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Take Valentines Day To The MAX

If you are looking for a cool new way to celebrate Valentine’s Day might we suggest Max Brenner. Max Brenner is creating a new chocolate culture worldwide. Creating a chocolate sensory immersion that encourages you to open your mind about how you connect with chocolate. With unique products, desserts, and our iconic presentation, they have become the ultimate experience for chocolate lovers around the globe.

Their chocolate creations made with the highest quality cocoa beans and the finest raw materials. Their unique designs elevate the everyday chocolate experience to an extraordinary sensory immersion. These handcrafted chocolate creations and unique gifts are every chocoholic’s dream come true!

Check out some very cool Max Brenner cocktail recipes below.

Raspberry French

Equal parts vodka and Chambord

Combine with 2 parts melted milk chocolate shaken over ice

Strain and serve up

Garnish with fresh raspberries

Raspberry lemon drop

2 parts vodka

Equal parts Triple Sec and Chambord

Combine with 2 parts sour mix

Shake with ice, strain and served up in a martini glass

Garnish with a raspberry and lemon slice

Chocolate Strawberry

Rim glass with melted chocolate

In a blender combine 2 parts vodka to 1 part crepe de cacao

Add 4 oz of strawberry puree and 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream

Blend until smooth

Pour in glass and garnish with a chocolate dipped strawberry

The Patriots McCourty Twins Gift Teammates with Crown Royal Following Big Game Win

In honor of their Big win, twins and teammates Jason and Devin McCourty are gifting the 2019 championship team with two bottles of Crown Royal – one for them and one to share with someone who helped them achieve their dreams. Jason and Devin will be gifting their mom who has loved and supported them over the years.

The McCourty brothers had the following to say about their accomplishment:

“It’s undeniable that this has been such an incredible journey for both of us as brothers, but it’s even more special to have made it here with our team. We’re excited to gift each member of this historic team with two bottles of Crown Royal featuring special embroidered bags – one to enjoy and one to gift to those special people who helped them realize this dream. We’re giving our bottle to our mom for her love and support over the years. Today, we toast as brothers and as champions!”

Bud Light Gives The Patriots Their Own Bottle

Bud Light congratulates the Patriots for winning Super Bowl LIII. To celebrate, they will be bringing Bud Light to Patriots fans 21+ attending the Super Bowl celebration parade later this week. We also wanted to share first look imagery of special edition New England Patriots Super Bowl LIII Championship Bud Light Bottles which will be available for fans to celebrate with at select bars in the Boston area.

Crown Your Big Game Day With Crown Royal Cocktails

Whether hosting a viewing party or a tailgate, #CrownYourGameDay and cheer on the final two teams with the smooth and flavorful taste of Crown Royal. These simple yet fun to make game-day recipes are a touchdown for everyone.

This season Crown Royal kicked off its largest-ever responsible drinking campaign, the Crown Royal Water Break, to encourage fans to drink responsibly and hydrate moderately on game day. Whether you’re watching this year’s matchup at a bar, in the stands or at home, make sure the whole squad participates in a water break between celebrations to stay hydrated and stay in the game.

L.A. Crownberry Apple

Ingredients

1.5 oz. Crown Royal Regal Apple

Cranberry Juice

Directions

Mix 1.5 oz Crown Royal Apple into glass.

Fill to the top with cranberry juice.

Wicked Hot Toddy

Ingredients

1.5 oz. Crown Royal Vanilla

1 TSP fine grain sugar

2 small cloves

1.5 oz. boiling water

Directions

Mix 1.5 oz Crown Royal Vanilla, grain sugar and cloves into glass.

Fill to the top with boiling water.

adidas Originals By Pharrell Williams Launching Limited Chinese New Year Hu Pack

Maintaining their commitment to inspiring creativity though sport and design, Pharrell Williams and adidas Originals deliver the PW CNY pack, featuring special Chinese New Year make-ups of the SolarHu Glide and BYW models.

Poignant odes to Chinese culture feature throughout the design of each sneaker. Taking inspiration from Chinese color symbolism both shoes are made up in predominantly red uppers with gold embellishments, seeking to bring good fortune and happiness to the wearer in the New Year. Continuing this theme, the SolarHu Glide CNY features an embroidered ‘Fú’ symbol on its upper, which is traditionally placed upside-down on the doors of Chinese homes in order to bring prosperity to the household. Similarly, the BYW CNY features the word ‘ambition’ embroidered across both the left and right uppers, inspiring its wearer to remain determined throughout the coming year.

Featuring a red and black knitted upper combined with a full length BOOST sole, the SolarHu Glide CNY seamlessly blends striking visual tones with unparalleled performance running technology. Meanwhile, boasting a blend of soft breathable knit fabrics atop a split sole with white BOOST heel tooling, the BYW CNY model represents the pinnacle of comfort and aesthetic design.

The adidas Originals By Pharrell Williams Chinese New Year Hu Pack will release globally on Friday, January 26th.

Matt Damon And Sarah Jessica Parker And THE DUDE Look To Pour It Forward

Stella Artois and Water.org co-founder Matt Damon are kicking off a campaign that’s rallying America to “Pour it Forward” by choosing Stella to help end the global water crisis.

And this year, they’re recruiting some famous friends to spread the word, starting with Jeff Bridges and Sarah Jessica Parker for the cause.

In a new :15 digital spot, available here, Sarah Jessica Parker revisits her iconic role of Carrie Bradshaw in a homage to Sex and the City’s opening sequence. Carrie can’t “help but wonder” what might happen if she changed up her ‘usual’ drink, the Cosmo, in favor of a Stella, to help give access to clean water for someone living without it.

HOW DONATIONS WORK:

It’s so easy to get involved, for every Stella purchased from now until March 31, 2019, the brand will donate a month of access to clean water to someone living without it, through their longstanding partnership with water.org.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

The more Stella enjoyed, the more lives changed – so stock up on Stella Artois for your Super Bowl party, birthday party or snowed-in movie night to help give access to clean water for someone in need.

Maker’s Mark Teams Up With Top Chef

This summer, Bravo filmed its 19th season of “Top Chef” in Kentucky, highlighting all that the Bluegrass State has to offer, and in tonight’s episode airing at 9/8c, the cast visit our very own Maker’s Mark Distillery!  While the episode will only last sixty minutes, the collaboration between Bravo’s “Top Chef” and Maker’s Mark will extend much longer in the form of…

A limited edition bottle of Maker’s Mark Private Select, created in partnership with the cast and launching on December 14th at the distillery and select Kentucky retailers for $79.99.

These full recipes and images featured on the episode that have since been integrated into the menu at their on-campus restaurant, Star Hill Provisions. Below is the winning recipe.

Spoon Bread With Étouffée Sauce

YIELD: 4 PORTIONS

This recipe dazzled the judges on Bravo’s Top Chef. The same thing happened at Maker’s Mark when we prepared it ourselves. You can see our effort pictured here. The recipe is the creation of Nini Nguyen, who was raised in New Orleans and is the daughter of Vietnamese immigrants. This is apparent in her cooking, which embraces the rich culinary cultures of both Vietnam and Louisiana. You can enjoy the New Orleans part of this equation at home by trying your hand at this episode-winning recipe. Loretto, Ky., makes a showing here too with a Maker’s Mark deglaze.

Check Out The Latest From MTN DEW

MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL – the newest, customized beverage for gamers – is now available for purchase nationwide.  MTN DEW AMP also revealed partnerships with ESL and Counter Logic Gaming as part of the drink’s launch.

With a unique can that boasts a re-sealable lid, a no-slip grip, and ingredients that together have been shown to improve accuracy and alertness, the drink helps gamers unlock a new level of gaming. It is available in four vitamin-charged and caffeine boosted flavors. Key details include:

Partnership with Ubisoft: New beverage is teaming up with one of the biggest names in gaming to deliver valuable assets within the most highly anticipated games, including the upcoming Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. Purchases of the new beverage will provide access to the private beta for The Division 2 and more throughout the year. ESL Sponsorship: The beverage is also now the official global beverage partner of major global events within the ESL ecosystem including ESL’s premier competitions, ESL One, Intel® Extreme Masters and ESL Pro League. New Roster Members: Counter Logic Gaming joins the brand’s professional gaming roster which currently includes Team Dignitas, Immortals, SK Gaming – and most recently, Team OpTic.

Reebok Classic Is Starting Off Strong This Year

Reebok Classic is kicking off the season with the launch of its Newest Aztrek colorways and complimentary electric blue tracksuit, bringing to life the street style and creative culture of the 90s. This trailblazing launch inspires individuals to rebel against the mainstream and embrace their differences as sources of creativity.

Originally designed in 1993, the Aztrek changed the game as an innovative runner that forged its own path to a legendary reputation in sneaker culture. Daring, bold and brash for its time, the Aztrek franchise continues to celebrate this heritage through this newest iteration. Launching in bright new colorways, CRUSHED COBALT/SOLAR YELLOW and PINK FUSION/URBAN VIOLET, the Aztrek OG features a lightweight Hexalite technology for cushioning, a medial EVA midsole for shock absorption and motion control, and a diamond studded outsole for stability and traction on all terrains. The wearer will challenge the conformity of today’s culture and feel encouraged to express themselves through unique one-of-a-kind looks that allow them to own their vibe, without worrying about what anyone else is doing.

New Year, New Drink With Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer

Are you looking for a new beverage to celebrate the weekend or special event? Check out BON & VIV Spiked Seltzer. The original SpikedSeltzer has been revamped with a new name, new packaging, new recipe and new flavors – Introducing BON & VIV Spiked Seltzer.

Think of it as our version 2.0: BON & VIV Spiked Seltzer gives you the great taste you love but now with:

●        0 grams of sugar

●        90 Calories

●        Botanical flavors – Enjoy premium fan favorites plus new Pear Elderflower, Hibiscus Clementine and Black Cherry Rosemary

BON & VIV Spiked Seltzer will hit shelves this month. Make sure you look out for them and also their Super Bowl ad next month!