One of Vancouver's most beloved actors has teamed up with a world-famous rapper and a football (soccer) icon to create a cocktail that's a mix of tequila, gin, whisky and naturally-sourced ingredients.
In other words, it's a pretty nasty concoction (those spirits just do not belong together).
However, the foul-tasting beverage provides comic relief in a new video marking a sizeable $1 million donation to mixologists around the world.
Aviation American Gin owner Ryan Reynolds, DeLeón Tequila Owner Sean Combs and David Beckham of HaigWhisky came together to combine their three spirits with the “natural ingredients from Tampa Bay and Kansas City for a cocktail everyone can agree on while watching the Big Game this weekend.”
Supporting the bartending community.
After the trio realized they are not adept mixologists they joined forces to support the bartending community.
Diageo, whose portfolio includes Aviation American Gin, DeLeón Tequila and Haig Club Whiskey will be donating $1 million to Another Round, Another Rally, Bartender's Benevolent Fund and Drinks Trust UK.
Another Round, Another Rally is a nonprofit financial resource for the hospitality industry in the U.S. providing reimbursement grants and immersive educational scholarships; Bartender's Benevolent Fund is a nationally registered non-profit and financial resource for hospitality professionals in Canada and Drinks Trust UK, an organization which has been providing support, care and assistance to the drinks industry workforce since 1886.
Additionally, Reynolds shared a post, Beckham shared a post, and Combs shared a post on Instagram, each adding their own snappy take on the silly video.
Ryan Reynolds donates $10k to fund for Canadian bartenders affected by COVID-19
On March 31,2020 Reynolds announced that, as the owner of the small-batch Aviation American Gin, he would be donating $10,000 to the Canadian Professional Bartenders’ Association. In addition, Aviation would add “an additional 30 per cent tip” throughout April for every bottle ordered online and every home-delivered Aviation cocktail (in jurisdictions that allow alcohol delivery).
“For the incredible bartenders in my homeland. We at Aviation Gin, miss and love you all,” @VanCityReynolds tweeted, adding, for the bilingual crowd (allegedly with Google Translate’s help): “Ces chaussettes noires font de mauvais condoms*.”
--With files from Joanne Sasvari.