J-Rad / Jerry / JB. Call him what you will. This season’s almighty legend is our much-loved creative director, Mr Jarred Bishop.

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On a crisp Autumn morning, two fruity Hyundai SUV’s headed to Rotorua’s magic Blue Lake and Whakarewarewa Forest for an outdoor adventure to remember - the Radix Xterra Rotorua Festival.

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Meet the Manuka Apple Crisp. A toasty wee number with a zesty zing combining Manuka Honey Vodka, limes, fresh mint and Almighty Apple juice. You know what they say about an apple a day…

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This spicy wee number is our take on the red snapper. It’s a classic bloody mary recipe made with beet juice instead of tomato and Reid + Reid gin instead of vodka. Flight or no flight, the Beetroot Red Snapper is a guaranteed good time. Suitable day, night, 11am Sunday… whenevs.

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Boogie your way back to the islands with this tropical fiesta or guava, lime, basil… and tequila!

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In the Waipara Valley in Canterbury, 30 minutes north of Christchurch, resides one of New Zealand’s greatest treasures - Pegasus Bay Winery and Restaurant. Since 1986, this viticultural institution has managed to remain 100% owned and operated by the legendary Donaldson family.

Meet Christine

This season’s living legend is the one, and only, Ben Lenart. Founding chief and apple counter at Almighty Beverages. We don’t let the accountants do the squeezing, however, Ben tends to wear a multitude of hats (and a signature grin) much of the time. This cool, calm and collected character began his entrepreneurial journey in his early 20’s when he opened Wellington institution, Milk Crate cafe, in 2005.

Meet Ben

Autumn calls for carrots and what better way to enjoy them than by sipping on a smokey margarita? The Carrot, Orange & Turmeric Mezcál Margarita is an Almighty HQ fave. Simple, edgy and spellbindingly good. Highly recommend.

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A fabulous time was had by all at this year’s Ending HIV Big Gay Out in Auckland. The legendary annual event is Aotearoa’s biggest celebration of rainbow diversity and aims to end new HIV transmissions in New Zealand by 2025 via regular testing, new tools and encouraging people to Love Your Condom.

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We caught up with Brenda from Ministry of Food and toured her patch of alpine paradise.

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Spring onions: delicious, versatile and super easy to grow (and regrow!). Chop spring onions into salads, blend them into salsas or barbeque whole scallions tossed in tamari and oil for a tasty summer snack.

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Nothing says summer like freshly caught fish prepared simply and shared with whānau and friends.

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Great times in the garden this spring. Huge shout out to Brothers Beer, The Midnight Baker, Delaney Mes, Bird on a Wire, Tommy Millions, Mondays Wholefoods, Kraken Crumpets and Aotea Tonics plus everyone who signed up to volunteer through our online registration. Your time, energy and positive attitudes really are priceless.

Garden squad spring pics

We’d like to give a big, warm welcome to the latest member of the Almighty team. Outstanding International New Zealand Cricket all rounder and spin bowler extraordinaire… Nathan McCullum! Text book definition of a living legend if there ever was one.

Meet Nathan

This past Spring we were stoked to launch Almighty’s boombastic new Guava, Lime & Basil. Take a 360º tour of Mr Guava’s Guava’s dreamy tropical island. Huge thanks to our friends at Creature Post who made it for us. Can you spot the flying fish?

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Oh hai afternoon tipples in the sun. We missed you! But what to make that’s super simple AND delicious, after a hard day working / shopping / parenting / surfing…? How about this easy-peasy, uber refreshing Guava, Lime & Basil Caipirinha by our friends at The Rising Tide in Mt Maunganui? Low admin. Extremely high return.

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We had a ripper of a time celebrating Toast Martinborough’s 25th Anniversary this November. An absolutely stunning day spent over 8 sites, 9 wineries and 9 restaurants with 20 music acts, made for a fabulous festival indeed.

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Owairaka’s Garden to Table greenthumb gurus, Virginia and Sarah, asked if Almighty could possibly round up some muscles to help sort the Pohutukawa forest and organise some firewood and kindling, in preparation for term 4.

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Just a few doors down from Almighty’s Auckland office the amazing city farm and community garden that is Kelmarna Gardens awaits! We caught up with our neighbour and Kelmarna garden manager, Adrian Roche, to take a tour of the glorious food forest.

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For winter’s final weekend and to round off Wellington on a Plate, the clouds parted and made way for a very special event. Together We Grow was a two day fundraiser and collaboration between the Common Unity Project Aotearoa, Epuni Primary School, Tommy Millions and Almighty juices.

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This season’s Almighty legend is our marvelous managing director, Adán Tijerina, (aka Tuco). Ex-owner of Matterhorn, recent GM of Orchestra Wellington, percussionist extraordinaire and Dad to four beautiful boys with a Masters Degree in Education to boot… Adán’s a busy chap with a wealth of knowledge and life experience.

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It’s been an athletic few weeks and with 18 placings under our belt, we reckon us kiwis deserve a drink! We teamed up with Milly’s Kitchen and made a delicious Almighty Brazilian Beetroot Sangria to celebrate.

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This past winter we rounded up an Almighty crew of stockists and friends who were keen to get amongst our School Garden Squad including Bird on a Wire, Tommy Millions, Mondays Wholefoods, Kraken Crumpets, Breakbread, CTRL Space and Architectus as well as a bunch of legends who signed up to volunteer through our website registration.

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A couple of months ago we caught word that the chicken coop at Dingwall Trust had seen better days and was in need of replacement. In situations like these, we know who to call… The Almighty Architectural Mod Squad of course!

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Indulging in Northland’s best fresh seafood while chilling on the waterfront, watching the world go by and sipping on deliciously refreshing cocktails… Doesn’t sound too bad.

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Tess and Almighty squad member, Lewis, have been having a hoot of a time hanging out with the kids at Papatoetoe West School in Auckland every Friday. Thanks to Ms Best and the Garden to Table programme, the kids grow all sorts of delicious stuff from broad beans to blueberries, kale to cabbages and everything in between.

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Penney’s love for big apples and urban gardening inspired her to make the most of her deck and build a practical, fruitful, potted garden at her Mt Victoria home. Of course the garden also assists Penney in cooking her blessed whanau many a delicious meal. Good on ya Penney!

Meet Penney

Introjuicing: The Almighty Beetroot Cooler. Created by Joel Christian - high-grade human being and owner-operator of Christchurch’s much loved cocktail bar / restaurant / home away from home that is The Monday Room.

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Hawkes Bay landscaping legend, rugby hero and old school rock ‘n roller, Guy Morris, is an Almighty old mate from way back. Based in Napier, Hawkes Bay, with his wife and three kids, Guy’s passion for passionfruits, permaculture and growing the green stuff has manifested into a DIY home vege garden fit for a king.

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We were super excited to have our friends at Bird on a Wire join the Almighty Garden Squad recently. We met up with co-founder, Sophie, for some gardening and a delicious lunch cooked by the clever kids at St Francis Primary.

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We had a helluva time mixing up some Almighty cocktails with our pals at Good as Gold last Friday night.

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At the end of May, 2016, Bath Street Gallery will close its doors. To say thanks and adios, Bath St served up some deliciously savoury and sweet Almighty carrot, orange, turmeric and Broken Heart gin cocktails at their final event.

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We caught up with Almighty legend Trevor, and his daughter Lilly, from the much-loved Little Yellow Food Truck to talk gardening, street food and veggie love at his Mt Wellington home.

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This April we teamed up with our friends at Huckleberry Farms to produce a delicious dairy-free beetroot, blackcurrant and ginger-spiced Autumn porridge recipe.

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