The Tasting Panel magazine

July 2018

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july 2018  /  the tasting panel  /  79 The Blue Marble Ultra-Premium Cocktails line comes in 12 flavors, including Greyhound, Vodka Soda, and Mojito. Blue Marble Ultra-Premium Cocktails CEO Alan Miller with fellow co-founder Danyelle Rabine. BLUE MARBLE ULTRA-PREMIUM COCKTAILS These colorful, recyclable 200-milliliter cans contain all- natural, ready-to-drink, pre-mixed cocktails and spirits in 12 flavors, including Greyhound, Vodka Soda, and Mojito. Blue Marble Ultra-Premium Cocktails co-founder/CEO Alan Miller—a veteran diagnostic and surgical innovator who has pioneered award-winning patented products—continues his entrepreneurial endeavors with the company as its Mixologist. "One of our goals, with these recyclable cans, is to keep plastic out of the ocean," Miller says. Miller's fellow co-founder Danyelle Rabine is a busi- nesswoman and philanthropist who heads up public and investor relations for the company. She also hails from the medical profession, with experience as an educator, techni- cian, and recruiter. GINJA9 A Portuguese sour cherry liqueur with no added colors or preservatives, Ginja9 follows a recipe dating back to the Portuguese monks of the 17th century, when sour cherries were infused in alcohol distilled from rice and cereal. Ginja9 is traditionally served in a dark chocolate "cup," a particularly gratifying way to consume this silky-smooth liquid. Alexander Dias, the founder of Ginja9's Los Angeles–based parent company Earth Delicacies, imports unique products from around the world. "I love sharing a piece of my beloved Portugal with the rest of the world," Dias told the Brand Battle judges. "Ginja9 is one of the country's best delicacies." PHOTO COURTESY OF EARTH DELICACIES Ginja9, a Portuguese sour cherry liqueur, is typically served in dark chocolate "cups." Alexander Dias is the founder and CEO of Ginja9's parent company, Earth Delicacies.

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