Friday, April 16, 2010

News Bulletin: The Dizzy Fizz is at it again!

“From New York With Love” Fundraiser to Benefit Haiti and
New Orleans April 25
Proceeds to Support Rebuilding Efforts




NEW YORK, April 8, 2010—New York event planners
and culture bloggers The Dizzy Fizz and Nosalikes today announced a
partnership with Tales of the
Cocktail to host a benefit on April 25 in NYC’s Lower East Side for relief
efforts in Haiti and rebuilding efforts in New Orleans.

The
Sazerac, the official cocktail of New Orleans, will be the featured cocktail,
along with Oloffson’s Punch, invented at the Grand Hotel Oloffson in
Port-au-Prince and made with the famous Rhum Barbancourt of Haiti.

The
suggested donation will be $5 per person during an open bar from 7 to 8 p.m.,
and $10 per person from 8 to 11 p.m. Drink specials will be in effect
throughout the night. All proceeds will be split between the SOS Children’s
Villages of Haiti and United Saints Recovery
Project of New Orleans.

NYC
DJs Kraff Swagger, Djette Luna Vega, and DJ Treats will spin music throughout
the night. The event is sponsored by Sazerac Rye Whiskey, Rhum Barbancourt, and
Herbsaint Original.

The
benefit will be held at The Delancey,
168 Delancey St., New York, NY 10002.

“Everyone’s
mind is still on Haiti, and yet there’s still so much more to do in New
Orleans,” said Nosa Garrick, who blogs as Nosalikes and organized a United
Saints volunteer project last year. “This benefit is a call to action to
continue sending aid to these two affected areas—every little bit helps.”
Sazerac
Company has direct ties to Haiti though Antoine Peychaud, who created the
bitters used in the New Orleans Official Cocktail, the Sazerac. In the early
1800’s, Peychaud and his family moved to New Orleans from current day Haiti,
then Saint Domingo.
Rhum Barbancourt is a Haitian rum producing company, which is widely regarded as being one of
the best rums produced in Latin America and the Caribbean.

About Tales of the
Cocktail:
Tales
of the Cocktail is an internationally acclaimed festival of cocktails, cuisine
and culture held annually in New Orleans, Louisiana. The event brings together
the best and brightest of the cocktail community—award-winning mixologists,
authors, bartenders, chefs and designers—for a five-day celebration of the
history and artistry of making drinks. Each year offers a spirited series of
dinners, demos, tastings, competitions, seminars, book signings, tours and
parties all perfectly paired with some of the best cocktails ever made.

About The Dizzy Fizz:
The
Dizzy Fizz, founded by nightlife journalist Selena Ricks, is an NYC cocktail
culture blog covering everything from bar news to bartenders to drinking
trends. Started on World Cocktail Day, May 13, 2009, The Dizzy Fizz has been
featured in NYTimes.com, Gawker, Eater, Newsweek, and Time Out New York.

About Nosalikes:Created by Thomson-Reuters
designer and African culture journalist Nosa Garrick, Nosalikes is a
tastemaker’s blog covering fashion, culture, food, trends, and anything else
that inspires. Garrick is also founder of No One’s Done It Right, an NYC-based
event-planning organization that raises funds for international causes

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Contemporary Cocktails Presents Cocktails for a Cause!

Contemporary Cocktails presents Cocktail for a Cause; supporting charities devoted to the global good (more details to come…). In April, in order to support the environment, CC has partnered with VeeV to lend a hand in helping achieve VeeV’s goal of planting 10,000 trees in April to help celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day.

In order for everyone in the bartender community (or just those who like to make cocktails) to do their part, VeeV has agreed to plant five trees for every cocktail recipe submitted using VeeV and fresh, seasonal organic ingredients through Contemporary Cocktail’s facebook page.


WANT A TRIP TO TALES?
The cocktails will be judged by fellow facebook users and the three top vote getters (on May 3rd) will receive hotel and airfare to Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans.


To plant some trees and submit your VeeV cocktails visit CC facebook page!