NYAK Cognac partners with critically acclaimed music superstar Trina to launch NYAK Peach and NYAK Cinnamon FIYAH.
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“I am proud to announce the next phase of my partnership with NYAK Cognac. I’m not just going to be the face of Peach and Cinnamon, I’m invested in this,” says rapper Trina. “The release of peach and cinnamon are synonymous with my lifestyle and my music, which can be both sweet and spicy. So it’s a great link. I am excited and looking forward to the next phase of my partnership with NYAK, which will allow everyone to truly experience this Black-owned brand.
Business mogul and Detroit Equities CEO Dennis McKinley, former vice president of Rémy Cointreau, Patrick Charpentier and Jérôme Hyafil, former executive vice president of Seagram’s Spirits and Wines, formed a dynamic team to create NYAK Cognac, which is quickly became the fastest growing cognac. mark in US history with an unprecedented annual growth rate of 1,000% in 2021. In 2023, NYAK is still in the top 10 leading cognacs and growing.
“Trina is an artist who has established herself as a significant female force in music and business,” says founder Dennis McKinley. “She is one of the most consistent female rappers who is highly respected by both her fans and peers.”
Casual chats with Trina about her latest adventure into the spirit world.
Tell us about the projects you are working on.
After hosting my first successful music festival, Rockstarr Music Festival, I am now working on another community event to celebrate Trina Day. This year, it’s a dedication to my late niece, and we’re calling it “Welcome to Sugaland.”
Plus, I’m finalizing some new music material, so I’m back in the studio when I can make time to tour and be on the road.
Additionally, I am currently filming the new season of Love and Hip Hop: Miami.
With your busy schedule, what do you like to do in your free time?
When I’m not touring, in the studio, or working on my other professional endeavors, I enjoy being at home with my family and friends. On the days I’m not on the road or in work mode, it’s all about pampering myself, taking care and enjoying the moments as much as possible.
When you go out to eat, where do you like to dine?
I love seafood, so there are a few places I like to dine in Miami. My top two places are Miami Fingalicking Restaurant and Dukunoo Jamaican Kitchen, located in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood.
What types of dishes do you usually order?
The dishes I usually order are steamed lobster and escovitch snapper.
Miami has a diverse nightlife; you can find a diverse mix of places to live in the city.
Some of my favorite bars that I like to go to are Studio 183 and Klub 24. But I love eating in bars, so again, I like Dukunoo because they have good food, good music, atmosphere and drinks.
What drinks do you order when you go out?
Honestly, it depends on my mood. Some days it might be champagne and other days it might be their liqueurs, mainly NYAK cognac or their eaux-de-vie. When I’m not drinking cognac, I’m a tequila girl.
Do you prepare drinks at home?
Yes, I like to entertain my family and friends when I am at home. Some of my favorite mixes are:
The nastiest fishing
my signature drink
- 2 ounces NYAK peach
- 1 ounce Simply Peach peach juice
- 1 ounce peach schnapps
- 1 ounce club soda
- Fresh Georgia Peach Slice (For garnish)
The South Beach mimosa
- Dry sparkling wine (ice)
- Organic apple cider (ice)
- NYAK Cinnamon Fiyah
Preparation: For the cinnamon rim: 1 tablespoon granulated sugar or brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 to 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup.
Suggested toppings –
- 1 slice of apple
- 1 sprig of fresh rosemary
- 1 whole cinnamon stick
NYAK’s master blender has selected the finest French brandies and flavored them with premium aromas while maintaining NYAK’s signature sweetness. NYAK Peach aims for an aroma of ripe, sun-kissed summer peach while bringing notes of vanilla and French pastry with hints of spice, while NYAK Cinnamon Fiyah aims for an aroma of spicy cinnamon with hints of French brandy from vanilla and caramel immersed in chili.
Tell us about your home bar. What is it filled with?
My home bar has a mix of different brands of spirits and alcohol. I make sure the ambiance and variety is well stocked because when I have guests over I make sure the bar can cater for every possible drink they want.
Have you ever been a bartender?
No, I’ve never been a bartender, but I have bartender friends who showed me some cocktail mixes that I like to make. Plus, I love the different NYAK blends which are both refreshing and delicious.
If you could share a drink with anyone, who would it be?
If I could share a drink with anyone, it would be the iconic and legendary Beyoncé.