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Thomas Rhett and Crown Royal Honor Mother’s of Military Servicemen and Women

Crown Royal teamed up with Country singer, Thomas Rhett to surprise moms of men and women in the military. This Mother’s Day, Crown Royal is honoring the selflessness, generosity and dedication of Mothers Of Military (M.O.M.) servicemen and women with custom military-grade medals in partnership with Vanguard Industries, the official makers of the United States Military’s insignia, ribbons and medals.

To show Crown Royal’s unwavering gratitude for their service and support of America’s bravest men and women, the whisky brand teamed up with country music superstar Thomas Rhett ahead of Mother’s Day to surprise four M.O.M.s with an experience of a lifetime. These M.O.Ms thought they were heading to Florida to meet Thomas Rhett, pack care packages for active duty service members overseas as part of the Crown Royal Purple Bag Project, and discuss what it means to raise a military member and be a M.O.M. Little did they know that Crown Royal and Thomas Rhett had bigger plans in store…

Click HERE to watch Crown Royal and Thomas Rhett reunite M.O.Ms with their active duty sons and daughters in a heartwarming clip!

“There’s no one more generous than moms, especially the moms of those who serve our country and today I get to give those moms a surprise they’ll never forget. “We got to fly out four mothers of military and get to hear from them as a source of what it is like to be a mother of someone who is serving. We got audio messages from their sons and daughters.” Thomas Rhett said.

Smirnoff Is Creating Some New Flavors For The Summer

Just in time for the summer, the makers of the world’s No. 1 vodka are launching Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions, perfect for those who want to have a sugar-free cocktail option without sacrificing taste! Available nationwide starting this month, Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions come in three delicious mouth-watering flavors:

Cucumber & Lime, Watermelon & Mint and Strawberry & Rose.

Whether brunching with your besties or hosting a backyard gathering of friends and family, Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions are guaranteed to bring the flavor and fun to any daytime party or occasion!

Infused with the natural flavors, Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions are 72 calories per serving, gluten-free and made with no artificial flavors and colors. Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions retails at a suggested retail price of $11.99 for a 750mL bottle, staying true to the brand value of offering great quality products at an affordable price.

Strawberry-Rose Cocktail

Serves One

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Smirnoff Strawberry-Rose Zero Sugar Infusions
  • 2 oz.  Brewed hibiscus tea
  • 1 oz.  Passionfruit sparkling water

Directions: Fill an old fashioned tumbler with ice. In a cocktail stirring glass, combine the Smirnoff Strawberry-Rose Zero Sugar Infusion, hibiscus tea and sparkling water. Stir well and pour over ice. Serve immediately.

Mint Summer Splash

Serves One

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Smirnoff Watermelon-Mint Zero Sugar Infusions
  • 2 oz. Watermelon sparkling water
  • 1 oz. bottled watermelon juice
  • 1 oz. club soda
  • Mint leaves for garnish

Directions: Fill a tall cocktail glass with ice. In a cocktail stirring glass, combine the Smirnoff Watermelon-Mint Zero Sugar Infusion, watermelon sparkling water, watermelon juice, and club soda. Stir well. Pour over ice. Garnish with mint leaves.

Cucumber-Lime Agua Fresca

Serves One

Ingredients:

  • Coarse sugar
  • 2 oz. Smirnoff Cucumber-Lime Zero Sugar Infusions
  • 1-2 cucumber ribbons
  • 1 oz. cucumber puree
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz. bottled mineral water
  • 1 Lime wheel
  • Fresh mint sprig

Directions: Rim an old fashioned glass or tall cocktail glass with coarse sugar. Line the glass with cucumber ribbons and fill with ice. In a cocktail stirring glass, combine the Smirnoff Cucumber-Lime Zero Sugar Infusion, cucumber puree, lime juice and mineral water. Pour over ice. Garnish with cucumber ribbons, lime wheels and mint sprigs

When Life Gives You Lemons

Much like Bud Light Lime and Bud Light Orange, Bud Light Lemon Tea is brewed with real lemon peels and aged over real tea leaves for a subtly sweet twist on America’s favorite light lager.  Bud Light’s citrus peels line is a favorite for summer time and we are excited to bring you the news of Bud Light Lemon Tea in time for the warm days ahead! Lemon Tea is a summer seasonal offering and will only and will only be on shelves until September, so make sure to stock up this summer.  Bud Light Lemon Tea will also include a comprehensive on-pack ingredients label following the transparency movement started by Bud Light mother brand, Bud Light Lime and Bud Light Orange earlier this year.

Bulleit Had A Lot Of Surprises At The Tribeca Film Festival

It looks like Bulleit pulled out all the stops at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. When it comes to reunions, Saturday’s 25 Year In Living Color Celebration at Tribeca Film Festival with the Bulleit 3D Printed Frontier Experience was all sorts of vibrant! With appearances by David Alan Grier, Tommy Davidson, guest DJ Shawn Wayans made for a special evening.

The cast and crew enjoyed delicious 3D printed cocktails served over a truly incredible architectural feat – a 3D printed cocktail bar composed of 7,000+ individually printed pieces.

Then top actors Ben Stiller, Maya Erskine, Jack Quaid, Beck Bennett and more celebrate PLUS ONE’s premiere screening at the Bulleit 3D Printed Frontier Lounge at the 18th annual Tribeca Film Festival.

Hennessy Has Your Cinco De Mayo Cocktails

Inspired by Hennessy’s partnership with Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez and centered on the theme of pushing the limits of potential (or “Never stop. Never settle.”), the world’s best-selling Cognac celebrates another year of the ongoing partnership with Golden Boy Promotions – Hennessy supports Canelo’s quest to become the world’s best boxer, highlighting him as an inspiration to others as he fights his way to the top.

So this weekend as you watch the fight on May 4th and celebrate Cinco De  Mayo here are two cocktails you can enjoy responsibly with friends.

HENNESSY V.S.O.P PRIVILÈGE JALAPEÑIA

  • 1 ½ oz Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilѐge Cognac
  • 3 oz Pineapple Juice
  • Jalapeño Slice
  • Garnish: Pineapple Wedge & Basil Leaf
  • Glass: Rocks Glass

Method: Shake all ingredients in a shaker and serve over ice with a Basil Leaf garnish.

HENNESSY V.S.O.P PRIVILÈGE PINEAPPLE SPRITZ

  • 1 ½ oz Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilѐge Cognac
  • 2 ½ oz pineapple juice
  • 2 ½ oz soda water
  • Garnish: Pineapple wedge, or Lemon wedge
  • Glass: Highball

Method: Pour Hennessy and juice into a Collins glass with ice, top with soda water and garnish with a pineapple wedge.

Enjoy These Delicious Spring Cocktails from Smirnoff Ice

With the weather getting warmer, there’s no better time to freshen up your go to cocktails with something new! Whether you’re enjoying the warm weather and a Smirnoff Ice Raspberry Peach Bellini Pop during a picnic or sipping on some chilled Smirnoff Seltzer Raspberry Rosé Frosé on a rooftop with you will be refreshed this season.

Check out the recipes below.

Raspberry Peach Bellini Pops (Serves 10) – .527 oz alcohol per pop

  • 6 ounces Smirnoff Ice Raspberry
  • 8 ounces fresh peach puree
  • 5 ounces Champagne
  • 8 ounces fresh raspberry puree

Directions: Mix peach puree with champagne and pour into the bottom of 8 ice pop molds.  Freeze until solid. Mix raspberry puree with Smirnoff Ice Raspberry and pour on top of the peach layer.  Freeze until solid. Could also make multiple layers.

Raspberry Rosé Frosé (serves 2)

  • 2 cans (24 ounces) Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer Raspberry Rosé
  • 12 oz frozen raspberries
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup (taste test along the way) granulated sugar
  • .5 oz lemon juice
  • Lemon peel and slice for garnish

Directions: Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into wine glasses and garnish with lemon peel.

Busch Beer Looking To Celebrate Nature This Earth Day

Since its founding, Busch beer—the beer brewed for the great outdoors and ‘crisp and cold as a mountain stream’—has encouraged its fans to enjoy everything our planet has to offer. And in honor of Earth Day 2019, Busch is showing off its love for the outdoors while also giving back to the planet with the release of Rooted In Love.

Rooted in Love, a premium hard-cover coffee table book made from FSC Certified recycled paper, is an ode to the planet earth from Busch. Each page honors a different tree across America and features a heartfelt love letter from Busch to that tree.

In honor of Earth Day and to help create a Better World by 2025, Rooted in Love will be available for purchase via Rally Up from April 18 – 30 for $20, with all proceeds from every purchase donated directly to the National Forest Foundation (NFF).

Every person who purchases Rooted in Love will not only contribute directly to the NFF’s tireless work to protect healthy forests and watersheds across the country, but will walk away with a physical reminder of the contribution and beautiful new addition to their coffee table collection.

Crown Royal Peach Is A Great Gift For Mom

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we thought it might be a great time to share with you Crown Royal’s new Peach flavored whisky, as well as some delicious cocktail recipes that your mom would enjoy on her special day.

Infused with the flavor of fresh Georgia peaches, Crown Royal Peach is a deliciously sweet and perfectly sippable whisky for long-time fans and those new to the spirit. Whether breakfast in bed or at the brunch table, in a cocktail or on the rocks, Crown Royal Peach is just the treat mom deserves to kick off her day.

Royal Peach Tea

– 1.5 oz Crown Royal Peach

– 6.0 oz iced tea

– 1 slice of lemon or peach

Fill a mason jar with crushed ice. Add Crown Royal Peach and iced tea. Stir gently then garnish with a lemon or peach slice (or both!)

Royal Peach Fizz

- 0.5 oz Crown Royal Peach

– 0.5 oz orange juice

– 4.0 oz champagne

– 1 mint sprig

Add Crown Royal Peach and orange juice to a stemless champagne glass. Top with champagne. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Get Back To The Ice Age For Pure Refreshment

Spring is here and summer will be right after. As the hotter months of the year approach make sure you have the most refreshing water around. Ice Age Glacial, an ultra-pure water sourced from ancient glaciers within the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, has debuted in North America including select U.S. and Canadian markets.

What sets Ice Age Glacial apart from spring water is its purity, smoothness and low mineral content — with the lowest amount of total dissolved solids (4 PPM) out of any bottled water in the marketplace. Ice Age Glacial water is nitrate-free, sodium-free and chlorine-free.

1.6 million years ago during the beginning of the last Ice Age, vast parts of Canada were covered by glaciers. Today, despite that the last Ice Age ended nearly 10,000 years ago, many mountains still rise to heavily glaciated peaks across Canada, including the largest temperature-latitude ice fields in the world.

Pure glacial water sources are very rare. 200 kilometers Northwest of Vancouver in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, the ancient icefields of the Toba Inlet form the source of Ice Age Glacial water. Natural glacial water of unmatched purity is collected as it naturally melts and flows from the edges of the towering and ancient glaciers in the Toba Inlet deep in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia; land protected by government and secluded in nature, shielded from civilization and industry. As the water falls, it is collected, which results in naturally pure glacial water with a low mineral content, yet still containing rare minerals only found in ancient glaciers.

For more info visit their website at iceageglacial.com

Bulleit Adds A Rye 12-Year-Old Straight American Whiskey To Their Portfolio

A new high-rye whiskey has joined the Bulleit family! Available for a limited-time only, Bulleit Rye 12-Year-Old Straight American Whiskey is a premium aged elevation of the brand’s multi award-winning Bulleit Rye.

Eight years, and multiple San Francisco World Spirts Competition Double Gold medals later for Bulleit Rye, the category that Bulleit helped build is booming as consumers seek new, unique and premium offerings. Created in response to this growing demand for premium American whiskey, Bulleit Rye 12-Year-Old Straight American Whiskey uses the same mash bill as Bulleit Rye – 95% rye and 5% malted barley – with a minimum of 12 years of aging. The additional years of maturity are evident in the layers of flavor complexity, while continuing to ring true to the smooth balance and spiciness of its predecessor.

Bulleit Rye 12-Year-Old is available in select markets nationwide.