For actress Mila Kunis, Kentucky is a far cry from her native Ukraine, but that certainly doesn’t mean the actress lacks familiarity when it comes to one of America’s most celebrated spirits, bourbon whiskey. In fact, Mila has just been named the new face of Jim Beam Bourbon.
“As a fan of bourbon and a huge proponent of making history, I am thrilled to be the newest member of the Jim Beam family,” said Mila in a statement.
Personally, I’m pretty excited about the partnership. No shade to “Sex & The City,” but for too long women have been relegated to cosmos and any drink that ends in “-tini.” I love margaritas and pina coladas just as much as the next gal, but a good whiskey on the rocks is heaven in a glass. AM I RIGHT?? So, kudos to Mila and Jim Beam for showing that women and whiskey is gradually becoming the norm.
You can expect to see Jim Beam commercials featuring Mila beginning in February, but in the meantime check out this video of the self-proclaimed bourbon fan visiting the Jim Beam American Stillhouse Distillery.
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The cocktail pictured above is just one of a handful of carefully-crafted drinks that can be found in a limited edition cocktail book, available at all Marriott Autograph Collection hotels. A partnership between Marriott and Jim Beam, the book serves as a cocktail guide to the various Autograph Collection hotels and their unique locales. In it you’ll find a dozen cocktails that take their inspiration from vibrant New York City and the famed Algonquin Hotel Times Square, the laid-back Southern charm of Savannah and the Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront, and much more. Other hotels featured in the book include The Glenn Hotel in Atlanta, The Saint Hotel in New Orleans, and more.
Below you can find a handful of drink recipes from the Marriott Autograph Collection’s limited edition cocktail book.
Bourbon Mule – Turnberry Isle Miami (Pictured Above)
2 oz. Makers Mark® Bourbon 1 oz. Peach Liqueur 1 oz. Honey-Basil Syrup 1 oz. Lemon Juice 0.5 oz. Ginger Beer
Basil Leaf to Garnish
Add ingredients, except the ginger beer, in a tin shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Double strain into a Collins glass. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with basil leaf.
If you happen to hate Valentine’s Day, that is fully understandable, but instead of punching pillows all day or throwing pictures and various other memento’s of your ex into a fireplace, why not enjoy a cocktail or two? While there are plenty of cocktails dedicated to Valentine’s Day there’s also plenty of drink recipes that are a little more anti-Valentine’s Day friendly. Take for instance EFFEN Vodka’s “EFFEN Bitter Truth,” that name alone just screams “Valentine’s Day is for chumps.” And if you’re hoping to make the holiday a little more relaxing there’s also Van Gogh Vodka’s “Dutch Tea” which is a decadent combination of Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka, tea, heavy cream, and sugar.
Personally, I think that if you’re without a boo on V-Day you should celebrate the holiday with friends and EFFEN Vodka’s “Toast Of The Town” is ideal for that kind of occasion. If those cocktails haven’t quite tickled your fancy then I’ve also included drink recipes from Pinnacle Vodka, Jim Beam, and Cruzan Rum.
Dutch Tea – Created By James Labe (Pictured Above)
4 oz. Prepared Numi Chocolate Pu-erh Tea 2 oz. Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka 1 oz. Heavy Cream
Steep one Numi Chocolate Pu-erh tea bag at normal strength with freshly boiled water for three minutes, then remove bag. Add Vodka and stir. Whip cream with a little sugar and float on top. Dust with Powdered Cocoa to garnish.