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“Eat (RED). Drink (RED). Save Lives” Culinary Event Features Red-Inspired Cocktails

“Eat (RED). Drink (RED). Save Lives” Culinary Event Features Red-Inspired Cocktails

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Chef Mario Batali and master meat purveyor, Pat LaFrieda, are leading the culinary community around the world to serve delicious (RED) culinary experiences to raise money for the Global Fund to fight AIDS from now through June 10th. (BELVEDERE)RED, created a range of cocktail recipes crafted by Global Head of Mixology, Claire Smith, exclusively for participating bars and restaurants. Pursuitist was given a sneak peak at the recipes that will be featured, which include the Honey Berry Breeze, InspiRED Aperitivo, BIG RED Mule, and Pomegranate Sea Breeze (see recipes below).

Called “EAT (RED). DRINK (RED). SAVE LIVES”, the global culinary event includes food truck favorites as well as Michelin-starred restaurants. (RED) food and drink experiences will be featured on food and cocktail menus at food and drink businesses from London to Hong Kong, New York and Dubai, including Mario Batali’s Babbo and Casa Mono and Danny Meyer’s The Modern.

In New York, other participating restaurants and bars include:

The Staton Social
Beauty & Essex
Queen Of The Night
The Red Cat
The Harrison
Spotted Pig
Otto Enoteca & Pizzaria
Dominique Ansel Bakery
Cake Boss Cafe
North End Grill
The Modern
Union Square Café

In various locations around the US, other participating restaurants and lounges include:

Eataly (NYC, Chicago)
Mr. Chow’s (NYC, Malibu, Vegas)
Koi Restaurants (NYC, LA)
The Standard (NYC, Miami, LA)
Sushi Samba (LA, NYC, Vegas, Chicago)
TAO (NYC, Las Vegas)

In addition, Pat LaFrieda is offering US-based participants a 50% discount on three cuts of meat. (RED) partner Peroni , which is the official beer of “EAT (RED). DRINK (RED). SAVE LIVES”, will be creating (RED) promotions at a number of participating restaurants and bars.

To date, (RED) has generated more than $250 million for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, to support HIV/AIDS grants in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia. One hundred percent of that money goes to work on the ground as no overhead is taken. Global Fund grants that (RED) supports have impacted more than 40 million people with prevention, treatment, counseling, HIV testing and care services.

Photos Courtesy of Belevedere Vodka

35ml / 1.5 oz (Belvedere) RED
15ml / ½ oz cinnamon syrup
15ml / ½ oz lime juice
3 raspberries
120ml / 4 oz ginger beer
Method: Muddle the raspberries. Build the
ingredients over cubed ice in a highball
Garnish: Cinnamon stick and raspberry
Honey Berry Breeze
Honey Berry Breeze
35ml / 1.5 oz (Belvedere) RED
150ml / 5 oz fresh pink grapefruit juice
15ml / .5 oz honey syrup(2 parts honey:
1 part water)
2 strawberries
Method: Muddle the strawberries, shake and
strain all the ingredients into a highball
Garnish: Strawberry, pink grapefruit wedge
Sea breeze
InspiRED Aperitivo
40ml / 1.5 oz (Belvedere) RED
15ml / ½ oz Campari
150ml / 5 oz San Pelligrino Aranciata
Method:Build in a highball glass over cubed ice
Garnish: Blood orange/Pink grapefruit wedge​
Pomegranate Sea Breeze
Pomegranate Sea Breeze
35ml / 1.5 oz (Belvedere) RED
100ml / 3.5 oz fresh pomegranate juice
60ml / 2 oz fresh pink grapefruit juice
Method: Build in a Highball glass over cubed ice.
Garnish: Pomegranate seeds, pink grapefruit
Belvedere RED vodka
Belvedere RED vodka
Belvedere RED vodka
Belvedere RED vodka