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Spring Is In The Air And In Your Glass

We are almost there. Better weather is on the horizon. With Spring right around the corner, get ready to enjoy the outdoors and impress your friends with crafting some seasonally-inspired cocktails. Whether at a garden party, BBQ or enjoying the holidays with family & friends, anyone can enjoy these recipes made with Smirnoff No. 21 and Smirnoff Raspberry, that won’t break the bank.

The Blushing Bunny

• 2 oz. Smirnoff Raspberry Vodka

• 4 oz. raspberry lemonade

• 2 oz. lemon-lime sparkling water

• Fresh raspberries

• Fresh sliced lemons

• Pink bunny-shaped marshmallows

Add a couple fresh raspberries and a slice of lemon to the bottom of a tall glass and fill with ice. Add the Smirnoff Raspberry Vodka, followed by the raspberry lemonade and the lemon-lime sparkling water. Stir gently and garnish with a pink bunny-shaped marshmallow! Enjoy responsibly.

Blackberry Vodka Mojito

• 4 Whole Basil Leaves

• 4 Large Blackberries

• 1.5 oz. Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka

• 6 oz. Lemon Lime Soda

• Crystallized Ginger, for garnish

In a highball glass, add the basil and blackberries and muddle. Fill glass with ice, then add the vodka, followed by the lemon lime soda. Garnish with a slice of crystallized ginger and enjoy responsibly!

Raspberry Kisses (Raspberry Passion Fruit)

• 3 ounces Smirnoff Raspberry Vodka

• 1 ounce Limoncello

• 6 ounces Passion Fruit Juice

• Fresh Raspberries for garnish

In a cocktail shaker, mix ice, Smirnoff Raspberry Vodka, Limoncello, and Passion Fruit Juice. Shake and strain into a glass over ice. Garnish with fresh raspberries.

Check Out The Latest Brew From Goose Island

Just in time for the weekend. There’s a new kid on the block – Goose Island’s new, national, year-round hoppy variant Midway IPA. Paying tribute to the city they call home, Midway IPA is sessionable and refreshing, or as they like to refer to it – easy drinking. With a lower ABV, balanced IBU’s, and a tropical fruit aroma make Midway your new go-to, have more than one, easy drinking IPA.

Tasting Notes & Specs:

• ABV: 4.6%

• IBU: 30

Reebok Has The Ultimate Keg Workout For You To Try Out

What are your plans for St. Patrick’s Day? From chugging beer to downing multiple forms of potatoes, St. Patrick’s Day might be one of the unhealthiest holidays out there. With the holiday just around the corner, Boston-based Reebok trainer Conor Murphy, has come up with the ultimate solution to combine fun with fitness this year.

As an advocate for using unconventional exercise equipment, Murphy put together the ultimate keg workout in the spirit of the holiday, to show you can still stay fit this St. Patrick’s Day.

“Not only do odd objects keep training unique and fun, but moreover, each object presents a new challenge,” he says. “They test your ability to use all of the components of fitness in new ways.”

The ultimate keg workout goes as follows:

3 rounds for time:

•   20 keg squats

•   20 keg swings

•   20 burpee keg jump-overs

•   20 keg thrusters

•   20 keg lunges

After bash challenge:

•   5 kegstand push-ups (or, see if you can even do 1)

No keg lying around the house? Not to worry, dumbbells can be substituted for any of the above exercises.

Murphy is sporting the all-new Reebok CrossFit Nano 8, in a special St. Patrick’s Day colorway! The shoe is available on Reebok.com for $130.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day With Guinness And Bulleit

This Saturday everyone becomes a wee bit Irish as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Here at MANjr we wanted to share some drink recipes from Bulleit Frontier Whiskey and Guinness to celebrate everyone’s favorite Irish holiday.

The Bulleit Boilermaker served with Guinness Draught is the ultimate duo for the occasion, combining the iconic Irish beer with our classic high rye bourbon. If you’re not familiar with a Boilermaker, it’s a simple serve of a pint of beer paired with a shot of Bulleit. Check out the recipe and photo below for instructions on how best to enjoy Bulleit Bourbon and a pint of the ‘black stuff’.

If you don’t have any green to wear for the holiday and would rather enjoy a green cocktail, we also included the Bulleit Green Light District recipe made with Bulleit Rye.

Bulleit Boilermaker

Pour it: 1.25 oz. Bulleit Bourbon

Pair it: 12 oz. Guinness Draught

To best experience this two-drink serve, alternate between sipping Bulleit and slowly drinking your beer to discover flavor profiles.

Bulleit Green Light District

Ingredients:

• 1 part Bulleit Rye

• 1 Part green crème de menthe

• 1 part crème de cacao

• 1 part heavy cream

• 5 mint leaves

Instructions: Shake all the ingredients and serve up.

The Reebok Harmony Racer Is Helping Me Train For My Marathon

For the past 15 years or so I haven’t given very much thought to the sneakers I buy. I’d use them infrequently and even then, it was just for running around with the kids. I’d buy them mostly based on price and never gave much thought to performance because I really didn’t have to.

Recently, however, I stupidly decided to sign up for a marathon. Skipping right over any 5k or half marathon races I could have joined, I went from zero, to full marathon with a few clicks of a computer mouse. Now I needed to train. Now I needed to actually think about what I was wearing in preparation for it. The short 2-3 mile runs I’d been doing on sneakers bought at Costco 6 years ago were fine. But for this, I needed something better able to handle the task.

Enter the Reebok Harmony Racer. Right off the bat, I loved how lightweight they are. It’s considerably less than what I had been running on and the fabric along the sides makes it super breathable. When I hold it up to the light, you can literally see light coming through from the other side of the sneaker. Once I started running in them, the breathability and weight were instantly noticeable and I loved it.

Beyond that, the grip was fantastic. They are super stable both on the roads and on trails. The cushioning at the heel not only decreased the jolts on my body, but I noticed an improvement in my gait. It felt more natural than it had and made my run seem easier.

On the downside, the sneaker is quite narrow. Admittedly, I do have wide feet, but this sneaker seems even more narrow than others of the same size. After a few miles this added a bit of discomfort to the outside of my feet and right at the inside of the arch where the wall meets the bottom. This could just be an issue for me, but if I had a choice, I’d get this in wide, or go a half size larger.

All in all, this shoe is really fantastically comfortable (for the short run if you have wide feet) and the construction of it is great. I doubt I’ll be using this for my first marathon, but I’m glad to have them for shorter runs and for playing with the kids. Especially as things start heating up here in TX.

If you like what you read make sure you go to Reebok.com to pick up a pair of the Reebok Harmony Racer for yourself.

Smash The Summer With A New Captain Morgan Variant

Some of you are buried under a bunch of snow right now, but trust me we got some summer vibes headed your way. Take a look at the latest Captain Morgan offering. It is called Watermelon Smash.

The explosively delicious, watermelon-flavored shot is arriving just in time for backyard cookouts and pool parties. Captain Morgan Watermelon Smash blends Caribbean rum with ripe, juicy watermelon flavor that’s synonymous with summertime. Best enjoyed as a chilled shot, Watermelon Smash can also be served in a number of delicious cocktail recipe.

Not only does Watermelon Smash taste like a watermelon, it looks (and smells!) like one too. Similar to LocoNut, the Watermelon Smash packaging resembles a watermelon and produces the sweet aroma of ripe watermelon when you scratch the bottle. Watermelon Smash (50 proof, 25% ABV) has a suggested retail price of $15.99 for a 750 ml bottle.

Chilled Watermelon Smash Shot

·         1.5 oz. Captain Morgan LocoNut

Pour 1.5 oz. of Watermelon Smash into a shaker with ice. Strain into a shot glass & serve.

Watermelon Spritzer

·         1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Watermelon Smash

·         0.75 oz. club soda

·         0.75 oz. lemon-lime soda

Pour ingredients into a highball glass filled with ice and garnish with a lemon.

Watermelon Mojito

·         1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Watermelon Smash

·         0.5 oz. Captain Morgan White Rum

·         0.75 oz. lime juice

·         0.75 oz. Simple Syrup

·         Club soda

·         Mint leaves

Middle mint leaves, simple syrup, and lime juice in a highball glass. Add ice, top with club soda and garnish with watermelon and mint leaves.

Three Olives Wants You To Celebrate The Day Of The Dude

Today is a great to celebrate. Why you might ask. Well it is the Day of the Dude. To celebrate the Day of the Dude, Three Olives Vodka is re-releasing Three Olives Dude for a limited time.

Three Olives Dude is a wild fusion of imported vodka and the zingy taste of lemon and lime that tastes great on ice or mixed into a citrus cocktail.  It’s only available on ReserveBar.com ($24) until March 10, so get it now before it’s gone forever.

In the mood for a White Russian instead? Three Olives has you covered there too with an all-new take on the classic:

Three OIives Day of the Dude White Russian

1.5 oz Three Olives Naked Vodka

1.5 oz half and half

.75 oz coffee liqueur

.25 oz creme de cocoa

Hefty pinch of salt

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.  Shake/strain into your martini glass, chill and enjoy.

Reebok Showcases The Montana Cans With Felipe Santone And Sany

This month Reebok Classic launches the next iteration of its Always Classic Spring/Summer 2018 campaign by inviting renowned graffiti creatives Sany and Felipe Pantone to showcase what it means to be a classic with the Montana Cans Club C, Classic Leather and Workout sneakers.

A brand that fiercely believes in those who challenge expectations and push their creative boundaries, Reebok’s new Always Classic campaign brings together the most disruptive and authentic style pioneers of this generation and unites them with Reebok Classic’s iconic Franchise Four collective; the Freestyle Hi, Classic Leather, Club C and Workout Plus. Celebrating this season’s Club C silhouette is Sany, the striking female leader in the male-dominated graffiti scene and Felipe Pantone, known for his contemporary kinetic and graffiti art.

Born in ‘85, the Club C was made to perform on the court but changed the game to serve up style for the streets. This iconic silhouette has transcended cultural and style boundaries to become an essential streetwear staple and its striking look and attitude has always been its most true when it’s worn by people whose personal style makes a true mark on the world. Refusing to let go of the spray can and determined to bring girl power to the predominantly male graffiti scene, Sany has boldly tagged her place in the street art subculture and much like the Club C, she continues to serve up an expected statement on the streets. Felipe Pantone, with his boldly-colored geometric art installations, holds court at the intersection of street art and modern art and is a true representation of the Club C’s bold aesthetic.

Reebok worked with Montana Cans, the renowned German manufacturer of one of the world’s best spray paints, to bring a fresh look to the Club C as well as the Classic Leather and Workout Plus.  These classic silhouettes serve as the perfect canvases to the anonymity-prizing culture of graffiti art.  Each colorway is inspired by Montana Cans colors, with intricate details such as the color number that is featured on each can replicated on the insole of each shoe.

Cop the Reebok Classic Montana Cans collection from http://www.reebok.com/us/montana_cans where the Club C will retail for $80, the Workout will retail for $85, and the Classic Leather will retail at $85

Reebok Introduces The Flexweave

This month Reebok released Fast Flexweave, a dynamic running shoe built with Flexweave – a revolutionary technology that boasts the coveted balance of lightness, durability, fit and stability.

The Fast Flexweave shoe provides the ultimate combination of fit and performance, ideal for a wide variety of quick-burst workouts and speed drills. The figure-8 construction of the Flexweave material allows for ‘zones’ throughout the shoe that deliver a unique combination of front-of-the-foot flexibility, midfoot stabilization, and breathability – all with a seamless, street-ready look that doesn’t sacrifice style.

“Innovation should never come at the sacrifice of performance or aesthetic, and with the Fast Flexweave, we’re setting a new standard,” says Scott Daley, General Manager at Reebok. “Flexweave is going to be a major part of the Reebok DNA moving forward, and represents a huge step forward in footwear technology.”

Flexweave is the latest offering from the Reebok Innovation Collective – a dedicated unit within Reebok comprised of product experts and key brand collaborators focused on the pursuit of progression via innovation and partnerships. Through the Reebok Innovation Collective, Reebok continues to develop footwear and apparel of the next generation, highlighting unprecedented technical performance and expression.

Flexweave material will appear in performance and Reebok Classics products throughout 2018 and beyond, including the Reebok CrossFit Nano 8 and more.

The Reebok Fast Flexweave will be available in introductory colorways beginning March 1, 2018 for $100 on Reebok.com.

Celebrate National Moscow Mule Day The Right Way

Lot of people of loving the Moscow Mule. Is it your favorite cocktail? If that’s the case, we have some great news for you. Make the delicious drink on March 3, which is National Moscow Mule Day!

In Hollywood back in 1941, Smirnoff help to invent the Original Moscow Mule, and since the cocktail has been making a comeback in recent years, Smirnoff dubbed March 3 as National Moscow Mule Day. This year, we are celebrating the first anniversary of the holiday by raising a copper mug to the three people who invented this iconic, three ingredient cocktail on March 3rd.

While the Original Moscow Mule recipe is very simple (1.5 oz Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka, 4 oz of ginger beer and a lime wedge), it can be customized in a variety of ways. Below are some unique and delicious Moscow Mule recipes and photos to help you celebrate National Moscow Mule day the right way.

The Blood Orange Moscow Mule

·         1.5 oz Smirnoff No. 21

·         2 oz Blood Orange Juice

·         4 oz Ginger Beer

·         ½ oz Lime Juice

·         1 tsp Pomegranate Arils

·         2 Mint Leaves

In a copper mug, add the mint leaves, lime juice and vodka. Add ice, then pour over the blood orange juice and ginger beer. Stir gently and garnish with sliced blood orange, mint leaves, and pomegranate arils.

The Pineapple Cilantro Moscow Mule Punch (Serves 9-12)

·         2 cups Smirnoff No. 21

·         3 cups Pineapple Juice

·         4 cups Ginger Beer

·         3 cups Chopped Pineapple

·         1 cup Chopped Cilantro

·         1 Lime

In a pitcher add the chopped pineapple and cilantro. Cut the lime in the half and squeeze it into the pitcher, then drop the lime remains into the pitcher. Slowly stir in the pineapple juice, followed by the ginger beer and vodka. Pour over copper mugs filled with ice and enjoy!

The Original Moscow Mule

·         1.5 oz Smirnoff No. 21

·         4 oz Ginger Beer

·         Squeeze of Lime

Combine Smirnoff No. 21 & ginger beer over ice in a copper mug. Add a squeeze of lime and enjoy!