“VIP Mixology Launch Party” By Sandy Zimmerman



I was invited to the Crazy Horse III for their VIP Mixology Program Launch Party-“In the Mix” featuring Raul Faria (celebrity bartender/ Pernod Ricard Brand Ambassador) & Nick Ascenzo (Pernod Ricard Marketing Manager) with support from CH-III Mixologists Gene Samuel & Loretta Nunez.

The guests entered at the backdoor into the cocktail lounge to experience Faria and Ascenzo’s three new cocktails- Midsummer Tea, Old Medicine, and Pina Martini.

1.) Midsummer Tea, their First drink demonstration, is enhanced with a fusion of two high quality, superior liquors, a touch of lemons, and decorated with small Babies Breath flowers. Light and refreshing!

The silky taste of Absolut Elyx, a luxury vodka. They state “Every drop of our vodka is distilled from soft winter wheat, grown on one single estate in the south of Sweden. This means that every batch of Elyx is 100% traceable from the planting of the seed all the way through distillation and bottling.”

St Germain is an elderflower liqueur created in the traditionally made ⧫ made by craftsmen artisanal French manner from freshly hand-picked small white elderflower blossoms and the liqueur is made with no preservatives or stabilizers.   

2.) Old Medicine, their Second drink selection, Jameson Caskmates Stout blends well with Cynar, Cinzano and a surprising addition of Earl Grey smoked Tea.

Jameson Caskmates is known as a Stout Barrel Finished Whiskey Treat. They team with craft breweries to create special beers aged in Irish whiskey barrels.


Cynar, an Italian bitter liqueur is made from 13 herbs and plants.    

Cinzano Gran Cinzano is an Italian brand of Vermouth, considered a global Italian icon.

Earl Grey smoked Tea offers fruity and smoked flavors  

With these three cocktails, you experience the best of Swedish, Irish, and Italian liquors.

3.) Pina Martini was created with Avion Reposado, Pineapple Juice, and Maple Syrup. Three completely different tastes, yet each awakened by their unique flavors!

When mixing experts hold an event, it is going to be special! I enjoyed watching the bartenders preparing their drinks and think this would be great fun to have this type of event at home!

That evening we not only tasted the specially crafted cocktails but also delicious appetizers and mega-sized burgers along with raffle giveaways and a bottle lockers’ tour.

Crazy Horse III was voted the Best Gentlemen’s Club and Best Bachelor Party in Las Vegas. They arrange sporting events, divorce and bachelor parties.

Award-winning Sandy Zimmerman has produced television programs, documentaries, and travel specials: Beijing, the Yangtze River Cruise, and “Visiting a Kazakh Family in a Yurt along Marco Polo’s Silk Road”-China; “Castles, Wine and Trattorias” travel specials in Italy; and around the world as well as in the US: Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion Canyon National Park, and the Grand Canyon North Rim National Park; an authentic real Cattle Drive similar to the early westerns in Reno, Nevada; and more.

With 25 years’ experience as a television talk show host of Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas Television, Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas TV Show, and Discover the Ultimate Vacation travel specials, Syndicated Journalist- Show & Dining Reviewer, Travel/ Luxury. For information, questions, contact Sandy Zimmerman: 

(702)-515-0846.  sandyzimm2003@yahoo.com  Facebook@szlvtv   http://www.facebook.com/szlvtv   


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