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

Kevin Hart Gives People Time Off From Work

Kevin Hart taking over a Philly gym!  This is part of Mountain Dew’s new campaign – DEW Time Off (D.T.O.) – which empowers people to do more of what they love. Launching today, D.T.O. includes. a three part video series that kicks off with Kevin Hart, a Philly native, surprising a gym employee with D.T.O.

Hart does everything from wiping down equipment to handing out towels to unsuspecting guests and more. Two additional videos will launch next month with different talent including an NBA athlete. A sweepstakes where people have the chance to score $1,000 for those side hustles they have heart for

Ford Teams Up With Amazon

Ford announced the availability of Key by Amazon for Ford vehicles as the first service-to-vehicle delivered to the car through Ford’s connected vehicle services.  This will allow eligible Ford and Lincoln owners to have their Amazon Prime packages delivered directly to their cars. It’s a convenient, secure way to ensure packages are delivered, and the first of many service-to-car solutions that Ford owners will be able to access through Ford’s connected vehicle services.

Ford and Lincoln customers with select modem-enabled vehicles can use their Amazon Prime accounts to schedule package deliveries to their cars in 50 US markets. Customers simply need to download the Key by Amazon app from the Apple or Google app stores, and follow the steps for their eligible Ford or Lincoln vehicle.

In a Medium blog post [insert link] announcing today’s news, Lorin Kennedy, FordPass Ecosystem Business Leader, Ford Motor Company, details how Ford’s connected services will enable other businesses, like Mobile car wash service Rub a Dub, to integrate their offerings with Ford and Lincoln connected vehicles in order to improve convenience for Ford customers.

Want Travis Kelce In Your Wedding Party?

Last week the NFL announced the winner of the first experience –“Tickets for 100 Years” – awarding super fan Gregory Hampton season tickets to Giants games for 100 years on stage at the NFL Draft. Shortly after, the NFL has announced the next #NFL100 Experience of a Lifetime— ‘Travis Kelce in your wedding party.”

“Travis Kelce in Your Wedding Party” will give one lucky couple a chance to “draft” the fun Kansas Chiefs City tight end to join their wedding party this summer. Fans can see how Kelce is “preparing” for the big day here. The contest closes on May 3 – we’d love your help getting word out and helping Kelce be MVP of someone’s wedding soon! To enter the contest CLICK HERE!

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.

Check Out The Rise Of Skywalker Star Wars Episode IX Trailer

Over the weekend Director/Writer J.J. Abrams and Producer Kathleen Kennedy were joined by stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Kelly Marie Tran, Oscar Isaac, Billy Dee Williams, Naomi Ackie, Joonas Suotamo and Anthony Daniels, and droids BB-8 and D-0, for a panel discussion at Star WarsCelebration in Chicago, moderated by Stephen Colbert.

It was a day of surprises at Star Wars Celebration for the enthusiastic fans in attendance as the title of the final installment of the Skywalker saga was also revealed, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and along with the first trailer for the film a brand-new teaser poster!