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This club is far from Anti-Social 

The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. This shop has been compensated by Inmar Intelligence. All opinions are mine alone.  #SocialClub #TopShelfSeltzer #SocialClubRecipe 

Whoever works in the naming department is absolutely genius because with every sweet and tasty sip it takes me to the beautiful romantic days of the roaring 20s with prohibition, dancing in the street and painting the town red, causing mischief with your partner in crime. Now let's get back to reality. The onslaught of hard seltzer to the market is getting insane. There is a new one every week. However, with that said the team at Social Club Seltzer came with a vengeance to take the crown, once you put that can to your lips you will understand why. Simply put, they made a hard seltzer that goes beyond the realm of a bland fruity hard seltzer and hits the senses in a way that tastes like a good old delicious cocktail.

 

A full out assault and coup on the reigning champ, where flavor is a moot afterthought and taking it to them punch by punch. This hard seltzer is social and now you're about to be a part of the Social Club. When you put that skinny hard seltzer can to your lips you have a sense of something familiar but with a light twist. These are a little lighter and thinner flavor with that pop of zing, and it appears that the team at Social Club took the time to nail the flavor and nail the mission. If your palette is refined but do not want all the sugar and weight of a normal cocktail these are just for you with just enough kick. Oh and they come in three tantalizing flavors: Sidecar, Old Fashioned, and Citrus Gimlet.

 

Now that we covered the thirsty base, let's end 2020 with a bang. Whether you're at a tailgate, date night, or a socially distanced party this combination is going to make you a huge success with whomever you decide to enjoy it with. Much like the Social Club Seltzers, this snack will bring a refinement to your palette, making it the perfect pairing with Social Club Seltzers. Simple yet complex but just the perfect taste that is reminiscent of the days when things like old fashions were the new craze. For me and the wife, it's perfect when we drop the kids off at Grandmas as we sit by the pool enjoying the sunset snacking and sipping, making it the perfect weekend night. You can thank me later because these antipasto skewers are going to make you very very happy.

Ok you're all set to go for a perfect night - here is what you are going to need to accompany the Social Club Seltzers you just bought. I got my fresh ingredients for these antipasto skewers at my local Kroger, and be sure to look for Social Club Seltzers at your local supermarket and many other locations. 

Check out this link for savings on your Social Club Seltzer

 

What you will need: 

1 jar marinated artichokes 

1 pint grape tomatoes 

8 oz. mozzarella balls 

8 oz. marinated olives 

1 bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley 

Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling 

kosher salt, balsamic glaze 

1 Bag of Spinach 

Thinly sliced meat of choice i.e. salami, prosciutto 

Wooden skewers 

Take all your delicious morsels and stack them up in the order of your choice. I start with the tomatoes and work my way up. After you have all the little skewers stacked up how you like, sprinkle them with a pinch of salt like you're Salt Bae, drizzle a little olive oil and balsamic glaze. Crack open a Social Club Seltzer and toast to the taste of a successful snack! All done if a few minutes and the perfect addition to any date night, evening or day to just chill and enjoy company.

That Good 'Ol Whiskey 

Bosscat Kitchen and Libations is in full swing of innovation. Despite the pandemic and constant closures of restaurants around the country they continue to push the envelope. Making it easier for their large and loyal fanbase to get what they want - good food and good libations. What they have done now is create a subscription whiskey box for the whiskey lovers. Whether for yourself or as a gift these boxes are perfectly curated with the best tasting whiskies you can find. They have scoured the globe for the best of the best and right at your doorstep in a beautifully crafted box is the taste of Bosscat you desire. The box you see featured was a special box I received for Father's Day giving the old fashion lovers everything they need to create the perfect old fashion. This box includes the bitters, sugar cubes, a bottle of choice whiskey, masher, stirrer, measuring cup, and strainer. No bar no problem... you can have the best libations at home with a curated choice to tantalize your senses.

 

                                                                         

Tasty Father's Day Treats 

I have been using Edible arrangements for years to send tasty treats to my clients as well as my family members and friends for various occasions. Stumped at what to get for your Dad? Well look no further Edible arrangements has something that everyone can enjoy.

 

                                       

Is the Maple Great? 

Great Maple is a low key unassuming spot sitting in the white bubble of Fashion Island. With nice rustic wood decor with open dining and an open patio this venue is a perfect sit-down for a plethora of scenarios. Whether it is to meet with friends, family, colleagues or a hot new date this place is the perfect choice. If the crowd and the wait list is any indication of how good this place is then this is a place you might want to put on to do list. With a pretty nice sized menu we went with some of Great Maple's highly recommended choices. 

 

First up we have a pickle bloody Maria. I figured it would be a pickle slice and some other garnish but what came to table was an eye full. A full dill pickle atop a salted rim and a perfectly mixed bloody. Definitely one of the best bloody's I've had in quite some time. This is one for the books. 

 

Next up is some good old lobster. Much like the rest of the world who feigns for the Maine, I love this sweet delectable crustacean. The Lobster Popover Benedict is a Great Maple specialty. Maine Lobster, arugula, hollandaise, smashed fingerling potatoes on a house-made popover. At first taste the hollandaise was quite bland however, my tastebuds were misinformed. The lobster perfectly salted brought everything together in one beautiful bite. The layers of flavors combined perfectly in every bite and this is a must try. 

 

 

 

Second offering is their classic take on chicken and waffles except with their hand made maple bacon donuts in lieu of the waffle. The presentation is quite amazing with buttermilk fried chicken thighs, maple bacon donuts drizzled in maple syrup.  While the presentation was amazing the flavors were not. The chicken left much to be desired, there was no seasoning and tasted like fresh flower and oil. Not a good look there. The donuts were perfect nice and fluffy with crisp tasty bacon and maple syrup was a nice delight. But the combo did not work well in my opinion at all. 

 

 

Now to wrap things up with dessert we ended on a definite high note. A personal apple pie made from scratch with a nice crispy crust a la mode topped with whip cream and fresh cheddar cheese was the perfect way to finish off a pretty great meal. Every bite had the nice golden crispiness of the crust with sweet apple and cinnamon and creamy ice cream. Perfect way to end a meal. 

 

 

Great Maple is a great place with great food, great wait staff, and an even better ambiance. 

 

To find more info about Great Maple:

http://thegreatmaple.com

1133 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660