CLUB DATE NIGHT | WEEK FOUR
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15
Each week, our curated playlist will feature light hearted & sexy songs that span across all sorts of musical genres. This week in Volume 4, we’re covering everything from Otis Redding and Nat King Cole to Harry Styles and The Weekend. So couple up with your cutie, and let this week's playlist set the vibe for the perfect evening at home together!
WEEK FOUR COCKTAILS
CHERISHED AND CHARRED
2 sprigs rosemary
1/2 tsp coriander seed
1 cup ice
1 1/3 cups tonic water
pinch mixed peppercorns
Put a cast iron or heavy non-stick pan over high heat and allow it to get hot
Cut the lemon into quarters and place them cut side sown in the hot pan. Once lemon is charred, turn to char the other cut edge.
Remove from pan and set aside to cool
Put rosemary, coriander seeds and gin into a cocktail shaker and use a wooden spoon to lightly smash the aromatics. Shake until well combined.
Divide the ice between two glasses and strain the mixture over ice
Top with tonic water, stir briefly and add your charred lemon quarters
Serve immediately with a small pinch of whole peppercorns
50 ml lime juice, freshly squeezed (2 limes)
50 ml Elderflower cordial
1 handful of fresh mint leaves
100 ml good quality white rum
100 ml sparkling water
1 cup ice cubes
Prepare two cocktail glasses and add 1/2 of the ice cubes to each glass.
Peel 1-2 inch pieces of lime zest using peeler or knife and juice the remaining lime, saving the liquid
Slap the mint leaves between your hands to release aroma
Combine 2 Tbs ice cubes, lime juice, elderflower cordial, crushed mint and rum to a cocktail shaker and mix well
Divide the liquid between two glasses over ice and add a splash of sparkling water. Stir to combine.
Garnish with a sprig of mint and piece of lime zest
ANCHO AMOUR | without alcohol
Chile Simple Syrup
3 dried ancho chiles, stems and seeds removed and coarsely chopped
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 Serrano chiles, halved and seeds removed
6 fresh mint leaves
2 oz pomegranate juice
1 oz *Chile Simple Syrup
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
4 oz sparkling water
To make Chile Simple Syrup: Mix dried chiles, sugar and water in 1-quart saucepan; heat to boiling over medium heat. Remove from heat; add Serrano chiles, and steep for 20 minutes. Remove Serrano chiles, and let stand 40 to 50 minutes or until cool. Strain syrup into glass jar. Discard solids. Cover jar, and refrigerate until needed. Makes 1 cup.
To make Mojito: In highball glass, muddle 6 mint leaves. Add pomegranate juice, 1 oz simple syrup and the lime juice; stir. Fill to the rim with ice cubes. Top with club soda, and gently stir. Garnish with additional mint leaves and a lime wedge.
NEXT WEEK'S COCKTAIL INGREDIENTS
WEEK FOUR GAME NIGHT
STRIKE A POSE -
Dating in dreamland!
An epic jungle adventure? A bistro in Paris? Spelunking? Your high school prom? Just because we're stuck at home doesn't mean we can't pretend we're on an epic date beyond the confines of our living room! This week, we invite you to turn the lens around and set the stage for your own dream escape together using whatever props you've got lying around the house!
Maybe you dress up as each other? Maybe your dinner table is actually a french bistro and you finally get to live out your Midnight in Paris fantasies? What about that prom dress that's been collecting dust in the back of your closet for 15 years? Fancy a dance? Missing your bowling league during quarantine? Not anymore! Inspired by the movie CATS? Slap on some whiskers! The possibilities are endless!
You get the picture. If you could be on a date anywhere other than your home, or as anyone other than yourselves, where would you go? Who would you be? Show us! This week, we're forgetting the rules and getting weird! So have some fun and share your images on Instagram tagging @mavenevents, @neuneumpls and @sageeimagery! We can't wait to see what epic adventures await your date!
GIVEAWAY - WEEK FOUR
IN-HOME PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION WITH SAGE E IMAGERY
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, April 15th at 11:59 CST.
When are winners announced and how?
The giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on WEDNESDAY, April 15th. Winners will be announced via Instagram the following week. Winners will be contacted by email directly by Sage E Imagery. 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.