QUEEN OF THE NIGHT Creates 'Be Inspi(RED)' Cocktail to Help Fight AIDS

QUEEN OF THE NIGHT Creates 'Be Inspi(RED)' Cocktail to Help Fight AIDS

For the first time ever, from June 1st-10th, the culinary community is turning (RED) to raise money and awareness for the fight against AIDS. Led by Chef Mario Batali and master meat purveyor, Pat LaFrieda, food and drink businesses around the world will serve-up delicious (RED) culinary experiences to raise money for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, and harness the growing interest in all things culinary to raise awareness that the war against AIDS is winnable.

The epicurean extravaganza Queen of the Night has created "Be Inspi(RED)", a special pomegranate-infused cocktail that will be available during the ten days in June.

Recipe for Be Inspi(RED)

1.5 oz Belvedere

2 oz Fresh Pomegranate Juice

3.5 oz Club Soda

Build in a highball glass over cubed ice. Garnish with lemon peels.

Queen of the Night, created by king of immersive entertainment and Sleep No More producer Randy Weiner, is a critically acclaimed fusion of cuisine, theater, circus, and nightlife, and was recently extended through August 31 by popular demand at the legendary nightspot Simon Hammerstein's Diamond Horseshoe (235 W. 46th Street, NYC). At Queen of the Night, drinks flow, dinner is served, and over the course of the gala, guests are engaged, entertained, and immersed in this genre-blurring spectacle.

Queen of the Night plays Tuesdays through Sundays beginning at 7:30 p.m. and tiered ticket prices begin at $140. For tickets, visit queenofthenightnyc.com.

(RED) was founded in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver to engage businesses and people in the fight against AIDS. (RED) partners with the world's most iconic brands who contribute up to 50% of profits from (RED) branded goods and services to the Global Fund. (RED) Proud Partners include: Apple, Starbucks, The Coca-Cola Company, Bank of America, Beats by Dr. Dre, Belvedere, Claro, SAP, Telcel and Live Nation Entertainment. (RED) Special Edition partners include: Jonathan Adler, Theory, HEAD, Kidrobot, Mophie, FEED, Sir Richard's Condom Company, Shazam, Square, Girl Skateboards, Nanda Home, Bottletop, Fatboy USA and Bed Bath & Beyond.

To date, (RED) has generated more than $250 million for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to support HIV/AIDS grants in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia. 100 percent of that money goes to work on the ground - no overhead is taken. Global Fund grants that (RED) supports have impacted more than 40 million people with prevention, treatment, counseling, HIV testing and care services.

(RED) is a division of The ONE Campaign. Learn more at www.red.org.

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