play without a title, meaning anytime that a card applies to you, you play.
  • All Play cards with a title include: QuestionCategories, Storytime
  • Individual & Rule cards refer to the person reading the card
  • Trivia cards are for the person sitting directly across from you

Matt invented The Gayme in 2012 when he discovered a lack of “social lubrication” at a party he was hosting. Originally hand-written on colored notecards, The Gayme’s popularity at college parties encouraged Matt to start his own company.  He spends his spare time entertaining his friends and constantly conjuring new Gayme cards. Each card has been carefully crafted to promote bonding, story-telling, and laughter.

It’s clever, cute and fun!  ORDER today for $25!

Pinnacle Pride Rainbow Sherbet

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Another delicious winner from Pinnacle vodka!

The only vodka  with over 40 playful flavors!

Celebrate LGBTQ  PRIDE and the strides that the community has made over the decades (especially the last few years) with a quick, tasty cocktail everyone can enjoy. Perfect for gay pride month! Perfect for a house party punch!

 

Check out  Pinnacle® Pride Punch recipe video here.

 

Distilled five times for smoothness, this vodka leaves no doubt as to why it’s considered a classic.

Whether in a shot, a simple mixed drink, or a finely crafted cocktail, the original Pinnacle® vodka gives you nothing but the best.

@pinnaclevodka on Instgram

 

Pinnacle Rainbow Sherbet Vodka.

Las Vegas Gay Straight Prom

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It was all over the news for the last few weeks!

All Anthony Martinez wanted was a guy to take him to prom. What he got was an over-the-top “promposal” from his best friend Jacob Lescenski, who is straight. Inspired by their friendship, Teen Vogue joins these BFFs as they get ready for their big night out.

Will Gays Boycott Coors? Again?

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Most of you may be too young, but in the late 70’s  the LGBT Community called  for a boycott of Coors, that lasted for years!

While BOTH actor Gary Sinise, and FOX News Anchor Bret Baier,have cancelled,  Pete Coors, the Chairman of the Molson Coors Brewing Company  along with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and NYC Archbishop Timothy Dolan, are still planning to  headlining the annual conference of the Catholic Legatus organization that harbors very hateful views on gays, supports “gay conversion” therapy and calls same-sex attraction a ‘disorder’.

The Coors family still supports extreme right wing anti-gay groups and politicians to this day through their foundations and individual Coors family members who profit from the brewery. Coors wants lesbians and gay men to buy their beer so they can use the profits to fund right wing attacks on our civil rights.

Beneficiaries of the Coors’ largesse include: The Heritage Foundatio.  The Center for the Study of Popular Culture, David Horowitz’ far right wing group. Horowitz has written demagogically, blaming gay men for the spread of AIDS and The Council for National Policy, a group of far right wing anti-gay bigots include and have included Pat Robertson, Phyllis Schlaffly, Jerry Falwell, Oliver North, Gary Bauer, Ralph Reed, Ed Meese, Lon Mabon and Sen. Jesse Helms.

History of the facts.

Jeza Belle’s Pink Panty Dropper cocktail

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Internationally known New York City drag queen, actress, comedienne, columnist, and cocktail connoisseur Jeza Belle will make her publishing debut on October 7, with The Harlot’s Guide To Classy Cocktails.

Part drink recipe book, part he-larious drunken memoir, the coffee table book contains Jeza’s own classy (The Dietrich) and, uh, not-so-classy (MAI Cock is TAI-ed Back) cocktail recipes along with the favorite drinks and messy memories of some of the world’s most famous drag queens, among them, Sherry Vine, Latrice Royale, Barbie Breakout and Rupaul’s Drag Race contestant,Yara Sofia. (See the full list of twisted queens here.)

PINK PANTY DROPPER RECIPE  HERE!

Other queens featured include a #1 Billboard artist, reality show winners and contestants, social media sensations, rising pop stars, and a bevy of other bevvy lovers from over a dozen countries on six continents.

New York’s own Lady Bunny wrote the book’s hilarious introduction.

The Harlot’s Guide to Classy Cocktails will be available on October 7 in hardcover and eBook (iBook, Kindle, Nook) formats. Much more to come from Jeza Belle in anticipation of the books’ debut, including a trailer video, website, and a weekly reveal of each of the featured queens starting in August.Meanwhile, check out Jeza’s YouTube channel where you’ll find her zany comedic/sci-fi web series, “Jeza and the Belles” and clips of her live at various NYC clubs, such as Caroline’s Comedy Club and The Duplex.

You can find her celebrity interview column for Starpulse here.

 www.iamjezabelle.com     

Lisa VanDerpump opens PUMP gay bar in West Hollywood

LISA VANDERPUMP PUMP gay bar west hollywood 2 WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – On Tuesday May 13th, restaurateur and reality TV star Lisa Vanderpump (pictured above with husband Ken Todd and “Giggy”) opened the gates of PUMP Restaurant–Bar-Lounge-Garden at an exclusive private opening.

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Celebrity guests such as Real Housewives stars Joyce Giraud, Carlton Gebbia, her good friend Lance Bass, Flipping Out star Jenni Pulos along with WeHo socialite Bobby Trendy, TV stars Ross Mathews & Jai Rodriguez and the Mayor of West Hollywood, John D’Amico, were transported to Lisa’s “enchanted garden” where they mingled, enjoyed scrumptious passed hors d’oeuvres and signature drinks like the “Pumptini” all served by PUMP’s stunning staff.

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WeHo’s newest hotspot at the very gay corner of Robertson & Santa Monica Blvd is now taking reservations for dinner seating with weekend brunches coming soon.

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Call (310) 657-7867 (P-U-M-P)

Open table: http://www.opentable.com/pump-lounge

Address: 8948 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Photos by Phil Lobel/Lobeline Communications –

Dom Perignon and Artist Jeff Koons Partnership

The latest artist and  alcoholic beverage collaboration comes in the form of Jeff Koons‘s new bottle for Dom Perignon. To mark the occasion, Koons created a limited edition 2-foot sculpture based on his pre-existing 8-foot Balloon Venus
sculpture . 
 Those interested can pick up the sculpture for a
cool £15,500 GBP (approximately $24,943 USD) on a made-to-order basis.
Furthermore, Jeff Koons has designed limited edition Dom Perignon boxes,
pictured above, to celebrate his collaboration with the champagne
brand.
“I know that my mother will want one,” Koons said, smiling. “But I hope a
lot of collectors, people who are already involved with my work, will
give these as gifts to their friends.” A bargain when you consider the
recent news that Koons’s Balloon Dog is estimated to sell at auction this November for $35 to $55 million.
Santa, can you hear me??????

AGWA de Bolivia Herbal Liqueur

Agwa de Bolivia (usually shortened to AGWA) is a herbal liqueur made with Bolivian coca leaves and 37 other natural herbs and botanicals including green tea, ginseng, and guarana, distilled and produced in Amsterdam by BABCO Europe Limited. 

The coca leaf content of the drink, like that in Coca-Cola, has the cocaine alkaloids removed during production, and does not contain the drug.

The leaves used for the production of AGWA are picked at 2000 metres above sea level in the Andes. The leaves are then shipped under armed guard to Amsterdam, where they are distilled to a strength of 78-88% alc./vol. and 36 other botanical elements are added.

It mixes with just about everything!  We tried a bottle and some various concoctions. 

The Cocarita (AGWA’s twist on the Margarita):
Ingredients: 2oz Frozen AGWA, 1oz Tequila, Juice of 1-2 fresh limes.  
Method: Shake AGWA, Tequila & Lime Juice with ice. Strain into a salt-frosted 
Margarita glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
The AGWA Fresca:(pictured)
Method: A serving of Frozen AGWA poured over ice and some lime wheels in a long 
glass, and topped with club soda.
The Bolivian Rhapsody
Ingredients: 1.5oz AGWA, ½ fresh lime, 1 tsp. raspberry jam, 1 tsp. vanilla sugar, 1 dash 
cardamom bitters, 1 tsp. chocolate syrup
Method: Muddle lime, sugar, jam, and syrup; top with crushed ice in Collins glass. Add 
AGWA and bitters and stir. Garnish: lime zest
The Rainforest Caipirinha 
Ingredients: AGWA, Lime wedges, Brown sugar, Ice, Cane swizzle stick
Method: Muddle AGWA, lime wedges, brown sugar together, mix with crushed ice. 
Garnish with a cane swizzle stick.
Want to try a signature AGWA cocktail that works all year round? You can never 
go wrong with a classic recipe, the Bolivian Mojito, AGWA’s twist on the traditional 
drink, or the lime ritual, known as “Kryptonice.” 
Bolivian Mojito:
Ingredients: 1.5oz Frozen AGWA, 12 mint leaves, 2-3 lime wedges, 2 tsp. sugar, 7oz club 
soda, splash of your favorite rum.
Method: Gently crush the mint leaves in a long glass.  Squeeze the limes over the crushed 
mint, and add the sugar and crushed ice.  Add the AGWA, your favorite rum, and club 
soda and stir well.  Garnish with a fresh lime wedge and fresh mint leaves. 
The AGWA shot, also known as “Kryptonice”, is also a favorite.  Simply pour frozen 
AGWA in a shot glass and serve with a lime wedge!
Go to AGWABuzz  for  more  info!

Stoli Vodka Faces American Boycott

 STOLI could be in a little hot water. Some LGBT groups are already calling for a boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Russia. Now, Vodka. Gay drink lots of Vodka! But Stoli has also been a supporter of the LGBT community…

Queer Nation has  organized  a boycott of Russian vodka. 

From their statement:

In light of the Putin regime’s attacks on the LGBT community, Queer Nation is calling for a worldwide boycott of Russian vodka.

Do not buy or drink Russian vodka: Brands
include Russian Standard and Stolichnaya. Demand that bar owners do not
buy or serve Russian vodka. Ask your favorite club promoters, DJs, and
entertainers to insist that Russian brands are not served in the venues
in which they perform.

It’s time to target Russia. Dump Russian vodka!

Stoli has shown support to LGBT community in the past – is a boycott the answer, to send a message to Russian Government? At first, I wasn’t sure it was the right choice – but now I do – even though Stoli has shown support to the gay community, the Russian government still shares in Stoli’s profits. We MUST put pressure where we can, so they stop this madness over there!

Dan Savage, columnist, author, and founder of the It Gets Better Project, published an article in Seattle’s independent newspaper The Stranger on Wednesday titled
“Why I’m Boycotting Russian Vodka,” urging gay bars to stop serving the
brand and others like Russian Standard, Shustov, Starka, and Stolnaya.

“[T]here is something we can do right here, right now, in Seattle and
other U.S. cities to show our solidarity with Russian queers and their
allies,” wrote Savage on Wednesday. “And to help to draw international
attention to the persecution of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, trans
people, and straight allies in Putin’s increasingly fascistic Russia:
DUMP RUSSIAN VODKA.”

The SPI Group, which owns Stolichnaya Vodka, contacted The Advocate
today to release an open letter to the LGBT community. The statement
stressed that Stoli “firmly opposes such attitude and actions” committed
by the Russian government and continues to be a “fervent supporter and
friend” of the community, pointing to past endorsements of Pride events
and LGBT organizations.

The statement claimed that the Luxembourg-based company is not
affiliated with the Russian government, and that the vodka’s production
is divided between Russia and Latvia.

Wine Infused Popcorn

JUST when you think you have heard it all! Wine and your favorite movie snack have joined forces (cue in
celebratory orchestra music) to bring you the perfect drunkie munchie
to sneak into your next movie outing.

NYC-based Populence and New Zealand wine maker Kim Crawford have brought forth a boozy snack in two flavors: Pinot Noir Drizzle and Sauvignon Blanc Kettle.
This wine-infused popcorn is meant to be paired with the wine it’s made
with, which is probably a hint that you can’t get drunk off the popcorn
alone.
read more at foodbeat!  

Worlds Biggest Gay Bar in Las Vegas

Is there such a thing as TOO BIG?? 

Oh, get your mind out of the gutter. I am talking about nightclubs.

Soon
to become the world’s largest gay nightclub, Krave Massive will mark
its official grand opening in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 15, 2013, just
in time for summer vacation season.

 

“Krave
has become a ‘must attend’ attraction for members of the LGBT
community, both for locals and those visiting Las Vegas,” said Richard
Brower, director of LGBT marketing for Caesars Entertainment. “Our
commitment to our LGBT employees, guests and neighbors is strong,
including being the only casino company with a 100% on the Human Rights
Campaign Corporate Equality Index for six years running. We are
delighted to partner with Krave to continue bring exemplary LGBT
entertainment experiences to Las Vegas.”


The
enormous 80,000-square-foot venue will present party-goers with five
themed dance rooms,
each marked with its own individual design and
state-of-the-art sound system, LED lighting, high-tech laser equipment,
high output CO2 blasts and huge video walls. Are there enough gay and gay friendly people in Las Vegas to seriously fill a space this big??

 

It
will also feature three separate bars, a martini lounge, a members-only
VIP lounge, a gay comedy club, a performing arts theater, a retail
store, a multi-purpose
room, a lesbians-only dance lounge and Guest House Theaters, the
country’s only LGBT movie theater,
which will be run by leading film
production and distribution company Guest House Films.   Seriously??  I just can’t imagine the size of it all!

 

Much
like its sister club, Drink & Drag – the country’s first drag queen
bowling alley, which opened last May, Krave Massive is expected to also
become a major draw for downtown Las Vegas and will be opening on the
third level of Neonopolis (450 Fremont St.), neighbored by recent
tenants that include the Heart Attack Grill, Denny’s on Fremont,
Rockstar Tattoo and the recently announced Liberace Museum.

read more at best gay las vegas

BYTOX Remedy Hangover Patch

HOW DO YOU CURE A HANGOVER? 

You PREVENT IT  with BYTOX.

HOW GREAT IS THIS?! 

Perfect this time of year, when many of us over-indulge.

Be prepared for the biggest drinking time (as in alcoholic consumption) of the year.  As you know, New Year’s Eve and holiday parties are a time when we celebrate the past year and look forward to the upcoming one, but most of the time these wonderful parties are mostly just a fog in your memory. 

Let me introduce you to Bytox….the ultimate hangover remedy patch which will allow you to wake up the next morning with a clear memory and feeling good.     


SO EASY TO USE!  As you head out to your party, stick the patch on your body and just leave it on till the next morning.

The
specially-formulated Bytox hangover remedy patch effectively replenishes the
vital levels of vitamins and nutrients your body loses when you consume
alcohol. By enhancing and restoring these levels, Bytox reduces the physical
side effects of alcohol consumption. Use the patch before during or after your
night out for maximum relief from hangovers. The patch is 100% safe and really
works! I have used it and tested it with great results!

Bytox has zero calories and won’t irritate your stomach, so you
can party in style.

 

BE
RESPONSIBLE: OBVIOUSLY, THE BYTOX PATCH DOES NOT REVERSE OR PREVENT SENSORY IMPAIRMENT IN
THE OPERATION OF MACHINERY OR VEHICLES AFTER ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION.

For more information visit www.bytox.com. Get a package of 5 patches for about $15.00. Look for them on store shelves everywhere – order online.

 DO NOT USE
IF YOU ARE PREGNANT OR NURSING, OR IF YOU ARE TAKING MEDICATION AND/OR HAVE A
MEDICAL CONDITION. DON’T
DRINK AND DRIVE. BYTOX IS NOT TO BE USED BY ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 21.

SMIRNOFF Launches New Vodkas…Marshmallow and Whipped

Holiday entertaining. 

What to serve? 
Stumped? 

Well don’t serve the same old spiked hot chocolate or mixed drink.  This season get a new attitude and a new holiday spirit… SMIRNOFF Vodka Whipped Cream and Fluffed Marshmallow Flavored Vodka. I tried these last night – and  YUM!  Both are awesome!
 
The world’s number-one selling and most awarded vodka brand created two decadent new flavors to offer adult consumers a line of premium spirits that are fun, sophisticated, and cleverly wicked.  Both SMIRNOFF Whipped Cream and SMIRNOFF Fluffed Marshmallow Flavored Vodkas are available nationwide at local retailers with a suggested retail price of $12.99 per 750mL bottle (prices may vary per market).
 
Epitomizing the decadent side of sweets, SMIRNOFF Whipped Cream flavored vodka possesses a seductive aroma that compliments its smooth whipped cream taste.  SMIRNOFF Fluffed Marshmallow’s refreshing and airy scent is met with the subtle sweetness of confection—qualities that exemplify the innocent side of a favorite indulgent dessert.

Add some  WHIPPED  to your coffee – with a splash of Kahlua.

Add some Marshmallow to your hot cocoa, for a smooth winter warmer.

Created from SMIRNOFF No. 21™, both SMIRNOFF Whipped Cream and SMIRNOFF Fluffed Marshmallow Flavored Vodkas deliver a smooth, creamy taste and sweet flavor that can be enjoyed as a shot or as the key ingredient in cutting-edge cocktails.
 
“I can’t decide whether I am more naughty or nice, and maybe that’s why I’m partnering with SMIRNOFF. I may just be a little of both,” said Amber Rose, model, nightlife maven and judge on Season 2 of Master of the Mix. SMIRNOFF’s new Whipped and Fluffed flavors will no doubt add a little thrill to a night out.”

No matter how you choose to celebrate, SMIRNOFF reminds you to please do so responsibly.

Andy Warhol and Dom Perignon – The Perfect Holiday Gift

EVERYONE
keeps asking what I want for Christmas –
and that I AM SO HARD TO BUY FOR! 

Sound familiar?!

Well look no further –

Limited edition DOM PERIGNON bottles created in tribute to the great American artist, Andy Warhol.
 
Sure, his iconic works may have been signified by more mundane items like Campbell’s soup cans, but that hasn’t stopped this top-tier bubbly from paying homage to Warhol. Upholding their intense focus to detail, the famous Champagne house commissioned the Design Laboratory at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art & Design to reinterpret their iconic bottle.

The bottle is almost black in color, and the shield-shaped label comes in distinctly pop art red, blue, or yellow, paying homage to Andy’s flare. The box is a work of art unto itself with shadows and reflection taking on vivid color like a tableau of Marilyn Monroes.
 
The end result is three unique collector bottles that feature bright label colors loved by Warhol in his work.
Supplies will be limited
and are expected to arrive at wine shops around the us  THIS MONTH! About $199.

Cool video on YouTube

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Chambord Vodka Launch Party in Chicago

LAST NIGHT
we were invited to the
new Chambord Vodka launch party!

The party took place at EPIC  restaurant downtown CHICAGO on their rooftop terrace area. Chambord, the world-renowned black raspberry liqueur, introduces a groundbreaking new taste experience in Chambord Flavored Vodka.

The exquisite taste of Chambord Flavored Vodka is the result of fine ingredients and a delicate process that forms a perfect balance of premium quality French vodka and extraordinary black raspberry flavor.

Chambord Flavored Vodka delivers the floral aromatics of the hibiscus flower with notes of vanilla, white chocolate and the distinctive flavor of the original Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur, delivering a unique and satisfying taste experience when enjoyed straight or in a wide variety of cocktails.

They sampled a delicious Fleur De Lis ™, made with 2 oz Chambord Flavored Vodka,
3/4 oz Chambord Liqueur, 2 oz Lemonade, 1 oz Cranberry Juice. DELICIOUS!

They also served delicious food accented with the rich raspberry Chambord liqueur! There are LOTS of things you can do with Chambord !

DID YOU KNOW?

According to legend, in 1685 King Louis XIV visited Château Chambord, where he enjoyed a marvelous liqueur made from wild raspberries. This liqueur inspired the spirit that today is known as Chambord Liqueur Royale de France. The rich heritage of the Liqueur Royale is now celebrated in the reintroduction of Chambord, the world-renowned black raspberry liqueur for the modern mixologist.

Check it out Chambord and Chambord Vodka !
And watch for a Chambord party in your city!

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