Drinking Made Easy: Ultra Premium Imperial Reserve Platinum Especial
For the 50th episode of Drinking Made Easy we are pulling out all the stops and giving you a full hour of drinking fun with the Drinking Made Easy: Ultra Premium Imperial Reserve Platinum Especial One Hour Special! Double the Zane, Double the Steve, and Double the drinking. We stop in Aspen, San Diego, Los Angeles with plenty of cool bars and special guests! Zane and Steve will also face off in there final battles with two cocktail competitions and a 200 cup beer pong championship. Loads of cool stuff in this final episode of Season 2, so turn in Wednesday April 11th, 8pm for the spectacular event!
What To Expect
- A Drinking Myth Debunked
- Shot Roulette
- A special guest appearance from Chad the Sound Guy
- Cocktail competitions between Zane and Steve
- A 200 cup beer pong final 6 pack challenge
- The final score of this season’s 6 pack challenges
- A very special surprise for Steve!
- Plus much much more!
WHERE WE WENT
- Escobar (Aspen): PBR Tall Boys meet Pomegranate and Espresso Martinis in the underground layer of Escobar Aspen Nightclub Bar Lounge. Opened for the 2011 season, Escobar Nightclub Bar Lounge will feature an amalgamation of electronic, swing, and lounge music, with private functions and an ambience unmatched by any other venue in other Aspen nightclubs. Founded by a group of seven young entrepreneurs from Aspen and abroad the team behind Escobar Nightclub opened the pop-up venue to fuse local passion and culture with a lounge vibe to provide an environment that could be enjoyed and appreciated by locals and tourists alike. 426 East Hyman Avenue Aspen, CO 81611 (970) 414-0524
- PB Shoreclub (San Diego): Steps from the beach, at the intersection of Grand Avenue and the Sand, Pacific Beach Shore Club is your next classical styled beach bar. What will be unique about the restaurant is that no matter where you are standing or sitting you have a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. The open windows provide the freshest ocean breeze possible. Further, by combining the delicious tastes of the sea, prepared with classic Mexican flair, our casual ambiance of a beachfront party will be your destination to take in the California surf culture. 4343 Ocean Boulevard San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 272-7873
- Firenze Oestaria (Los Angeles): Located a stone’s throw from Universal Studios, Firenze Oestaria offers gourmet Italian cuisine prepared by Chef Fabio Viviani, Fan Favorite of Top Chef Season 5, and exquisite cocktails prepared by master mixologist Jacopo Falleni (Jacopo is also our resident mixoligist on the Drinking Made Easy Podcast). 4212 Lankershim Blvd Toluca Lake, CA 91602 (818) 760-7081
- Library Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel (Los Angeles): One of LA’s best hidden gems, this playground for the leading movers and shakers in mixology is located off the historic lobby. Serving drinks “Omakase-style”, the Library Bar boasts unusual cocktail creations with ever-changing farmer’s market ingredients, as well as homemade foams and garnishes. Resident bartender Matt biancanielli was named “L.A’s Best Bartender” by Table 20. 7000 Hollywood Boulevard 90028 (323) 466-7000
- La Dolce Vita (Beverly Hills): Intimately dark and inviting, homespun and cosmopolitan, La Dolce Vita has long been the favorite destination of the renowned and famous, from presidents and celebrities to the Rat Pack and the rest of us who are looking for some of the finest Northern Italian cuisine in Southern California. La Dolce Vita is a clubhouse for all – a safe haven from the paparazzi where every meal is made from scratch, and any dish requested will be made to order. 9785 Santa Monica Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 278-1845
- Mission Brewery (San Diego): Opened in 2007, Mission Brewery has one numerous awards for their assortments of craft beers and currently offers 5 different consistent styles. Mission Brewery also served as the location for our Beer Pairing Dinner1441 L Street San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 544-0555
- Craft and Commerce (San Diego): Serving up some great concoctions with a large variety of liqueurs, Craft and Commerce is one of San Diego’s top spots for quality cocktails. 675 West Beech Street San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 269-2202
- Bootlegger (San Diego): Where a drink and a smile never go out of style. Built on a locals-oriented foundation, Bootlegger strives to provide a friendly, comfortable atmosphere in which you’ll always be treated like family. Sprung from the minds of local industry experts, Bootlegger takes the comfort of your best friend’s living room and pairs it with the allure of a 1920’s speakeasy. Dine on modern versions of comfort food classics as you enjoy all the quality entertainment the San Diego nightlife scene has to offer. 804 Market Street San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 794-2668
WHAT WE DRANK
Balsamic Martini Recipe
Lamprey’s Bloody Mary Recipe
The McKenna Kerplunge Recipe
The Daiquiri Recipe
Traditional Margarita Recipe
The McKenna Margarita Recipe
Lamprey’s Blackberry Margarita Recipe
- In 1981 the NHTSA created standard tests that assist officers in determining a driver’s sobriety.
- The Monkey Rum Bottle Shown in this episode was the prototype of the current bottle and label.
- Athletes train at altitude because the lower air pressure increases red blood cell production, which increases stamina.
- A bottle of 25-year old balsamic vinegar can cost over $200.
- Jacopo Falleni is the resident mixologist on the Drinking Made Easy Podcast.
- Fabio Viviani was a chef on “Top Chef” season five and was voted the “fan favorite”.
- At Drinking Made Easy locations, Zane has made 17 different versions of the Bloddy Mary.
- Table 20 named Matt Biancanielli “L.A.’s Best Bartender”.
- The Nice ‘n’ Easy album spent nine weeks at number one on the Billboard chart.
- Frank Sinatra once said: “I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.”
- In Frank Sinatra’s day they refered to Jack Daniel’s as Daniel’s instead of Jack.
- Frank also said: “Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy”.
- Frank Sinatra once gave his gold watch to the dish washer at La Dolce Vita.
- Georgetown University was the first school to officially ban all “beer pong paraphernalia” in 2007.
- The Margarita was invented in 1941 in Ensenada, Mexico, by a bartender Don Carlos Orozco.
- The most common line in the U.S is the thick-skinned Persian Lime.
- Oranges are the world’s most commonly grown fruit tree.
- It took 64 days for the pilgrim ship Mayflower to cross the Atlantic.
- Lethal bacteria can build up in non-chlorinated water in a barrel in one week.
THANK YOU SIR, MAY I PLEASE HAVE SOME MORE?
You want more Drinking Made Easy? of course you do, well we are currently working on Season 3 right now. As we are shooting you can still watch season 2 of Drinking Made Easy on AXS TV Wednesday, at 8pm!