Last month, we twinspired Hellisoy’s happy hour at Birreria, Eataly’s Rooftop Beer Garden. Hellisoy, founded by our friend, Eric Amat, distills Habanero Vodka and Botanical Vodka. The happy hour featured three specialty habanero cocktails. We are excited to share the details with you.
Hellisoy is named after the Hellisoy lighthouse in Norway. Eric’s great grandfather, Bjarne was a Norwegian farmer and fisherman before moving his family to the U.S in 1923. Hellisoy’s logo is inspired by the second oldest cast iron lighthouse in Norway. Hellisoy’s Habanero Vodka was released in 2016 and was originally made with orange habanero peppers grown in his parents’ garden. Eric added a Botanical line of vodka in 2017.
Photo Credit: Eric Amat.
Eric hosted the happy hour at Eataly in Flatiron. Eataly is owned by Mario Batali, Lidia Bastianich and Joe Bastianich. The space is over 50,000 square feet and features 6 restaurants and a gourmet grocery store. Currently, you can grab a Hellisoy cocktail at the Birreria rooftop and Manzo.
We suggested a simple nautical theme for this event. It was quite easy for us to put together because we hosted a TWIN SAIL-A-BRATION for our 34th birthday. Hellisoy’s logo inspired the red, white and blue color palette. We decorated our table with candles, nautical props and sea shells.
The happy hour featured three specialty cocktails with the habanero vodka: Hellisoy Raging Mule, Hellisoy Northern Lights and Cool as a Cucumber. If you missed the event, you can find Hellisoy cocktails at Eataly, GATO, Drexler’s and Wallsé or purchase a bottle at East Village Wine & Liquor in New York City.
We photographed guests with the nautical props and Hellisoy swag.
Thanks Eric for letting us twinspire the happy hour. We can’t wait for the next event.
Habaneros have a great fruity flavor, but the challenge is that you have to deflect the heat in order to taste the flavor. If you don’t, you’re dead — Bobby Flay
Such a great event! We can’t wait for the next one either!! The guests really enjoyed the props and were engaged the entire evening ? – Hellisøy
I absolutely love the ambience and vibe of this location! Very well put together! Bravo!
I love visiting Norway and this place looks incredible…i want to come!
Hellisøy looks like such a great product! And it looks like you had such an incredible time at this event!
How fun!! I’m not much of a vodka drinker ( I like rum/whiskey) but it sounds great and I love the look of that mixed drink!
This looks like a great event. I love the inspiration behind the name of the product too! Glad you had a lot of fun attending.
Haven’t tried this brand before, but looks like you had a blast at the event! Love the nautical theme! 🙂
Such a fabulous and fun event!!! It looks like such a wonderful and great time!
Look like you are having so much fun. I love the nautical props and Hellisoy swag. So cute!
This even sounds like a lot of fun and it looks like you all had a great time! I’ll have to look for this brand next time I’m shopping.
It looks like a great event and that place is awesome, I am sure everyone is having so much in that event it showed in your photo.
Have never been to Norway but inspired by your photos. Great choices for happy hour! The quote aboutbhabeneros is point on! Yikes!! ? ?
Thanks for sharing. How special that Eric’s great grandfather, Bjarne, was a Norwegian farmer and fisherman before moving his family to the U.S in 1923.
Looks like a great events. Your pics are amazing, seems like every one had great time. Loved it 🙂
Oh how fun. What a cute theme. I love your photos. Thanks for sharing your great ideas.
That lighthouse looks amazing! Event looks really fun, love a bit of vodka!
Woah the lighthouse photo is magical, I would love to visit Norway soon. It’s so nice to you and your friends having fun together! Cheers to you all!