Lifestyle

A St. Patrick’s Day Message From Guinness

We know that St. Patrick’s Day feels different this year. But we’ve been around for 260 years and learned over time that we’re pretty tough when we stick together. However you choose to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year, stay safe and be good to one another. Guinness today is committing $500,000 through our Guinness Gives Back Fund to help communities where we live, work and celebrate.

Three Ridiculous Questions with The Bachelor Pilot Pete

Ahead of one of the most anticipated Bachelor finales on ABC, The Bachelor himself, Peter Weber, sat down with Jimmy Kimmel to answer four ridiculous questions with a Smirnoff Seltzer, the “Official Hard Seltzer of The Bachelor”  in hand!

Three of the four ridiculous questions aired last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, but you can view an additional ridiculous question in the link below. Following into the segment last night, we have the never before seen video moment where Pilot Pete answers a question in the most pilot-esque fashion.

Quote from Peter: “I actually have a hat that says airplane mode. It’s just a picture of an airplane…mode.”

You Don’t Need Luck To Try These Smirnoff St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

At Smirnoff, they are all about providing you options, and this year, they are sharing three new recipes – Our St. Paddy’s Spritzer, Fizzy Leprechaun and our Lucky Melon Cooler – all of which highlight the different flavor profiles of each of their products – Smirnoff Cucumber-Lime Zero Sugar Infusions, Smirnoff Ice Green Apple and Smirnoff Seltzer Cranberry Lime. Even better, their spritzer and melon cooler recipes contain zero added sugar.

St. Paddy’s Spritzer

(1 serving)

2 oz. Smirnoff Cucumber-Lime Zero Sugar Infusions

1 oz. cucumber puree

1 oz. brewed green tea

1 oz. bottled sparkling water

1 Lime wheel

1 cucumber wheel

Directions: In a cocktail stirring pitcher, combine the Smirnoff Cucumber-Lime Zero Sugar Infusion, cucumber puree, brewed green tea and sparkling water. Pour over ice. Garnish with fresh lime and cucumber.

Fizzy Leprechaun

(1 serving)

6 oz. Smirnoff Ice Green Apple

2 oz. sparkling lemonade

1 maraschino cherry

1 sour candy rainbow belt

Directions: Combine Smirnoff Ice Green Apple and sparkling lemonade in a cocktail stirring pitcher; mix well. Pour over ice in a cocktail glass. Thread the maraschino cherry and rainbow candy onto a cocktail stirrer and garnish drink.

Lucky Melon Cooler

(1 serving)

4-6 honeydew melon balls, chilled

4 oz. Smirnoff Seltzer Cranberry Lime

1 oz. honeydew puree

2 oz. lime juice

Lime slices for garnish

Fresh clover sprigs (or clover frozen in ice cubes)

Directions: Fill a tall cocktail glass with honeydew melon balls. Mix seltzer and lime juice in a cocktail stirring pitcher.  Pour over chilled melon and garnish with lime slices and fresh clover sprigs.

Delta Air Lines Are Making The Skies A Little Bubblier

Say bon voyage with BON & VIV Spiked Seltzer just in time for your spring and summer vacations! BON & VIV is taking flight with Delta Air Lines to bring a bubbly new beverage to the skies.

Now customers on board domestic Delta flights can make their trip a little bubblier by sipping on cans of the premium zero-sugar, 90-calorie spiked seltzer, available in two natural fruit flavors – grapefruit and lemon-line.

Customers on Delta One, Delta Premium Select, First Class and Delta Comfort+ can enjoy complimentary 12 oz. cans of the beverage, and Main Cabin customers can purchase theirs for $8.

Diageo Launches Craftswomen Program With Bulleit And Jonnie Walker

To coincide with the launch of the program, Diageo will introduce two new limited-edition whisk(e)y innovations: Bulleit Bourbon Blenders’ Select No. 001 from Blender Eboni Major and Jane Walker by Johnnie Walker from Master Blender Emma Walker. Both innovations highlight the skill and creativity of the fierce female blenders behind the brands and the range of flavor discovery to be had in bourbon and Scotch whisky.

Created by Bulleit Blender Eboni Major, Bulleit Bourbon Blenders’ Select No. 001 is the latest innovation out of Bulleit Distilling Co. and features the thoughtful mingling of three out of the 10 whiskey types used to make the original Bulleit Bourbon.  The exceptional blend includes distinct notes of vanilla bean, honey, dried fruit and toasted oak, as well as a smooth finish with a lingering of sweet cream and fruit wine decadence.

The new Jane Walker by Johnnie Walker limited edition blend hero’s whisky from Cardhu – a nearly 200-year-old distillery in the heart of Speyside that flourished under the leadership of Elizabeth Cumming. This pioneering woman ultimately sold Cardhu to the Walker family in 1893 but played a significant role in the brand’s history. Now, with access to more than ten million casks of maturing whisky from distilleries across Scotland, Emma Walker carries forward this tradition.

Bulleit Bourbon Blender’s Select No. 001 will begin appearing on shelves early March, with both new whiskies available nationwide Spring 2020 via ReserveBar.com and Drizly.com.

Stella Artois Wants You To UnCancel Plans This Leap Year

We know you’ve had a friend cancel plans on you recently, or maybe you were the one who sent the “rain check” text after realizing you would rather stay in – because trust us, we have been there too. This Leap Year, we are granted the gift of time with an extra 24 hours and Stella Artois wants to help consumers make the most of it. Stella believes that time is the most valuable currency we have and is encouraging people to “UnCancel” plans and catch up with friends and family over a Stella – paid for by the brand!

Stella Artois released a short film this morning that brings attention to the value of time and unveils the latest way Stella is helping people savor life together.

The film announces that for a limited time, consumers across the nation can be rewarded for spending time together by tapping into The Stella Leap Day Fund – a $366,000 bank of beer reserved exclusively for those who spend time together over as Stella this Leap Day.

·         $366K to align with the 366 days we have in a Leap Year

Consumers can claim a portion of the fund to cover their Stella (up to a 24-pack) by sharing the film using #UnCancelPromo and tagging someone 21+ they want to spend Leap Day with. Fans must be following @StellaArtois and purchase during the Leap Day period, Feb. 26- Feb. 29. They will then have until March 14th to submit their redemption.

For terms and conditions visit www.stellaartois.com/LeapDayFund.

Crown Royal Regal Apple Partners with Joe Freshgoods

As basketball converges with fashion, culture and community in the Windy City this weekend, Crown Royal Regal Apple has partnered with West side native turned designer, creator and collaborator Joe Freshgoods as a Creative Director to help bring Crown Royal Regal Apple to life throughout the weekend, as well as to announce the launch of their new capsule collection, ROYAL APPLE GOODS.

This unique collection, available for this weekend only, will include custom created apparel and accessories such as sneaker bags, hoodies, t-shirts and bandanas. The sneaker bags will be made from the whisky brand’s iconic bags that enclose each bottle of Crown Royal Regal Apple. Utilizing the bags that contain the larger format 1.75ml bottles, they will fit either 1 or 2 individual sneakers, depending on their size, ensuring that your shoes are always fresh and ready-to-wear. For years Crown Royal has been aware of consumers using its bags to hold everyday items such as sneakers, and this collaboration is a nod to that and to Chicago’s crisp fashion culture.

Freshgoods will unveil the capsule collection on Friday, February 14 at The Royal Pop Up by Crown Royal Regal Apple in his hometown of Chicago alongside an assembly of the city’s top creators and makers who Freshgoods hand selected. The one-stop, invite-only, pop up shop in the West Loop will be outfitted with all the things guests need to look and feel their freshest during the city’s star-studded weekend, including sneaker cleaning stations, barbering services, signature Crown Royal cocktails, an Insta-worthy green [apple] carpet and of course, the Crown Royal x Joe Freshgoods Present ROYAL APPLE GOODS capsule collection.

“I’ve always had a great love affair with Crown Royal, so this partnership felt like the thing to do. They’re re-defining royalty in a way that’s relevant to a new generation – to creators and people and from all walks of life – and I’m really excited to be a part of it,” said Joe Freshgoods. “With this Crown Royal Regal Apple capsule collection, we’re making something fun, cool and fresh that inspires self-expression and bridges the intersections of art and culture, while taking inspiration from my hometown of Chicago. This will be an historic weekend.”

The ROYAL APPLE GOODS collaboration between Crown Royal Regal Apple and Joe Freshgoods is a continuation of the brand’s commitment to blending fresh spins on culture with the fresh tasting flavor of Crown Royal Regal Apple. Infused with Regal Gala Apples, Crown Royal Regal Apple is a smooth, delicious tasting whisky that is best enjoyed responsibly as a chilled shot, on the rocks or in a cocktail.

“Crown Royal Regal Apple is continuing to re-write the definition of royalty, expanding on its cultural connections to the millennial and multicultural communities,” said Johannah Rogers, Senior Brand Manager, Crown Royal. “Collaborating with Joe Freshgoods on this capsule collection, and particularly on the sneaker bag, was natural for us because he embodies true passion in crisp culture. With his Chicago roots, it also presented the perfect opportunity for us to work together on giving back to the local community; to the city and people that first inspired him.”

Following The Royal Pop Up, Crown Royal Regal Apple is looking to continue to give back to the community and celebrate the city’s unique culture by partnering with 501(c)(3) Project Backboard to rehabilitate basketball courts around Chicago. Project Backboard’s mission is to renovate dilapidated basketball courts, turning them into vibrant community hubs, inspiring multi-generational play and improving park safety.

Parallel X League Has The Right Look For Men

Parallel X League founder Brandon League is a traveler, creative mind, and former Major League Baseball pitcher. He found his craft and his voice off the field curating his wardrobe with modern urban aesthetics and hints of his laid back Hawaiian heritage. From up-cycled clothes combed from thrift store aisles to high fashion designer pieces, Brandon’s closet became a source of eclectic inspiration.

After spending over a decade collecting new views, tastes and fabrics on the road, Brandon realized his love for tailored, high-quality clothes often left him with few choices that fit his athletic build. This became an opportunity: through PXL Brandon has moved from curator to creator to provide a design-focused lifestyle line made for the traveler, the athlete and those ready to break new ground in their style.

“Parallel” represents harmony. It’s the balance between our journeys and exciting new frontiers. We recognize that the past and future coexist as we journey through stages in our lives, whether it be switching careers or discovering new surroundings.

Inspired by this meaning, our modern-heritage line moves with the fast-paced fashion industry while keeping what is most important constant: lasting quality, tailored fit for the athletic build, and our Parallel philosophy.

PXL is for anyone on a journey. It’s for anyone who embraces their heritage while forging their own path.

Follow Brandon on Twitter @BrandonLeague43 and go to parallelxleague.com and their Instagram page at @ParallelXLeague to check his clothing line.

Are You A Typical American

Budweiser revealed its Super Bowl spot titled “Typical American” featuring some of the most viral acts of humanity the internet has ever seen, juxtaposed with some of the most common labels placed on Americans. The shining stars of the film are the real-life stories of community, ambition and progress that inspire and bring people together. “Typical American” celebrates the best of the American spirit and reminds us that America’s best days are still ahead.

“This year, Budweiser will celebrate the essence of the American spirit by spotlighting ordinary people doing extraordinary things across the nation – a message we believe is incredibly timely,” said Ricardo Marques, VP Marketing Core & Value brands at Anheuser-Busch. “We are proud to refer to Budweiser as a ‘typical American beer’ in this spot, as it is a badge of honor for us. Budweiser is one of the most iconic American brands in the world, and there is nothing ordinary or unremarkable about how we make our beer or where the brand comes from.”

Directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow, Budweiser’s :60 commercial turns American labels on their head and reminds viewers that the American spirit is alive through the extraordinary actions of ordinary people. After recruiting people from coast to coast who embody the American spirit – from everyday acts of kindness to epic personal achievements – Budweiser showed them engaged in acts that are in stark contrast to common labels and stereotypes. These include:

  • Hannah Gavios from Queens, New York, debunks the label often placed on Americans of “always so competitive” as she heroically completes her second marathon three years after a spinal cord injury left her paralyzed.
  • Mason Miller from Peoria, Arizona proves that “showing up uninvited” isn’t always a bad thing – especially if you’re a soldier surprising your family after a tour of duty.
  • A Good Samaritan makes a case for “touching other people’s things” as he helps push a car to safety during a blizzard.
  • Ken Nwadike Jr., from San Diego, California, “thinking he can save the world” offers “free hugs” to a police officer to defuse a tense protest proving there is more that unites us than divides us.

Bud Light And Post Malone Ask Fans To Decide Super Bowl Commercial

Bud Light called on fans across America to help choose which of two hilariously funny commercials featuring Post Malone would air during the big game, and America has spoken – this year, Bud Light’s #PostyStore – Inside Post’s Brain will air as the winning spot during the biggest marketing moment of the year, the Super Bowl.

Fans had the chance to visit Bud Light’s social channels to watch both commercials and share their input to help Bud Light make the decision. It was a tight race with #PostyStore emerging as the winner by just .4% of the votes over #PostyBar.

And in case you want a little more, both spots in consideration for the Super Bowl featured Post Malone as he (and his taste buds) processed the latest innovation from Bud Light, Bud Light Seltzer. #PostyStore emerged victorious as the commercial with the most engagement (likes, comments, shares and hashtag uses) and will be aired during the Super Bowl.