Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin

This is a sponsored conversation between Reviewz & Newz and our friends at Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin.

Gin season is here and with it comes a wide variety of cocktails to try. Instead of using your typical London dry gin, try a unique and flavorful gin from India -- Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin, which was just released in the United States earlier this year.
Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin (SRP $50) is triple-distilled and handcrafted in a traditional copper pot at one of India’s oldest distilleries, Rampur Distillery, located in the foothills of the Himalayas. It also incorporates botanicals from the four corners of India, with strong flavorful notes of darjeeling tea

The Jaisalmer Negroni
  • 1 part Jaisalmer Gin
  • 1 part Martini Rosso
  • 1 part Campari
  • Ice

Combine all ingredients over ice in a rocks glass and stir.
The Independent G&T

  • 2 ounces Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin
  • 4 ounces Fever-Tree tonic water
  • 2-3 frozen cranberries (garnish)
  • 1 Popsicle (garnish)
  • Ice

Pour Jaisalmer Gin and tonic water over ice in a tall glass. Stir and garnish with a Popsicle and cranberries.
The Maharaja Mojito
  • 50ml Jaisalmer Gin
  • 20ml Organic Agave Syrup
  • 15ml Lime Juice
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 50ml Bitter Lemon 

Fill up glass with ice, pour Jaisalmer Gin, clap 6 mint leaves and add to the glass. Add fresh lemon juice, bitter lemon and agave syrup. Stir gently and garnish with a mint sprig.

Please drink responsibly.

2019 Camaro

The Chevrolet Camaro is a legendary American muscle car; an iconic piece of engineering. Good on the street or track, this high-end car never fails to draw envious eyes wherever it goes. The 2019 Camaro comes with improvements on the previous model, and in this piece, we’ll look at all the reasons you should make Camaro your first choice for a new car this year.
 Image result for 2019 camaro
1. Improvements and High Standards
The 2019 model comes with an updated front and rear styling, giving it a cutting-edge look without losing any of the classic allure that has consistently made this car the icon that it is. In addition, there’s a brand-new infotainment system to replace MyLink. Many other great features come as standard: wi-fi hotspot, 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat, new touchscreen interface, emergency comms system, adjustable driving modes and more.

2. Incredible Performance
The base model comes with a 4-cylinder engine that offers up to 275hp with 295lb-ft of torque. Not only will it get you from zero to sixty in less than 6 seconds, but will even give you gas mileage of 31mpg on the highway. If you need more power, the boosted V6 engine raises the pony power to 385hp but still gives you 28mpg. The V8 will take it to 450hp. What’s more, the Camaro doesn’t just look like a race car, its precision handling make it handle like one, too. Packing in performance and practicality is not a common feature on this type of high-end model.

3. Safety
Yes, it’s powerful and stylish, but it’s also a safe car. Safety features include things like forward collision alert and blindspot warning. Parents worried about a teen family member driving their Camaro will be glad to know that there is also a feature to allow them to monitor their teen’s driving. Better safe than sorry!

4. Great Value
The Camaro looks a million dollars, but you can pick one up for around $25,000-35,000, a relatively small price tag for a machine of such stature, quality and performance. Consider a certified pre-owned model and you can save even more.

5. Because it’s the Camaro
A glamorous Hollywood image may have helped along the popularity of the Camaro, but it has always been a unique symbol of the American tradition of muscle cars. Its stylish lines, strong hardware and raw power are all you need to know about this incredible machine.

Contact a dealership to learn more about the Camaro and other Chevrolet models today.


Best Northern Illinois Road Trips

America is a country partially built on the great tradition of road trips. Before everyone started flying everywhere, the country’s intricate road networks, which still crisscross the nation, were the lifeblood of many a small town and city. For many, they still are. If you’re thinking about your next road trip in northern Illinois, we have some great tips for you on where to go! We’ll look at three routes --- the Great River Road, Historic Route 66, and the Illinois Lincoln Highway.

Great River Road
This 570-mile stretch runs from East Dubuque in the north, down to Cairo in the south, following the Mississippi River all the way, and passing through some 18 different counties. Winter time is especially good if you’re a birdwatcher. The skies will be littered with eagles and other spectacular birds of prey. The northern part of the route is filled with great charming riverside spots and lovely towns full of their own unique character. Stop in Galena to see the characteristic old buildings housing the artisanal shops and small restaurants. You can get more history in Nauvoo too, the town named by Mormon church founder, Joseph Smith. The town is a treasure trove of heritage. Finally, there’s Quincy, whose Washington Park hosts great events like the Dogwood Festival.
Historic Route 66
Starting in the incredible city of Chicago, this iconic route heads west, with 300 miles of road in Illinois alone. Over its long history it has become a literary and cultural icon, at first symbolizing escape, especially from events like the Dust Bowl. Nowadays, though, it’s about adventure and renewal. Why not enjoy the Illinois end of the route, enjoying highlights like Lou Mitchell’s Restaurant and Bakery. Located right at the beginning of the route in downtown Chicago, it’ll give you the perfect sendoff with sumptuous breakfast and lunch fare before your journey starts. Automobile enthusiasts also shouldn’t miss the Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum --- a temple to automotive heritage. Route 66 is history in your backyard. Don’t miss out!

Illinois Lincoln Highway
This 179-mile National Scenic Byway is steeped in heritage, and runs across much of the north of the state. It is now mostly paralleled by I-80 and I-88. It is part of a much larger system, of course, running east to west coast to coast. Many sights and towns on the route are well worth a visit, such as Dixon, IL, the childhood home of none other than former President, Ronald Reagan. If that’s not for you, then stop in beautiful Joliet to take in the views of the Des Plaines River and the rugged limestone exteriors that still clad this former steel town. Travel the road and visit the unique communities along the way. There’s all the warmth and hospitality in the world waiting for you.


5 Reasons to Buy a Used Car VS.a New Car

If you’ve always bought new cars or got leases, then the experience of buying a pre-owned car will be alien to you. You might get disturbing impressions in your mind of the greasy (and crafty) used car salesman, fine tuning the wrecks on his lot so they’ll last just long enough for you to drive home, but then die on you. We understand your hesitation, but if this is what you think, you’re not only wrong, but missing out on a world of advantages to be had by opting for a used car instead of brand new. Let’s look at some of these benefits.
1. Financial Savings
Yes, this one is obvious. The sticker prices on used cars are always going to be lower than new cars, but there’s more to it than that. New cars may dazzle you, and even intoxicate you with that heavenly interior smell, but did you know that as soon as those wheels exit the lot and hit the open road, the value of that vehicle massively depreciates. Modern cars are not like properties. You don’t buy one as an investment and sell for profit. They are a constant loss. Why not save yourself the money and go for a used car?

2. Insurance
Along with the sticker price and depreciation considerations, you’ll also have to think about insurance. It’s a must for all drivers, and the truth is that your premiums on a used model will always be lower than anything brand new. Just think what you can do with all the savings!

3. Greater choice
Opening the door of the used car market means many more choices than if you limit yourself to what’s newest on the stage. You can shop around more for something that not only fits your ideal budget, but also your exact needs. When you’re limited to the new stuff, you may have to make some compromises here and there. With pre-owned cars, it’s not a problem. Anything you need, it’s out there.

4. High-Tech Wizardry
Many features of cars that you only ever used to associate with the newest models are now standard features in a lot of models covering the past several years. This isn’t limited to infotainment and touchscreen displays, it also includes safety features like collision alerts, and driver assistance like park assist or adaptive cruise control. The traditional image of the “old banger” of a used car is a thing of the past.

5. The Benefits of the Information Age
Greater public scrutiny, awareness and information sharing have pushed dealerships to maintain impeccably high standards not only for their new models, but their used ones, too. Thanks to this relentless Internet surveillance, you can be quite sure that you’ll have little trouble finding reputable dealerships offering great deals on top-quality used vehicles.

So, shake off your old ideas about used cars and start exploring this exciting market today. You might just find the car of your dreams in a place you never expected.


The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Why It’s the Best Model Yet

Jeep’s history goes back some 75 years or more, back to the heroic battlefields of World War Two and Korea. Since then, the brand has grown into one of the most respected not only for dependability, but also in the modern age for luxury, comfort and high-tech features --- a positive of modern peacetime, and a far cry from the rugged function-driven green jeeps of yesteryear. This year brings yet a new Jeep Grand Cherokee, and today we’re going to tell you why the 2019 model is not only the latest, but the greatest of its kind.
First --- it’s so customizable
Choose from a huge range of trims: the Laredo, Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, Summit, SRT and Trackhawk. Each model comes with unique features designed to suit different kinds of drivers. The Trackhawk, for instance, is the perfect trim for those seeking the thrill of off-road adventure, and comes with a 6.2L supercharged V8 engine boasting more than 700hp. It’s also among the fastest SUVs out there, achieving 0-60 in just 3.5 seconds. There are great additional features, too, like automated parking. Find your spot, initiate the automated parking feature, and the car will steer you safely into any tricky spot. All you need to do is push the gas and brake pedals.

Second --- it’s feature-packed
You can upgrade the trim as you need, but there are also a ton of features which come as standard. These include the power liftgate, automatic headlights, remote starter system, dual-zone temperature control, folding second-row seats…the list goes on. The car is a great choice for the family, plenty of room for mom, dad, the kids, and yes, even the dog and whatever other cargo you’re moving about the place.

Third --- it’s economical and the perfect towing machine
It’s not often you see the word “economical” paired together with SUV, but another choice you have with the 2019 Grand Cherokee is the Eco-Diesel engine. This will boost gas mileage to 30mpg on the highway, which is as economical as most family sedans. If you’re in need of a vehicle that can also tow, then you’ll get just what you need with the 2019 Grand Cherokee. It can safely tow 7,000 pounds, and comes with trailer sway control as well.

Since its first incarnation back in the 1990s, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has stood for style as well as strength, luxury as well as ruggedness. You get the best of both worlds with this year’s model, especially with so many trim variations to suit every possible need. Contact a dealership to find out more about getting yourself on the road with a new Grand Cherokee.