Being a Marine Dad I could not have been more thrilled to hear this great news from Jim Beam. Jim Beam is kicking off The Grand Salute, a digital program that allows fans aged 21 and older to give a virtual salute to America’s servicemen and women. Fans can learn the proper way to perform a military salute, submit a photo to www.JimBeamSalutes.com and share their patriotism among friends and family on Facebook and Twitter. Following The Grand Salute, Jim Beam will donate $25,000 to Operation Homefront’s Holiday Meals for Military Program to ensure that every military family will enjoy a holiday meal.
Here is hoping every military family at home and abroad has a happy and healthy holiday season. May the food be plentiful and the Jim Beam flow. Here are a couple of great Jim Beam inspired cocktail recipes to get the holiday festivities started.
Star Spangled Spritzer
1 ½ parts Red Stag by Jim Beam® Black Cherry
1 part Cranberry Juice
2 parts Lemon Sour
1 part Lemon-Lime Soda
3 Maraschino Cherries
Lemon Wedge & Cherries for Garnish
Add all ingredients except soda to mixing tin. Add ice and shake well. Pour into serving glass and add more ice if needed. Top with soda and garnish.
The Liberty Bell
1 part Jim Beam® Devil’s Cut™
2 parts Ginger Beer
Juice of ½ lime & shell
Fill a double old fashioned glass ¾ with ice, squeezed the lime half and drop in the shell then add remaining ingredients.