Chill With These Winter Themed Cocktails

Winter is coming and the only thing you need to be prepared for this cold season are delicious cocktails that you can enjoy while staying warm! Whether for a gathering with friends or a cozy holiday movie night in, Smirnoff has a few cocktails that are sure to be the marshmallow to your hot chocolate. If you’re looking for a sweet treat that is super cute for the holidays, then the Smirnoff Peppermint Bark Martini is perfect for you.

Or maybe you’re looking to get a head start of your New Year’s resolution and cut back on your sugar intake? The Strawberry Rose Sparkler or Cucumber Lime Tea Infused Mule are delicious better-for-your cocktails that are the perfect drink to cheers the night to.

Peppermint Bark Martini – Serves Four

Ingredients:

·         3 oz Smirnoff Peppermint Twist

·         3 oz. Smirnoff Vanilla

·         3 oz. good quality white chocolate

·         5 tbs. granulated sugar

·         6 oz. heavy cream

·         6 oz. whole milk

·         2 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions: Roughly chop white chocolate and place in a large heat-proof bowl. Add sugar, heavy cream, and whole milk to a saucepan. Heat over medium low heat until the mixture is hot to touch—do not allow the mixture to boil.

Pour the hot milk mixture over the chocolate and stir until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth. Allow the mixture to cool completely. Stir in the vanilla extract, Smirnoff Peppermint Twist and Vanilla Vodkas.

To serve, add four ounces of the homemade liqueur to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Pour the mixture into a peppermint-rimmed martini glass.

Strawberry Rose Sparkler- Serves One

Ingredients:

·         1 oz. Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions Strawberry & Rose

·         4 oz. sparkling rose wine

·         Frozen strawberries for garnish

Directions: Add a frozen strawberry to the bottom of a champagne flute. Top with Smirnoff Strawberry Rose Vodka. Pour in the sparkling rose.

Cucumber Lime Iced Tea Mule – Serves One

Ingredients:

·         1.5 oz. Smirnoff Zero Infusions Cucumber & Lime

·         4 oz. lightly sweetened iced tea (preferably freshly brewed)

·         1/4 oz. lime juice

·         1 oz. ginger beer

·         Garnish: mint, sliced cucumbers, lime wedges

Directions: Fill a mule mug with crushed ice. Add vodka, iced tea, lime juice, and ginger beer. Stir to combine. Garnish with mint, sliced cucumbers, and a lime wedge.

When Art Meets Whiskey

Bulleit Frontier Whiskey and South Florida artists Elidea and Jason Skeldon unveiled a limited-edition Art in a Bottle Collection for Miami Art Week. The collection is available for purchase starting today on SaatchiArt.com/shows/BulleitArtInABottle, just in time for the holiday gifting season.

The art collection is the latest installment of the Bulleit Frontier Works program – the Bulleit 3D Printed Frontier and  includes 12 original works of Bulleit Art in a Bottle and two complementary hand-painted canvases by Elidea and Jason. Bulleit Art in a Bottle was unveiled last night at the Bulleit 3D Printed Frontier Experience at Red Dot Miami and Spectrum Miami art fairs alongside the Bulleit 3D Printed Bar and some of the world’s first Bulleit 3D printed cocktails.

You Will Need To Check Out Captain Morgan Gingerbread Spiced

‘Tis the season for everyone’s favorite holiday treats and traditions – peppermint and poinsettias, egg nogs and yule logs, even fruitcakes and baked hams – but it’s hard to think of a flavor with more power to transport someone back to their fondest holiday memories than gingerbread. That’s why Captain Morgan is adding its signature style of fun to gingerbread this holiday season with the release of Captain Morgan Gingerbread Spiced.

With a snow-frosted cap and textured label that mimics a gingerbread cookie, Captain Morgan Gingerbread Spiced is distilled with the sweet and warming taste of gingerbread for a deliciously seasonal spiced taste that the whole crew will love. Just like any holiday indulgence, moderation is the way to go when enjoying Captain Morgan Gingerbread Spiced.

Captain Morgan Gingerbread Spiced is on shelves now for a limited time across the country for some responsible holiday cheer. The 750mL bottle with an ABV of 30% has a suggested retail price of $14.99.

George Dickel Has Your Whisky Wish List

George Dickel Bottled in Bond is great for those on your holiday list that loves whisky. Bold and balanced, this 13-year-old whisky is rooted in authenticity and taste giving it an impressive 95 out of 100 from Wine Enthusiast magazine! At 100 proof, George Dickel Bottled in Bond is back in time for the holidays and can be enjoyed neat or on the rocks in addition to being well-suited for many of your favorite holiday cocktails. The best part is that George Dickel Bottled in Bond is available for an SRP of $35.99 for 750 mL making it a must have for any whisky lover!

Check out some cocktail recipes below.

CRANBERRY OLD FASHIONED

  • Cranberry Rosemary Old Fashioned
  • 1.50 oz George Dickel Bottled in Bond Whisky
  • .25 oz Cranberry Rosemary Simple Syrup
  • 2 dashes bitters
  • sugared cranberries and rosemary

Combine whisky, simple syrup and bitters in a glass with ice. Stir to combine. Garnish with sugared cranberries and rosemary.

COFFEE HOT TODDY

  • 1 oz cardamom simple syrup
  • 1.50 oz George Dickel Whisky #12
  • 4-5 oz hot coffee
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Whipped Cream and cinnamon

Combine syrup, whisky, and coffee in a mug. Add in bitters. Top with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon.

Migos Is Asking For Fans To Help Them Out

mike’s Hard and mike’s HARDER Lemonade is teaming up with chart topping hip-hop trio, Migos, and has officially launched a contest in search of two fans primed to go HARDER and “walk it like they talk it.”

Now through December 31, fans can enter by sharing how they want to celebrate like Migos on Twitter by using #DudeThatsMigos, or by visiting www.dudethatsmigos.com. Those entering via Twitter must have a public account, follow @HARDER and include #DudeThatsMigos, along with #contest, in their posts. The contest will run until December 31st, 2019 and winners will be announced in early 2020. The lucky winners (trip for 2), aged 21 years or older, will get to party like – and with – the famously lavish hip-hop moguls, complete with a Migos approved prize pack, including:

· A $20,000 stack

· HARDER chain to show off your own personal drip

· Dope accommodations during the stay

· A ride in a luxury vehicle to box seats at a professional basketball game with the Migos crew in Atlanta.

Rove Combines Elegance With Function

For most of us we spend a lot of time in our car. One of the results from this could be some unwanted smells in your car. This is where Rove comes in. Rove is the definition of quality design. It’s minimalistic design and sleek matte black finish doesn’t skimp on function as it attaches perfectly to any air vent.

Smart design paired with modern scents (always phthalate free) like the floral Bloom, tropical Grove, or musky Teak that make Rove an ideal gift for anyone who knows it’s not just where you’re going, it’s how you get there. It’s for those who stand out without being the loudest in the room.

Rove is subscription based. All you have to do is select a desired scent, strength and simply replace the scented refills each month. Rove packages start at $14.99 for the first month and only $5 per refill. Rove makes the perfect gift for anyone on your list. For more info on Rove go to their website.

Crown Royal Needs You To Help Out Our Military

I really love how Crown Royal look to help out our men and women in the military. Last year, Crown Royal expanded their generosity efforts and launched The Crown Royal Purple Bag Project with country music superstar Thomas Rhett, an effort to pack 1 million care packages by the end of 2020 for active-duty service members serving overseas.

Crown Royal was back this year at The 53rd Annual CMA Awards with Thomas Rhett to give Veteran and singer-songwriter Jerri the surprise of a lifetime. Jerri thought she was in Nashville to help support The Crown Royal Purple Bag Project, but little did she know that the brand and Thomas Rhett had more plans in store: an invite to country music’s biggest night! Jerri also took the stage last night with co-host Reba to encourage fans 21+ to help Crown Royal reach its 1 million packed bag goal.

You can support The Crown Royal Purple Bag Project as we head into the most generous time of the year. Fans 21+ can text PURPLEBAG to 50155 and follow Crown Royal on Twitter for more details.

Celebrate International Stout Day With Guinness

Today, on International Stout Day 2019, the brewers at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore announced the next beer from a line of new barrel-aged beers at the brewery – the Guinness Stock Ale Aged in Bulleit Bourbon Barrels.

The newest beer is the endgame of a Guinness Barleywine and a Guinness Imperial Stout – both brewed in Baltimore and aged in Bulleit Bourbon barrels before being blended together. The high gravity stout and malty barleywine lead to a hearty and full-bodied beer with notes of nutty chocolate, raisins, roasted barley and sweet dark fruit with an ABV of 10%. Aromas of vanilla, coffee, stone fruit and ripe berries come off of this intense and luxuriant stock ale.

Guinness Stock Ale Aged in Bulleit Bourbon Barrels is available on top, beginning today at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore and can be found on shelves at specialty beer stores across the U.S. in 4-packs of 11.2oz bottles for a limited time beginning November 15th for a suggested retail price of $19.99.

This limited release is sure to be the perfect gift for any beer lover this holiday season and surely the best one for gatherings with friends and family.

Smirnoff Seltzer is The Presenting Sponsor of Fizz Fight LA

Kicking off the fall season, the first ever hard seltzer festival took Denver by storm with more than 20 hard seltzer brands gathering from across the country to provide the ultimate tasting experience for attendees – Presenting sponsor, Smirnoff Seltzer brought former Bachelor Star, Colton Underwood back home to Denver, asking fans, “Will you accept this Rosè?” as he handed out Smirnoff Seltzer Rosè samples directly from their seltzer tap truck. The set up quickly became a fan favorite!

In a little over a week, Smirnoff Seltzer will once again be the presenting sponsor, this time in LA, which is sure to be even bigger and better than before. In Denver, Smirnoff Seltzer Raspberry Rosè came in top 5 in the judges blind taste test and this time is hoping to come out on top with the People’s Choice Award in Los Angeles. If this is something you’re interested in covering, please feel to reach out with any additional questions and see below from some high resolution images from Fizz Fight Denver.

Alex Morgan Teams Up With Powerade To Help Out Youth Soccer

Earlier this week USWNT co-captain Alex Morgan together with POWERADE and the U.S. Soccer Foundation, unveiled a new soccer field in Gardena, CA to give the next generation of footballers more access to the sport.

The soccer field comes after POWERADE, the official sports drink of the U.S. Women’s National Team announced its partnership with the U.S. Soccer Foundation, committing to building three mini-pitches in key markets throughout the U.S. Each will be located in the home markets and named after the brand’s Power Players – Alex Morgan (L.A.), Kelley O’Hara (Atlanta) and Crystal Dunn (New York).

Each field was designed to transform underutilized spaces into state-of-the-art soccer fields – providing teen players with nearly 2,000+ extra hours of playing time in safe spaces.