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Starbucks Celebrates New Year’s With A TUXEDO Drink

No, Starbucks isn’t coming out with a line of tuxedos… although let’s revisit that awesome idea sometime in the near future. Rather, the coffee chain has introduced a line of specialty drinks they’re calling the Tuxedo Collection.

The sartorially-themed collection features three drinks that follow the formal attire’s black and white motif. Options from the collection include a tuxedo mocha, a tuxedo hot chocolate, and a tuxedo frappuccino.

Might be the most dapper looking drink I’ve seen at @starbucks.

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Each drink is dressed to the nines with a mound of whipped cream. One half is garbed with chocolate shavings while the other a generous serving of chocolate syrup. The result resembles something suited and booted and ready to paint the town red.

You’ll only have a minute to enjoy them though, because the drinks will be off store menus after New Year’s Day.

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Beck’s Tries for a Newer, Sleeker Look with Sapphire Beer

And, no, it’s not blue. Bummer, right? That would have been the selling point for me.

The selling points for normal people, though, are a little more practical. The golden pilsner-style beer, brewed by Beck’s, the number one German beer brand in the world, is made with the German-grown Saphir hops, giving it a distinctively smooth flavor. If you’re into that sort of thing. Tastiness.

It’s also brewed in accordance with an actual German law, Reinheitsgebot, the purity law over 500 years in effect. Reinheitsgebot allows for the use of just four primary ingredients in the brewing process. Plus, Sapphire comes in a cool black bottle, which apparently took Beck’s two years to make. So. There’s that.

The beer, taking a page from Budweiser’s super successful ‘Platinum’ campaign in late 2012 (note: Bud Light Platinum comes in a blue bottle. Is that ironic?), was debuted on New Year’s Eve in Chicago, LA, Miami and New York and introduced as a newer, sleeker higher ABV beer than its predecessors. Available now in high-end clubs and bars, as well as in grocery stores and liquor shops, Sapphire is sold in 12-ounce bottles in 6- and 12-packs.

Just keep an eye out for that black bottle. It’s supposed to be really nice.

PicThx: German Pulse

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A NYE Must: Sparkling Champagne Strawberry Jello

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With New Years Eve peeking around the corner, the volumes of champagne flowing beneath flashing lights and gorgeous fireworks will be exponentially increased on the 31st of December. So, to compliment your champagne shower marathon, we present you with Sparkling Champagne and Strawberries Jello.