Old Forester Releases Ready-to-Serve Mint Julep Cocktail

The Official Drink of the Kentucky Derby® Now Available In-Store
The Official Drink of the Kentucky Derby® Now Available In-Store

Old Forester Mint Julep, a 60-proof ready-to-serve cocktail made with Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky, will be available for sale in select stores as of late-March. In addition to stores, Churchill Downs® will serve Old Forester Mint Julep, recently named “The Official Drink of the Kentucky Derby®,” during the 141st Kentucky Derby®.

Old Forester Mint Julep is sold in a commemorative 1L Kentucky Derby bottle with a horse-themed neck wrap for a suggested retail price of $24.99 which will vary by location. The ready-to-serve cocktail makes it easy to enjoy a 10-second mint julep (just unscrew and pour over crushed ice), and lends an authenticity to any Derby party as it’s the same product which will be served to race fans on Derby Day. Churchill Downs expects to sell 120,000 mint juleps over the two-day period of Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby.

While Old Forester was introduced in 1870 and the Kentucky Derby in 1875, the 141st Kentucky Derby marks the first time the two long-standing Louisville traditions have come together officially. In addition to stores in Kentucky, Old Forester Mint Julep will be sold in 35 markets across the U.S.

NEW Pinnacle® Cucumber Vodka

pinnacle_cucumberPinnacle® Vodka, a leading imported premium vodka brand, is releasing its latest flavor innovation just in time for spring. Pinnacle Cucumber Vodka serves as the perfect ingredient for a new take on the classic martini or Bloody Mary, delivering a vibrant blend of ripe cucumber with subtle hints of sweet vanilla and the smooth finish that vodka lovers have come to expect and appreciate from the brand.

Pinnacle Cucumber is a 70-proof, five-times distilled vodka that can be enjoyed chilled, on the rocks or in mixed cocktails. It is now available nationwide at a suggested retail price of $12.99 for a 750ml bottle. Mix up one of these delicious cocktails with Pinnacle Cucumber Vodka to celebrate warm weather ahead!

Pinnacle® Cucumber Refresher
1 part Pinnacle® Cucumber Vodka
2 parts Tonic
1 part Fresh Lime Juice
Pour all ingredients in a glass over ice and garnish with a lime wedge.

Pinnacle® Cucumber Breeze
1 part Pinnacle® Cucumber Vodka
1/4 part Fresh Lemon Juice
1 part Frozen Mixed Berries
1/4 part Pomegranate Juice
Pour all ingredients over ice into a blender and process, creating a slushy texture. Pour drink into a festive glass. Garnish with berries and cucumber wheels and/or pomegranate seeds.

Pinnacle® Cucumber Honey Deuce
1 part Pinnacle® Cucumber Vodka
1/2 part Fresh Lime juice
1/2 part Honey Syrup
3 chunks or balls of Cantaloupe and Honeydew
Muddle melon in a mixing glass until liquefied, pour all ingredients over ice shake and strain in a high ball glass. Garnish with melon balls and cucumber wheels.

Daily’s® Cocktails Introduces Spiked Sodas

Dailys-LineFlavored malt beverages will be getting an innovative twist this Spring with the introduction of Daily’s Cocktails Spiked Sodas™, a new line of fruit-flavored carbonated drinks with 5% ABV.

Daily’s Spiked Sodas will be available in 12 ounce slim cans in four fizzy flavors: Cherry Cola, Raspberry Ginger Ale, Lemon Lime and Blood Orange. The refreshing, fruity soda flavors were uniquely developed for women who want great tasting, slightly sweeter, low alcoholic beverages. Unlike many flavored malt beverages that taste more like a beer, Daily’s Spiked Sodas have no malt aftertaste and are, as the new product’s tagline says, ‘Fizzy, Fruity, Fun™’. With a suggested retail price of $1.99 per can, they’re also easy on your wallet.

NEW Hornitos® Spiced Honey

HORNITOS(R) SPICED HONEY (PRNewsFoto/Hornitos Tequila)
HORNITOS(R) SPICED HONEY (PRNewsFoto/Hornitos Tequila)

Hornitos® Tequila continues to revolutionize the tequila experience with the introduction of the brand’s newest on-trend offering Hornitos® Spiced Honey, which features 100% blue agave Hornitos® Plata Tequila infused with natural honey flavor and a special spice blend.

Hornitos Spiced Honey serves up a clean tequila flavor with a touch of floral honey, rich vanilla and a lingering spice finish. The warm, spicy and caramel notes of honey paired with a unique spice blend provide the perfect balance to the citrusy, peppery and earthy notes found in tequila.

“The unique sweet and heat flavor combination sets Hornitos Spiced Honey apart and makes Hornitos Tequila the first major player to debut a honey tequila product,” said Gary Ross, Senior Brand Director of Tequila at Beam Suntory. “The special spice and honey blend is sure to appeal to tequila fans and those seeking an introduction to the spirit.”

Hornitos Spiced Honey is 70 proof and is currently available in 750ml and 1L, with a suggested retail price of $19.99 per 750ml bottle.

The newest addition to the Hornitos Tequila family has an exceptionally smooth and rich flavor, allowing fans to enjoy it neat, on the rocks, as a shot or in a cocktail. For those looking to enjoy Hornitos Spiced Honey cocktails, here’s a recipe for inspiration:

Spiced Honey Ball

1 part Hornitos® Spiced Honey
3 parts Ginger Ale
2 dashes of Angostura® Bitters

Preparation: Build over ice in a tall highball glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon.