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Bulleit Bourbon Has Three Recipes That Will Keep You Warm This Winter

As the winter season approaches we are looking for all the way to keep ourselves warm. Bulleit Frontier Whiskey and Portland based, Smith Teamaker have three great recipes for you to enjoy a nice warm beverage. The two companies have partnered this season for a creative spin on the classic hot toddy, the unofficial drink of winter festivities.

You can use Bulleit Bourbon and Bulleit Rye this winter and you can even be ready for at holiday gatherings with these recipes. You can also use these recipes for National Hot Toddy Day on January 11th. As always please enjoy responsibly this winter as you sip on the recipes below.

Hot for Rye Toddy

Place 1 Smith Teamaker Red Nectar sachet in a cup or mug

Add boiling water, leaving room for the whiskey

Steep 5 min

Add 1 1/4 oz. Bulleit Rye

Remove tea sachet

Recommended twists or additions:

Add orange peel

Add 1-2 cloves

Add 1 cinnamon stick

Add 1 tablespoon raw honey

Garnish with lemon wedge

Tasting Notes from Tony Tellin, Smith Head Teamaker: The wood and fruit top notes and creamy center of the tea complement the vanilla and oak character of Bulleit Rye. The orange peel adds citrus, building on the mulled spices and natural spice elements of Bulleit Rye. Rooibos and Honeybush herbal infusions are both grown and sourced from South Africa. This is a comforting Hot Toddy best enjoyed in front of a roaring fire.

Kentucky Meadow Hot Toddy

Place 1 Smith Teamaker Meadow sachet in a cup or mug

Add boiling water, leaving room for the whiskey

Steep 5 min

Add 1 1/4 oz. Bulleit Bourbon

Remove sachet

Recommended twists or additions:

Add green apple peel

Add cinnamon stick

Add 1 tablespoon raw honey or maple syrup

Garnish with apple wedge

Shave nutmeg on top of final beverage

Tasting Notes from Tony Tellin, Smith Head Teamaker: This cocktail has flavor profiles of maple and apple, a perfect pair for colder weather. The chamomile in our Meadow tea pairs well with apple and has a floral, woody character. Adding green apple skin adds tannin, acidity and further drives apple top notes and  flavor. Together cinnamon and nutmeg create a mulled spice and apple pie like spice complexity.

Winter on the Frontier Toddy

Place 1 Smith Teamaker Lord Bergamot sachet in a cup or mug

Add boiling water leaving room for the whiskey

Steep 5 min

Add 1 1/4 oz. Bulleit Rye

Remove sachet

Recommended twists or additions:

Add lemon peel

Add French lavender

Add pink peppercorns

Garnish with lemon

Tasting Notes from Tony Tellin, Smith Head Teamaker:  Bergamot is known for its citrus and floral notes. Adding lavender and lemon peel is my favorite way to enjoy this Hot Toddy. I get a lot of vanilla from Bulleit Rye, making a drink that’s a little floral, but not too sweet.

Get A Leg Up On Your Home Furnishings With Captain Morgan

Are looking to have some holiday decorations that are one of a kind? Well now you can. Captain Morgan is getting in on the holiday spirit this season with a limited, exclusive release of the Leg Up Lamp - Captain’s twist on the iconic prop that we have 24 hours to spot on TV every Dec. 25th.

To celebrate the arrival of the season and truly #HolidayLikeACaptain, Captain Morgan is releasing these outrageous 4 ½ foot-tall lamps in the shape of the Captain’s signature pose. They’ll be available for an absolute steal at $499 on captainmorganstore.com, but you’ll have to act fast to get your hands on one – only five will be available for purchase during the Captain’s flash sale beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13th.

Bulleit Puts Some Neon In It’s Bottle

Looking for a unique holiday gift? Bulleit Frontier Whiskey is releasing its latest Frontier Works project – NEON In A Bottle – in partnership with neon artist Lisa Schulte. The limited-edition series is available for purchase for neon art collectors and Bulleit fans exclusively on SaatchiArt.com. The launch of NEON In A Bottle marks the first neon art collection ever sold by Saatchi Art.

Bulleit teamed up with the Neon Queen, Lisa Schulte, for a second time to create this historic neon art collection, previously working together to display a dynamic neon billboard displayed in DTLA. NEON In A Bottle features cultural words and phrases completely crafted from neon inside a Bulleit Bourbon bottle. The 13 neon bottles are featured alongside a number of collectable neon artworks by Schulte and select Saatchi Art creators.

Folks can purchase the entire collection or shop piece-by-piece as the perfect holiday gift now via SaatchiArt.com/Shows/BulleitNeonCollection. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to The Museum of Neon Art in LA to fund the restoration of historic neon signs.

Airbnb Celebrates Ugly Sweater Day As You Get The Gift Of Travel

Are you looking to travel this holiday seasons? Get ready to dust off your holiday sweaters in preparation for a memorable season of holiday parties and lazy days by the fireplace. In celebration of Ugly Sweater Day (12/15), Airbnb is showcasing homes that really bring these festive sweaters to life.

The listings featured below make for a perfect holiday getaway with your closest friends and family this year, whether donning a reindeer sweater at a reindeer farm in Ontario or cozying up in a festive ‘Winter is Coming’ sweater in a castle in Ireland.

Nike Releases A Favorite Colorway For The Air Jordan XIII

Nike always seems to bring the heat around the holidays. This year is no exception. In 2005, the Air Jordan XIII arrived in a new colorway, inspired by number 23’s “Black Cat” alter-ego. The new design brought to life a unique look for the Air Jordan XIII with a full leather construction, premium sting ray-inspired detailing and vibrant “Altitude Green” accents. Now over a decade later, the design returns in its true form for the first time ever. You can get yours on December 21st.

Reebok Films Short Web Series With Cam’ron and Trevor ‘Trouble’ Andrew

There is some fantastic new content and event series from the minds of Reebok and Foot Locker that will officially launch on Tuesday, December 12th. The series stars Cam’ron and Trevor ‘Trouble’ Andrew.

For most creatives, 3:AM represents something entirely different from the average person, allowing creators unfettered focus to dive into their work in the early morning hours to further their own projects, collaborate with like-minded creators and ultimate bring their projects to life.

Enter ‘3:AM,’ a new content and event series launching in partnership with Foot Locker that will feature two of NYC’s groundbreaking creatives and their late night inspirations – Cam’ron and Trevor ‘Trouble’ Andrew.

In these videos we follow both Cam’ron and Trevor and get an inside look into what makes these creatives tick.

Man Crates Is Your One Stop Shop For The Holidays

You know when people say this store or site is your one stop shop for the holidays? Well most of the stores don’t fit that bill. One site that does is mancrates.com. From sports to fishing to beer to food anything that you can think of that you might like or your friends might like is right there.

The good folks over at Man Crates sent me a 49ers Gridiron Crate. Now just because my team is not doing well this year and is in the rebuilding stage doesn’t mean that I still can’t support my team or show off my team pride.

When Man Crates dropped off my order right to my doorstep I opened up the box to see a sturdy wood crate with their logo on the crate. I used the crowbar that was given to me by Man Crates to see what was inside my 9ers crate. As I opened up the crate I saw a bunch of items that will make game day that much better.

Inside the Gridiron Crate were four brilliant looking pint glasses with the 49ers logo on them as well as some etched footballs. These glasses are officially licensed by Boelter Brands. There were four Turf Coaster/Bottle Openers that will make you use a coaster without being asked over and over again!

What do you need when you are watching your team play on TV? Food of course. Man Crate also added some game day grub in the crate too! In my crate were a 5 ounce bag of pistachios, a 4 ounce bag of Corn Nuggets: BBQ flavor, a 3.25 ounce bag of Beer Nuts: Bar Mix and a 12 ounce bag of CB’s In-Shell Ballpark Style Jumbo Peanuts.

Man Crates is a great way to show the ones on your list you know what they are into and that you care to send them the very best this holiday season. You can also remember Man Crates for other special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries or a new promotion at work.

If sports is not your thing check out the different types of crates they offer. Check out some of the themes they have below:

Folding Knife Making Kit

Hickory Grilling Kit

The Sriracha Crate

Personalized Oktoberfest Stein

The Bacon Crate

Whiskey Appreciation Crate

Beard Wrangler Mini Crate

The cool thing is that they have a wide selection of themes and there is not just once price point. There is a Man Crate for every budget. For more on the which Man Crate you want on your list or to give the perfect gift go to mancrates.com!

Reebok Releases The Floatride 6000

It seems like Reebok keeps on coming with the heat all year long. Reebok introduces the newest hybrid of retro-style and lightweight comfort with the Floatride 6000.

Rooted in Reebok heritage and influenced by contemporary technology, Floatride 6000 combines aesthetics inspired by the iconic Reebok GL6000 and cutting-edge Floatride Foam technology of today to create a stylish silhouette with high-end comfort and flexibility.

Offered in chic neutrals and bold blacks for both men and women, the Floatride 6000 is the new go-to sneaker to pair with everyday casual wear both in the gym and on the street.

The Floatride 6000 is available starting today on Reebok.com for $130.

Orphan Barrel Entraps Us With Latest Whiskey

Orphan Barrel just came out with a new release. It is the brand’s newest and arguably most unique release, Entrapment. Just in time for the holidays, this new marque is the eleventh release from the Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company and the first Canadian whisky to be released in the portfolio. As you may know, Crown Royal is one of the most significant growth drivers of Canadian whiskey and leads the category.

Entrapment came to be in 1992, as part of a batch of Crown Royal Deluxe that was left in the barrel at Crown Royal’s distillery in Gimli, Manitoba for 25 years. Sometimes when using full blends of Crown Royal, there are small quantities of barrels that didn’t fit into the full blend – and Entrapment was born.

The mash bill for Entrapment is 97 percent corn and three percent malted barley. Beginning with a vanilla, toffee and a delicate toasted oak scent, Entrapment tastes light and creamy with hints of tobacco and walnut. The finish is warm with notes of dried fruits reminiscent of plums and raisins.

Entrapment’s design captures the promise of adventure and freedom that symbolize the brand’s outlaw orphan and is available in limited markets at a suggested retail price of $149.99.

Feel The Holiday Cheer With Smirnoff

We are in full swing of the holiday season. You will be going to some parties like boozy brunches, family gatherings and holiday feasts after all. If you’re looking to kick up your next party platter, boozy brunch or family gathering – Smirnoff Ice has you covered. The below Smirnoff Ice cocktail AND food recipes will steal the show whether you’re hosting or just bringing a dish.

1. Holiday Berry Sparkler

Ingredients

For the Cranberry Simple Syrup

·         1/2 cup sugar

·         1/2 cup water

·         1/2 cup cranberries

For the Cocktail

·         .75 oz cranberry simple syrup (recipe below)

·         .50 oz triple sec

·         1.50 oz apple cider

·         1 oz original Smirnoff Ice

·         2 oz strawberry Smirnoff Ice

·         Cranberries and lemon peel for garnish

2.   Mini Berry Bites

Ingredients

For the Cranberries

• 1/2 cup cranberries

• 1/2 cup sugar

• 1/2 cup water

For the Bites

• Mini Phyllo dough cups

• 2 pkgs gelatin

• 1/2 cup water

• 1/2 cup Strawberry Smirnoff Ice

• Sugared cranberries (recipe above)

• whipped cream

• orange slices

3.   Caramel Green Apple Cocktail

Ingredients

• 1 oz Smirnoff Kissed Caramel vodka

• .50 oz ginger simple syrup

• 1.50 oz green apple Smirnoff Ice

4.  Citrus Asian Wings

Ingredients

For the Wings

• 2 lbs wings

• 1 bottle Smirnoff Ice – we used the original flavor

• 2 tablespoons soy sauce or teriyaki sauce

• 1 tablespoon sesame oil

• 1 teaspoon powdered ginger

• 2 cloves garlic, diced

• Salt and pepper to taste – about 1/2 tsp each

• 3 green onions, green and white parts diced

• 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped

For the Glaze

• 2 cups Smirnoff Ice Original

• 2 Tbsp honey

• 2 Tbsp Brown sugar

• 1 tsp corn starch

• 1 Tbsp Teriyaki

• 1/4 tsp chili powder

• black pepper to taste.