Polar Ice vodka announces national partnership with French's™ Not Your Ordinary Caesar™ Cocktail Mix

TORONTO, May 15, 2017 /CNW/ - Just in time for National Caesar Day on May 18th, iconic Canadian vodka brand Polar Ice vodka is announcing a national partnership with French's Not Your Ordinary Caesar™ Original Cocktail Mix. Both products are proudly crafted and bottled in Canada – resulting in a truly Canadian Caesar cocktail!

The Caesar – a cocktail widely known for its sweet, savoury, sour and salty unique flavour – was invented in 1969 by a Canadian bartender. French's Caesar Original Cocktail Mix stays true to its Canadian roots by supporting local sources and local manufacturing. It is made with 100% Canadian tomatoes and free from glucose-fructose (high-fructose corn syrup) with no artificial flavours or colours.

"Polar Ice vodka and French's Caesar Original Cocktail Mix are both proudly produced, crafted, and bottled in Canada", says Kim Creighton, White Spirits Brand Manager, Corby Spirit and Wine. Polar Ice vodka is owned by Corby Spirit and Wine Ltd., and produced in Windsor, Ontario at the Hiram Walker & Sons distillery. "This is a truly Canadian partnership and an exciting way for consumers to celebrate National Caesar Day."

For a limited time across Canada, consumers will receive a free 1.89 L sample of French's Caesar Original Cocktail Mix along with the purchase of a bottle of Polar Ice vodka in select retail stores, while quantities last.

Make your own 'Truth North' Caesar cocktail with the recipe below:

  • 8 oz. French's Not Your Ordinary Caesar™ Original Cocktail Mix
  • 1.5 oz. Polar Ice® vodka
  • 3 dashes French's Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon celery salt
  • 1 tablespoon fine maple sugar
  • 1 tablespoon seasoning salt
  • 1 dash Frank's RedHot® Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce
  • Pinch of salt & pepper
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 strip of crispy bacon, if desired

Directions:

MIX the celery salt, maple sugar, and seasoning salt together on a flat plate. RIM glass with mixture by wetting rim of glass with a slice of lime. FILL the glass with ice, pour in vodka and Caesar mix. Add the Worcestershire, salt and pepper, and hot sauce. Add celery stick and stir well. GARNISH with bacon if desired. Please enjoy responsibly.

About Polar Ice vodka
Polar Ice vodka recently won a Silver medal at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and a Double Gold medal for Polar Ice 90° North, a prestigious honour awarded to the finest products in the world.

Polar Ice vodka is one of the leading Canadian vodkas and the fourth largest vodka overall in Canada. It is owned by Corby Spirit and Wine and produced at the Hiram Walker facility in Windsor, Ontario, the largest distillery in North America.

For more information, visit polarice.ca or follow on Facebook (@PolarIceVodka), Twitter (@PolariceVodka), and Instagram (@PolarIceVodka).

About Corby Spirit and Wine
Corby Spirit and Wine Limited is a leading Canadian marketer and distributor of spirits and imported wines. Corby's portfolio of owned-brands includes some of the most renowned brands in Canada, including J.P. Wiser's®, Lot No. 40®, Pike Creek®, and Gooderham & Worts® Canadian whiskies as well as Lamb's® rum, Polar Ice® vodka, McGuinness® liqueurs, and the recently acquired Ungava® gin. Through its affiliation with Pernod Ricard S.A., a global leader in the spirits and wine industry, Corby also represents leading international brands such as ABSOLUT® vodka, Chivas Regal® and The Glenlivet® Scotch whiskies, Jameson® Irish whiskey, Beefeater® gin, Malibu® rum, Kahlúa® liqueur, Mumm® champagne, and Jacob's Creek®, Stoneleigh®, Campo Viejo®, and Kenwood® wines. In 2017, Corby was named one of the 50 Best Workplaces in Canada by The Great Place to Work® Institute Canada for the sixth consecutive year, and was also listed among Greater Toronto's Top 100 Employers for the third time. Corby is a publicly traded company based in Toronto, Ontario, and listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbols CSW.A and CSW.B. For further information, please visit our website or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter (@CorbySW), and Instagram (@CorbySW).

SOURCE Polar Ice Vodka

For further information: Valerie Brive-Turtle, Director of Communications, PR and S&R, Corby Spirit and Wine Ltd., Valerie.brive-turtle@pernod-ricard.com, 416-479-2492


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