Celebrate Independence Day With These Recipes

In a few days we will be celebrating America’s Independence from England. As we get our grills and shopping lists in order we thought we could help out your 4th of July menu with these great recipes below. From burgers to cocktails we here at MANjr have you covered.

Red, White, & Blue Chili Cheeseburger – From Hormel Chili


Contact your local bakery to place a special order for blue burger buns

Cook your burger by preferred method

Top with white cheese of choice

Heat can of red Hormel Chili according to package directions

Add red Hormel Chili to burger

In-Tea-Pendence Day

3/4 oz Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select

3/4 oz Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Rye

1/2 oz Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Barrel Proof

1/2 oz Giffard Peach

1/2 oz Simple Syrup

3 oz Unsweetened Iced Tea


Shake all with ice. Strain over ice into pint glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

The Bottle Rocket

10 oz Jack Daniel’s Gentleman Jack

10 oz Watermelon Juice (blend fresh watermelon and fine strain)

5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

5 oz Simple Syrup

3 oz Water


Add all ingredients into a DrinkMate soda bottle. Carbonate per directions of machine. Fill into 187ml bottles and cap. Keep in refrigerator and serve with ice and lemon when ready. All tools can be purchased on

Pass The TABu

3 oz Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select

1 oz House-made Orgeat

1 oz Velvet Falernum

.5 oz Ray & Nephew Overproof Rum

1.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice

.5 oz Maraschino Liqueur

3 Dashes Angostura Bitters

1 oz Sweet Vermouth

Ground Nutmeg


Shake all ingredients vigorously with ice. Pour into pineapple shell. Serve with a flaming lime and several tall straws for sharing

Verdant Voie

1 oz Jack Daniel’s Gentleman Jack

1 oz Green Chartreuse

1 oz Carpana Antica Sweet Vermouth


Gently stirred and poured. Wide lemon twist garnish and served in a Coupe glass

Bud Light Looks To Make America Great Again

Bud Light is looking to make America great again. They are looking give us a reason to get out of work on time. Bud Light is rallying to bring back Happy Hour this summer. They are even putting their money where their mouth is by giving away free beers all summer long as a reward for leaving the office in time for Happy Hour. For Bud Light Happy Hour start at 5PM.

Bud Light recently polled employed Americans and found that almost half haven’t left work at 5PM on a Friday in over a year.  On top of that, 60% of Americans have not been to Happy Hour in the same amount of time. This means that instead of time spent hanging out with friends and enjoying a refreshing Bud Light, on Friday afternoon at 5PM they find themselves at their desk, toiling away to get one last report out before the weekend.  Bud Light is taking a stand!

Beginning today, Bud Light is  encouraging working people ages 21 years old and older across the country to stand up, walk to the nearest bar or fridge, crack open an ice cold Bud Light, raise one to right now and TAKE BACK HAPPY HOUR!

Go to to access the perfect toolkit to help you get out of work on time.

Mo Williams Gives LeBron James Another Crown

What do you get your teammates after stopping a 52 year championship drought? You get them one of the best whiskys out there. Since returning to Cleveland as Kings of the city, Cavaliers player Mo Williams gifted bottles of Crown Royal XR to the entire 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers championship team. Williams shared the special bottles on his Instagram account stating, “Started with a goal, finished with a crown. Love my brothers! #Champs.” The bottles of $130 whisky come enclosed in a velvet, blue bag that were embroidered to reflect the team’s achievement. And what better gift to get for his Cavalier teammates, than one originally created for Royalty?

The team received the bottles from Mo this afternoon, and he had the following to say about their accomplishment: “My team played their hearts out and for that we reign as league champions. My gift to them is a commemorative bottle of Crown Royal XR to celebrate like Kings!”

So Cleveland fans follow Mo’s lead and pick up some Crown Royal XR and celebrate the team’s championship responsibly.

Summer Drinks Inspired By Smirnoff

The days are getting warmer and people are going to be hanging outside with friends. As the summer hits people are looking for refreshing drink options. If you are looking for something new you might want to check out these cocktail recipes inspired from Smirnoff.

Summertime Shandy

1.5 oz Smirnoff Sourced Ruby Red Grapefruit

.5 oz Lemon Juice

.5 oz Simple Syrup

Top with Guinness Blonde American Lager

Sourced Pina Colada

2 oz Smirnoff Sourced Pineapple

.75 oz Lime juice

1 oz Coconut Water

1 oz Coconut cream (coco lopez)

Shaken & served over crushed ice OR Blended with ice (Frozen)

Garnish: Float of Dark Rum, Fresh grated nutmeg, pineapple leaves, pineapple slices

Sourced Sangria

1.5 oz. Smirnoff Sourced Cran/Apple

1.5 oz. dry Red wine (or White wine)

.5 oz. orange juice

.5 oz. simple syrup

Build all ingredients over ice & stir to combine. Top with splash club soda

Pack with fresh fruit: apple slices, orange slices, cranberries or pomegranate seeds (seasonal)

Sourced Spritz

1.5 oz Smirnoff Sourced Ruby Red Grapefruit

.75 oz Italian Aperitif bitter (Aperol, Campari)

.5 oz lemon juice

.5 oz simple syrup

Shake all ingredients with ice & strain into rocks glass. Top with Club soda. Garnish with grapefruit peel or grapefruit slice

Reebok Looks To Add Some Flare To The Fury

Summer is a great time for white sneakers, but if you want to stand out you might need some flare. It’s no secret that summertime brings a constant struggle of looking fresh while keeping cool, especially in the humid heat of Southern Louisiana. Seersuckers ability to keep the wearer cool and stylish while battling the intensity of the southern weather has made it a mainstay in southern fashion for over the last 100 years. In order to bring a little southern charm to the white house in 1996 politicians decided to remind the Senate of how it used to be before the advent of air conditioning in the 1950s. Seersucker Thursday is the tradition in which politicians of congress wear clothing made of seersucker for National Seersucker Day.

Always holding it down for the south, we wanted to put our own spin on the tradition of “Seersucker Thursday” by adding a little southern charm into the Reebok Classic Instapump Fury.

A white leather upper confines the underlays of cotton seersucker on top of the shoe, matching the white midsole that sits atop the complimentary gum bottom. Hangtags and insoles to match finish off our sneaker,combining classic southern seersucker with a Reebok Classic. Mr. Haspel of Haspel’s New Orleans said it best, “hot is hot no matter what you do for a living.” Whether you’re out on the job or running around in the summer heat, these sneakers know how to keep you cool and comfortable.

The Politics x Reebok Instapump Fury Seersucker Thursday is available now only at Politics stores or

Reebok Celebrates Allen Iverson’s Birthday

Usually when it is someone’s birthday that person gets a gift. This time around Reebok is giving us a reason to celebrate. Reebok Classic continues the Year of the Question in 2016 for the 20th anniversary of Allen Iverson’s iconic first signature shoe with the most pristine look for the model ever: the Question Mid “White Party.”

In fact, this colorway doubles up on the celebratory theme, honoring both the 20th birthday of the Question this year, as well as Allen Iverson’s milestone 40th birthday last year on June 7th, which also coincides with the release date of this Question Mid.

The Question Mid “White Party” features a premium leather upper with quilted stitching in white, with a chalk color suede hit at the toe cap and heel. Adding to the impeccable colorway is metallic gold embroidery for all branding, along with a chalk colored midsole and outsole.

Celebrate Allen Iverson’s birthday by picking up the Question Mid “White Party” tomorrow June 7th at and Eblens for $149.99.

Give A Royal Father’s Day Gift

Have you thought about what you are getting your dad for Father’s Day? Why not give him an award-winning variant from legendary Canadian whisky company, Crown Royal. One of the latest variants from Crown Royal is the Northern Harvest Rye Whisky.

I am guessing your dad deserves a bottle of the number one whisky in the world according to Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. Crowned with this honor for 2016, Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye is a blend of 90% rye whisky that embodies a smooth and spicy flavor profile mixed into traditional rye cocktails or enjoyed neat or on the rocks.

Not only will dad receive an extremely coveted whisky, but Crown Royal is offering a special option to personalize its iconic bag this Father’s Day. All you have to do is visit, enter the code CROWNFATHERS, customize your bag and you’ll receive a free embroidered bag between 7-10 business days. It is valid for one customer each from June 3 – June 19.

Plus if your dad is into cocktails check out the Northern Harvest Buck recipe below to whip up on his special day.

Northern Harvest Buck

1.25 oz. Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye Whisky

0.75 oz. lime juice

3 oz. ginger beer

2 dash(es) aromatic bitters

Preparation: Combine Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye and lime juice in a shaker. Add ice. Shake well. Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wheel and bitters