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
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.
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 Amzon.com
Pass The TABu
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
Shake all ingredients vigorously with ice. Pour into pineapple shell. Serve with a flaming lime and several tall straws for sharing
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
Last year Guinness asked me if I wanted to take part in the Guinness BBQ Challenge. I immediately said yes! I am a fan of Guinness and couldn’t wait to try their new Guinness Blonde American Lager. Now as we fast forward to the present Guinness asked me to step up once again and take the Guinness BBQ Challenge.
This time I needed to use their Guinness Nitro IPA. This is a yearly trend that I could get used to. This year I decided to grill a flank steak and make a steak salad. It is a dish perfect for the summer. I got a steak that you usually would get when making fajitas. I took some Nitro IPA, dry Italian seasoning, a bit of olive oil and put all of those ingredients with the steak in a Ziploc bag.
I marinated the steak for about half a day. I got the grill up to 400 degrees. I opened up the bag up and smelled a fantastic steak marinade. I grilled the steak for seven minutes on each side. I then put that steak in some aluminum foil for about eight minutes to capture the juices. Before I started up the grill I made a salad with my vegetables of my choosing. I put that salad in the fridge when I began to grill. As the steak was settling in the foil I took out the steak and cut it up to bite size pieces and put it over the salad. I added some Italian dressing. Man it was delicious. My family and I enjoyed it so much that it will be a summer staple meal for us.
Think you can whip up a great meal with Guinness? If you are 21 years old or older go for it. If you take the challenge make sure you use the hashtag #GuinnessBBQChallenge and tag @GuinnessUS
Please Note: I am working in partnership with Guinness for this this campaign. All thoughts/opinions are 100% my own. Please Drink Responsibly.
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 BudLightHappyHour.com to access the perfect toolkit to help you get out of work on time.
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.
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.
1.5 oz Smirnoff Sourced Ruby Red Grapefruit
.5 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz Simple Syrup
Top with Guinness Blonde American Lager
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
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)
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
Just like his music Kendrick Lamar is making some sick kicks. You have to check out his sneakers that drop next month. Reebok Classic continues its collaboration with multi-platinum selling Top Dawg Entertainment artist Kendrick Lamar, launching his third capsule collection, which celebrates one of the brand’s most iconic sneakers, the Classic Leather.
For his third capsule collection, Kendrick Lamar teamed up with designer Ian Paley (of Garbstore fame) to put their spin on the Classic Leather.
The deconstructed aesthetic is highlighted by a longitudinal seam that runs down the shoe separating blue and red. While the split seam continues to tell the unity and neutrality themes that Kendrick has explored with the past two Reebok Capsule collections, the design dives further into Kendrick’s life, representing the significant crossroads that he has faced.
The seam is a metaphor for the major decisions he has been forced to make – from championing gang neutrality throughout his upbringing to using his artistry to make a difference in his own community and the world over.
The Reebok x Kendrick Lamar “Classic Leather” will be available Friday, July 1st, in Adult sizes ($109.99), Grade School ($64.99), Pre-School ($59.99) and Toddler ($41.99). Retailers will include Reebok.com, Shoe Palace and Sneaker Villa.
Plus you can win a pair of kicks autographed by Kendrick! Click here to sign up.
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 sneakerpolitics.com.
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 Reebok.com and Eblens for $149.99.
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 http://crownroyalshop.com/, 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
The 2016 Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas (June 17-19th) put on by Insomniac Events promises to be the largest music festival in North America and is expected to exceed the 400,000 attendee mark set last year. In an effort to provide festival goers with the ultimate EDM/festival shopping experience the folks at Emazing Lights (iHeartRaves, Into the AM) are curating the grand opening of the The 2016 Lux-Rave Superstore at the Luxor Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for EDC week from June 15th -20th.
The Emazing Group was formed in 2010 by Brian Lim and has always been aligned with the 7 billion dollar Electronic Dance Music industry. Since then the company’s success has spread like wildfire- cited in 2014 as the 189th fastest growing company on INC Magazine’s “INC 5000” list. Brian Lim has also been called “possibly the best entrepreneur ever to appear “ on Shark Tank by Robert Herjavec all the while securing a $650,000 investment in his company by fellow sharks Mark Cuban and Daymond John. All this has amounted to Emazing developing into one of the world leaders in festival fashion and LED flow arts and this June will now be their busiest month to date.
This years mega Lux-Rave Pop-up Superstore will showcase 7000sq ft. of light toys with thousands of unique festival themed clothing and gear. As dance music enthusiasts themselves the Emazing team’s mission is to create and be a part of the “experience” for their patrons. The store will have a designated kandi making area, LED lightshow performances, guest celebrities, free gifts, DJs and appearances by the brand’s’ famous festival squads, the Unicorn Crew and Facemelt Crew. While Emazing might have not invented gloving/light arts it continues to be the driving force behind the movement with no signs of slowing down. As Lim openly explains on his website, “Our dream is to put gloving competitions on a global stage, with storefronts in every state so you can find the gloving community in your own backyard.”
Luxor Hotel & Casino
3900 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Wednesday 6/15 – 11AM to 10PM
Thursday 6/16 – 11AM to 12AM Midnight
Friday 6/17 – 11AM to 10PM
Saturday 6/18 – 12PM to 10PM
Sunday 6/19 – 12PM to 10PM
Monday 6/20 – 12PM to 8PM
Kandi Party: Friday 12PM – 2PM
Join the iHR team, unicorn crew, and special guests (TBA) to trade and make kandi at the LUX Rave store. Stop by to do some last minute shopping and spread the PLUR vibes.
TNL – Thursday Night Lights: Thursday 7PM – 12AM
Join the Facemelt Crew at TNL! DJs, Facemelt Crew meet & greets, light show trades, free Super Smash Bros.
Make sure to visit the Lux-Rave Pop-up Superstore Facebook page to RSVP and score a free gift!