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Learn More About The Guinness Gives Back Initiative

As part of the Guinness Gives Back initiative to provide support to those suffering from food insecurity due to COVID-19 and other causes, Guinness has announced a $750,000 donation to community relief efforts nationwide and introduced a new limited-edition pack for the holiday season.

For every Guinness Gives Back pack made, Guinness is donating $1 ($750,000 collectively) to designated charities in the U.S. The national Guinness Gives Back America pack will trigger donations to the global organization Direct Relief, and four regional versions of the pack will support food banks in the corresponding markets of New York, California, Chicago and Boston.

Already this year, Guinness has committed $2 million to COVID-19 relief efforts and to organizations supporting equality and social justice. The release of the Guinness Gives Back packs re-enforces the brand’s commitment to supporting and uplifting American communities.

Roe & Co Offers A Great Fall Cocktail

The weather is getting colder. Now is the time for some fun cocktails. The Roe & Co Irish Coffee is a delicious, easy-to-make cocktails that everyone can enjoy.

In case you’re unfamiliar with the brand, Roe & Co is a new contemporary blend that is inspired by the once world-famous George Roe & Co Distillery in Dublin. Roe & Co is made from the finest hand-selected stocks of Irish malt and grain whiskies, aged in bourbon casks. Using her 30 years of experience, our Master Blender Caroline Martin has created a versatile, premium whiskey. Roe & Co is a luxuriously smooth blend with a perfect harmony between the intense fruitiness of the malt and the mellow creaminess of the grain whiskies.

Roe & Co Irish Coffee

Ingredients Needed:

  • 40ml Roe & Co
  • 60ml freshly brewed americano coffee
  • 10ml porter syrup/sugar syrup
  • 15ml fresh lightly whipped cream
  • grated nutmeg & 3 coffee beans

Directions:

Heat the Irish coffee glass with boiling water. Once heated empty the water out and add 60ml of freshly brewed hot coffee and in the syrup. Stir lightly. Pour in 40ml of Roe & Co and layer lightly whipped fresh cream on top. Garnish with 3 coffee beans and a light dusting of grated nutmeg.

Captain Morgan Offers An Apple Spied Rum

There’s something new dropping this fall and it’s ripe for the taking. Captain Morgan is hitting the shelves with Captain Morgan Sliced Apple Spiced Rum – something brand new that’s sure to shake up the rum category as a spirit that is so delicious it can easily be enjoyed neat or on the rocks.

There’s more fun to be had with this twist on a classic – we took the flavor of our signature Original Spiced Rum, added a subtle hint of ginger and fused it all together with the deliciously juicy and crisp taste of fresh cut apples. Captain Morgan Sliced Apple is all about making sure you and your friends can enjoy and celebrate the good times with a flavor everyone loves, whether you’re near or far.

Five artists worked with Captain Morgan to design murals in the communities they call home – New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Austin and Atlanta – that pay tribute to some of the country’s most vibrant and iconic cities and neighborhoods. In their own unique, signature styles, each artist’s mural showcases some of the diverse flavors, people, art and sounds that make up the irresistible spirits of the communities that Captain Morgan Sliced Apple is out to celebrate.

Nothing screams autumn like sliced apples. They’re crisp, refreshing, sweet yet tart, exploding with flavor and perfectly suited for the fall (or any) season. With all that flavor packed into Captain Morgan Sliced Apple, there’s something for everyone 21 and over to sink their teeth into – serve it neat, on the rocks or as a chilled shot. Captain Morgan Sliced Apple is so delicious that we recommend giving it a try on its own, but if you’re looking to spice things up, it can be used to add variety to some of your favorite signature cocktails like the Captain Morgan Apple Crisp.

Apple Crisp

1 oz Captain Morgan Sliced Apple
.5 oz lemon juice
Cubed ice (in shaker)
Lemon wedge for garnish

Directions:

  1. Pour Captain Morgan Sliced Apple and lemon juice into a shaker over ice.
  2. Shake and pour into shot glass.
  3. Garnish with lemon.

Kevin Garnett Wants You To Stay Hydrated And Royal

Sports are back and so is Crown Royal, doubling down on its responsible drinking commitment and bringing the Crown Royal Water Break beyond football and to all sports with the help of sports royalty and 15-time All-Star, MVP and NBA champion Kevin Garnett. Crown Royal believes being a royal fan this season means staying safe, generously supporting your community and drinking responsibly while rooting on your team. That’s how to Crown Your Game Day.

Even at home, you still get to enjoy your favorite game day cocktails. Just remember: to take a Water Break in between to stay hydrated. Don’t be that guy or girl that ruins game day for your friends and family - Stay Hydrated, Stay Royal. As fans host Game Day from home, Crown Royal will continue to encourage fans to elevate their game day spreads and cocktails to take Game Day to a new level. Thanks to “Crown Your Game Day Spreads,” fans will never miss an opportunity to pair their favorite local game day eats with Crown Royal, team-inspired signature cocktails. Visit crownroyal.com/game-day for inspiration. Also, see below for cocktail assets.

A St. Patrick’s Day Message From Guinness

We know that St. Patrick’s Day feels different this year. But we’ve been around for 260 years and learned over time that we’re pretty tough when we stick together. However you choose to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year, stay safe and be good to one another. Guinness today is committing $500,000 through our Guinness Gives Back Fund to help communities where we live, work and celebrate.

Own The Action Packed Film 1917 On March 24th

1917, the critically acclaimed, multi-award winning action spectacle including Academy Award® winner for Best Cinematography arrives on Digital March 10, 2020 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM and DVD March 24, 2020 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.  Hailed as “One of the most extraordinary cinematic achievements of the year” (JoBlo), the universally acclaimed film combines groundbreaking film making, memorable performances, and an unforgettable insight into the human experience against the shattering background of war. Additionally an Oscar® winner for Best Visual Effects and Best Sound Mixing, 1917 is “a new war movie classic” (NY Post).

In 1917 at the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (MacKay) and Blake (Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them. 1917 comes to Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM and DVD with bonus content showcasing the incredible craft and artistry behind the immersive feature, including a detailed look into the production design, how the film engineered a one shot, 360-degree format and interviews with the cast and crew.

In 1917, Academy Award®-winning director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Spectre, Skyfall) brings his Golden Globe® and BAFTA award-winning directorial performance to a script co-written alongside Krysty Wilson-Cairns (“Penny Dreadful”). The film stars breakout actors George Mackay (Captain Fantastic, Pride, Sunshine on Leith) and Dean-Charles Chapman (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”). Accompanying Mackay and Chapman are standout performances by Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor, Kingsman, The Imitation Game), Andrew Scott (“Fleabag”, Sherlock, Spectre), Richard Madden (Netflix’s “The Bodyguard”, Rocketman, HBO’s “Game of Thrones”), Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, Kingsman, Bridget Jones) and Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Dr. Strange, The Imitation Game). The film was produced by Mendes, Pippa Harris (“Penny Dreadful”, “Call the Midwife”), Jayne-Ann Tenggren (Spectre, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close), Callum McDougall (Spectre, Skyfall, Casino Royale) and Brian Oliver (Rocketman, Black Swan).

Three Ridiculous Questions with The Bachelor Pilot Pete

Ahead of one of the most anticipated Bachelor finales on ABC, The Bachelor himself, Peter Weber, sat down with Jimmy Kimmel to answer four ridiculous questions with a Smirnoff Seltzer, the “Official Hard Seltzer of The Bachelor”  in hand!

Three of the four ridiculous questions aired last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, but you can view an additional ridiculous question in the link below. Following into the segment last night, we have the never before seen video moment where Pilot Pete answers a question in the most pilot-esque fashion.

Quote from Peter: “I actually have a hat that says airplane mode. It’s just a picture of an airplane…mode.”

You Don’t Need Luck To Try These Smirnoff St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

At Smirnoff, they are all about providing you options, and this year, they are sharing three new recipes – Our St. Paddy’s Spritzer, Fizzy Leprechaun and our Lucky Melon Cooler – all of which highlight the different flavor profiles of each of their products – Smirnoff Cucumber-Lime Zero Sugar Infusions, Smirnoff Ice Green Apple and Smirnoff Seltzer Cranberry Lime. Even better, their spritzer and melon cooler recipes contain zero added sugar.

St. Paddy’s Spritzer

(1 serving)

2 oz. Smirnoff Cucumber-Lime Zero Sugar Infusions

1 oz. cucumber puree

1 oz. brewed green tea

1 oz. bottled sparkling water

1 Lime wheel

1 cucumber wheel

Directions: In a cocktail stirring pitcher, combine the Smirnoff Cucumber-Lime Zero Sugar Infusion, cucumber puree, brewed green tea and sparkling water. Pour over ice. Garnish with fresh lime and cucumber.

Fizzy Leprechaun

(1 serving)

6 oz. Smirnoff Ice Green Apple

2 oz. sparkling lemonade

1 maraschino cherry

1 sour candy rainbow belt

Directions: Combine Smirnoff Ice Green Apple and sparkling lemonade in a cocktail stirring pitcher; mix well. Pour over ice in a cocktail glass. Thread the maraschino cherry and rainbow candy onto a cocktail stirrer and garnish drink.

Lucky Melon Cooler

(1 serving)

4-6 honeydew melon balls, chilled

4 oz. Smirnoff Seltzer Cranberry Lime

1 oz. honeydew puree

2 oz. lime juice

Lime slices for garnish

Fresh clover sprigs (or clover frozen in ice cubes)

Directions: Fill a tall cocktail glass with honeydew melon balls. Mix seltzer and lime juice in a cocktail stirring pitcher.  Pour over chilled melon and garnish with lime slices and fresh clover sprigs.

Delta Air Lines Are Making The Skies A Little Bubblier

Say bon voyage with BON & VIV Spiked Seltzer just in time for your spring and summer vacations! BON & VIV is taking flight with Delta Air Lines to bring a bubbly new beverage to the skies.

Now customers on board domestic Delta flights can make their trip a little bubblier by sipping on cans of the premium zero-sugar, 90-calorie spiked seltzer, available in two natural fruit flavors – grapefruit and lemon-line.

Customers on Delta One, Delta Premium Select, First Class and Delta Comfort+ can enjoy complimentary 12 oz. cans of the beverage, and Main Cabin customers can purchase theirs for $8.

Diageo Launches Craftswomen Program With Bulleit And Jonnie Walker

To coincide with the launch of the program, Diageo will introduce two new limited-edition whisk(e)y innovations: Bulleit Bourbon Blenders’ Select No. 001 from Blender Eboni Major and Jane Walker by Johnnie Walker from Master Blender Emma Walker. Both innovations highlight the skill and creativity of the fierce female blenders behind the brands and the range of flavor discovery to be had in bourbon and Scotch whisky.

Created by Bulleit Blender Eboni Major, Bulleit Bourbon Blenders’ Select No. 001 is the latest innovation out of Bulleit Distilling Co. and features the thoughtful mingling of three out of the 10 whiskey types used to make the original Bulleit Bourbon.  The exceptional blend includes distinct notes of vanilla bean, honey, dried fruit and toasted oak, as well as a smooth finish with a lingering of sweet cream and fruit wine decadence.

The new Jane Walker by Johnnie Walker limited edition blend hero’s whisky from Cardhu – a nearly 200-year-old distillery in the heart of Speyside that flourished under the leadership of Elizabeth Cumming. This pioneering woman ultimately sold Cardhu to the Walker family in 1893 but played a significant role in the brand’s history. Now, with access to more than ten million casks of maturing whisky from distilleries across Scotland, Emma Walker carries forward this tradition.

Bulleit Bourbon Blender’s Select No. 001 will begin appearing on shelves early March, with both new whiskies available nationwide Spring 2020 via ReserveBar.com and Drizly.com.