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New Limited Edition CÎROC Black Raspberry

CIROC Ultra Premium Black Raspberry

Sean “Diddy” Combs and the Makers of CÎROC Ultra-Premium Vodka unveil CÎROC Black Raspberry, the newest addition to the successful liquid portfolio. CÎROC Black Raspberry is a rich tasting spirit made with vodka five times distilled from fine French grapes, finished in a tailor – made copper pot still in Southern France.  The vodka is masterfully infused with a distinctive blend of Black Raspberry and other natural flavors.  CÎROC Black Raspberry finishes with a citrus zest flavor resulting in a smooth velvety finish.  The product is packaged in a sultry all black bottle with sleek metallic gold lettering, commemorating a winter midnight celebration. The liquid can be enjoyed on the rocks or mixed with a variety of fresh ingredients such as lime, mint, or chamoy. Kicking off the holiday season, CÎROC Black Raspberry will be available for a limited time only.

“CÎROC always looks to be innovative. One of the strengths of our business is introducing new flavors. Welcoming Black Raspberry into our portfolio made sense, as its one if my favorite fruits.  Packaged in a new, limited edition, sleek design, CÎROC Black Raspberry will be a drink everyone will want to enjoy and have on display in their bar this season,” said Sean “Diddy” Combs, Chairman of Combs Enterprises. “We continue to deliver the most successful flavors, and this will be no exception.”

Sean “Diddy” Combs and the Makers of CÎROC have created the following signature cocktails to introduce CÎROC Black Raspberry and get fans prepared for the season of giving:

BLACK SMASH
2 oz CÎROC Black Raspberry
.5 oz Lemon juice
.5 oz Simple syrup
4 Mint leaves
5 Blackberries
Glass: Rocks
Garnish: Blackberry/Mint

Add all ingredients in a shaker. Add ice, shake it well. Double strain into a rocks glass and garnish.

BRAMBLE
1.5 oz CÎROC Black Raspberry
.5 oz Lime juice
.5 oz Simple syrup
3 Blackberries
Glass: Rock
Garnish: Blackberries

Muddle the blackberries in the rocks glass, add crushed ice. Add the rest of the ingredients in a shaker with one ice cube only. Strain into the rocks glass and garnish.

BLACK RASPBERRY ROYALE
1.5 oz CÎROC Black Raspberry
.5 oz Lemon juice
.5 oz Simple syrup
.5 oz Raspberry liqueur
Top up with Champagne
Glass: Champagne
Garnish: Twist

Add all ingredients in a shaker except the champagne. Add ice, shake well. Strain into a flute glass and add the champagne and garnish.

PREPARADA
1.5 oz CÎROC Black Raspberry
.5 oz Chamoy
.5 oz Lime juice
.5 oz Grenadine
2 oz of an Amber beer
Glass: Highball
Garnish: Rimmed salt with chili/smoked paprika.

Add all ingredients in a shaker except the beer. Add ice, shake well. Add the beer and strain into a highball glass rimmed with salt.

CÎROC Black Raspberry will be available in very limited quantities at liquor stores and top hotspots nationwide this Fall.

 

 

Grey Goose Brings Back La Vanille

 

 

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GREY GOOSE vodka announces today the reintroduction in the United States of GREY GOOSE La Vanille flavored vodka for the first time in 15 years. GREY GOOSE Cellar Master François Thibault was inspired by the original recipe and is bringing this highly-sought after flavor back just in time for the holidays. Available in market for a limited time only, the revived iteration is made by blending GREY GOOSE vodka with natural vanilla flavors sourced from beans harvested in Madagascar.

After its successful run years ago, GREY GOOSE drew the production of La Vanille to a close with a heavy heart to focus on core flavors. However, bartenders never stopped asking for the expression and it has remained a popular cult flavor ever since – a treasured bottle stored on the back bar. Vanilla is now a top-selling flavor in the spirits category – growing by 40% year over year – and demand for this premium vanilla flavored vodka has never been greater.

“For years, bartenders have been telling me about their creative cocktail recipes inspired by GREY GOOSE La Vanille when it first launched 15 years ago. We’re excited that it will once again be back on shelves and behind bars for a limited time and look forward to giving the bartending community a chance to resurrect some of those bygone recipes this holiday season,” said Joe McCanta, GREY GOOSE Global Ambassador.

With no added sugar, the creation of GREY GOOSE La Vanille is a testament to the brand’s continued commitment to premium ingredients. GREY GOOSE La Vanille is comprised of the same soft winter wheat from Picardy and natural spring water from Gensac-La-Pallue that is used in GREY GOOSE vodka. It is then blended with natural vanilla flavors from beans harvested in Madagascar to create bold caramelized and toffee notes

The ethereal essence of GREY GOOSE La Vanille lends itself well to seasonal cocktails, from the GREY GOOSE La Vanille Spritz to the GREY GOOSE La Vanille Espresso Martini Cocktail – a delicious twist on a cocktail classic to keep the holiday celebrations going through the end of the night.

The brand has long anticipated the return of GREY GOOSE La Vanille and is delighted to finally be able to share it once again with the bartenders and cocktail aficionados patiently waiting alongside.

 

NEW: Stoli Crushed

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Stoli® Vodka, the original premium vodka with uncompromising quality since 1938, is expanding its award-winning portfolio with Stoli® Crushed, a fresh and fun expression of Stoli vodka with real fruit juice. As the first vodka brand to introduce flavors in 1962, Stoli continues on its path of unrivalled innovation, becoming the first premium imported vodka brand to enter the fast growing ‘real fruit juice’ spirits segment with Stoli Crushed, which will be offered in Pineapple and Ruby Red Grapefruit, two of the best-selling flavors within the category.

Stoli Crushed will begin its national rollout at retailers in May 2017 – just in time for summer. Refreshingly juicy with a taste that is undeniably Stoli, it can be enjoyed on the rocks or with club soda, providing consumers with a premium cocktail they can experience anytime, anywhere.

“The real fruit juice category is on the verge of explosive growth as consumers today are craving easy-to-mix spirits and real flavors,” said Patrick Piana, President and CEO, Stoli Group USA. “With Stoli Crushed, we are looking to elevate the category and to widen our spectrum of Stoli consumers. We are tremendously proud of the high-quality Pineapple and Ruby Red Grapefruit flavors we developed and are marking this as our biggest innovation to date.”

Stoli Crushed is distilled and blended at the brand’s Riga, Latvia distillery along with Stoli’s entire range of vodkas. Made from naturally gluten-free ingredients – including corn and buckwheat – and blended with real fruit juice, Stoli Crushed expands on Stoli Gluten Free, which was successfully introduced in April 2016.

Stoli Crushed is 60 proof, or 30 percent alcohol by volume (ABV), for a suggested retail price of $16.99 for 750ml.

NEW: SKYY Infusions California Apricot

skyy-infusions-ca-750ml-1SKYY Vodka, born in San Francisco, and steeped with the innovative and progressive spirit of California, celebrates its heritage by adding SKYY Infusions® California Apricot to its line of flavored vodkas. With the introduction of the latest addition to the trendsetting SKYY Infusions lineup, the brand launches the first premium apricot-infused vodka made with real fruit.

SKYY’s progressive spirit means selecting only the finest natural ingredients to capture the essence of each fruit infusion. The new SKYY Infusions California Apricot combines the juicy flavor of natural California apricots with the smooth SKYY Vodka consumers love and know to create a true-to-fruit experience only SKYY can deliver. SKYY Infusions California Apricot is a refreshingly versatile flavor that can be enjoyed on the rocks, as a way to elevate favorite cocktails, or paired with an India Pale Ale as a new take on the summer Shandy.

“Stone fruit, especially apricot, is a trending flavor popping up across food and beverage, even making its way onto cocktail drink menus,” said Richard Black, Vice President of Marketing, White Spirits and Cordials, CampariAmerica.

SKYY Infusions California Apricot joins the brand’s existing line of award-winning premium flavors, which includes Citrus, Blood Orange, Pineapple, Bartlett Pear, Honeycrisp Apple, Tropical Mango, Coastal Cranberry, Texas Grapefruit, Pacific Blueberry, Georgia Peach, Vanilla Bean, Wild Strawberry, Cherry, and Raspberry. Since the introduction of SKYY Vodka in California in 1992, the brand has always been an innovator.

The new flavor is 70 proof (35% ABV), is available in 50ml ($1.99), 750mL ($13.99), 1L ($16.99) and 1.75L ($21.99). The entire SKYY Infusions collection can be enjoyed simply on the rocks, with club soda, or in other delicious, sophisticated cocktails. For more information, visit SKYY.com, http://www.facebook.com/SKYYVodka and on Instagram and Twitter: @SKYYVodka.