The Ember Group’s Showcase Day at WeWork

The Official Beverage Sponsor of The Ember Groups’ Annual Showcase.

New York City, NY Cliffton Dry was happily invited to participate in The Ember Group’s Showcase day at WeWork Bryant Park. Taking place on September 26, 2018, the event was packed with some of the best and brightest entrepreneurs of today. Cliffton Dry was exclusively being served at the event alongside an assortment of hors d’oeuvres, cheeses, and more eloquent bites.

Guests were given the option for either a “Classic,” or a “Spritz,” at the open bar. The classic was a simple and fresh champagne glass of Cliffton topped off with a cool strawberry. The Spritz was Cliffton topped off with an orange and a splash of Aperol Spritz. Both received rave reviews from all guests and showcased just how exquisitely light Cliffton is, to where it pairs so easily with anything you serve alongside a glass.

We had so much fun participating in the great event, featuring other entrepreneurial and groundbreaking companies such as Loli, Lux Beauty Club, STANTT, QuadPay, TELL, and more. Guests were treated to the open bar, a presentation of the up and coming brands taking over the world, and copious amounts of finger food. Networking with other CEO’s and inventive people was a joy. Cliffton is always happy to support growth and innovation on new fronts, all while transforming everyone present into Clifftonians.


DIFFA’s 7th Annual Picnic by Design Event

Cliffton Dry proudly provided refreshments for the stars of the 7th Annual DIFFA Event: On Broadway.

September 5, 2018.

Cliffton Dry is no stranger to DIFFA’s Picnic By Design, having been participating since 2014. The theme of their 7th Annual Picnic by Design Event was ON BROADWAY.

To celebrate, DIFFA invited designers and brands to creatively re-imagine what is such a cornerstone of New York culture- Broadway. Taking place at the Viacom Lounge & Terrace, every designer, bidder, and supporter of the cause proved to be a star in their own right. Drawing inspiration from productions and it’s famous Time Square setting, participating designers will put on a theatrical performance in the form of inventive, one-of-a-kind picnic baskets to be bid upon by supporters of the cause.

DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS raises awareness and grants funds to organizations that provide treatment, direct care services, preventive education programs and advocacy for individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS. The event would’ve earned a standing ovation, raising 60,000 beating last years $50,000.


Healthy Guru Event

The Cliffton Dry team headed to Southampton for the weekend to celebrate a community who loves health and wellness as much as we do. Partnering with brands we believe in and standing beside them all day made for a day of laughs and bubbly galore. While the event was meant to be outdoors, the rain stopped none of the community from enjoying themselves to the fullest.

Upon entering the Southampton Arts Center you were greeted with a Lululemon bag loaded with goodies, from local protein powder, a Swell water bottle, RX bars, local community cards and more. Cliffton Dry was blessed to be front and center and ready to serve to everyone who walked in- we brought orange juice for mimosas and topped every glass with strawberries to add those fresh berry notes that people raved about.

The day was filled with barre, yoga, and meditation as well as plenty of samples to keep hydrated. Cliffton stood out among GTS Kombucha, Chameleon cold brew, Essentia bottled water, and Zico coconut water, just to name a few. The event kept us on our toes with new and exciting locals and visitors to chat with all day long.

James’ Menu is as Fresh as Cliffton Dry

A Menu as Fresh as Cliffton Dry

James opened in 2008 as a trailblazer- Deborah Williamson, the owner of this corner staple, boasts that it was one of the first farm-to-table restaurants in the cozy, tree-lined Prospect Heights neighborhood. While it is a huge attraction for regulars in the neighborhood, this gem shouldn’t go unnoticed by those outside Brooklyn. It’s well worth a trip. Charming, tin-pressed ceilings and rustic decor supply a romantic theme that keeps your insides warm and toasty well into dessert.
Despite its vintage charm and the comfortable feeling that encompasses you throughout your experience, James’ menu is in sharp contrast to simplicity. A rotating menu filled with seasonal delights and garnishments, it’s an assortment of fresh and exciting American Fare. Every Friday you’ll find a new variety of dishes, spices and vegetables.
Helping to keep things running over at the James is Jason, who highly recommends the Smoked Trout on Focaccia, with pickled red cabbage, arugula, green olives, capers, and a hard-boiled egg. All of the fish, the salmon burger in particular, were described in such mouth-watering detail that it’s evident that one trip isn’t enough to fully grasp the full spectrum of delectable flavors you’re sure to experience.
Drinks are the cherry on top of any outstanding meal. James has an extensive cocktail menu that includes Cliffton Dry, and we like to keep our drink as fresh as they keep their menu. Unlike other heavy ciders or wines that bog down your taste buds, Cliffton allows you to gather all the flavors and seasoning intermixed into their esteemed produce and savory dishes.

In addition to Burger Night every Monday, with an expanded burger menu, you can’t overlook what should be the bright and shiny light in your weekend, BRUNCH, a place Cliffton Dry shines like no other. Skipping the champagne and choosing the all-natural alternative is going to keep you uplifted throughout your weekend. Be ready to take on the farmers market, shopping in Soho, or whatever rooftop you trek to next.

The Healthier Rosé for Mother’s Day

“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”

Abraham Lincoln

A day dedicated to the woman that raised you is a day to celebrate accordingly. This kind of celebration calls for a drink you can carry on drinking from brunch, to a nice picnic in the park, to an exquisite dinner with the most important person in your life.  A light buzz with no brain fog- simply those light, fresh fruity vibes. Spring is here, so drink accordingly. Strawberries and raspberries will keep fresh berry notes strung lusciously throughout each sip of Cliffton and will add some sweetness to your glass.

Rosé is what everyone is drinking right now, sales have climbed up 53% in the past two years. Unfortunately, there are some harsh realities to face in following the crowd blindly. Knowing what Rosé is made of is important in understanding what it’s doing to your body. Rosé has formed a reputation around being a crisp, clear drink, usually in juxtaposition to nice weather and rooftops. Consider it’s substance- a mixture of different wine blends, sugar, and plenty of preservatives and sulfites- this knowledge alone is enough to send anyone looking for healthier alternatives.

So we’ve come up with the solution. Cliffton Dry with a splash of Creme de Cassis. A Chambord liqeur would also do the trick. It gives you the pink drink you desire, with all the delectable hints of pink to the tongue. When done correctly, yes the color pink does have a flavor. The best part is YOU HAVEN’T EVEN REACHED THE BEST PART. Essential to this cocktail is a garnish of fresh fruit. There’s nothing better than sipping to the bottom of the glass and then being able to indulge in the Cliffton infused berries.

Here’s to a guilt-free toast to your mothers, your daughters, or the magnificent woman who have impacted your life. Cheers.


April 22, 1970 marks the first day in history that Earth Day was celebrated. It brought about awareness for the necessity of environmental reform to over 20 million Americans. It brought light to an issue that was in the dark for centuries, and in July of that year, the Environmental Protection Agency was born. It has since spread to 192 countries as a day of political action and civic participation. It is a day for parades, signing petitions, meeting with elected officials, cleaning up the streets, and planting trees. Almost 50 years ago, Earth Day made massive ripples when it came to be, but with climate change and the mounting natural disasters- the environment is screaming for waves rather than ripples- and we should all be fighting to help.

On Earth Day, we expect large corporations to share their sustainability measures. We expect political leaders to reveal their plan for protection. We expect civilians to recognize the difference between throwing it on the ground or recycling it. Policy changes are in the air, and Earth Day brings about a time for reflection and renewal.

How can you make a difference this Earth Day?

Volunteer, donate, clean up after yourself. Every measure, great or small, helps.

The Surfrider Foundation is a cause that’s close to our Clifftonian heart. The force behind the foundation works to keep our oceans and beaches clean. Surfrider’s staff supports their chapter network in their campaigns, they champion for policy and fight legal battles for our coasts, bring awareness to the issues facing our ocean, provide critical support for areas like accounting, technology, and HR, and raise money to make all of this happen. Their focus is on their united love and appreciation for our ocean, waves, and beaches.

The best way to make waves in environmental reform, is to all agree to protect them. See what you can do for Surfrider, or any other local environmental protection nonprofit this Earth Day. Make it more than just a time to post on social media- make it the day that you made a change that changed the world for the better. We only get one Earth.


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The Superfood to Add to your Cliffton Spring Sunrise Mimosa

Ready for Easter brunch? Or Sunday brunch, or just a beautiful spring morning, as the case may be. Anyone can add some OJ to their Cliffton- the key is switching it up and keeping everything FRESH. Adding Grapefruit juice will benefit you in more ways than just improving taste.

Grapefruit’s have about 128% of your daily-recommended vitamin C intake. Therefore, it’ll support your immune system in helping to fight any colds or influenza that comes with the changing of the seasons. Vitamin C protects your cells from the aging process — the ascorbic acid neutralizes free radicals, which are toxic chemicals that accelerate aging and can cause sickness or disease. (1). 

Grapefruits are also rich in nootkatone- a very rare and important compound. Nootkatone improves energy metabolism in the body through AMPK activation. This results in higher endurance and boosted energy, a reduction in the chances of developing diabetes, and increased weight loss (2). Multiple studies, including one published in Journal of Medicinal Food, have proven the significant benefits that even half a grapefruit can have to weight loss by improving insulin resistance (3).

The biggest draw to incorporating invigorating grapefruit into your regularly scheduled OJ+bubbly mimosa, should be the lightness that compliments the Cliffton Dry so well. Since grapefruit juice is lighter than other fruit juices, it acts quickly on indigestion in easing the heat and irritation caused in the stomach (4). Cliffton Dry is made from fresh apples making it also rich in antioxidants and low in sugar. The balance between these two means you’re avoiding the traditional brain fog of heavier drinks. Spring is a time to have a clear head, happy buzz, and a great time. 

It’s your typical mimosa proportions, as much Cliffton as you see fit, grapefruit juice, and top it off with an orange slice that you’ve thoroughly squeezed. It’s easy, clean, and fresh to match the sparkling Cliffton you’ve paired with it.

1 part Cliffton Dry 

1 part Grapefruit Juice 

1 orange slice, squeezed