The New York City Wine & Food Festival is on the search for the country’s perfect Bloody Mary recipes, and the bartenders that create them. Submit your Bloody Mary recipe for a chance to fly to New York and compete at the CHOPPED! Best Bloody Mary Brunch, perfected by ABSOLUT.

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Celebrate the 4th with 360 Patriot Vodka

Celebrate the 4th with 360 Patriot Vodka

The Fourth Martini
1 1/2 oz. The 360 Patriot Vodka
1/2 oz. triple sec
1/2 oz. blue curacao
1/2 oz. sweet & sour mix
1 dash grenadine

Mix all ingredients except grenadine in shaker to chill, pour into a martini glass. Add dash grenadine and watch it sink to bottom.


New Bottle Protects: The Sweet Heat of Agave Loco Pepper Cured Tequila


CHICAGO – June 19, 2014 – The critically acclaimed Agave Loco® Pepper Cured Tequila is now being poured from its newly designed bottle. The new packaging further reinforces the brand’s stature as super premium tequila while the darkened glass protects the delicate pepper flavors inside.

Agave Loco is the first ever “Pepper Cured” tequila. The flavor and character of 100% agave reposado tequila from Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico is infused with the oils of six different varieties of pepper to provide a rare sweet and spicy taste experience.

Agave Loco allows consumers to taste the true, sweet flavor of jalapeno, serrano and habanero peppers without overwhelming them with heat. The first taste is like biting into a fresh jalapeno pepper with a burst of sweet heat and then a great pepper finish. Agave Loco’s natural pepper flavor adds a depth and character to a standard or fruit flavored Margarita that must be sampled to be believed. When added to any Bloody Mary mix, the sweet heat of pepper comes through very subtly and enhances the flavors of the cocktail, creating the most flavorful Bloody Mary ever.

Agave Maria

  • 1 part Agave Loco Pepper Cured Tequila
  • 4 parts Bloody Mary mix
  • Combine, pour over ice and enjoyJalapeno Margarita
  • 3 parts Margarita or Daiquiri mix
  • 1 part Agave Loco Pepper Cured Tequila
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • Mix tequila and margarita mix, blend with iceChile Mango Margarita
  • 3 parts Mango puree
  • 1 part Agave Loco Pepper Cured Tequila
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • Mix tequila and mango puree, blend with ice, Garnish with grilled Mango slice.

Cocktails for National Martini Day!

The martini is one of the best known cocktails in history and on June 19th we celebrate it with Martini Day!  Though we do not know the true origins of this iconic drink, one thing is for sure…they are delicious!  Whether you like them up, on the rocks, shaken, stirred or dirty, we have a martini for you.


Raspberry Blush



2 oz. Sobieski Raspberry Vodka

¾ oz. lime juice

¾ oz. simple syrup

½ oz. pomegranate juice

Raspberry and mint sprig for garnish

Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, except the pomegranate juice.  Shake and strain into chilled martini glass. Top with pomegranate juice and garnish with raspberry and mint sprig.

Created by Kim Haasarud, Liquid Architecture for Sobieski Vodka



camus cosmo


1 ½ oz. CAMUS VS Elegance Cognac

¾ oz. orange liqueur

¾ oz. cranberry juice

¼ oz. lime juice

Lime twist for garnish

Combine all ingredients with ice and shake.  Strain into a martini glass.  Garnish with a lime twist.

The Green Hour

Green Hour


1 oz. Lucid Absinthe

1 oz. melon liqueur

1 ½ oz. lemonade

½ oz. sweet ‘n sour mix

Top with lemon-lime soda and seltzer water Lime wheel for garnish

Squeeze lime and drop into shaker. Shake and strain into martini glass. Top with a splash of lemon-lime soda and seltzer water. Garnish with lime wheel and serve.




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Father’s Day Cocktail – “Hole in One”

For a dad who’s above par in every way!


1 ½ oz. Sobieski Vodka
3 oz. cranberry juice
1 oz. orange juice

Mix Sobieski Vodka and cranberry juice over ice in a glass. Top with orange juice and serve.

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#Flavortown comes to Bally’s Atlantic City



One of America’s Most Iconic Celebrity Chefs Will Debut His First Atlantic City Concept in Summer 2014

Tweet it!  Attention #Flavortown! @GuyFieri to add three new locations with @CaesarsEnt in @BallysAC


Atlantic City, NJ (May 28, 2014) – Bally’s Atlantic City announced today that it will add chef, restaurateur and Emmy Award winning TV Host, Guy Fieri to its growing roster of chef talent. The restaurant, which will overlook the beautiful beaches and Boardwalk of Atlantic City, is slated for an early Summer debut.


“Atlantic City truly has become a foodie destination and visitors can now add Bally’s to their dining ‘must do’ with the addition of Guy Fieri’s Chophouse at Bally’s,” said Kevin Ortzman, President – Caesars, Bally’s and Showboat Atlantic City.  “Guy’s contagious enthusiasm for his food and his fans, made this an important partnership for us at Bally’s and we cannot wait to welcome him back to Atlantic City this summer,” added Ortzman.

A unique twist on the classic steakhouse, the restaurant will feature a menu of popular signature dishes with New Jersey flare, such as the Java Rubbed Ribeye Chop, Filet with Roasted Garlic and Brown Butter, Spicy Bloody Mary Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Jersey Shore Clams Casino, Jersey Tomato Salad and Cape May Fried Flounder. A mash up of flavors and classic styles, Guy’s new restaurant will include a bevy of steak and seafood options inspired by a resort dining culture and Atlantic City overall.

Fieri’s new concept promises ‘simple with a twist,’ not just a traditional steakhouse. The main bar, which spans the length of the entire restaurant, will include unique California sourced wines, a robust selection of craft beers on tap, and spirits from a small batch distillery. The restaurant decor will be reminiscent of Guy’s style with stainless steel and brass accents.

About Guy Fieri

Guy Fieri, chef, restaurateur, New York Times Best-Selling author and Emmy Award-winning host began his love affair with food at the age of ten, selling soft pretzels from a three-wheeled bicycle cart he built with his father called “The Awesome Pretzel.” By selling pretzels and washing dishes, Guy earned enough money in six years to study abroad as an exchange student in Chantilly, France. There he gained a profound appreciation for international cuisine and the lifestyle associated with it. In 1996, Guy launched his culinary career with the opening of Johnny Garlics, his first restaurant based in his hometown of Santa Rosa, California with business partner Steve Gruber. Since the opening of the first Johnny Garlics, Guy has gone on to create a culinary empire as a popular TV host, chef of seven acclaimed restaurants and New York Times Best-Selling cookbook author. In 2006, Guy Fieri premiered his first show, Guy’s Big Bite on Food Network. Today, this “Culinary Rock Star” also hosts top-rated shows including Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy’s Grocery Games and guest judges on Next Food Network Star. Guy also collaborates with Rachael Ray in the star studded competition series, Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-off and Rachael vs. Guy: Kids. Guy attended University of Nevada Las Vegas, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management. Fieri, most recently, was awarded an honorary doctorate from UNLV for his public service and commitment to the university.


About Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Entertainment, the parent company for Bally’s, also announced today that the company is expanding its relationship with the Emmy Award winning TV Host and chef with additional concepts in Baltimore and Laughlin, Nevada, both earmarked for a 2014 debut. This comes on the heels of the opening of Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The Quad Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

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Harrah’s Philadelphia Employees Raise Money for Cancer Awareness


ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (May 21, 2014) – Harrah’s Philadelphia will host a check presentation celebration on Thursday, May 22. Harrah’s Philadelphia employees raised over $5,500 for Relay for Life of Delaware County, The American Cancer Society’s signature event that features community and campus events that offers an inspiring opportunity to honor cancer survivors, promotes how individuals can reduce their cancer risk, and raises money to help end cancer.


Harrah’s Philadelphia employees’ philanthropic efforts over the past few months have included fundraising activities such as organized hoagie sales and charity walks as well as monetary donations. They have proudly demonstrated philanthropic leadership within the Harrah’s Philadelphia community and the greater Philadelphia region.


“Relay For Life is a unique and inspiring program,” said Ron Baumann, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Harrah’s Philadelphia. “The remarkable generosity of our employees at Harrah’s Philadelphia within the local community has helped raise money and awareness to support the American Cancer Society; it truly is an outstanding accomplishment.” 


WHAT:              Harrah’s Philadelphia Check Presentation for Relay For Life


WHO:               Lisa Morgan of Relay for Life, Randy Conroy, Assistant General Manager of Harrah’s Philadelphia, Melissa Richards, Director of Human Resources at Harrah’s and additional Harrah’s Philadelphia team members


WHEN:             Thursday, May 22 – 11AM

Media Call Time – 10:50AM


WHERE:           Harrah’s Philadelphia by Main Entrance Sign (777 Harrah’s Blvd, Chester, PA 19013)



The Relay For Life of Delaware County event will occur on Friday, June 13 through Saturday, June 14. The event will occur from 4:00p.m. – 7:00a.m. at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.


About Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Race Track:

At Harrah’s Philadelphia, guests can take their gaming experience to unprecedented levels, with the waterfront property’s lavish casino floor and one-of-a-kind race track or venture into Pennsylvania’s only WSOP poker-room.  With quality dining amenities like The Cove at Riverview and premier nightlife venues like the C-Bar and the Copper Mug, guests have made Harrah’s Philadelphia a must-go destination.  Harrah’s Philadelphia is located in the Philadelphia area at 777 Harrah’s Boulevard, Chester, PA 19013. For more information, call 800-480-8020 or visit




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Mayors Poker Tournament WSOP Poker Room Bally’s AC




WHAT:            The World Series of Poker is hosting the first annual New Jersey Mayor’s Poker Tournament for Charity


WHO:              Some of the Mayors confirmed to attend include:


  • Joe Accardi – Rosedale Park
  • John G. Ducey – Brick
  • Steven Fulop – Jersey City
  • Don Guardian – Atlantic City
  • Joe Mancini – Long Island Beach
  • David M. Salkin – Freehold Township


WHERE:               Bally’s Atlantic City in the newly WSOP-branded Bally’s Poker Room. 1900 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401


WHEN:            Thursday, May 22 beginning at 2 p.m. EDT


WHY:                    Mayors from across the Garden State will be coming together in AC to compete for $10K that the winner will donate to a charity of their choice. Some of those charities include Visitation Relief Center (aids families displaced/affected by Sandy), Jersey City Youth Foundation (creates enriching programs for Jersey City youth), etc.  The event will also kickoff Memorial Day Weekend and the Jersey Shore season.




Honorable Winner Will Receive $10,000 Donation for Local Charity of Their Choice 

Atlantic City, N.J. – The World Series of Poker (WSOP) announced today that its online gaming platform will be hosting its inaugural New Jersey Mayor’s Poker Tournament on May 22 as part of the World Series of Poker National Championship week-long festivities in the newly WSOP-branded Bally’s Poker Room in Atlantic City.

Mayors from notable towns across New Jersey will meet at the world famous Atlantic City Boardwalk to play in a winner-take-all, No Limit Hold’em challenge in which the victor will donate the $10,000 prize to a local charity of his or her choice.  In addition, Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian will be on hand to support the event as well, as it is his town that has lured the WSOP National Championship to New Jersey after the state regulated online gaming in late 2013.

As a new era in New Jersey gaming has begun with the advent of online play, the Mayor’s game will be played on computers using the online gaming platform to showcase the next generation of gaming technology being utilized in the Garden State.  The Mayor’s Poker Tournament will be played out in front of a live audience in the Bally’s Poker Room.

“This is going to be a very exciting weekend in Atlantic City as mayors throughout the Garden State will come together at the most famous boardwalk in the world for the chance to compete amongst their peers for the benefit of charity,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. “It’s an honor to have this amount of local support for our inaugural event; it’s going to be a great atmosphere and we look forward to seeing which mayor presents the best poker face and wins the grand prize.” 

In order to prepare each distinguished participant for the competition, has offered each mayor an optional one-hour coaching session with a professional poker player leading up to the game. The event, to take place in Bally’s Atlantic City, will begin at 2:00 p.m. EDT and is open to viewing by the general public and press. Once a winning mayor is determined he or she will be available for comment. Following the event the public and press are encouraged to stay and follow the action at the WSOP National Championship.

The Mayor’s Challenge is one of four special events taking place in the Bally’s Atlantic City poker room.  

On Monday, May 19 at 6 pm, the Bally’s Poker Room hosts a freeroll tournament – a free entry tournament where the winner wins a seat into the WSOP National Championship. On Wednesday, May 21, an $1,100 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em poker tournament will take place in the room, with the winner not only getting a large portion of the prize pool, but also the last remaining qualifying seat into the highly anticipated and ESPN nationally televised WSOP National Championship. The WSOP National Championship pits the top qualifiers from around the globe who have competed in a series of up to 264 events that earned them the right to compete for the coveted WSOP gold bracelet and a prize pool in excess of $1 million in the three-day event May 22-24. For more information, please visit


The World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit Events are a series of poker tournaments hosted throughout the United States and Canada beginning in August each year, and culminating the following May with a $1,000,000 National Championship televised on ESPN where the victor earns a WSOP gold bracelet as well. WSOP Circuit Events are designed to give the recreational and amateur player an opportunity to participate in the WSOP experience at a more affordable price point and with less of a time commitment than the traditional WSOP in Las Vegas. Each stop features 12 official events in 12 days, including a $1675 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Main Event – the most expensive buy-in event on the 12-event schedule at each stop.  Official WSOP Circuit events range in buy-in from $365-$1675 and award a prestigious WSOP gold ring to each victor.  In 2013-14, the WSOP Circuit season consisted of 22 unique stops all tied together by a cumulative points system that awards points based on finish in individual events.  A season-ending National Championship is held each May with the Top 100 qualifiers. The winner of each stop’s Main Event gained automatic entry into the season-ending WSOP National Championship, as does each stop’s Casino Champion – the person who accumulates the most points throughout the 12 official events at a stop.  The remaining players are made up of at large qualifiers whom have accumulated the most points throughout the Circuit season. The WSOP Circuit Events are a regional offshoot of the longest-running, largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world, dating back 44 years to 1970 – the famous World Series of Poker. This marks the tenth year the WSOP Circuit Events have been held.  In 2012, more than 80,000 entered WSOP Circuit events, with the Main Event winner at each stop averaging $197,535 in prize money. Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc., (CIE) owns the WSOP and the WSOP Circuit Events.  For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter

ABOUT is the online home of world’s most-trusted, oldest and most prestigious poker brand – the World Series of Poker (WSOP).  It is the exclusive destination for online players in New Jersey to win seats into the land-based World Series of Poker, which has awarded more than $1.8 billion to players during its history, including more than $197 million in 2013 alone. offers satellite and ladder tournaments that could qualify a player for a seat at the $10,000 WSOP Main Event at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for the price of a movie ticket. 

About Bally’s Atlantic City:

At Bally’s Atlantic City, guests can choose their experience from two casinos: Bally’s Park Place, the Wild Wild West Gaming Hall. With multiple dining destinations, quality rooms amenities, an unrivaled hotel spa, a beach bar, big name entertainment, and championship fights, Bally’s certainly defines being in The Center Of The Action. Bally’s is located at the famed address of Boardwalk and Park Place in Atlantic City, New Jersey. For more information, call 609-340-2000 or visit



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Slim Lizzy announces Cocktails in 8 oz. Cans!

Slim Lizzy announces Cocktails in 8 oz. Cans!

The malt free and true low-calorie cocktail designed for women. Slim Lizzy’s only 80 Calories! Slim Lizzy’s brings its two most popular flavors; Margarita and Cosmopolitan, to an 8 oz. single-serve can. All flavors contain 2.5% real fruit juice and only 3 grams of sugar per serving. There is no HFCS, Gluten Free and 5% ABV. Slim Lizzy’s is the perfect low-alcohol option for those socially conscious female consumers. Slim Lizzy’s cans are available in single can or 4-Pack can case.


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