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Thanksgiving Runners Look To Get Beer Thanks to Michelob ULTRA

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, Turkey Trots have become as synonymous with Thanksgiving as the turkey itself. On a day like Thanksgiving, an average American will consume upwards of 4,500 calories so Michelob ULTRA  wanted to offer an incentive to get fit before the feast. 

With only 95 calories and 2.6 carbs, Michelob ULTRA is a longtime supporter of those who live an active lifestyle. So this holiday, Michelob ULTRA is providing an added incentive to get fit before the feast by rewarding Turkey Trotters across the country with beer.

All runners (21+ in participating markets) need to do is follow @MichelobULTRA and share a photo from their Turkey Trot using #WillRunForBeer and tagging @MichelobULTRA – and the beer’s on ULTRA! Runners will receive a Drizly code to redeem.

The Captain Has You Covered For The Holidays

With the holiday shopping season fully underway, Captain Morgan is introducing some fun gifts for everyone on your list. Starting today, the rum brand’s holiday apparel partner Tipsy Elves is selling everything from ugly sweaters to onesies to leggings – and even a tandem sweater perfect for couples or best friends.

On Cyber Monday (11/26), the official Captain Morgan Body Pillow (5’ tall, 26” wide) will go on sale for the limited-time price of $20.18 on the Captain Morgan online merch store: www.CaptainMorganStore.com. Following the flash sale, the body pillow will remain on sale (pending inventory) for the regular price of $34.99.

So are you ready to go all in on holiday shopping with Captain Morgan? If you know someone on your list loves the Captain Morgan brand you might want to check out these great holiday deals.

You Will Want To Try Out These Thanksgiving Cocktails

Nothing brings people together like the holidays. Thanksgiving is right around the corner and Smirnoff Ice wants to help you dial up the fun at any gathering. Whether your are celebrating ‘Friendsgiving’ with your crew, traveling to spend some much needed time with your family or celebrating your annual turkey bowl victory, the Cranberry Screwdriver is the perfect simple drink for any occasion.

For those of us who would rather skip fall and get straight to winter fun, the Cranberry Lime Vodka Mojito is the ideal cold weather drink. This bubbly and refreshingly tasting cocktail is a great fun and festive treat when you’re saying hello to winter but not quite ready to say goodbye to your favorite spiked seltzer.

Cranberry Screwdriver

Ingredients:

  • 1 Bottle (11.2 oz) of Smirnoff Ice Screwdriver
  • 2 oz.  Cranberry juice

Directions:

Pour Smirnoff Ice Screwdriver into a high ball glass and slowly pour cranberry juice on top as a floater.

Cranberry Lime Vodka Mojito

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (12 oz.)  Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer Cranberry Lime
  • 1 oz. Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
  • 0.5 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 3 oz. Cranberry juice
  • Fresh cranberries
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Lime wedges

Directions:

First, muddle mint and lime wedge into the bottom of a high ball glass. Then, add simple syrup followed by ice. Next, pour in cranberry juice and top off with Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer Cranberry Lime. Finally, Garnish with fresh lime wedges, cranberries and mint leaves.

Check Out These Bourbons For Anyone On Your Holiday List

Bulleit Bourbon is a go-to staple for whiskey lovers year-round, with its high-rye content creating the perfect base in cocktails while also being smooth enough to enjoy neat or on the rocks. Whether a stocking stuffer or hostess gift, elevate your friend’s and family’s bourbon collection this holiday season with a bottle of Bulleit Bourbon 10-Year-Old or Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Strength.

And for the ultimate Bulleit Bourbon fan, there is an online store with merchandise such as barware and apparel. Holiday favorites include the special edition Lewis bag that can be used to crush ice, and the Old Fashioned & the BLT in-flight cocktail kits for those traveling home for the holidays.

Bulleit Bourbon 10-Year-Old

Suggested Retail Price: $39.99

This is one bottle you may want to keep for yourself if you get the chance. However, in the spirit of the season, gift this premium offering to a loved one who truly appreciates a fine glass of whiskey. Winner of a Gold Medal at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Bulleit Bourbon 10-Year-Old is one of the finer aged whiskeys you’ll find at this price point. Aged for a minimum of 10 years in charred American white oak barrels, each sip gives the gift of toasty oak with hints of light vanilla, off-dry spice with notes of fried fruit and a smooth and mellow finish.

Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Strength

Suggested Retail Price: $59.99

Awarded a Double Gold Medal and named the Best Straight Bourbon in the 2018 San Francisco Spirits Awards, Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Strength allows fans to taste Bulleit Bourbon straight out of the barrel, uncut and non-chill filtered. As the newest addition to the Bulleit family, Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Strength expanded nationally within the past year. Gift this exceptional whiskey to aficionados looking for an intense, yet smooth, flavor experience with tones of maple, oak and nutmeg on the palate, and a long, satiny finish.

Bulleit Special Edition Lewis Bag, $12.95

Traditionally used to crush ice for Mint Juleps, this canvas bag also doubles as a beautiful bottle wrap for holiday gifting.

Bulleit Old Fashioned Carry On Cocktail Kit, $24

Perfect for holiday travelers, the Carry On Cocktail Kit includes a recipe card, ingredients, barware and a linen coaster. The Carry On Cocktail Kit was created in partnership with W&P Design, and is available for the Bulleit Old Fashioned & the Bulleit, Lemon, Tonic (BLT). Each kit makes two drinks.

Music Producer !llMind Teams Up With ASICS To See What Moves You

If you are looking to up your sneaker game then you might want to see what ASICS is brewing. They are are starting up a new campaign called I MOVE ME. They are teaming up with amazing storytellers. Details on the new campaign are below, but before that I wanted to share some news on one of the sneakers from that line. It is the Gel-Saga in that ASICSTIGER line.

The colorway for this version of the Gel-Saga is white and orchid and is so clean. It has the right amount of purple and green highlights that make the shoe come alive. As a sneakerhead I immediately thought of some shirts that would matchup perfectly with these vibrant kicks. I have a Hulk shirt that is a great match for these sneakers. If your style is like mine that takes geek style shirts with slick kicks you might not only think about Hulk shirts, but The Joker themed shirts as well.

You want to not just look good, but feel good too! With the Gel-Saga sneakers you will do just that. You will stand out from the crowd style wise, but be able to keep up with the crowd when you are seeing where the world takes you. I love when you can rock a great pair of kicks and feel like you are walking on a cloud.

The Gel-Sage was part of that jogging craze from the 80’s that moved right on into the 90’s, as ASICS introduced the Gel-Saga model to tailor towards the casual performance trend. Its name stems from the Norse mythology goddess Saga, which translates to the concept of wisdom and its relation to the advanced technical features and aesthetics of the heritage runner. The shoe remains a classic in the ASICSTIGER heritage line. It features a molded midsole and insole for extreme comfort and cushioning, a lightweight mesh upper for ultimate breathability and a durable rubber outsole for enhanced traction and support.

To pick these shoes up click here.

ASICS America Corporation, the true sport performance brand, today debuts the next chapter of the I MOVE ME campaign in North America, featuring two-time Grammy-nominated producer/DJ Steve Aoki and a new cast of storytellers from the worlds of music, sport, art and food. The new campaign builds upon its first iteration to explore the dynamic relationship between a sound mind and a sound body, the founding principal of the ASICS brand.

The new cast join Steve Aoki, creator behind the I MOVE ME campaign’s first chapter, to explore movement from different viewpoints – featuring stories from the likes of musician and producer Illmind, ASICS sponsored track and field hurdler and decorated athlete Queen Harrison, celebrity chef Marc Forgione, and renowned mural artist ELLE Street Art. These storytellers will lend their voices to share how they use physical movement as a catalyst for creative expression. Each story will seek to inspire and empower people to choose their own path towards a healthy and active lifestyle.

“Building on our launch of I MOVE ME in 2017, we are excited to debut the next chapter of the campaign with a new set of voices and storytellers,” said Sarah Bishop, Vice President of Marketing, ASICS North America. “We have an amazingly talented group of individuals who highlight that strong connection of finding inspiration through fitness and movement.”

Additional influencers and ASICS athletes will also share their own personal stories of finding inspiration through movement – including outdoor adventure photographer Mina Young Lee, actor and martial artist Marrese Crump, fitness guru Erin Bailey, landscape photographer Meeshuno and artist Dylan Gebbia-Richards. ASICS Athletes will also participate in the campaign, including professional athletes and record holders Deena Kastor and Lolo Jones, decorated runners Sara Hall and Candace Hill and junior tennis champion Claire Liu.

The robust digital and social activation with long and short-form video assets will live on ASICS-owned and partner channels. It will highlight social media content from featured storytellers and paid media partnerships with Pitchfork, Live Nation, GQ Fitness, Healthyish, SELF and WIRED.

The campaign was created and executed by United Entertainment Group in New York City, and directed by Honor Society director Ariel Danziger, who drives the fusion of culture and sport through kinetic, music-driven narratives.

Tis The Season To Enjoy Festive Cocktails From SMIRNOFF

It almost that time of the year where we all get to celebrate with friends and family. The season of cheer and joy is quickly approaching, and this means fun holiday parties.  And what would a holiday party be without some cocktails?

Below are a few delicious, fun and festive cocktail recipes that are a perfect fit for all holiday entertaining occasions. Made with Smirnoff’s holiday favorite, Smirnoff Peppermint Twist, the classic Smirnoff No. 21and the *NEW* limited-edition Smirnoff No. 21 Holiday Ornament Bottles. These cocktail recipes are sure to be a hit at all celebrations. The best part? They won’t break the bank!

Peppermint Cranberry Moscow Mule

Ingredients:

·         1.5 oz. Smirnoff Peppermint Twist

·         2 oz. Cranberry Juice

·         6 oz. Ginger Beer

·         Sugar coated Cranberries & Mint for garnish

Directions:

In a cocktail shaker, combine Smirnoff Peppermint Twist and cranberry juice with ice. Shake. Fill a copper mug with ice, pour the vodka & juice over the ice. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with sugar coated cranberries and mint.

Orange & Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:

·         1 oz. Smirnoff Peppermint Twist

·         0.5 oz. Triple Sec

·         8 oz. Hot Chocolate

Directions:

Combine hot chocolate, triple sec, and Smirnoff Peppermint Twist in a mug. Stir, and serve with a candy cane. Garnish with a candied orange peel.

Smirnoff Holiday Punch

Ingredients:

·         10 oz. Smirnoff No. 21 Holiday Ornament Vodka

·         12 oz. Cranberry-Raspberry Juice

·         4 oz. Pineapple Juice

·         20 oz. Orange Juice

·         2 oz. Lime Juice

·         1 Bottle Sparkling Wine

·         Raspberry Sherbet

·         Slices of Limes, Oranges and frozen cranberries

Directions:

Combine all the juices in a punch bowl. Stir in the Sparkling wine and the Smirnoff No. 21 Holiday Ornament Vodka. Garnish with slices of limes, oranges, and frozen cranberries. Place a ball of raspberry sherbet into a glass. Ladle punch into the glass

Ornament Cocktail

Ingredients:

·         1.5 oz. Smirnoff No. 21 Holiday Ornament Vodka

·         2 oz. Pomegranate Juice

·         0.5 oz. Simple Syrup

·         Splash Lime Juice

·         Pomegranate Seeds & Mint Leaves for garnish

Directions:

Mix together the Smirnoff No. 21 Holiday Ornament Vodka, simple syrup, and juices. Use a funnel to pour into a clear ornament. Place Pomegranate seeds and mint leaves into a martini glass. To enjoy, pour the cocktail into the martini glass

Holiday Cosmo

Ingredients:

·         1.5 oz. Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka

·         1 oz. Orange Liqueur

·         4 oz. Cranberry Pomegranate Juice

·         Lemon twist

·         Candy rim

·         Cranberry skewer

Directions:

Rim a martini glass with water and dip into edible glitter. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka, orange liqueur and cranberry pomegranate juice. Shake until chilled. Pour into martini glass and garnish with cranberries.

Autumn Harvest Punch

Ingredients:

·         3 cups Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka

·         2 apples, cored and thinly sliced

·         2 pears, cored and thinly sliced

·         1 lemon thinly sliced

·         5 ¾ cups Apple cider

·         1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

·         4 cinnamon sticks

·         4 pods star anise

·         Rosemary sprigs

Directions:

Into a punch bowl, add sliced apples, pears and lemon. Pour in apple cider, Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka and lemon juice. Garnish with cinnamon sticks, clove and fresh rosemary springs. Stir to combine and chill until ready to serve. Right before serving, add in 1 liter ginger ale.

Once Again Crown Royal Helps Out The Military

For nearly a decade, Crown Royal has shipped its iconic purple bags filled with essentials to service members overseas. This year, the whisky brand will expand its efforts with The Crown Royal Purple Bag Project, its largest generosity commitment, inspiring people to give generously one bag at a time. Crown Royal is joining forces with country music superstar Thomas Rhett to distribute 1 million care packages to active duty service members and those affected by natural disasters by 2020.

Crown Royal and Thomas Rhett will be hosting the ultimate volunteer takeover in downtown Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena Plaza ahead of the CMAs on Tuesday, November 13, to pack iconic purple bags for active service members overseas leading into the holiday season.

All care packages will include handwritten notes, food and personal care items, and will be donated to Crown Royal’s long-time partner Packages from Home, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to serving U.S. troops overseas and homeless or at-risk veterans by providing them with requested morale-boosting care packages.

Fall In Love With This New Guinness Cocktail

Believe it or not Halloween is right around the corner. You know what else coming up? International Stout Day, which is on November 3rd. We wanted to share with you the perfect *pint* holiday cocktail.

Legend has it, a Guinness cocktail called Black velvet was originally created after the death of Prince Albert, the husband and consort of Queen Victoria in 1861.

At Brooks’s, a private society clubhouse in London, the steward requested for the Champagne to be dressed in black, in mourning of the Prince’s passing. Since the cocktail drink was initially created, Black Velvet has become a timeless cocktail requested year round.

Black Velvet

A curiously silky, velvety drink where the effervescence and dry biscuit notes of sparkling wine provide a curious coupling with Guinness Extra Stout, served in a Champagne flute for a touch of decadence. A picture of the drink is attached!

Ingredients

Half a flute of Champagne

Half a flute of Guinness Extra Stout

Get Your Captain On This Halloween

In need of a fun, last minute costume? This Halloween, Captain Morgan has released this one-of-a-kind outfit for you and your readers to celebrate #LikeACaptain.

Everyone can join in the pirate fun this season with the authentic, straight-from-the-bottle Captain Morgan costume by visiting www.captainmorganstore.com/apparel. Costumes are available in both Men’s and Women’s sizes.

Additionally, Captain Morgan will be hosting three pop-up shops in New York, NY, Columbus, OH and Jacksonville, FL for those in need of a swashbuckling makeover. See below for information on the pop-up shops.

Nike And Converse Celebrate The Art Of The Champion

To celebrate the start of the 2018-19 NBA season Converse is relaunching 4 iconic shoes form the Art of a Champion series, a collection of sixteen individual artist interpretations that celebrate sixteen timeless performances by sixteen of the game’s greatest champions.

Before joining the NBA, Dr. J’s mastery of the physical world was virtually unknown, except to those from the courts of Harlem. That all changed with one smooth move in Game 4 of the 1980 Finals. Driving to the baseline halfway through the 4th quarter, he raised the ball high with one hand, teasing the Lakers defense before bringing it back under the hoop and scooping it off the glass. While Dr. J and the Sixers didn’t go on to win the series, his move in the All- Star’s brought the fabled flair and flash of Harlem basketball to the NBA.

Trailing 2-1 to the Lakers in the 1984 Finals, the Boston Celtics needed a spark. As LA’s Kurt Rambis attempted to finish a dunk on a fast break, Kevin McHale, committed a dangerous foul that sent the Laker to the floor and caused a heated brawl between the rival teams. Credited by several Lakers as the reason for their defeat in the game and that series, McHale’s play caused them to become fixated on retaliation rather than victory in what has become a storied rivalry of East versus West. With the hard foul, McHale made a statement in the fast-break’s; when the championship is on the line, there will be no easy buckets.

To see all the shoes and read all the stories click here.