As part of the Crown Royal “Live Generously” campaign, which seeks to inspire generosity and award special experiences to deserving groups throughout the holiday season, Crown Royal teamed up with award-winning chef Adam Perry Lang and Jimmy Kimmel to provide a delicious meal (and of course, old-fashioned cocktails) for Los Angeles high school teachers and a select group of 30 from the local non-profit organization, Project Angel Food.
The event was an amazing opportunity to highlight the seasonal merriment. Crown Royal highlighted examples of charity exemplifying how the company’s “generous” heritage dates to 1939. Many laughs and stories were shared throughout the evening as guests were treated to a “Backlot BBQ” meal, with two signature Crown Royal recipes; the Crown Royal Gold Rush and the Vanilla Old Fashioned, which features the newest seasonal offering of Crown Royal Vanilla.
Keep reading for highlights, and to learn how to mix your own cocktails at home; the holidays are all about bringing people together and celebrating, so raise a glass to generosity!Adam Perry Lang poses with Dina Bartello, special events manager for Project Angel Food.
Crown Royal Gold Rush
- 5 oz. Crown Royal Deluxe
- 75 oz. Honey Syrup (equal parts honey and water)
- 5 oz. Lemon Juice
- Dash Bitters
- Lemon Twist
Directions: In a shaker with ice, add Crown Royal, honey syrup, and lemon juice. Shake and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Top with a dash of bitter and mix in with the straw. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Vanilla Old Fashioned
- 5 oz. Crown Royal Vanilla
- 25 oz. Simply Syrup
- 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
- 3 dashes Orange Bitters
- Orange Peel Twist
Directions: In an old-fashioned glass, combine simple syrup and bitters. Fill glass halfway with ice, then stir. Add enough ice to fill the glass. Squeeze orange peel over glass to extract oils, add peel to glass and add whiskey. Stir just until the drink is cold and serve.
As always, please drink responsibly. Wishing you a prosperous and generous holiday season!