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Fantastic Performance On Land And Water

Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing are proud to mark 11 years of collaboration with the debut of the most impressive and innovative performance boat ever constructed by the iconic Miami-based boat manufacturer. Designed from the ground up using the latest technology and methodologies, the Cigarette Racing 515 Project ONE was  inspired by the highly anticipated Mercedes-AMG Project ONE super-sports car.

Representing the ninth special edition boat created from this partnership, the Cigarette Racing 515 Project ONE is 51′ 5″ in length and features an increased beam of 9′ 6″ which allows 6  passengers the ability to be seated comfortably. The new boat offers an increase of  over 30% greater surface area  when  compared to the existing 50′ Marauder, while  still  providing  similar performance and an impressive 140 mph top speed through the use of a highly optimized composite structure consisting of carbon-fiber, Kevlar and E-glass. Cigarette’s signature aggressive shoulders, which rise in the  rear  of  the boat, also allow the integration of a large sun cushion on  the  flat exposed-weave carbon fiber hatch – despite the  tall  engines beneath  -  for  maximum comfort and versatility when stationary.

The boat’s deck is constructed completely of carbon fiber to reduce the total weight and lower the center mass of the boat. Carbon Fiber is also used for the inner structural laminate of the hull, forward bulkheads, cabin liner, engine hatch, consoles and storage hatches to significantly reduce the overall weight. For example, the air intakes, which are over 7ft long and 14 inches wide, weigh only 4.4 lbs. Overall, the weight optimized Cigarette Racing 515 Project ONE is over ten feet longer than the Cigarette Racing 41′ SD GT3 but it weighs over 5,000-lbs less. Kevlar has also been used for tabbing bulkheads and around the edges of framing for its extreme toughness properties.

The price of this one-of-a-kind boat from the Cigarette Racing Team is available upon request. For additional information on Cigarette Racing, please visit www.cigaretteracing.com.

The Miami International Boat Show is open to the public from February 16-20, 2018 at the Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin. For more information, please visit www.miamiboatshow.com.

Chris Long Gifts Crown Royal To His Teammates

The Philadelphia Eagles returned to Philly as world champs this week and they had a victory parade for the ages. In honor of their big win, defensive end Chris Long generously gifted bottles of Crown Royal XR to the entire 2018 squad. The bottles of $130 whisky come enclosed in blue velvet bags that were embroidered to reflect the team’s achievement (see below).

Long had the following to say about their accomplishment:

“We came together on Sunday and finished out the season on the highest note possible,” said Chris Long. “To commemorate this big win, me and my friends at Crown Royal are giving each of my teammates a bottle of Crown Royal XR in a custom embroidered bag.”

Crown Royal donated a total of $100,000 to Waterboys, a charitable organization within the Chris Long Foundation. Waterboys has funds life-sustaining water wells for East African communities and Crown Royal helped fund two additional wells for those in need during the football season.

Reebok and Pyer Moss Showcase The DMX Fusion Pyer Moss

In advance of Pyer Moss’ Fall/Winter 2018 show on Saturday, February 10th, Reebok and Pyer Moss are previewing a new sneaker style that will be showcased on the runway: the DMX Fusion Pyer Moss.

The DMX Fusion Pyer Moss brings the groundbreaking DMX Technology of Reebok’s past and updates it for the here and now, redefining the future for those seeking to stand out today. The all-white, tonal DMX Fusion Pyer Moss takes the DMX Run 10’s iconic podular, chunky outsole with DMX technology and reimagines and contemporizes the silhouette.

With a premium Ultraknit quarter panel upper, the DMX Fusion Pyer Moss also includes a series of thick interlocking laces with multiple toggles to allow wearers to customize their laces.  On the left shoe, the lace tab features the Pyer Moss by Reebok Classic logo in red, and the right shoe features a quote by Pyer Moss designer Kerby Jean-Raymond.

The DMX Fusion Pyer Moss will launch at retail in Fall 2018 at select stockists and Reebok.com.

Cupid’s Valentine’s Cocktails

Next week is Valentine’s Day. You might have the roses and gifts locked down already, but what about dinner and drinks? Making dinner for your lady is very romantic. So make her one of her favorite meals and try one of these two cocktails to enjoy during dinner.

The first is the “Hibiscus Punch”, which is bound to make any Valentine’s get-together a little less sour and a little more sweet. Made with Smirnoff No. 21, this is a quality recipe that won’t break the bank! The “Secret Admirer” is the perfect cocktail to serve up for your date night, which features Smirnoff’s most popular flavor, Smirnoff Raspberry.

Hibiscus Crush

16 ounces Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka (2 cups)

1/2 cup dried hibiscus flowers

1 cups water

1/2 cup sugar

1 ounce triple sec

32 ounces lemon lime soda

1 lemon- sliced

1 lime-sliced

1 orange- sliced

4 cups crushed ice

Place hibiscus, water and sugar in a small pot to simmer over the stove for 5 minutes.  Once sugar is dissolved, set aside to cool. Strain. Place vodka, triple sec, soda and sliced citrus in a punch bowl or beverage container. Add hibiscus infusion. Stir. Right before quests arrive add 4 cups crushed ice.

Secret Admirer

4 ounces Smirnoff Raspberry

1.5 ounces Chartreuse

6 fresh raspberries

Place all ingredients in shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into two vintage martini glasses. Garnish with fresh raspberries. You could sugar the rim for extra sweetness.

Let George Dickel Spice Up Your Hot Chocolate

How did you celebrate National Hot Chocolate Day yesterday? Do you have a certain place that you go for hot cocoa or do make it at home? Well if you make it home you might want to add some George Dickel Rye to it. Check out the recipe below.

1.25 oz. George Dickel Rye

Hot chocolate

Peppermint stick

Directions: Add George Dickel Rye to a mug of hot chocolate and garnish with a peppermint stick.

Great Cocktails That Will Score At Your Football Party

We are getting ready for Super Sunday. If you are looking to have people over to watch the game we got you covered. Here are two cocktail recipes and tasty food recipe. Make sure you hit the store for the items below and pick up some Crown Royal and Captain Morgan.

Royal Cherry Water Ice

1.5 oz. Crown Royal Deluxe

3 oz. Cherry Juice

Splash of Grenadine

Top with Club Soda

Royal Dynasty

1.5 oz. Crown Royal Vanilla

Top with Ginger Beer

Squeeze of Fresh Lime Juice

Garnish with Lime Wedge

Captain’s Wing Glaze (serves 10-12)

12 oz. Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum

1 tsp. Chili Powder
6 oz. Brown Sugar
2 tbsp. Butter
Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
Pinch of Salt

Budweiser Will Stand By You

There is going to be an emotional ad this Sunday. Budweiser, no stranger to the Super Bowl stage, is proud to turn the spotlight on its employees, who together over the past 30 years have helped provide over 79 million cans of clean drinking water in response to natural disasters as part of the Anheuser-Busch emergency water program.

Set to Skylar Grey’s rendition of the iconic song “Stand by Me,” custom recorded and performed just for Budweiser, the commercial takes viewers into Budweiser’s Cartersville, Georgia brewery (home of the emergency water program) and features Kevin Fahrenkrog, General Manager of the brewery and an Anheuser-Busch employee for nearly 30 years.

On the heels of the 30th anniversary of the company’s emergency water program, Anheuser-Busch is also announcing a long term commitment for natural disaster relief by adding its Ft. Collins, Colorado brewery to the emergency water program by the end of the year. Adding a second brewery to can and deliver safe, drinking water will increase the speed of response when natural disasters hit.

Char-Broil Gets You Ready For Grilling Season

A new year might mean it is time to get a new grill for the upcoming warmer months. Char-Broil is excited to unveil its new Modular Outdoor Kitchen – an affordable, customizable collection ranging from a 5-Burner TRU-Infrared™ Gas Grill ($1,499) to a bar top ($449) that, combined, create the ultimate outdoor cooking and entertaining experience.

With the freedom to choose anywhere from two to all eight modules ranging from cooking solutions to kitchen conveniences, consumers can create a personalized layout to fit their outdoor entertaining needs. Plus, Char-Broil’s TRU-Infrared™ cooking technology (built into the 5- and 3-Burner Gas Grills) allows consumers to cook food evenly and receive up to 50% juicier results packed with even more flavor. For more go to Char-Broil’s website.

Natty Light Looking To Help Pay Off That College Debt

Are you still paying back that awful college loan? College loans get you in the door, but college debt ruins the party. Natural Light wants to change that in the form of giving away $1,000,000 to help pay down your loans so you can hold on to those memorable college stories.

College debt is one of the biggest conversation topics online among recent grads. In summer 2017, just as many people were talking about student debt as they were the entire sport of golf. Natural Light is committed to helping those who want to cherish their college memories, no matter what color jersey they wear or fight song they chant.

Actor and former University of Iowa and NYU student Jake Johnson has teamed up with Natty Light to help spread the word.

Johnson said: “College is one of the best experiences of your life – that is for sure. Natty Light isn’t going to sit by and let great college stories be ruined by the stress of debt. They’re putting $1,000,000 up for grabs to help pay down college loans. The country has a very large debt, so when they told me about what they had in mind, I had a strong desire to stand with them. I know what it’s like to live on a college student’s budget, trust me!”.

Using the platform of the Super Bowl, Natural Light will bring attention to putting a dent in the country’s $1.4+ trillioni college debt by airing the brand’s message in key college markets. These compelling local ads by Natural Light are strategically targeting ten cities with large universities to explain why and how to create the best possible memories.

“This is a chance to give back to those who have given so much to us, so we’re changing it up and calling an audible on the big game this year,” said Chelsea Phillips, VP of Value Brands at Anheuser-Busch. “We took a look at ten of the most Natty-centric cities where our beer is loved and there are thousands of students, and took on the mission to protect their epic college memories.”

Entering is simple: Post a video explaining your inspiration for going to college, include the green tab found on all cans inside limited edition 36-packs in the video, and use the hashtags #NattyStories and #Contest when posting to social. From now until May 6, 2018, 25 winners will be selected and awarded $40,000 each because creating epic memories in college shouldn’t come with a price tag attached. Log on to www.NattyStories.com to learn more.

Driving A Car Is Better Than Football?

Did you know that driving is better than kissing or watching sports? According to a recent Ford study, driving a sports car boosts emotional fulfillment more than kissing or watching a football game.

The study measured “buzz moments” – peak thrills that play a vital role in our overall wellness – as volunteers cheered on their favorite football team, watched a Game of Thrones episode, or enjoyed a passionate kiss. Only the occasional highs of riding a roller coaster ranked higher than the daily buzz of a commute in a sports car.

In tandem with the study, Ford created the “Buzz Car” – a customized Focus RS that used biometric sensors to monitor these bursts of joy and reflected drivers’ emotions throughout the interior and exterior of the vehicle using a series of 200,000 LED lights.