Sip On An Eclipse Themed Cocktail Next Monday

While everyone is looking around for eclipse glasses you can read this article for some delicious cocktails to celebrate next Monday’s eclipse.  On August 21 America will experience its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse of the sun since 1918 when the moon casts it’s shadow on the sun creating a spectacular yet fleeting phenomenon as the sun goes dark, temperatures drop, and light dims to an eerie blue/grey hue.

To celebrate one of the biggest astronomical events of the decade, 99-years in the making, Belvedere Vodka is inviting astro-enthusiasts to grab their solar filter sunglasses (safety first! ha) and raise toast with some eclipse-ready cocktails.

BELVEDERE SEASIDE MARTINI – A nod to the coast-to-coast path of totality.

Ingredients: 2 oz. Belvedere Vodka; 1 oz. Dry Vermouth; 2 dashes Addition Garlic Bitters; 1 dash Napa Valley Sea Salt Bitters. 1 dash Napa Valley Sea Salt Bitters.

Method:  Build ingredients in a pint glass, fill with ice and stir for just over 1 minute. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a speared pickled garlic.

BELVEDERE BLUE VELVET – Set a mood indigo as the light moves to night.

Ingredients:  1.5 oz. Belvedere Vodka; .75 oz.; Fresh Lemon Juice.33 oz.; Orgeat .25 oz. Creme de Violette

Method: Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel and a sprig of dried lavender.

BELVEDERE OLD FASHIONED – Remix an American classic as the eclipse stretches from sea to shining sea.

Ingredients:  2 oz. Belvedere Unfiltered; White Sugar Cube; Soda Water Angostura Bitters

Method: Add a white sugar cube and splash of soda water to a rocks glass and muddle. Add 2 dashes of Angostura bitters and the Belvedere Unfiltered directly to the rocks glass. Add ice (block ice cubes of 1.5 x 1.5 recommended) and stir until chilled. Garnish with a finger-length lemon and orange peel.

Drones Now Have A Racing League

It was only a matter of time, but now drones have a league of their own.  DR1 Racing, the premiere international drone racing organization, today announced the title sponsors and locations for the upcoming 2017 season airing on Eurosport and Fox Sports internationally. DHL, the global market leader in logistics, has committed itself to become a founding partner in DR1 and the title sponsor of the Champions Series. In addition to DHL, Mountain Dew is returning for a second year as the presenting sponsor, culminating in a new name for the series: DR1 Racing presents the DHL Champions Series fueled by Mountain Dew. As sponsors of DR1’s race circuit, both brands will leverage their motor racing heritage to bring authentic drone racing to a rapidly growing worldwide audience.

DR1 Racing presents the DHL Champions Series fueled by Mountain Dew will be broadcast and streamed in over 100 countries this October and November, in partnership with Eurosport, Fox Sports Asia and Twitch.TV, as well as an upcoming partner in North America, showcasing DR1 racing to the largest audience ever for the sport of drone racing.

The racing series consists of five teams competing in six races in epic outdoor locations around the world, including: the iconic Trona Pinnacles and The Mojave Bone Yard in California, a three-dimensional skyscraper race in Bonn, Germany, Ireland’s historic Bunowen Castle and Spike Island, and concluding with the championship at the scenic Marine Drive on the beautiful Isle of Man.

Joining DHL and Mountain Dew as sponsors of the Champions Series is the Air Hogs brand, makers of the official Air Hogs DR1 Micro Race Drone and Air Hogs DR1 FPV Race Drone, and the US ARMY who will be sponsoring DR1’s Twitch.TV show, “DR1 Drone Tech,” leading into the airing of the series.

For more information on DR1 Racing’s DHL Championship Series Presented by Mountain Dew, DR1, and drone racing, please see their website at www.DR1racing.tv

Win 1 Billion Dollars With Your Fantasy Football Knowledge

That is right you saw that correctly. That is ONE BILLION DOLLARS. If you have some fantastic fantasy football knowledge you can have an awesome payday! DraftKings recently announced the start of the 2017-2018 NFL season for daily fantasy football with a ground-breaking “Billion Dollar Lineup” challenge. Beginning August 14, DraftKings’ Billion Dollar Lineup game gives football fans an opportunity to win $1 billion in the first week of NFL matchups by building the perfect fantasy lineup.

“For the last five NFL seasons, DraftKings has led the way in innovation and breakthrough ideas creating the game inside the game that only daily fantasy sports can provide,” said Janet Holian, Chief Marketing Officer of DraftKings. “This year, the Billion Dollar Lineup is the ultimate opportunity for players to test their skills and kick off the new NFL season with the potential to win $1 billion.”

Creating this flawless lineup and scoring the maximum number of possible fantasy points will be the greatest test of skill for DraftKings fans. To enter, players must draft the perfect lineup in DraftKings’ free $100,000 contest. DraftKings will calculate the perfect lineup by determining all possible valid lineup combinations given the NFL Week 1 results under the normal salary cap and roster restrictions. The perfect lineup will be the highest possible scoring lineup. Entries will be limited to one per person, with a maximum number of total entries capped at 5 million. All lineups must be submitted by kickoff at 1PM ET on September 10, 2017.

The Billion Dollar Lineup payout is guaranteed by a consortium of major insurance companies from around the world that combined are worth more than $250 billion. DraftKings’ Billion Dollar Lineup is completely free to play and open to residents of all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, along with Canada (excluding Quebec), the United Kingdom, and Germany.

For more on the Billion Dollar Lineup challenge, visit https://www.draftkings.com/billion-dollar-lineup

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.

Michael Rapaport Talks Fantasy Football, Draft Kings & How You Can Meet Rob Gronkowski

As the commissioner of a few fantasy football leagues I am getting psyched that football is back. I know a lot of you like me are looking to plan a great party for your league. Still nothing we all look to do will compare to what Draft Kings is doing later this month.

DraftKings, the world’s largest daily fantasy sports company, will be hosting its second annual Fantasy Sports Fest bringing fans closer to the sports and athletes they love. The experience will prepare fans for the upcoming NFL season with fantasy insiders and entertainers, the opportunity to play on the Gillette Stadium field and celebrate with friends throughout activation areas.

This year’s event will be hosted by actor, comedian and fantasy sports fanatic Michael Rapaport, with appearances from Rob Gronkowski, Matthew Berry, Trey Wingo, Jim Breuer and Patriots alumni. Fans will receive access to Gillette Stadium and a chance to participate in on-field drills and activities, including a chance to run out of the tunnel – just like the Patriots on game day.

I got to chat with Michael Rapaport today to talk about the event, how you can Patriots tight end, Rob Gronkowski, fun activities at Gillette Stadium, how long he has been playing fantasy football and more. Here is my interview with Michael below.

Tickets are available in four package offerings. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit fantasysportsfest.com.

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