Hard Rock Cafe is this year’s Beverage Excellence Awards winner for Best Chain Overall Beverage Program. What makes Hard Rock’s beverage program so great? It boasts an exciting, ever-evolving offering that reinforces its global brand and incorporates products, promotions and tie-ins supporting the music industry. The Orlando, FL-based chain promises to give guests “premium beverage experiences that rock!”, a mission that Hard Rock definitely accomplishes.
We received a number of great recipes created to celebrate the Academy Awards, which will take place on Sunday, February 24. Thanks to everyone who submitted their Red Carpet-worthy drinks!
Anne & Georges (Inspired by Amour)
3 oz. Cupcake Moscato
4 oz. Hoegaarden Wheat beer
1 oz. The Perfect Purée El Corazon
½ oz. Simple syrup
Flamed orange peel for garnish
In a wine glass, combine ingredients with ice and stir. Garnish with a flamed orange peel and serve.
This drink was created by John D. Shaver Jr., Underdog Wine Bar.
For the rest of our Academy Award-themed drinks, click here.
½ oz. Tequila
¼ oz. Triple Sec
2 oz. Sour Mix
12 oz. Dos Equis Lager Especial
Lime wedge and coarse kosher salt for garnish
Combine tequila, triple sec and sour mix over ice in a mixing glass and shake. Pour over ice in a 16 oz. glass, salted or unsalted (for frozen, mix in a blender with ice). Top with Dos Equis Lager. Garnish with a lime wedge.
This drink recipe was sent to us by the mixologists at Dos Equis.
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Wolfgang Puck Red Blend
Wolfgang Puck Wines has added a red blend to its lineup of four varietals (cabernet sauvignon, merlot, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc). The wines are created by the Indelicato family, owners of California’s DFV Wines.
We’re just back from the 2013 Cheers Beverage Conference in Dallas last week, and still recovering. Since it was my first CBC, I decided to make a quick list of some of my favorite things about the show. Here are my top four–plus a bonus drink recipe!
Star Chefs Learn to Delegate
Many chefs have mini-restaurant empires: Some have East or West Coast outposts, Vegas locations and many others have been expanding to cities like London and Shanghai. But with locations in different markets, how do the chefs manage the day-to-day operations in their kitchens?
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