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! Looking for past beverages? click one of the black buttons below to check out the beverage archives!

May 7, 2021

Sangria

Happy Friday and welcome back to another edition of brandivate beverage of the week! We hope you all have recovered from Cinco de Mayo and are ready to enjoy a glass of Sangria Wine with us. Sometimes mixing up some goodness in a pitcher to share with friends is just what the doctor ordered. A huge shout out to our dear friends and loyal brandivate supporters, Cheryl Drew and Bobby Briggs for sharing this fine recipe with us. We salute you!

This refreshing summer favorite is simple and delicious.

 

Ingredients

  • Fresh berries - any of your favorites will do here, but a minimum of three is recommended

  • A bottle of Pinot Noir

  • 4 ounces of Brandy

  • 6 ounces of Orange Juice

  • 12 ounces of Club Soda

 

Instructions

Place your berries in a pitcher, pour in all of the ingredients, stir and enjoy!

 

How are each of you mixing it up this weekend? #bbotw

April 30, 2021

It’s the final Friday of April, and you know it’s time for the brandivate beverage of the week! While we could go for one of the more obvious drink choices this week – Mint Julep for the Kentucky Derby tomorrow or a margarita for Cinco de Mayo next week – that’s not the way we roll here at brandivate. So instead, we are enjoying a great beer with a better name: Adios Pantalones from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company in Texas. This Mexican-inspired lager is light, crisp, and clean with citrusy notes and a light body as it’s brewed with both lemon and lime. The best news of all? Pants are optional.

 

How are you saying adios to the workweek? #bbotw

Adios Pantalones

April 23, 2021

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The Dirty Texas 'Tini

It’s Friday afternoon and time to celebrate the arrival of the weekend by joining us by savoring a brandivate beverage of the week with us! This week we are putting a spicy twist on a classic dirty martini with the Texas ‘Tini! Regardless of the libation you indulge in today, it will look and taste sublime in the 10 oz Lyrica Martini Glass (#3042S2) from our good friends at J.Charles. Not only is the deep etching the most elegant way to showcase a brand, the generous size and long stem will keep your concoction cold while you sip your stress away in a dignified manner.

 

Made with Tito’s Vodka, olives, and olive juice (full recipe below), this peppery potable has not one, but two, secret weapons hidden in the olives. First, they are grilled, adding an earthy, smoky flavor that genuinely elevates the drink. Second, that’s no pimento hidden in the green fruit – those are jalapenos, and they add JUST the right kick making this a beverage to be savored as you unwind from the pressures of the week.

 

How are you putting a spicy spin on your weekend? #bbotw

 

The Dirty Texas ‘Tini

  • 5 oz Tito’s Handmade Vodka

  • 2 oz Grilled Olive Brine

  • 1 Grilled and Jalapeno Stuffed Olive

 

Directions

Add the vodka and brine into a mixing glass filled with ice and stir for 30 seconds. Strain into your chilled 10 oz Lyrica Martini Glass and garnish with your grilled and jalapeno stuffed olive.

April 16, 2021

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The Southside

With the onset of spring and the promise of warmer temperatures, we are taking a lighter spin on today’s brandivate beverage of the week with the bright and delicious Southside. While there are as many variations as origin stories, this version is vivid, radiant, and bright with the delicious combination of dry gin, fresh lime juice, and just enough mint to add a touch of fresh flavor. This potent potable is perfect for the porch or patio all day long.

 

How are you shining into the weekend? #bbotw

 

The Southside

  • 2 oz London Dry Gin

  • ¾ oz fresh lime juice

  • ¾ oz simple syrup

  • 6 drops or one dash of Peychaud’s bitters

  • 1 grip of mint

 

Directions

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and fill with fresh ice. Shake that bad boy for about 30 seconds or 10 seconds after your hands turn numb from the cold. Strain the beverage into a coupe glass to keep it classy. Garnish by floating a single mint leaf on top and enjoy!

April 9, 2021

It's near quittin' time and for this brandivate Beverage of The Week we are taking you out to a little place called Agave & Rye (Lexington)! We figured it would be a nice little treat to see what good sippin' was happening out in the wild and we stumbled upon this chic and funky Tequila bar during our travels in Kentucky. 

This pink drink may look dainty, but don't let it fool you - it packs a spicy and boozy punch! 

Hibiscus Habanero Margarita - House Silver Tequila, Hibiscus Jugo, Fresh Ginger, Fresh Lime Juice and Habanero Sugar Water served over ice for a smooth $12.00.

 

How are you spicing up your way into the weekend? #bbotw

Hibiscus Habenero Marg

April 2, 2021

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Michelada

It’s Friday – a Good Friday – and time for the brandivate beverage of the week! This week we are enjoying one of the most refreshing and bracingly flavorful beer drinks on the planet: the Michelada. Think of it as a Mexican Bloody Mary – but far bolder and more flavorful – that must be savored in a sturdy, handled beer vessel like the 13 oz. ARC Distinction Beer Mug (#A77346) from our friends at Bel Promo. Plus, we love the way the logo pops against the slightly coral hue of the spicy drink.

 

The fiery brew/cocktail is made from a mixture of cold Mexican lager, Clamato, fresh lime juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and soy sauce, which brings a balance of bold acidity with the noticeable heat. The Clamato and soy sauce add a deep umami flavor giving the drink further depth of flavor, while the hot sauce brings some kick to the party. Finally, adding the right amount of fresh lime juice keeps the drink exhilaratingly tart and fresh, while the salted lime rim ensures every sip of hie bold beverage is perfect.

 

How are you boldly going into the weekend? #bbotw

 

Ingredients

  • 6 oz of Mexican Lager

  • 6 oz of Clamato juice

  • 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce

  • 3 dashes of soy sauce

  • 5 dashes of hot sauce

  • Juice of ½ lime

 

Directions

Rim your 13 oz. ARC Distinction Beer Mug with Tajin or, as we prefer, Hardcore Carnivore Meat Chelada Texas Chili Lime Rub. Fill the glass with ice and set it aside. Pour the Clamato, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, lime juice, and hot sauce into the glass. Top the mixture with the beer, garnish with a lime, and feel chill wash over you.