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New York Airports Will Be Banned From Charging Up to $28 For a Beer

Grabbing a drink at the airport bar is a necessary and simple pleasure for many. It takes the edge off the stress of flying or serves as a deserved moment of chill from the usually hectic airport scene. But what’s not chill? Paying $28 for a beer at the airport bar.

That’s what travelers at La Guardia Airport had to pay for after a tweet from a customer revealed that a Sam Adams Summer Ale Draught costs $27.85 in a viral tweet. The alarming tweet then prompted the state’s Port Authority Office of the Inspector General to audit the menu prices of New York airports.

The price audit lead to a new policy that caps beers in New York airports at local, off-airport “street prices,” plus a 10% concession.

“Nobody should have to fork over such an exorbitant amount for a beer,” declared Kevin O’Toole, Port Authority board chairman, in a statement.

OTG Management, which owns restaurants at La Guardia, JFK and Newark airports, stated at the time that the $28 Sam Adams beer was a mistake.

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Alcohol Drinks Hacks

Everyone Needs This Drink Spiking Prevention Scrunchie

Did you know 44% of men and 56% of women have had their drinks spiked? Now folks can protect themselves with Nightcap — the drink spiking prevention scrunchie. Yes, you read that correctly — a scrunchie.

Just wear it on your wrist or hair, then pull the drink cover out from the hidden pocket. Proceed to place it over your drink, pop in a straw and you’re covered, literally.

Nightcap not only acts as drink protection but as deterrent. When using at a bar, you are sending a message that you are not one to be messed with. It’s also reusable, convenient and provides a certain peace of mind.

This product was surprisingly invented by a 16-year-old girl, Shirah Benarde, after hearing all the horror stories of drink spiking from friends who had experienced this in college. The scrunchie then went viral on social media with users torn between the genius of this product and the fact of how “sad” it is that we have to worry about this issue in the first place. Nightcap was later featured on ABC’s “Shark Tank” with one of the fastest deals in the shows history.

The brand doesn’t stop at just the scrunchie. They also have options for a Nightcap Keychain and StopTopps — a disposable adhesive drink lid.

Nightcap has brought about a logical solution to the problem of drink spiking that had affected an average of 43,000 people just in the last year alone. Not only is it logical but it is also practical in a way that the products are something everyone can be comfortable using.

I’ve already ordered the bulk family pack, so what are you waiting for?

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Alcohol Drinks What's New

Sacred Seltzer is Made Using Real Holy Water

American art collective, MSCHF, infamous for stirring the pot through incendiary pop culture product collabs, is back with another drop that’s sure to stir said pot into into a whirlpool of, well, mischief.

Introducing Sacred Seltzer, the first hard seltzer that’s made with actual holy water — 95% real holy water to be exact. MSCHF’s website indicates that the holy water was “blessed according to official Catholic procedure on March 31, 2022 in LA County, CA.” Beyond the spiritual details, Sacred Seltzer is also made up of 5% alcohol and comes in three flavors: Mango, Cherry and Lime.

If you’re down for your next hard seltzer sips to be blessed, MSCHF is now selling Sacred Seltzer on their site as a six-pack for $24 for a limited time.

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Alcohol Drinks Food Fashion What's New

Patrón Partners with Designer John Geiger to Create Limited Edition Sneaker

When it comes to fine craftsmanship and attention to detail, both Patrón and John Geiger have plenty in common. Which is why it makes all the sense in the world that the two link up to produce a one of a kind, limited edition luxury sneaker to represent their dedication to perfection.

The limited edition GF-01 sneaker by John Geiger features rare materials and a distinct colorway that takes inspiration from Patrón’s agave fields in Jalisco, Mexico. A closer look at the sneakers reveal specialty leather, Geiger’s signature street style, his unmistakable ‘g’ logo and distinctive imagery of the Patrón bee.

Fans looking to cop should take note that the Patrón x John Geiger GF-01 sneakers will be dropping tomorrow, May 5, at 5 p.m. ET on JohnGeigerCo.com, while supplies last, and retail for $250.00. 

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Alcohol Drinks

Jameson Debuts Brand New Canned Cocktail

If I’m pulling up to the bar and grabbing a cocktail, I usually hit the bartender with a request for a ‘Jamie & ginger’. It’s a classic go-to for many, including myself. So when news of a Jameson Ginger & Lime cocktail in a can came across my radar, I knew it was worth telling the masses.

Right on time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, this new beverage innovation from Jameson brings the signature cocktail favorite to fans in a more convenient form.

Bottled at 6% ABV, this new cocktail in a can boasts natural ginger and lime flavors with triple-distilled Irish Whiskey by Jameson and is now available at retailers nationwide and on Drizly as a 4-pack of 355ml sleek cans for an SRP of $14.99. 

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Alcohol Beer Drinks Packaged Food What's New

Blue Moon LightSky Introduces New Tropical Wheat Flavor

Blue Moon’s low calorie LightSky option is evoking some lush vibes with the debut of a new Tropical Wheat flavor.

This new full-flavored low calorie offering is releasing nationwide in the US and clocks in at just 95 calories. The crisp wheat beer is brewed with real pineapple and orange peel, capturing bright and lively flavors that put you on to a potent vibe.

Blue Moon LightSky Tropical Wheat is now available nationwide in stores and online in 12 oz. slim cans. 

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Alcohol Drinks What's New

This is the First Premium Vodka to Be Distilled From Greek Olives

The majority of folks are familiar with vodka being a potato or grain-based alcohol, sure. But did you know that there’s a premium one distilled from Greek olives and grains?

Introducing Kastra Elion, a unique new vodka that is family-owned and artisan-crafted in Greece from the finest Greek olives hand-picked from the Nafpaktos region. Beyond that, they’re mixed with a curated selection of grains and mineral-rich spring water from the Crystalline Rock in Mount Taygetus.

As for flavor, Kastra Elion starts off sweet, and is then met with a more complex, full-bodied, buttery-fruity finish with slightly spicy undertones.

Grab a bottle of Kastra Elion at your local retailer now and experience a one of a kind Greek touch with your next sip of vodka.

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Alcohol Drinks What's New

Jameson Irish Whiskey Introduces New Jameson Orange

Jameson Orange is a brand new expression from Jameson Irish Whiskey that gives a refreshing, citrusy twist to the classic spirit.

The new offering is a bottle bursting with natural orange flavor that mingles with triple-distilled Jameson Irish Whiskey and clocks in at 30% ABV. With this new Jameson Orange, the door to endless cocktail possibilities is opened.

“The concept behind Jameson Orange was to create a product that would appeal to a growing audience of flavored spirits fans and curious whiskey drinkers, drawing on the quality and integrity of our award-winning triple-distilled Irish whiskey,” said Sona Bajaria, Vice President of Marketing, Jameson at Pernod Ricard USA.

Jameson Orange is now available at retailers and bars nationwide.