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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.

Trevor Andrew Working Again With Reebok

For all you Reebok fans out there I have some good news. Trevor “Trouble” Andrew will continue his relationship with Reebok Classic with an all new Workout Plus silhouette, dropping tomorrow!

Known for exploring his personal late-night creativity, Reebok originally partnered with Trevor last December to celebrate the limitless energy of his art and what it brings to streets and cultures worldwide.

A stunner in black, the all new Reebok Classic x Trouble Andrew Workout Plus sneaker features some of Trevor’s most iconic art as it comes to life on the Classic silhouette.

Trevor’s all new Workout will be available on Reebok.com for $120.

Fall Into Some Great Drinks

Summer is almost gone and as the days get shorter and the leaves begin to change, so do the cocktails we drink. Nothing goes better with warm knitted sweaters than fun fall-inspired cocktails, perfect for apple picking with friends or packing up for a boozy picnic with your significant other.

As the fall season begins, see below for a few of our favorite easy-to-make cocktail recipes featuring Smirnoff Ice Green Apple and Smirnoff Ice Raspberry that we guarantee you will enjoy.

Green Apple Smash (Serves 4)

Ingredients:

1 bottle Smirnoff Ice Green Apple

4 oz. ginger beer

4 oz. bourbon

Rosemary for garnish

Instructions:

In a cocktail mixer, combine Smirnoff Ice Green Apple, ginger beer and bourbon with Ice.

Shake

Fill a glass with crushed ice

Strain cocktail over ice

Garnish with a sprig of rosemary

Fall Sangria (Serves 8)

Ingredients:

1 bottle Smirnoff Ice Raspberry

1/2 bottle crisp white wine

7 oz. Smirnoff No 21

18 oz. white grape juice

Apples, pears, oranges and raspberries for garnish

Instructions:

Pour Smirnoff Ice Raspberry, white wine, and Smirnoff No. 21 into a large pitcher

Stir

Stir in white grape juice

Top with slices of apples, pears, oranges and raspberries

Stir

Let sit in the fridge for 4-6 hours, stirring every hour

Enjoy A Fresh Take On A Captain Morgan Favorite

Celebrate your favorite team this football season as the OG Captain cocktail gets a frosty blitz in the blender. What a better way to get in the game spirit and end summer, than with a frozen twist on a classic and easy-to-make frozen Captain Morgan and cola?

You and your friends can enjoy this new spin on a Captain classic responsibly while watching games Saturday and Sunday.

Frozen Captain and Cola

Makes 2 cocktails

Ingredients

4 ounces Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum

16 ounces cola

1 ounce fresh lime juice, plus 2 lime wheels for garnish

1 cup ice

Serve in tall glasses

Steps

1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and

blend until smooth.

2. Pour the cocktail into glasses and garnish

with lime wheels.

Crown Royal Is Asking People To Take Water Breaks This Football Season

Football is back! To celebrate Crown Royal is launching its largest-ever responsible drinking campaign: The Water Break. The Water Break is a movement that encourages responsible game day consumption and reinforces the importance of drinking in moderation and hydrating between alcoholic beverages.

Crown Royal will support the fully integrated Water Break program with the following a nationally televised 30-second commercial set to air during the season opener that will continue to air during the first half of games throughout the entire season. This marks the second the second year Crown Royal will utilize football advertising to promote social responsibility.

There will be a full roster of football legends including Ed Reed, DeMarcus Ware and Brian Westbrook to support the program on social, through media interviews, and in-person deliveries of water to fans at select stadiums and bars. Westbrook kicks off the program tomorrow during the game in Philadelphia.

There will be distribution of tens of thousands of gallons of water in stadiums and bars and provide safe rides home to create a safer, more enjoyable game day. Integration of the movement into all team and stadium partnerships and its largest media investment to date dedicated to social responsibility, increasing its visibility from last season.

Reebok Creates Predator Inspired DMX Sneaker

YES!!! You read that correctly! Celebrating the latest installment in the Predator film franchise, Reebok has partnered with 20th Century Fox and Extra Butter to produce a meticulously detailed cinematic collectible, dropping Friday, 9/14 on Reebok’s website.

Eerie iridescent soles conceal more than just Reebok’s patented DMX tech. Black out the lights to witness glow-in-the-dark graphics inspired by the film’s finale when water short-circuits the Predator’s operating system. A ghoulish ‘spine trophy’ souvenir hangs from the laces as a tribute to the original Predator film from 1987.

These shoes are legit and I am hoping I can cop a pair when they land in a few weeks.

Reebok Can Help You Up Your Style Game

Reebok is not just hot kicks and great performance sneakers. Reebok also has a bunch of great gear that you can rock in the gym or when you are hanging with your friends. They have a few different lines of clothing that you can add to your wardrobe and even match them up with your favorite Reebok kicks.

So as Fall approaches here are a few items that you should pick up and add a fresh look to your wardrobe. Plus these clothes won’t break the bank.

Reebok Double Knit Quarter Zip

Check this one off your must-have list. This men’s performance-primed pullover is versatile enough to help warm up a chilly workout or add comfort to a lazy Saturday. Double knit with Speedwick fabric technology fabric to wick moisture, flatlock seams and zipper details help keep the warm feel chafe-free.

Reebok Classic Shorts

Grab these men’s short for anytime comfort. French terry fabric offers soft comfort for rest days, and an inseam gusset adds room and mobility. Plus, the ribbed waistband assists the fit.

Reebok Classics Advanced Shorts

When the weather heats up, so does your style. Opt for throwback appeal in your day-to-day with these men’s classic shorts. Smooth, trend-right ponte fabric ups the comfort factor, while a pleated waistband streamlines the look.