Soul Gastrolounge Takeover


What are y’all doin’ Thursday?

Coming to hang with Trevor and I at Soul Gastrolounge at 5:30? Neat, do it! Trevor said he wanted to come visit, so we’re makin’ him earn his keep. He’ll be behind the bar at Soul mixin’ up cocktails and spreading the Reyka Vodka gospel.

Come early and snag a drink and maybe hang out and eat too.

If you haven’t met Trevor yet, check out the video below, he’s pretty talented with ice.

See y’all Thursday!!


And on the 5th day…


Vivace gave to me…one hell of a cocktail.

Tonight, I got to spend some time at The Art of the Modern Cocktail party hosted by Liberate Your Palate Charlotte, anyway, we got to try cocktails from Passion 8, Bistro La Bon and Vivace! I got to try so many different cocktails, but if I had to pick just one to feature on BoozinQC, it would be the St. Mirtillo. It was tart, had tons of depth and it was awfully pretty.  Recipe is below along with a photo.

St. Mirtillo

Hendrick’s Gin

St. Germain


Cranberry Juice

Sour Mix


Just for fun, check out the entire menu from tonight, drinks were seriously special!



12 Days of Cocktails


Tis’ the season to booze, right? For the next 12 days leading up to my favorite holiday, I’ll be featuring concoctions from our Charlotte bartenders as well as some of my favorite cocktails!

Without further adieu, I give you #1

You can find the festive Yule Mule on-tap at Heist Brewery and it’s created by none other than Stefan Huebner!

The Yule Mule 

Reyka Vodka

Fresh Rosemary

Fresh Lime

Fresh Ginger

Carbonated and served over ice


Reyka Takeover


Y’all, I always love it when our brand ambassadors come visit, but I am really, really excited about this one! Trevor Schneider, the primo BA for Reyka Vodka is coming to town so we’re giving him the ultimate VIP treatment and throwing him behind the bar at Heist Brewery!

Here’s the deal, Thursday 8/20 8pm

Spend a couple hours with Trevor and have a few fancy cocktails.

P.S. This is kind of important…Bring some pencils, paper and maybe some markers, we’ll be donating them to a local elementary school!


Bar Wars Asheville


Cocktails and Charity go together like Peanut butter and jelly so it is with extreme excitement that I announce our newest partnership between Reyka Vodka and Spirit Savvy to bring Bar Wars back to Asheville.  Here’s the deal, 10 bars are competing against one another to raise some cash for their favorite charities, a portion from each featured Reyka Cocktail goes straight to charity. Cool huh? Bars like XYZ Bar at Aloft, Pulp, Rhubarb and Cucina 24 are among those included in this most amazing list.

The unveiling of cocktails and voting begins on Monday March 23rd. You’ll have until April 4th to try each cocktail and vote for your favorite.

Full List of bars and their respective charities are directly below. Ch-Ch-Check it out.

BarWars Side 2

You can find more details HERE.