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Celebrate National Rum Day With The Captain

Next week you now have a real good reason to celebrate hump day. With National Rum Day just one week away, we at MANjr. decided to celebrate a bit early by sharing some great recipes. You can raise a glass on Wednesday, August 16 to celebrate Captain Morgan’s favorite holiday!

There is of course the iconic Captain Morgan Rum and cola, the Mule using ginger ale as well as two specialty treats –gelatins shot and freeze pops. They are easy for you to whip up at home. These recipes are perfect for anyone looking for fresh cocktail ideas to enjoy throughout the remaining days of summer. As always we and the Captain ask you to celebrate responsibly.

Morgan Mule

1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum

4 oz. Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer

Mint Sprig

Lime

1) Muddle mint and lime in the bottom of a tall glass.

2) Add ice, Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum and ginger ale.

3) Garnish with a mint sprig and lime wheel. Stir and serve.

Morgan Mule Gelatin Shots

6 oz. Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum

8.5 oz. ginger ale

1.5 oz. fresh lime juice

2 envelops of lime gelatin (approx. 5.5 teaspoons)

Loco & Coco

3 oz. Captain Morgan LocoNut

4 oz. Coconut Water

1) Combine Captain Morgan LocoNut and coconut water into a shaker with ice.

2) Shake and strain into a rocks glass with ice.

The Miami Vice

1.5 oz. Captain Morgan LocoNut

1.5 oz. Coconut Water

0.75 oz. Captain Morgan White Rum

1.5 oz. Strawberry Daiquiri Mix

0.75 oz. Water

1) Combine Captain Morgan LocoNut and coconut water. Stir to combine.

2) Separately, combine Captain Morgan White Rum, strawberry daiquiri mix, and water. Stir to combine.

3) Fill a plastic freezie sleeve halfway up with strawberry daiquiri mixture. Top with LocoNut mixture and freeze overnight before serving.

Up Your Photo Game


You have a bunch of great photos on your phone, but they are just sitting there or stuck in the cloud. What are you doing with them? Back in the day we would take our film to a photo department at a grocery store and maybe display them in our home. Now all we do is share our photos on social media. That is where they are housed. Our photos need more that that.

What if you wanted to display your awesome photos in your house in a totally new and fresh way? Well now you can with WeMontage. The founder of WeMontage started up the business when his wife shared an episode of an interior design show on television in which they were covering an entire wall with huge family photo collages. He was so excited by what he saw that he created WeMontage so he and his wife would have a way to showcase their own family photos on our their walls.  WeMontage is a large photo collage on removable wallpaper. The wallpaper is a premium, fabric-based material and adheres to textured and non-textured surfaces.

Now WeMontage is sharing their tech with the rest of us. WeMontage lets you upload your favorite photos, create a custom photo collage, and print on large, removable wallpaper. They even have an awesome happiness guarantee. When it arrives in the mail. If you don’t like it no worries. Simply mail it back to them for a full refund up to 7 days after you’ve received it. No questions asked! Go to wemontage.com for more info.

Smirnoff Is Your Source For Celebrating Watermelon Day

The weekend is almost here. Tonight you can celebrate the upcoming weekend along with National Watermelon Day, which is today by checking out the latest Smirnoff variety.

Made with Smirnoff No. 21 and real fruit juice from concentrate, Smirnoff Sourced Watermelon is delicious with just a splash of club soda, mixed into a cocktail or served as festive watermelon gelatin shots. So raise a glass and enjoy responsibly.

Some New Additions To The Reebok Floatride Family

Reebok officially releases two new, uni-sex colorways of the Floatride, fresh in an all-white and black-white palette that translate seamlessly from a run or workout to the street. Innovation with the latest runner’s technology infused with sleek design details in a contemporary palette, these Floatrides are versatile for any occasion. Skip packing a second pair of shoes after your workout class – the Floatride Run keep you comfortable and stylish post-work out all year round.

The Reebok Floatride is the brand’s biggest innovation and most technically advanced running shoe to date. The shoe includes the new Floatride Foam Technology, a lightweight, pressure-set foam that provides an optimal mix of softness and responsiveness, enabling runners to float through their run. The refinement of Floatride Foam is a landmark step for Reebok running, with the technology standing up to countless hours of testing before going to market.

The silhouette of the Floatride includes an Ultraknit upper for maximum support and flexibility and a sleek aesthetic feel. The upper is engineered in zones to provide adaptive comfort, and a deep “V” shape forming where the upper and heel cup meet offers maximum breathable flexibility throughout the entire run.

The Reebok Floatride is available on Reebok.com and retailers nationwide for $150.

007 Needs His Classic Drink For The Proper Send-off

It looks like Daniel Craig will play James Bond one last time as he gets ready to be 007 once again for a film that will be released in November 2019. Many Bond fans were happy to see Craig take up the role of 007, but it looks like this one will be has last one. Craig didn’t feel like he needed to play as Bond in another film, but from the sound of it he is back at it again.

In celebration of the new, recently announced 007 film and in honor of Mr. Craig’s last go around portraying the debonair spy, Belvedere Vodka encourages you to raise a Belvedere Classic Martini, and toast Mr. Bond.

Belvedere Classic Martini

Ingredients:

2 oz Belvedere Vodka

.25 oz Lillet Blanc
Method: Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and stir over ice until very cold. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a pink grapefruit twist.

Machine Gun Kelly Goes All 90s With Reebok

What do you get when you combine some cool looking kicks with one of today’s top musicians? You get a great crossover. Staring straight into the lens with a sly smile, rapper and actor Machine Gun Kelly knows how to work a camera. In an abandoned warehouse he expertly poses while wearing Reebok’s Club C Overbranded silhouette, a shoe that among many things, includes a 90’s vintage logo as a nod to the era.

He’s confident yet playful, feeling the vibe and holding court at the abandoned warehouse of the Reebok set. The ’90s were a time of confidence, bold colors and fashion risks. Known for his unique fashion sense and edgier punk style, MGK steps away from the camera to tell us why he believes fashion is a way of self-expression.

“You can match your emotions with your clothing and say what you want without having to physically speak,” he says.

“When you’re an expressive person you don’t always want to just have to say how you feel or how you feel about yourself, so you can wear it instead.”

MGK is constantly picking outfits that speak to him, and if they don’t come with a little edge then what’s the point?

“If you don’t feel it, it won’t work,” he says. “It’s important to take fashion risks because if we didn’t there would be no evolution, things would never change.”

The Club C Overbranded pack will be available August 2nd on Reebok.com and select retailers around the world. The five solid footwear colors will retail for $84.99 with the all-over white print retailing for $89.99. The cap is priced at $65 and the hoody is priced at $28. For more information visit http://www.reebok.com/us/club_c

This Month’s Loot Crate Is Very Animated

Loot Crate’s July theme was Animation. In this month’s crate was items from Bob’s Burgers, Rick and Morty, Futurama, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Supervising director Bernard Derriman of Bob’s Burgers had an interview in the Loot Crate magazine is a very good read.

There is a Bob’s Burgers Burger Box that contains 25 cards with recipes from The Bob’s Burgers Burger Box. Written by Loren Bouchard and the writers of Bob’s Burgers. The Animation Loot Pin depicts Gene in the burger mascot costume. There was also a Futurama Slurm koozie 2-pack. It seems that food or the kitchen was a secondary theme in this month’s create.

The item that was hilarious was the Loot Crate’s exclusive Rick and Morty “Peace Among Worlds” figure, which depicts Rick giving you two fingers! This will be a piece in my office that will be a conversation starter for sure.

The shirt for this month’s theme of Animation is the exclusive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turtle van tee. It is a throwback to the animated series when I was a kid.  The shirt features a turtle shell pattern.

Like what you see? Get a subscription. August’s crate features items from Lord of the Rings, Adventure Time, and The Legend of Zelda. Make sure you subscribe by 8/19 at 9pm PST to get August’s crate!

There are different themed crates as well. There is a Loot Anime, Loot Gaming, Loot Pets, Firefly, and LVLUp. They even have limited edition Star Wars and Call of Duty crates. You can pick out the best one that fits your style and your budget. Go to www.lootcrate.com for more info on each one and to start your subscription today!

Celebrate Ice Cream Day With A Crown Royal Shake

This Sunday is you can celebrate National Ice Day in style. Since its launch last year, Crown Vanilla has been savored in an array of refreshments and cocktail recipes. What better way to cool off this summer than to chill out with a delicious and boozy shake? Crown Vanilla is sure to compliment any sweet treat but tastes exquisite in the recipe below created by Mixologist Brian Floyd, The Very Vanilla Shake. All you need to do is mix the ingredients together with a blender.

Very Vanilla Shake (Recipe created by Mixologist Brian Floyd)

1.5 oz Crown Royal Vanilla

2 scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream

3 dashes of Molé Bitters

Reebok Looks To Debut Sneakers For Space

Reebok is known for making some out of this world sneakers, but I think they went above and beyond with their latest creations. Today, Reebok announced the creation of a brand new product, but not necessarily one that you would normally expect.

Teaming up with David Clark Company, Reebok has implemented its Floatride Foam technology—utilized in it’s top-of-the-line Floatride running shoe—in a brand new space boot, the Floatride Space Boot SB-01. The new boot is the first innovation in space-footwear in over 50 years, and was developed for an upcoming mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

In addition to the Space Boot SB-01, the development journey behind both Floatride Run and Floatride Space Boot, SB-01 has ignited another Reebok Running innovation that has potential to break even more barriers in footwear, with the Reebok Floatride 100g racer.

The Floatride Racer will feature a feather-lite midsole (weighing under an ounce), single layer engineered mesh upper and weight optimized full coverage outsole, and will be available for purchase in 2018.