Grey Goose’s New “La Pursuit” Commercial Is Très Jolie

Grey Goose La Pursuit

Grey Goose has released their latest commercial, an almost fairy tale-like visual titled “La Pursuit,” which serves as an accompaniment to the brand’s Fly Beyond campaign. The whimsical commercial, created by BBDO Worldwide, follows a young group as they quite literally hit the clouds in search of Grey Goose’s winged icon.

“‘Fly Beyond’ is a timeless platform,” David Lubars, chief creative officer of BBDO Worldwide, said in a statement obtained by AdWeek. “Our job was to make it relevant for what’s happening today. In the end, you want people looking at every part of the campaign thinking, ‘I want to be part of that.'”

You can check out Grey Goose’s “La Pursuit” commercial, below. Cheers!

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Cocktails On The Cheap: Complimentary Happy Hour For Guests At Miami’s Hotel Croydon

Hotel Croydon Happy Hour

Due to an unfortunate Airbnb experience, my best friend and I unexpectedly found ourselves at the Hotel Croydon, during a recent visit to Miami Beach. The hotel came with a number of perks (free shuttle service to and from the airport, fruit-infused water, etc.) , but as you can imagine I was most impressed by the daily, complimentary Happy Hour. Happy Hour is already a gift from the gods, so when complimentary drinks are involved, it’s almost too much Lushworthy-ness to handle. Don’t worry though, I managed.

Hotel Croydon’s complimentary Happy Hour takes place every day for hotel guests, from 7 to 8 P.M. at the bar inside The Tavern. All you do is flash the bartender your room card and you’re good to go. Happy Hour options consist of drinks made using vodka, tequila, whiskey, or rum and a variety of fruit juices. So, don’t expect pina coladas or Manhattans. Since the complimentary Happy Hour ends at 8 P.M., it’s a nice pre-game before you head down to South Beach where you’ll likely spend an arm and a leg, and another leg on cocktails.

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Enjoying a cocktail or two…definitely two.

If you don’t plan on visiting the Hotel Croydon anytime soon as a guest, there’s also their regular Happy Hour, which is also pretty sweet. It takes place every day from 3 P.M. to 6 P.M. and 11 P.M. to 3 A.M., and features $3 domestic beer bottles, $5 well drinks, and more.

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These Cocktails Prove That Green Tea Is A Great Addition To Spring Drinks

Green Tea Cocktail

As much as people love green tea, the green-hued beverage often gets overlooked as a mixer for cocktails. Who would think that your morning staple would make for an amazing martini? I’ve done some cocktail experimenting of my own using green tea as a mixer, but there’s a ton of cocktails that take their cue from one of the trendiest cocktail ingredients this spring.

There’s the “Kinky Tea,” which is a simple combination of green tea, BULLDOG Gin, Splenda syrup, and fresh lemon. If you like your cocktails with a little added flair, the “Green Tea Mojito” is a green tea cocktail that draws inspiration from the classic mojito.

You can find recipes to both the “Kinky Tea” and “Green Tea Mojito,” below. Cheers!

Kinky Tea

INGREDIENTS

1 bag green tea
3 ounces BULLDOG Gin
2 lemon slices
1/4 ounce Splenda syrup*

DIRECTIONS

Put tea bag into a glass with gin and heat for 30 seconds. Remove tea bag, squeeze one lemon slice into gin, and add simple syrup. Transfer to an ice-filled shaker, shake, and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with remaining lemon slice.

*To make Splenda syrup, heat two parts Splenda and one part water over low heat in a saucepan, stirring until Splenda fully dissolves.

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The “Soltado Cookie Monster” Might Be The Ultimate 4/20 Cocktail

Weed Day Cocktail

With 4/20 serving as Weed Day, Soltado Tequila has come up with a cocktail recipe that is sure to help with any Weed Day-induced munchies. In addition to featuring Soltado Tequila, the “Soltado Cookie Monster” is also made using a cannabis flavored vodka, which serves as an added bonus for those of you who prefer your Mary Jane in liquid form. And the addition of vanilla ice cream and Kahlua takes this cocktail to decadently delicious levels. You can find the recipe for the “Soltado Cookie Monster,” below. Cheers!

Soltado Cookie Monster

INGREDIENTS

1 oz Soltado Spicy Añejo Tequila
Vanilla ice cream
1 oz Kahlua coffee liqueur
.5 oz cannabis flavored vodka
Dash of chocolate bitters
Chocolate cookies, crumbled
Garnish: whipped cream and chocolate syrup

DIRECTIONS

Pour Soltado tequila and coffee liqueur into a tall glass, add vodka, ice cream and cookies, top with chocolate bitters. Stir gently. Garnish as desired.

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Drake’s Virginia Black Whiskey Is “Good For Your Soul”

Drake Virginia Black Whiskey

With the announcement of his new Virginia Black Whiskey, Canadian rapper Drake serves as the latest Hip Hop artist to try their luck in the world of spirits. Details on this Lushworthy venture have gradually been revealed through Drake’s social media accounts and on the Virginia Black Whiskey website.

Most recently, Drizzy posted a promo video for the whiskey on Instagram. In a caption for the teaser, Drake revealed that the whiskey is “good for your soul.” That’s pretty much most whiskeys, sooo…yeah. Regardless, I’m quite intrigued by Drake’s boozy venture, which is described as “a personally selected collection of two, three and four-year old bourbons finished with a decadent profile.” Yummy.

A release date and a price point for Virginia Black Whiskey remain unknown, but I’m sure we’ll receive that info in the very near future.

Check out Drake’s Virginia Black Whiskey teaser video, below.

Good for your soul. @virginiablackwhiskey

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How To Score A Free Drink On Your Next Flight

Free Drink Flight

When you’re wedged between two people on a cross-country flight, a free cocktail can be a godsend. But wait, how does one acquire this free drink? Well, there’s actually a number of ways to score a free drink on your next flight. Check out my personal tips for getting you hands on a free drink while flying the friendly skies. Cheers!

Hope For The Worst

This may seem a little backwards, but I’ve scored several drinks on flights because of ill circumstances. Both incidents were on Southwest flights. The first was because our flight was delayed by about an hour. And I’m pretty sure the second was a pity drink. A friend and I found ourselves seated in the second to last row on our flight. Trust me, you never want to find yourself in the second to last row. That’s where they seat toddlers accused of murder and other hooligans. Okay, not really, but it is pretty rough. You do highly increase your chances of a free, pity drink though.

Join A Rewards Program

Southwest Rapid Rewards Free Drink

While it may seem like eons before you can score a free flight through a rewards program, working your way up to a free drink or two isn’t nearly as hard. Rewards programs do differ depending on the airline, so be sure to ask your preferred airline about any boozy perks linked with their rewards program.

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