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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.

These Cocktails Will Be Hit At Any Labor Day Party

This Labor Day weekend what are you bringing to the party? We at MANjr have some great ideas that your guests will love to try out. There is something for everybody. Please remember to enjoy responsibly! Which one will you make this weekend?

Maker’s 46 Pomegranate Smash

2 parts Maker’s 46 Bourbon

1 part POM Wonderful® Pomegranate Juice

½ part honey

½ part fresh squeezed lemon juice

Garnish with pomegranate seeds. Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Pour over ice into a rocks glass.

Fancy Bourbon Punch

1 liter Maker’s Mark Bourbon

1 cup granulated sugar

Peels of 3 lemons and 1 orange

Juice of peeled fruit

1 liter of strong tea (preferably green tea)

250 ml champagne (club soda can be used for a less fancy version)

Freshly grated nutmeg*

Combine sugar and citrus peels in the bottom of a punch bowl. Muddle together until sugar starts to clump together. Let sit for about 2 hours, (while not necessary, this does add a little complexity). Brew the tea for about 30 minutes, remove loose tea or tea bags and allow to cool. Add the juice of the peeled fruit, tea and bourbon. Stir. Top with champagne just before serving and stir gently. Top with freshly grated nutmeg and serve.

*If you can’t grate fresh nutmeg, don’t use the prepackaged powdered stuff. It will turn your punch into a paste. If fresh isn’t possible, garnish with citrus wheels or fresh fruit.

Blueberry Cooler

2 parts Tres Agaves Blanco Tequila

1 part Tres Agaves Agave Nectar

12-15 blueberries

1 lime squeezed

1-2 parts filtered water

A couple sprigs of basil

Muddle blueberries and basil with Tres Agaves Tequila. Add remaining ingredients. Shake with ice and serve over fresh ice (Do not strain). Garnish with basil leaf float.

August Fling

1.5 parts Tres Agaves Reposado

5 parts Sangrita*

½ part Lime juice

Balance with grapefruit soda (squirt or Jarritos)

Build the drink in the glass by first putting the tequila in the glass, then add the sangrita mix and top off with grapefruit soda; stir ingredients together in highball glass and garnish with grapefruit wheel

Twisted Bocktail

1 ¼ parts Tres Agaves Reposado

¾ part Lemon

½ part Cointreau

½ part Simple Syrup

Hefeweisen

Combine all ingredients minus the beer; shake and strain into a highball. Top with beer and garnish with lemon.

Storm Chaser

2 parts espresso-infused Sugar Island Spiced Rum*

½ part ginger beer

½ part fresh lime juice

Candied ginger for garnish

Shake espresso or coffee-infused Sugar Island Spiced Rum and lime juice over ice and strain into a Collins glass. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wheel and candied ginger.

*Espresso-infused spiced rum: Mix ¼ cup of ground espresso or coffee with room temperature Sugar Island Spiced Rum. Let the mixture soak for 30 minutes. Strain and set aside.

Better-Than-A-Piña

2 parts Sugar Island Coconut Rum

1 part Coco Lopez

½ part fresh lime juice

Club soda

Shake coconut rum, coco lopez and lime juice; pour over crushed ice and top with club soda. Garnish with shaved coconut and lime twist in Collins glass.

Bud Light Orange Will Be Leaving Soon Until Next Summer

This is your last chance to pick up Bud Light Orange until next summer. Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to say goodbye to this Bud Light variant. Bud Light Orange launched this past April and dominated summer ‘18, enhancing the summer drinking experience. While it had a great run, unfortunately it’s a limited-time offering and will be off shelves by Labor Day until it comes back next summer.

Check out one of the funny commercials from this summer!

Smirnoff Celebrates The Fun Percenters

Smirnoff’s newest ad campaign called “Welcome to the Fun%” that stars Jonathan Van Ness, Nicole Byer and Laverne Cox alongside Ted Danson in hilarious short spots to tout the brand’s award-winning credentials, “Made in America” heritage, and encouragement of fun yet responsible drinking. The TV spots each depict different scenarios in which longtime Smirnoff partner Danson teams up with a fellow cast member to tout the brand’s award-winning credentials, “Made in America” heritage, and encouragement of fun yet responsible drinking, all ending with the tagline “Welcome to the Fun%.” The spots all share a humorous, playful attitude and give a nod to Smirnoff’s inclusive qualities.

So, what is the Fun%? The Fun% is anyone and everyone who wants to have accessible, unpretentious fun. It is the dreamers, doers and shakers who want it all, but do not want to pay too much– and they shouldn’t! In a world where we are all more money conscious and the power of FOMO is reinforced by social media, the Fun% is redefining what it looks like to have a good time with their own personal brand of scrappy, resourceful creativity. The new Smirnoff campaign showcases this with a range of diverse cast members, in age, ethnicity, gender, sexual preference, and background, and all of whom embody the Fun% in their own, unique way.

Budweiser Teams Up With Jim Beam For A New Lager

This week Budweiser and Jim Beam Bourbon released some every cool news. They unveiled their highly anticipated collaborative brew Budweiser Reserve Copper Lager. The new beer celebrates two all-American brands that survived Prohibition and have thrived in their respective businesses for a collective 365 years. The third installment in Budweiser’s Reserve Collection, Copper Lager, will be available nationwide through the holiday season.

The third installment in Budweiser’s Reserve Collection, Copper Lager, will be available nationwide through the holiday season. Copper Lager is an American lager-style beer, brewed with two-row barley and aged on Jim Beam bourbon barrel staves. The charred American oak staves, which previously served as barrels aging Jim Beam for four years, create a toasted oak aroma, while the beer has a deliciously nutty taste with caramel rye and vanilla notes and the classically smooth Budweiser finish. The new specialty beer will be available in heritage glass bottles and on draught at bars across the country.

“We’re very excited to bring the highly anticipated Budweiser Reserve Copper Lager to beer and bourbon aficionados from across the country,” said Ricardo Marques, Vice President of marketing for Budweiser. “By working closely together with our friends at Jim Beam, we’ve brewed something truly unique that stays true to the incredible legacy of these two American icons.”

This year marks the 85th anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition and both brands share unique histories of surviving the 13 years in which America went dry. The partnership between Budweiser and Jim Beam began in April as a cross-merchandising program and now includes Copper Lager, a uniquely innovative beer combining the heritage, quality and passion from both companies.

Celebrate Rum Day With A New Variant From Captain Morgan

Tomorrow is National Rum Day. To celebrate the Captain is introducing Captain Morgan Apple Smash, a new party-starting shot that blends Caribbean rum with a burst of green-apple flavor. Apple Smash is delicious, ready-to-serve and the perfect standout to help you and your crew party #LikeACaptain! Though best enjoyed as a chilled shot, Captain Morgan Apple Smash can also be served in a number of cocktail recipes. Check out a few below.

Not only does Apple Smash taste like an apple, it smells like one too! The Apple Smash packaging resembles an apple and emanates the aroma of tart green apple when you scratch the bottle. Apple Smash (60 proof, 30% ABV) has a suggested retail price of $15.99 for a 750 ml bottle.

Captain Morgan Apple Smash & Soda

  • 1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Apple Smash
  • 4 oz. Club Soda
  • Muddle mint leaves in a highball glass. Add ice and stir.

Captain Morgan Apple Smash & Ginger

  • 1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Apple Smash
  • 4 oz. ginger ale
  • Add ice and stir. Garnish with lime

Stella Artois & Actor Luke Evans Explain StellaSpace

Luke Evans is teaming up with Stella Artois to share some knowledge.  Stella Artois is launching the first-ever mindfulness guide to properly enjoying a beer in partnership with the modern meditation experts at Inscape. STELLASPACE is a 20-minute audio guide that takes users on a journey through mindfully sipping a Stella Artois – blending meditation techniques with beer tasting notes and witty personal anecdotes from narrator and actor Luke Evans for a complete sensory experience.

Why 20 minutes? The Stella Artois beer experts agree: 20 minutes is the optimal time needed to truly appreciate every sip of this full-flavored Belgian lager. In short STELLASPACE is intentionally designed to inspire mindful drinking with friends as listeners breathe, focus and “sip and know they are sipping.”

You can purchase the Sip & Savor Chalice ($12.00) – while supplies last can be found HERE

Stella Artois Cidre Spritz Summer Cocktail:

A twist on the cocktail of the summer, and Luke Evan’s personal favorite – an Aperol Spritz – the Stella Artois Cidre Spritz offers a refreshing option easy to create for a perfect evening of summer sipping with friends. Less time cocktail mixing, more time to enjoy happy hour.

Ingredients:

·         5 oz of Stella Artois Cidre

·         1.5 oz Aperol

·         .5 oz Grand Mariner

·         1 oz Grapefruit Juice

·         Grapefruit Twist

Directions: Build ingredients in a Cidre wine glass with ice, stir. Garnish with a grapefruit twist. Open the Inscape app, turn on STELLASPACE, sip slowly, and enjoy.