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Calisto Harvalias

Calisto Harvalias


Dino Thompson-Sarmiento, Fenuxe Contributor

If you’ve ever set foot in one of Atlanta’s gay hot spots you’ve surely spotted Calisto Harvalias. The tall, dark and gorgeous Greek has become a staple in many gay circles and usually shows up with an entourage of beautifully sculpted men scantily clad in ancient Nordic combat attire. But that’s just part of a normal work day for Calisto.

During daylight hours, he works as a stylist for Richie Arpino Salon in Buckhead. “Sexy starts with your hair,” Calisto says.

Before he was making others look like models, Calisto was walking the runway and posing for photographers himself. He had a successful run as an international model for such fashion powerhouses like Prada and Dolce & Gabanna, and he has graced the pages of GQ and Details. Calisto even snagged the title of Mr. Congeniality for Mister USA 2008. He has been in a number of TV shows, including “Wife Swap” and “Housewives of Atlanta” and most currently will be in the upcoming Hollywood movie “What to Expect” with Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz.

And what about all those barely dressed hunks we mentioned earlier? Well, they come as complements of Calisto’s other work endeavor as the nation’s first LGBT brand specialist for premium drinks giant Diageo. These hot men help support Atlanta’s diverse community while providing a variety of flavored ROKK Vodkas during their nights on the town.

In addition to ROKK, Calisto and his team provide tastings of Smirnoff, Ketel One, Jose Cuervo and Tanqueray at many local watering holes and special non-profit events.

Diageo, Calisto said, has supported a variety of Atlanta’s LGBT charities and events, including GLAAD’s 25 Year Anniversary Awards, For the Kid’s Toy Party, Human Rights Campaign, AID Atlanta, PALS, Atlanta Pride and Joining Hearts. They have done so with product, financial contributions, team support and of course the hot ROKK Vikings.

So, please don’t be shy and the next time you see him, say “Support the Spirit that supports you as you!”

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Drink of the Week: Cheesecake Martini



Have your cake and drink it too! A decadent delight of Smirnoff Strawberry flavored vodka and Smirnoff Vanilla flavored vodka with cranberry juice—a heavenly slice of cheesecake with no crumbs.

Ingredients:
- 0.75 fl oz Smirnoff Strawberry Flavored Vodka
- 0.75 fl oz Smirnoff Vanilla Flavored Vodka
- 1 splash(s) Cranberry Juice

Directions:
Fill shaker with ice. Add Smirnoff Strawberry Vodka, Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka and cranberry juice. Shake and strain into a martini glass.

Servings: 1

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Drink of the Week: Oranje Blossom Honey



Blossom bliss! An intoxicating blend of KETEL ONE ORANJE® Flavored Vodka chilled with spiced citrus liqueur, lemonade and honey syrup…pure nectar in a glass!

Ingredients:
- 1.25 fl oz KETEL ONE ORANJE® Flavored Vodka
- 0.25 fl oz Vanilla Liqueur
- 2 fl oz Lemonade
- 0.5 fl oz Honey Syrup

Directions:
Fill a shaker with ice. Add in all the ingredients. Shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a orange peel.

Servings: 1

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Drink of the Week: Black Cherry Vodka & Cola


The best part about getting older is you get to enjoy adult versions of childhood favs. Try this mature Cherry Cola made with SMIRNOFF BLACK CHERRY VODKA.

Ingredients:
- 1.5 fl oz SMIRNOFF Black Cherry Flavored Vodka
- 3 fl oz Cola

Directions:

Add ice to tall glass. Introduce SMIRNOFF BLACK CHERRY VODKA to the cola. Mingle well.

Servings: 1

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Drink of the Week: Cran-Apple Rokk


Autumn is just around the corner, so why not cool the last few days of summer down with some fall flavors like ROKK APPLE FLAVORED VODKA.

Ingredients:

- 1.5 fl oz ROKK Apple Flavored Vodka
- 3 fl oz Cranberry Juice
- 1 wedge(s) Lime

Introduce ice to cocktail glass. Mingle in ROKK Vodka and cranberry juice. Dress it up with the lime wedge.

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Low Cal Sea Breeze – Fenuxe Drink of the Week


Beat the heat with this low cal loveliness featuring Ciroc Coconut!

Ingredients:

- 1.5 fl oz CÎROC Coconut

- 0.5 fl oz diet cranberry juice

- 0.5 fl oz light ruby grapefruit juice

Combine Ciroc Coconut, diet cran and light ruby grapefruit juice in an ice filled shaker. After the shakeup, strain into an ice-filled collins glass and garnish with lemon and lime. Lighten up and cool off with Ciroc!

Check out more info and drink recipes at www.thebar.com

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Ketel One Martini – Fenuxe Drink of the Week


There’s only one choice of vodka for a premium martini, and it’s Ketel One!

Ingredients:

-1.25 fl oz Ketel One Vodka

- 0.25 fl oz Dry Vermouth

- 1 twist(s) Lemon

Stir your smooth Ketel One Vodka and dry vermouth with ice in a cocktail shaker and strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon twist for the final touch and admire your work one last second before enjoying it for real!

Check out more info and drink recipes at www.thebar.com

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Don Julio Sangria – Fenuxe Drink of the Week


Take your sangria to the next level with a helping hand from Don Julio Blanco Tequila!

Ingredients:

- 1.25 fl oz Don Julio Blanco Tequila

- 1 fl oz BV Coastal Cabernet

- 0.75 fl oz Pear Puree

- 0.75 fl oz Pear Juice

Get ready to your lick your lips as you combine Don Julio Blanco Tequila, BV Coastal Cabernet, pear puree and pear juice in a shaker with ice. Shake, shake, shake it well and strain into an ice filled glass. Garnish with citrus fruit if you desire, take a sip and thank us later!

Check out more info and drink recipes at www.thebar.com

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Ketel One Double Orange – Fenuxe Drink of the Week


Brighten up your week with a Ketel One Double Orange featuring Ketel One Oranje!

Ingredients:

-1.5 fl oz Ketel One Oranje Flavored Vodka

- 3 fl oz Orange Juice

- 1 twist(s) Orange

The natural essence of mandarins and valencias in Ketel One Oranje will mix perfectly with some fresh orange juice over ice in a rocks glass. Finish off your spring treat with an orange garnish, sip and let the sunshine complete the moment!

Check out more info and drink recipes at www.thebar.com.

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Skinny Don Julio Margarita – Fenuxe Drink of the Week


Get the skinny on this low-cal treat featuring the pure, lush taste of Don Julio Blanco Tequila.  Just in time for Cinco de Mayo!

Ingredients:

- 1-1/2 oz Don Julio Blanco Tequila (65-70 calories)

- A splash of Triple Sec – (25 calories)

- 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice – squeeze 2-3 wedges (10 calories)

Mix Don Julio Blanco Tequila, Triple Sec and fresh lime juice together, shake and pour over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with lime wedges and forgo the guilt – you’re drinking light done right!

 

Check out more info and drink recipes at www.thebar.com.

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