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Now that the premiere of the new James Bond movie has been postponed and you have to wait until the next blockbuster of the 007-series is on show, Pulitzer’s Bar shares unique “James Bond” inspired cocktail creations to make at home.

No one ever questioned James Bond his sophisticated drinking style. The bartenders of Pulitzer’s Bar will share matching cocktails by the Bond books, so mix, shake and step back in time.

Americano
The Americano holds the distinction of being the very first drink James Bond ordered. In the first book of the series, Casino Royale from 1953, Bond orders Americanos on his journey. Later, in A View to a Kill (1985) Bond said he would always order an Americano in a bar.

Opt for the Pulitzer’s Bar twist on an Americano; a refreshing, slightly bitter and fruity cocktail.

Ingredients:

  • Cocchi Torino                   35ML
  • Campari                             35ML
  • Fever-Tree Soda               120ML
  • Orange Zest

Build all ingredients in a long drink glass with ice cubes and top off with Fever-Tree Soda. Stir a little and garnish with the orange zest.

Sazerac
When Bond momentarily forgets the tradition of drinking ‘locally’ in Live and Let Die (1954), CIA-agent Felix Leiter tells Bond to enjoy the official drink of The Big Easy: ‘Where is your sense of adventure? This is New Orleans. Relax!’

The Sazerac is a local New Orleans variation of a whiskey or cognac cocktail. The Sazerac of Pulitzer’s Bar is a delicious drink that can be defined as slightly sweet with spicy and nutty notes.

Ingredients:

  • VSOP Cognac                             35ML
  • Bulleit Rye Whiskey                   35ML
  • Peychaud’s Bitters                     3 dashes
  • Sugar Syrup                                7,5ML
  • Saline Solution                            1 dash
  • Absinth Spray
  • Lemon Zest

Fill a tumbler glass with ice and a cocktail shaker for about ¾ with ice. Pour the Cognac, Rye Whiskey, Peychaud’s bitters and sugar syrup one by one into the shaker and shake for 20 seconds. Remove the ice from the glass and spray the absinth into the glass. Then use a strainer to pour the cocktail into the glass and garnish with a slice of lemon zest.

Rum Collins
A variation of the Tom Collins, Bond is served one of these by his host, Emilio Largo. Refreshing, it is the ideal afternoon cocktail in the Bahamas.

Fancy a refreshing cocktail with the perfect balance of sour and sweet flavors? Then choose the Rum Collins of Pulitzer’s Bar.

Ingredients:

  • Rum (Bacardi Carta Blanca or William George)      50ML
  • Lime Juice                                                                   25ML
  • Sugar Syrup                                                                  15ML
  • Fever-Tree Soda                                                          60ML
  • Lime Wedge

Build all ingredients in a Collins glass with ice cubes and top off with Fever-Tree Soda. Stir a little and garnish with the lime wedge.

Cheers!

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Movie Night

Watching movies is one of our favorite things to do! It is a great way to escape, laugh, cry, dance or be scared. And on top of that, movie nights are a great way to snuggle up with your family or hang out with your “quarantine” buddy.

Movie night is more than sitting still and staring at a screen, it creates new memories. We are sharing 7 ways to make your movie night extra special.

Let’s start organizing!

1. Choose your movie wisely: Are you watching with kids? Disney Plus is your channel. Are you watching with your housemates? Comedy will do the trick. Or are you excited to scare a little? Thriller movies can satisfy your appetite.

2. Get comfy: Throw a lot of pillows, stuffed animals and blankets on your couch, wear your favorite lounge wear and relax.

3. Create the mood: Turn down the lights, light up the candles.

4. Pop the popcorn: A movie night is not complete without popcorn. Are you team salty or team sweet? Or would you like to step out of your comfort zone to try something new! Find the recipes below of The Marshmallow Peanut butter or The Rosemary & Lemon Popcorn.

5. Snacks and drinks for the whole evening: ‘We have too many snacks’ – said no one ever. Prepare yourself with nachos, pizza, candy bars, cookies, toasties, sodas in various flavors or a create your own cocktail.

6. Home alone? Download ‘Netflix Party’: The new way to digitally watch Netflix with a group. Chat with your movie buddies to share opinions, jokes and facts about the movie.

7. Movie & games: Make movie night playful, challenge everybody with the Pulitzer Movie Bingo! Who will be the first to yell ‘BINGO’?

The Rosemary & Lemon Popcorn:

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cups Popcorn
  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped Rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  1. Pop the popcorn in the microwave or what method you will be using
  2. When the Popcorn is ready, stir it with the melted butter and sprinkle the chopped Rosemary and the lemon zest over the Popcorn

The Marshmallow Peanut Butter Popcorn:

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cups Popcorn
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1,5 tablespoon peanut butter
  • ¼ tablespoon vanilla syrup
  • Marshmallows, how much you prefer.
  1. Pop the popcorn in the microwave or what method you will be using
  2. Put all the ingredients mentioned above in a pan and heat on middle high fire until it is melting so you can stir it together and take it off the fire.
  3. When the Popcorn is ready, stir it within the mix and let it cool down for 5 minutes.

Enjoy!

Photo by: &C
Photography – @Valentinavos
Assistent photography – @Annenoa
Styling – @Isaageeratz
Illustration &C – @jessedonker
Make-up – @monique_brinkhorstbeeld &C
Set producer – @annefloor_roosterman
Model – @Milavanderhorst (@michamodels)

Games

It’s time for game night. Play with your partner, flatmates or family you live with. Some games can also be played via Houseparty or another video-calling app with friends who you’re not with right now. Prepare for some good old fun. Tactics, speed or knowledge? Every game has its own traits and you decide what type of game you’re in.

We listed our favorite board and card games below.

1. Dixit

This game is made for daydreamers and fantasizing-fanatics. It includes a board, cards and bunny-pawns. The stories you tell about the beautiful and sometimes a bit odd cards stimulate the creative mind.

2. Set!

Nerve-wrecking, intense and fun. Set! is a card game you’ll be able to master the more times you play it. You can play alone or start a game with a maximum of eight people. It seems easy; just collect the right combinations, but don’t let your brain fool you.

3. Black Stories

When you ask the right questions, you can solve the spooky riddles. The game includes 50 stories, 31 crimes, 49 dead bodies, 11 murders, 12 suicides and a deadly meal. Your job is to find out how all of this could happen. Black Stories includes morbid, fiddly and mysterious riddles for adults.

4. Catan (Settlers of Catan)

A very popular board game where strategy is key. In this game, you take on the role of a settler and grow your settlement with trading and acquiring resources. The game is typically played with three to four players, add an extension pack and you can double the fun.

5. Ligretto

An extremely fast-paced game. Speed, the right combination and a quick response are essential for this card-game. Almost unexplainable on paper, so we advise you to just buy the game and discover yourself where all the Ligretto fun comes from.

6. Monopoly – Amsterdam edition

Does this classic board game still need an introduction? We don’t think so. Just make sure to opt for the Amsterdam edition and you might come across your favorite hotel in Amsterdam. Did we say too much?

7. What do you meme?

Do you always reply in memes instead of a normal sentence? Then this game is for you. If you are familiar with Cards of Humanity, you’ll know how to play this game. Lots of fun and laughter is guaranteed.

8. Ganzenbord (Game of the Goose)

Many think this is a traditional Dutch board game. Think again. It’s actually a typical European game. The game originates from the 16th century and has been around ever since. Roll the dice and let’s hope your wooden goose is the winning one.

9. 30 Seconds

This game brightens up everyone’s evening. Knowledge and a clear explanation are the key to success. When you already know all the cards by heart, it’s time to add an extension pack. Need to safe a penny? Just download the 30 seconds app in the app store for free!

Jansz. Family Sundays

The perfect setting to dine with family.

The early dinner in Jansz. is all about kids and their parents, speedy service, an extensive children’s menu and carefree blissful times. Since you can’t enjoy Jansz. Family Sundays these months, we thought we would give you some pointers on how to recreate the Jansz. Family Sundays experience at home.

1. Cooking with kids

Kids are easily entertained, and cooking is a good way to do so. To make the cooking experience even better, we shared a recipe that your little ones will love: the Jansz. spaghetti with meatballs. Your children will become real chefs.

2. Ready… Set… Color

Children want to run, race, play, climb and scramble. For entertainment around the table, kids can entertain themselves with the Pulitzer coloring book (also for adults)!

3. Decorate the table

Before the early dinner can start, set the table with pink floral arrangements and let the kids decorate the garden, the balcony or the house with flowers, garlands and ribbons. Put on your favorite outfit for a special and unique Jansz. Family Sundays dinner at home.

Enjoy!

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Bootyclub

Photo: Booty Club

Your weekly gym routine might not be the same due to all the gyms being temporarily closed. There’s no need to stress about that because many sport clubs and fitness instructors have got you covered with creative alternatives for you to stay fit, while staying at home.

Find our favorite Amsterdam fitness picks below.

  1. @bootyclub.nl
    A combination of (high-intensity) exercises that focus on the glute muscles make this workout a unique blend of activity which will make you sweat and give you a peach-shaped bum. If you’re lucky, June and her trainers might also add some exercises that work the abs for the ultimate burn. No equipment necessary. If you happen to have a resistance band, do use it to get the glutes fired up.

    When?
    Three days per week. Usually Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

    Where?
    Live Insta story and IGTV.

  2. @rowenaida
    Expect a great variety between strength, cardio, and stability training. With different focusses on the upper body, lower body, and glutes. She’ll also throw in a guided meditation every now and then. Rowen’s enthusiasm and motivational lines make sure you sweat, burn and most of all enjoy all her classes. Every next-day schedule is released the evening prior. She does classes every day of the week; a true fitness inspiration.

    When?
    Varies every day and every week. Just check out Rowen’s Instagram for her latest timetable.

    Where?
    Live Insta story.

  3. PLTS
    PLTS is a household name in Amsterdam. This workout, loved by models, tones and sculpts your body by using a special Pilates machine. This is not something you have at home, so the boutique studio has created home workouts where all you need is your body and a towel. Sliders (or cardboard) and low-weight dumbbells (or water bottle) are optional. The workouts leave you just as fulfilled as your normal PLTS class would do.

    When?
    Daily new workouts released at 10AM CET.

    Where?
    IGTV

  4. High Studios
    This high-intensity interval training makes you sweaty and strong. The normal workout takes place in one of High Studios’ boutique gyms and makes use of a treadmill, box, and weights. Their training on YouTube and Spotify are adjusted so you can feel the same high without training in the studios. Different trainers will take you through various strength and cardio exercises. Muscle strain is guaranteed the next day.

    When?
    Always available online.

    Where?
    YouTube (home workouts)
    Spotify (outside workouts, do keep your distance)

  5. Saints & Stars
    Luxury gym Saints & Stars has come up with alternative ways to stay fit while being quarantined. You can expect uplifting music paired with killer workout moves. The enthusiasm of the trainers will make sure you complete each set; it almost feels like they’re in your living room coaching you through the session. Sweat, burn and fun is what you’ll go through.

    When?
    Every day at 10AM CET.

    Where?
    Live Insta story and IGTV.

  6. Equal Yoga
    Equal Yoga enables you to take your practice home. The studio known for their classes in hot temperatures, enables you to practice the same strength and flexibility movements without equipment. The teachers will guide you through the sequence with ques on breathwork as well, movements are suitable for beginner and advanced yogis.

    When?
    Every day at 10AM CET.

    Where?
    Live Insta story