Pro Snowboarder Eric Willett Creates First-Ever Big Air Mule By Stoli® Vodka At Shaun White's Air + Style Festival

Willett Lands Epic Big Air Back Flip while Shaking the Stoli Vodka Big Air Mule; Fans Enjoy Signature Stoli Craft Cocktails at Stoli Style Lounge during Two-Day Festival

Feb 24, 2016, 09:00 ET from Stoli Group USA, LLC

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Pro snowboarders are known for landing incredible jumps for a living, but none was more unique than Eric Willett's first-ever Big Air Mule by Stoli Vodka® during Shaun White's Air + Style Festival in Los Angeles.


At the top of the 16-story ramp juxtaposed in the shadows of the famed Los Angeles Coliseum, Willett poured the ingredients of the Big Air Mule by Stoli Vodka – Stoli Premium Vodka, Stoli Ginger Beer, ice and fresh strawberries and lime garnish -- while strapped to his snowboard. Upon launch, Willett carried the cocktail shaker with the Big Air Mule by Stoli Vodka down the ramp where he launched into an epic backflip and stuck the landing to the cheers of an awestruck crowd.  Willett then emptied the cocktail into a Stoli signature Mule Mug, successfully making the first-ever Big Air Mule by Stoli Vodka.

"I've successfully landed thousands of jumps throughout my career but this was definitely one of the most unique," said Willett of his feat.  "I knew a Stoli Mule as awesome as this needed an equally epic trick, so I went with an extended back flip to ensure the cocktail was shaken to perfection."

Stoli Vodka was an official sponsor of Shaun White's Air + Style Festival in Los Angeles, February 20-21, 2016.  At the Stoli Style Lounge, fans sipped signature Stoli Vodka craft cocktails poured by Road Soda from a custom 1960's Airstream cocktail bar while enjoying leisure sports and games, a photo booth and a live art exhibit by Los Angeles street artists, including Jeff Soto.  

Backflips aren't a requirement for a delicious Big Air Mule. It tastes just as good shaken or stirred.

The Big Air Mule by Stoli Vodka Recipe

  • 2oz Stoli Premium Vodka
  • 4oz Stoli Ginger Beer
  • Ice
  • Garnish with lime and strawberry

About Stoli Group USA, LLC

Stoli Group USA, LLC is the North American subsidiary of SPI Group, recognized globally for pioneering heritage and the outstanding Stolichnaya® brand of premium vodkas. New York-based Stoli Group USA reflects significant growth investment in the U.S. market by parent company SPI Group and will drive the brand forward through new marketing, sales and brand innovation. Internationally distributed Stolichnaya vodkas are bottled in Latvia and are known for award-winning flavor and impeccable clarity. Considered a trailblazer in the vodka industry, Stolichnaya vodka defines the benchmark for quality with meticulously crafted liquid that meets the highest Alpha Spirit standard. The Stolichnaya brand portfolio includes Stolichnaya® Premium Vodka, ultra-premium elit by Stolichnaya®, Stolichnaya® 100 Proof Premium vodka, the super-premium Stolichnaya® Gold and Stolichnaya® Flavored Premium vodkas including Ohranj®, Razberi®, Vanil®, Citros, Peachik® and Hot.

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