CLUB DATE NIGHT | WEEK EIGHT
WEDNESDAY, MAY 13
Club Date Night is moving to one night per month! Catch us June 10 for our next installment!
WEEK EIGHT PLAYLIST
This week in Volume 8, we’re all about those slow jams! From Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Leon Bridges, to TLC and Olivia Newton-John, there's a vibe for every mood in this week's musical roundup, whatever you're feeling! So snuggle up or get down, and let this week's playlist set the tone for the perfect evening at home together!
WEEK EIGHT COCKTAILS
2/3 oz Campari
2/3 oz gin
2/3 oz sweet vermouth or Port
tonic water or Prosecco
Combine equal parts Campari, gin and sweet vermouth in a cocktail shaker with 3 ice cubes and shake until the shaker freezes
Strain into two Collins glasses filled with ice
Top with tonic water or Prosecco
Garnish with orange slice
Grapefruit Simple Syrup
two 2-inch pieces grapefruit zest
1.5 cup cane sugar
1.5 cup water
1 Tbs peppercorns, crushed gently
For the Cocktail
4 oz quality bourbon
peach bitters (or citrus)
juice from 2 whole grapefruits
Pour the sugar, water, peppercorn and grapefruit zest into a saucepan over medium-high heat.
Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes. Let cool completely.
Fill 2 rocks glasses with crushed ice and pour 1 oz bourbon into each. Add a few dashes of bitters and 1-2 Tbs of the simple syrup to each glass. Divide the grapefruit juice evenly into the glasses and top with soda water.
Stir together and garnish with a brûléed grapefruit slice (or a regular one)
- without alcohol
16 oz Passionberry kombucha (or your favorite flavor)
1 can mango LaCroix, or mango kombucha
2 Tbs mango juice (optional)
6 mint leaves
2-6 slices of jalapeńo (add to your taste)
Pour all ingredients together into glasses with ice
Garnish with mint and jalapeńo
WEEK EIGHT GAME NIGHT
In honor of our last Club Date Night until June 10, and with the end of Minnesota's shelter-in-place swiftly approaching, we are taking this week to reflect on what has surprised us in this foreign time of quarantine.
You will need:
Take a few moments to reflect on the past several weeks while you've been sheltering in place.
Individually, write down a list of 10 positive things that have surprised you during this time. What has brought you joy? What accomplishments have you achieved? What are the wins, large or small (or nearly invisible), that this time in quarantine has brought forth for you?
Share these with your partner, and celebrate them together!
GIVEAWAY - WEEK EIGHT
IN-HOME PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION WITH ESTER KNOWLEN PHOTOGRAPHY
How to Enter via Instagram:
2. Post a photo on your feed or your story of you and your partner enjoying Club Date Night activities!
4. Post your unlimited entries by WEDNESDAY, May 13th at 11:59 CST.
When are winners announced and how?
The giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on WEDNESDAY, May 13th. Winners will be announced via Instagram the following week. Winners will be contacted by email directly by Ester Knowlen Photography. Winners will have 24 hours to respond to the email or their prize will be forfeited.
Am I eligible?
No purchase necessary. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Winners must be located within 40 miles of Downtown Minneapolis. Your Instagram account must be public! This contest is NOT sponsored by Instagram, we just want you all to enjoy a fun date night while staying safe and staying home!
After the conclusion of the contest period, the photographer, MAVEN and The Neu Neu will select the winner from among the weekly submissions using the following judging criteria: Photo demonstrates a fun, humorous, inspirational, safe and otherwise creatively evocative photo or video.