Earlier in the month, I received an invite to attend the Netherworld Media & VIP Party, and you know I wasn’t going to pass on the opportunity to enjoy a Lushworthy libation or two before being scared to death, so I was all in. As Netherworld is one of the most celebrated haunted attractions in the Southeast it was nice to be able to bypass the crowds during their media event, which took place weeks prior to their opening on September 27th.
Before that whole “being scared to death” thing took place, myself and Talaia from WholeYum.com enjoyed a few sips of Black Box Wine and entirely too many delicious cupcakes while chillaxin’ in the media/VIP area. And then…it was on. We entered into Netherworld’s ginormous haunted house after receiving the A-Okay from the gypsy woman standing at the entrance and were almost immediately met with a few subtle, but impactful scares (think serial killer hiding in the corner).
I’m of course not going to breakdown my entire walk through Netherworld (spoilers aren’t just reserved for “Breaking Bad” finales, ya know?), but it’s definitely a fun and frightful experience. It’s a little more on the fun end for me, but for those with a fear of all thing’s that go bump in the night then it should be a chilling experience.
For more information on dates and to purchase a ticket, visit the Netherworld Website.
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When it comes to going green, cocktails are likely the last thing to come to mind, but you’d be surprised at how green some cocktails can be. You’ve got a number of mixed drinks that are made using organic spirits like American Harvest and well, there’s also plenty of cocktails that are made with what are quite literally green ingredients. Take for instance Skinnygirl Vodka’s “Going Green,” a cocktail that’s made using a combination of basil, mint, and lime. But if you’re truly hoping to go organic this Earth Day then you can’t go wrong with American Harvest’s “Sustainable Seabreeze” and Casa Noble’s “Organic Margarita,” a margarita that’s made using a handful of organic ingredients.
You can find the recipes to all three cocktails below and don’t be afraid to get your Captain Planet on and do something good for the planet when Earth Day rolls around on April 22.
Sustainable Seabreeze (Pictured Above)
2 parts American Harvest Organic Spirit 1 1/2 parts fresh squeezed orange juice 1 part R.W. Knudsen’s Just Cranberry juice
1/2 parts agave nectar
Combine ingredients and garnish with an orange slice.
Last night I had the opportunity to attend the Atlanta launch for Sidney Frank’s American Harvest Organic Spirit at Midtown restaurant Abbatoir and I have to say it was quite the interesting event. I say interesting because I learned quite a few things about the Sidney Frank brand and American Harvest. For instance American Harvest marks Sidney Frank’s return to the vodka category since Grey Goose was sold for an absurd amount of money several years ago. Two billion dollars to be exact and yes that’s billion with a “B.”
Liquor factoids aside it turned out to be a great event. I tried out several American Harvest cocktails and I have to say my favorite of the night was the “Local Harvest” which was made with American Harvest, basil, cucumber, agave nectar, and fresh lime juice. I also tried American Harvest straight to get a feel for how the spirit tastes by itself and it does have a very clean flavor. There was also a very subtle vanilla flavor going on with the spirit or maybe my taste buds were playing games with me. On top of the various American Harvest cocktails guests were also treated to a small buffet featuring shrimp, chicken tenders, fresh vegetables, and more. Later in the evening the Atlanta Community Food Bank was presented with a check on behalf of Sidney Frank and American Harvest and “Top Chef” Richard Blais led everyone in a toast.