brandivate beverage of the week #bbotw

There are few things that are more satisfying than a cold beverage to celebrate the accomplishments of the workweek. Every Friday at 3:30 PM CDT, a brandivate team member will share their beverage of the week!

July 24, 2020

It's the end of brandvocate week and we are celebrating with a special brandivate beverage of the week! While we know it's National Tequila Day, we are choosing to keep it classy with Blanton's Original Single Barrel Bourbon on the rocks using our insanely cool whiskey stones that were laser decorated by Vault Promotions. As far as the bourbon, the taste profile is sweet with notes of citrus and oak. The creamy vanilla nose is teased with caramel and butterscotch which is then underscored by familiar baking spices in clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon. It's a relaxing sipper to celebrate this fantastic week.

How are you celebrating the end of your fantastic week? #bbotw

July 17, 2020

It’s Friday and time for the brandivate beverage of the week! We found the inspiration for this week's selection from a recommendation on a little show called Houston Life. The power of advertising (and let's face it...the branding is fantastic) led us directly to the source of this highly recommended wine so we could give it a try and we are sure glad we did! This rose, Bubbles, from A to Z Wineworks packs an effervescence unlike most of its variety offering a crisp carbonation that is perfect for a hot summer day! It's not too sweet and a bit dry. 

As an added bonus, we've got our Chief Music Officer, Louise, on the scene this afternoon! 

How are you celebrating the end of a productive week? #bbotw

July 10, 2020

It’s Friday and time for the brandivate beverage of the week!! It’s hotter than gross hot things just about everywhere which is why are cooling things off with the refreshing Watermelon Mint Hard Cider from the good folks at Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards in Lafayette, NY. Handcrafted in small batches, this lovely libation combines apple cider, watermelon, and touch of fresh mint to make a perfect porch drink in a mason jar.

How are you celebrating the end of a fantastic week? #bbotw

July 3, 2020

It’s Friday, tomorrow is Independence Day, and it’s a long weekend so you KNOW it’s time for the brandivate beverage of the week! There is much to celebrate in the coming days, including the fact that the United States will be 244 years old tomorrow. As such, we are choosing to celebrate with a true American classic:  Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select. This particular bottle is from Rick Number R-8, barrel number 19-07385, has a bottling date of 10/5/2019, and has subtle notes of caramel, rye spice, and sweet aromatics. It's truly a delicious drink that just begs for a celebration. Cheers to the United States and all the great things to come!


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 June 26, 2020

It's Friday and time for the brandivate beverage of the week! This week we are (well, Bill is) enjoying a beer that we've waited for our entire life: Little Dreamer from Revolution Brewing in Chicago. Why have we waited for it our entire life? Because it's the first Van Halen can of beer in the history of brewing - that’s why! The beer is pretty good, but let's talk about that can! Look at the exquisite design, the immediately identifiable (and legendary) guitar, and the black beer can. At this point, we don't even care if the beer is good or not - that can is amazing! Okay, we actually DO care about the beer and it's surprisingly good. It's a crisp pilsner with just enough of a hoppy bite to let you know it has a little of that Van Halen attitude and a perfect way to end an amazing week.

How are you celebrating the end of a productive week? #bbotw

 June 19, 2020

It’s Friday and time for the nearly patented brandivate beverage of the week! While summer officially starts tomorrow, the near triple degree temperatures today screams for a refreshing drink, which is why we are enjoying a Blackberry Vanilla Fizz. The full recipe (which is a collaboration between brandivate Managing Partners Kelsey Cunningham and Bill Petrie) is below but it contains homemade vanilla vodka (one bottle Pickers vodka + one split vanilla bean + one week = vanilla vodka), fresh blackberries, fresh lime juice, a smidge of simple syrup, and bubly blackberry sparkling water! It’s a light, invigorating beverage and perfect for a hot summer afternoon.


How are you celebrating the end of a productive week? #bbotw


Blackberry Vanilla Fizz


  • 2 oz. Vanilla Vodka

  • 5 fresh blackberries

  • ½ oz. simple syrup

  • ½ oz. fresh lime juice

  • Blackberry sparkling water

  • 1 fresh mint leaf

  • Fresh mint leaves and blackberries for garnish



In a mixing glass add the vodka, simple syrup, lime juice, 5 blackberries, one mint leaf and muddle. Pour mixture into an old-fashioned glass with one large ice cube. Top with blackberry sparkling water and garnish with a single folded mint leaf and a blackberry on a toothpick.

 June 12, 2020

Shiner Ruby Redbird

It's hot, it's Friday, and it's time for the brandivate beverage of the week! Today we are enjoying some glorious sun out on the Back 40 with one of the most perfect summer beers in the history of brewing: Ruby Redbird from Shiner Beer in the great state of Texas! Why is it one of the most perfect summer brews? It's brewed with both Texas Ruby Red grapefruit and ginger which gives it a tart, refreshing taste that is perfect for sitting outside on a warm day watching the world go by.

How are you celebrating the end of a successful week? 

 June 5, 2020

Martini & Rossi Frosecco

It's Friday and time for the brandivate Beverage of the Week? Sure, let's go with that. Today we are enjoying the refreshing Frosecco from Martini & Rossi. Look, it's getting hot in Middle Tennessee and a frozen drink really cools off the afternoon. This lovely concoction is made from premium Italian Prosecco and white wine with natural lemon flavors and we can see enjoying this on the beach or on the Back 40.

How are you toasting the end of a successful week? 

July 31, 2020

It’s Friday and time for the brandivate beverage of the week! We stumbled up on this tasty gem and couldn’t resist the branding and overall marketing approach that the folks over at B. Nektar Cider are putting out there. This light and refreshing Cider, Punk Lemonade, has notes of raspberry and lemon with the perfect amount of fizz. It isn’t overly sweet and scarily drinkable at 6.3% ABV.
Our favorite part of this label, outside of the killer graphics, was the added bonus of a little riff off of the lyrics from a classic song by The Ramones, “I Wanna Be Sedated”.  Check out these lines below they mixed up to further illustrate the flavor profile of their craft cider:
Plenty plenty plenty more cider to go.
I wanna B. libated
Nothing to brew, nowehere to go, oh
I wanna B. libated
Lemon and the apples with lovely rosy raz,
throw ‘em all together and drink ‘em like a spaz.
The taste is sweet and tangy
It’s really got pizazz.
Oh no oh oh oh oh
Ba ba baba, baba ba baba,
I wanna B. libated!

How are you jamming into the end of a productive week? #bbotw