Ciroc Pineapple Launch Party
Following our incredible dinner at Betony, we headed up a bit further uptown to The Empire Hotel Rooftop for a Ciroc Pineapple Launch Party. Last summer, I interned on the brand and had an awesome time. I was able to attend many of the events that the brand sponsored or hosted - tough life, I know! Now that I work at Diageo, sometimes I get the opportunity to attend other brand events and this was one of those times!
The Empire Hotel has a nice view of the surrounding area - especially Lincoln Center. I always feel more cultured when I am near a center for the performing arts. There were several areas set up for VIPs. Bottle service only baby!
As part of the decor, there were plenty gilded pineapples. I thought that was a nice touch to hit on the #TropicalLuxury theme. Ciroc flavors (I love Coconut and Peach) are fantastic, and Pineapple is no exception. It truly tastes like a fresh, juicy pineapple without being too sweet or fake tasting. I enjoyed it with club soda and I'm sure it would be awesome with coconut water (I am not the biggest fan of this drink, but I do love coconut milk!).
I'll need to stop by this rooftop bar again to get an accurate assessment of how much fun it really is - sometimes attending these events can give you a different perception. I would note it is in a great location - right by Lincoln Center and Ed's Chowder House.