The Casa Dragones #CocktailsAtHome Virtual Competition

Cash in hand for innovative but easy-to-make recipes, as part of the brand's Bartender Community Outreach project

In March, luxury tequila brand Casa Dragones debuted an ambitious initiative aimed at putting money directly into the hands of bartenders. The Bartender Community Outreach initiative came together in about one week, as executives learned of mass closings of bars across the US and raced to find ways to help the embattled bar community. “We looked at our budgets and said, why don’t we do a …

Beirut’s 72-Hour Online Nightlife Fundraiser, Electronic Labor Day

A citizen-led virtual party organized to raise funds for hospitality workers

Before the pandemic arrived in Lebanon, Beirut’s nightlife pulsed with global renown. Then came the government-mandated lockdowns. Like in other cities, Lebanon’s hospitality industry took a major hit as non-essential businesses were shuttered. But the absence of state-sponsored assistance for those left jobless would be more glaring, further straining an already dire economic situation prior to the pandemic. It is estimated that 25,000 workers in …

“We Create Anyway” Contest Harnesses Creativity for Good

An open call for original recipes, cocktails, songs, paintings, photography and more

Launched at the start of widespread social distancing measures, the We Create Anyway contest aims to evoke courage through creativity, even in the face of uncertainty. A call for submissions seeks diverse entries from all over—with no real guidelines for what’s eligible so long as it’s an original creation. This includes recipes, cocktails, songs, paintings and photography. Each week (for at least five, but likely …