Monday, January 30, 2017

BIG GAME FLAVORS

The big game is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to start planning your party. It means team spirit, appetizers and of course cocktails. Which team are you rooting for? Show some support for your favorite team with these team inspired drink ideas. 

If you’re rooting for New England we recommend the Ol’ Glory.

OL’ GLORY RECIPE
1 ounce watermelon schnapps
1 big splash cranberry juice
1 very thin slice jalapeno or serrano pepper
1 slice lemon
1 slice lime
1 1/2 ounces Lunazul tequila Tequila Profile
1/4 ounce blue curacao
1/2 ounce simple syrup
Watermelon wedge, for garnish (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Mix the schnapps and cranberry juice in a shaker; pour into an ice-filled glass.
Muddle the jalapeno pepper, lemon and lime slices, tequila, blue curacao and simple syrup (to make a batch, dissolve sugar in equal parts hot water and chill) in the shaker. Slowly strain into the glass over the red layer. Garnish with watermelon, if desired.


              If you're cheering for Atlanta, we recommend trying the 
              Atlanta Georgia Peach lemonade.

            ATLANTA GEORGIA PEACH LEMONADE RECIPE
            2oz. Evan Williams Peach Bourbon Profile
             Lemonade
              DIRECTIONS
              Pour over Evan Williams Peach into a glass. Fill the glass with ice and lemonade.
              Add a splash of grenadine for color


We also recommend making a sangria to please all of your party goers. In particular we recommend Black Cherry Sangria! Consisting of Mike’s hard black cherry lemonade and fresh cherries, it’s sure to pack a punch. The drinks are made so it’s time to sit back and try to relax because it’s game time! Whenever your team scores a touchdown, why not celebrate with a team inspired colorful shot or a layered shooter. Are you throwing a huge event that could use some custom items? Contact us at Gap Promo for your own branded shot glasses serving trays and more. 
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Warm Up This Season with GAP Promo





New England is a beautiful place to visit, especially during these next few months. During this season New England becomes a winter wonderland. It’s the best time to explore Boston or the picturesque town of Gloucester. Located on the North Shore, it’s the perfect place for shopping, dining, and of course visiting us here at Gap Promo. After a long day out on the town, the snow begins to fall and one of my favorite things to do is cuddle up in a warm blanket, throw on a movie all while enjoying my favorite drink. If you’re stuck inside with friends and family what’s a better way to pass the time then pulling out the classic board games and pairing it with your favorite cocktail. To warm up try the hot cider, to relax try the classic egg nog, and to add some spice and excitement to the night try a hot Russian. We highly recommend making the hot Russian with Burnett’s vodka and the classic egg nog and hot cider with Evan Williams’s bourbon. If you’re looking to share this experience with your clients and friends, please head over to our Marketplace where we offer plenty of items to keep you warm during this season. At GAP Promo, we can customize just about anything to fit your brand guideline. Warm up this season with a tasty beverage and your favorite branded winter gear.

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Blog written by Jessica Collins




Friday, December 9, 2016

Champagne Jelly Flute Recipe




















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INGREDIENTS
Three 1/4-ounce packets unflavored powdered gelatin
1/2 cup sugar
1 bottle dry sparkling wine, such as Champagne or Prosecco, chilled
2 cups sparkling pale white grape juice, chilled
8 raspberries
1 tablespoon half-and-half
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DIRECTIONS
Prepare an ice bath in a large bowl and set an 8-cup glass spouted measuring cup inside of it. Put eight 8-ounce Champagne flutes in the refrigerator to chill.
Sprinkle the gelatin evenly over 2 cups cold water in a medium saucepan. Let sit until the gelatin softens (it will become translucent), about 5 minutes. Add the sugar then cook over medium-low heat, stirring gently, until the sugar and gelatin dissolve completely, about 5 minutes (don't let the liquid come to a boil). Pour the gelatin mixture into the prepared measuring cup over the ice bath, stirring the mixture a few times until it feels lukewarm. Stir in the sparkling wine and grape juice. Pour 1/2 cup of the sparkling wine mixture into a small bowl then neatly pour the remaining mixture into the 8 flutes.
Refrigerate the flutes and the reserved mixture in the bowl for 30 minutes (the jelly will be lightly thickened). Gently push a raspberry down into the center of each flute with a skewer, letting some gelatin cover it, until the raspberry is held in place.
Add the half-and-half to the reserved gelatin mixture in the bowl and whisk vigorously until the mixture looks like foam. Spoon the foam on top of each flute of jelly. Return the flutes to the refrigerator and chill until the gelatin sets completely, about 2 hours.
Special equipment: eight 8-ounce Champagne flutes
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Friday, September 30, 2016

The personal Home Bar



The personal, home bar.

If you’re like us at GAP, you enjoy going out and experiencing what Boston and the North Shore have to offer for the bar and nightlife scene. Our neck of the woods has plenty to choose from, such as rustic pubs that have been here from the beginning to new, high end, eclectic establishments.  There are excellent examples all around us, but what about the individual personal styles of our own home bars? The private bar has been a home staple for generations. It’s the perfect setting for your own personal touch. Home bars can reflect the personalities and style of the home owner like no other area of the house. They can be stocked with one favorite beverage or cater a wider array of flavors, we highly recommend Johnnie Walker, Yuengling, Captain Morgan, Miller Lite, Evan Williams, Labatt, Smirnoff, or Guinness. The home bar is a statement of individual taste, a wonderful place to entertain friends and family or simply end the day in private reflection. Themes such as sports, rock and roll, industrial or country are just few ideas that come to mind, but the personal home bar is a great way to explore an expressive sense of yourself and expand the décor and furnishings of your home.

Here are few links we found that have some amazing examples of these hidden treasures. Personalized, customized, simple or grand, It’s always nice to come home and settle up to your own private oasis.








Banner Image provided by the Scotchatorium, private home bar.