Halloween is this Friday. There are so many things to worry about as we near one of the best party days of the year. What costume should I wear? Where am I going to celebrate? Should I join in that group costume idea with my friends? Store bought costume or homemade?
With those questions and more at least there is one thing you don’t need to worry about this Halloween. It is what you are going to drink. Here at MANjr we are hooking you up with some tasty cocktail recipes courtesy of Courvoisier.
THE APRICOT HAUNT
1 part Courvoisier VS
1 part Fresh Lemon Sour
.5 part DeKuyper® Apricot Brandy
4 parts Apple Cider
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon spiral twist and a dash of fresh ground cinnamon.
1.25 parts Courvoisier VSOP
.75 parts DeKuper Sour Apple Pucker
Splash of orange juice
Build cocktail in order in an ice filled highball glass. Garnish with a cherry.
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Crown Royal is launching a new offering to the brand’s portfolio called Crown Royal Regal Apple. The second flavored variant to be released, Crown Royal Regal Apple is a combination of the renowned taste of Crown Royal whisky infused with natural apple flavors. The unique blend of hand-selected Crown Royal whiskies and natural apple flavors is the perfect balance of robust whiskey notes and crisp apple flavor.
Perfect for toasting occasions and best served as a chilled shot, Crown Royal Regal Apple is a great way to celebrate an occasion. One reason to celebrate is that we are now into a new NBA season. What team will you toast to? Will it be the “reigning” champion Spurs or the LeBron’s Cavs? No matter what team you will be rooting for make sure you enjoy Crown Royal responsibly.
Here are some tasty drink recipes that are perfect to try out Crown Royal’s new whisky, the Regal Apple.
1oz Crown Royal Regal Apple
0.5oz Crown Royal Maple Finished
Shake over ice and serve as a shot
1.5oz Crown Royal Regal Apple
4oz Cranberry Juice
Recently the kind folks at Jeremiah Weed sent me a care package with their new flavored whiskies along with a sweet hat. I was getting a little nervous that I didn’t have a Halloween costume yet. Now since I got the hat it has inspired me for a very cool costume. Thanks Jeremiah Weed for the assist! The whiskies that they sent me are very tasty as well. Each new variant is unique. These three new flavors can be enjoyed straight or mixed to create a very flavorsome cocktail.
Plus Jeremiah Weed unveils a new line of flavored whiskies blended with hand-selected secret spices. Each variant is sure to bewilder and amaze as they take the stage as either a shot or mixed with cola. With these releases, consumers craving more curiosity and excitement from their whiskey will be provided an additional line of flavored whiskies to be enjoyed responsibly.
Jeremiah Weed Spiced Whiskey is a smooth aged whiskey with added spices to showcase the rich vanilla bean and toasted oak barrel sweetness. At 70.6 proof (35.3% ABV), Jeremiah Weed Spiced Whiskey is best consumed mixed with cola.
Jeremiah Weed Cinnamon Whiskey has a distinctive punch of spicy ground cinnamon that dials up the warm, woody whiskey character. At 71.2 proof (35.6% ABV), Jeremiah Weed Cinnamon Whiskey is best consumed as a shot.
Jeremiah Weed Sarsaparilla Whiskey features old-fashioned sarsaparilla root (similar to root beer) that blends naturally with the dried fruit and oak barrel notes, resulting in a satiny smooth whiskey. At 70.4 proof (35.2% ABV), Jeremiah Weed Sarsaparilla Whiskey is best consumed as a shot.
Jeremiah Weed Flavored Whiskies have cool labels that display a faceless man with intricate designs specific to each variant spiraling from his top hat. The whiskies are a strangely delicious addition to the brand’s portfolio, which includes Jeremiah Weed Southern Style Sweet Tea and Jeremiah Weed Blended Bourbon Whiskey.
Jeremiah Weed reminds you to always enjoy responsibly. Each new offering will be sold at a suggested retail price of $18.99 for a 750 mL bottle.
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When going to or hosting a Halloween party what is your drink of choice? Are you a beer guy? Do you go with a mixed drink? Why not spice things up with trying these great cocktail recipes for you and your friends to imbibe at this year’s Halloween shindig.
The tealogists from Owl’s Brew took their costume tea blends and created Halloween-inspired cocktails with Captain Morgan. The Reaping and Haunted Voyage are two simple recipes that are sure to be a huge hit during this year’s festivities. Owl’s Brew tea is available nationally at stores including Crate & Barrel and Whole Foods and can be ordered online at theowlsbrew.com.
1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
6 oz. Pumpkin beer
Directions: Drop shot of Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum in a glass of pumpkin beer and enjoy.
1 oz. Captain Morgan® White Rum
2 oz. Owl’s Brew The Classic
Directions: Shake and pour over ice into a rocks glass.
Garnish: Black sugar rim.
*Created by Owl’s Brew
1 oz. Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
.5 oz. Splash of ginger beer
Directions: Swirl and serve over ice in Collins glass.
Garnish: Fresh ginger
*Created by Owl’s Brew
4 oz. Once Upon a Vine® Fairest Chardonnay
2 oz. Pear nectar
1 oz. Lime juice
.5 oz. Simple syrup
3 Sprigs of thyme
Directions: Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker and strain into a chilled glass. To spook the brew up, celebrity chef Nadia G recommends freezing a surgical glove.
8 oz. Grapefruit juice
8 oz. Lemon juice
8 oz. Lime juice
8 oz. Simple syrup
1 Bunch of mint
Directions: Pre-cut ingredients and pour into punch bowl. Serves 4.
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Black Friday is somewhat played out. The hype for the day after Thanksgiving have lost some of its luster. Well Goose Island looks to bring back some magic for Black Friday, November 28th. How are they going to do it you might ask?
Well they will release their renown Bourbon County Brand Stout (BCBS) line up of barrel-aged beers through special beer-centric Black Friday events in nine cities including Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Jacksonville, Fla., Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Phoenix, New York, and San Francisco. Black Friday has become a beer drinker’s holiday and a true reminder that good things come to those that wait. It’s almost that time, the moment beer fans have been waiting an entire year for, the chance to get their hands on this year’s flock of Goose Island’s award-winning barrel-aged beers.
As the pioneer in the art of aging beer in bourbon barrels, the Goose Island barrel program has set the industry standard, swiftly becoming one of the world’s largest barrel-aged beer producers. First crafted in 1992, the brewery continues to push the limits of their lauded Bourbon County Brand through diverse variants, including Coffee, Barleywine, Vanilla Rye and a special release just for Chicago. The Friday after Thanksgiving, beer fanatics can now share in the tradition by enjoying the 2014 batch of Bourbon County. This year’s variants include the following:
Bourbon County Brand Stout: The Original, a liquid as dark and dense as a black hole. The nose is an intense mix of charred oak, chocolate, vanilla, caramel and smoke. One sip has more flavor than an average case of beer. Available nationally in four and 24-packs in 12-ounce bottles.
Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout: Everyday Goose Island smells the wonderful coffee roasting next to the brewery at Chicago’s Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea. This world class roaster puts the same passion and skill into their coffee as Goose Island does with its beer. This excellent stout is made with a different coffee from the friends next door each year. With the change in coffee comes a change in the flavor profile, making each release truly unique from the previous years. The 2014 incarnation features Rwandan coffee. Available in four and 24-packs 12-ounce bottles nationally.
Bourbon County Brand Barleywine: Aged in the third-use barrels that were once home to Kentucky bourbon and then the renowned Bourbon County Stout, this traditional English-style barleywine possess the subtlety of flavor that only comes from a barrel that’s gone through many seasons of ritual care. The intricacies of the previous barrel denizens – oak, charcoal, hints of tobacco and vanilla, and that signature bourbon heat – are all present in this beer. Hearty and complex, Bourbon County Brand Barleywine is a titan and a timeline; a bold, flavorful journey through the craft of barrel aging. Available in four and 24-packs of 12-ounce bottles.
Vanilla Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout: First brewed for the legendary festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer in Chicago, drinkers enjoyed this Bourbon County variant so much Goose Island bottled it the next year (2010). People flocked to stores to get their hands on a bottle and have this one of a kind barrel aged stout. Over the years that followed fans express their love for this version so Goose Island is extremely proud to bring it back in 2014. This year’s version features twist of aging the stout in Rye Whiskey barrels instead of bourbon hand-picked from four different distilleries. Each rye barrel features a two pound mix of Mexican and Madagascar vanilla beans. This limited Vanilla Rye will be available nationwide in 22-ounce bottles.
Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stout: The second annual release of Proprietor’s is aged in Rye Whiskey barrels and features panela sugar, made into syrup with coconut water, Cassia bark and cocoa nibs. This variant is meant to show Goose Island’s immense gratitude to their neighbors in Chicago – the loyal and adventurous fans whose support helped bring Bourbon County Brand Stout to towering new heights. Each year this release will differ from the previous year; a special variant created for Chicago and unique to the year it was released. Available only in Chicago, in 22-ounce bottles.
This is the fifth year Goose Island is releasing Bourbon County Brands on Black Friday. In 2013, at the release event in Chicago, more than 500 people lined up to experience the Bourbon County phenomena firsthand. In 2014, with special Black Friday events in additional cities featuring unique collaborations with local artisans from coffee roasters to donut makers, the company expects an even greater turnout.
To learn more about Goose Island’s Bourbon County Brands and the Black Friday event locations in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Jacksonville, Fla., Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco; visit www.gooseisland.com, Facebook , Twitter (@GooseIsland) and Instagram (@gooseIslandbeer).
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