The Village Voice announces its second round of participating spirits for the third annual Holiday Spirits cocktail cruise, coming up on Thursday, November 19th. VIP and General Admission tickets are officially on sale. The 12 new participants announced today include: Asahi Beer, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur, Denning’s Point Distillery, Hood River Distillers, Iron Smoke Whiskey, Kings County Distillery, Prohibition Distillery, Rums of Puerto Rico, Sag Harbor Rum, Tuthilltown Spirits and Van Brunt Stillhouse.
These distilleries will join the previously announced participants: Atsby Vermouth, Breuckelen Distilling, Brooklyn Gin, Brooklyn Winery, Jack from Brooklyn, Queens Courage Gin, Port Morris Distillery, Prairie Organic Vodka, Scorpion Mezcal, Tanteo Spirits and many more to be announced!
The event will feature an array of 25+ distilleries, wineries & more from New York City and beyond, and will take place from 6:00pm – 10:00pm on the The Hornblower Infinity Cruise Ship at Pier 40 @ West Houston Street, which will include a New York harbor cruise and complimentary dinner. Boarding will end at 7:30pm sharp and then the ship will set sail around Manhattan, the New York Harbor and Statue of Liberty.
This year’s Holiday Spirits will feature two tiers of ticket options – general admission tickets ($55) and VIP tickets ($70) – unlimited sampling, a souvenir tasting glass, complimentary dinner featuring passed hors d’oeuvres, four food stations featuring pasta, barbecue, Asian fusion and a carving station plus dessert, coffee & tea and more, along with the Harbor cruise. The VIP ticket will also grant access to a private VIP lounge located on the top level of the ship, which will include a private bar, as well as VIP gift bags. For more details on this year’s two ticket options, visit: www.villagevoice.com/holidayspirits/2015
Entertainment will be provided on all three decks, with a live salsa band on the top deck Rums of Puerto Rico Lounge and DJ sets all night by Tim Martell. Originally a house and electronic music DJ, Tim Martell first hit the decks at 14. By 19, he held the main floor residency at New York City’s legendary Limelight. Tim is a featured DJ for the Tribeca Film Festival, visited over 30 cities on the AND1 Mixtape Tour, opened for Beyonce & Robin Thicke, performed at Shaun White’s X-Games Gold After Party, and spun at MTV’s official after party for the VMA’s and more.
A portion of proceeds from Holiday Spirits will benefit Lifebeat, the leading national nonprofit dedicated to educating America’s youth (13-29) about HIV/AIDS prevention. Lifebeat mobilizes the talents and resources of the music industry to deliver HIV/AIDS and STDs awareness messages through broadcast, print, social and digital media, and distributes educational literature and condoms at concert venues, music festivals, clubs and other events. Lifebeat also provides quality of life services and support, such as musical performances, for people living with HIV/AIDS and their families. For more information, please visit www.lifebeat.org.
Sponsors for Holiday Spirits 2015 include: Rums of Puerto Rico, Asahi Beer, Whole Foods Market, Jarritos, Hood River Distillers, Califia Farms, Zico, Fuerza Bruta, McClure’s Pickles, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Trip of Love and Green Mountain Energy.
Drink Menu Sneak Peeks
Atsby Vermouth
Atsby Armadillo Cake Vermouth
Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur
Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur and Hot Apple Cider
Breuckelen Distilling
77 Hoot Toddy – 77 Whiskey, Owl’s Brew The Classic, Served Warm or Chilled
Brooklyn Gin
The Bee’s Knees – Brooklyn Gin, Fresh Lemon Juice and Honey Syrup
Brooklyn Winery
2013 Chardonnay – Unoaked and 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon – Sonoma
Iron Smoke Whiskey
Rattlesnake Rosie’s Apple Pie – artisan corn whiskey, upstate New York apple cider, cinnamon, vanilla, and brown sugar
Kings County
Moonshine, Bourbon, and Chocolate Whiskey
Port Morris Distillery
The Yacht Club – Pitorro Shine, Quava, Lime & Splash of Pineappple
Scorpion Mezcal
Hot Smokin’ Chocolate
Tanteo Tequila
Tanteo Jalapeno Margarita
The Village Voice’s 3rd Annual Holiday Spirits Cocktail Cruise
DATE: Thursday, November 19th 2015
VENUE: The Hornblower Infinity Cruise Ship
    Pier 40 @ West Houston St., Manhattan, NY
TICKETS: On Sale: http://bit.ly/HolidaySpirits15tix
General Admission Ticket – $55 | VIP Ticket – $70
TIME: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
6:00pm Boarding | 7:30pm Check in closed | 8:00pm Leave Dock
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