LOS ANGELES, July 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- GREY GOOSE®, the World's Best Tasting Vodka, will celebrate talented individuals who have chartered extraordinary paths to athletic achievement at the 23rd annual ESPYS Presented by Capital One. As Associate Sponsor of the award show and official vodka of The BODY at ESPYS pre-event party, GREY GOOSE will honor those who "Fly Beyond®" in their sporting achievement while acknowledging those who have aided them on their path.
As a sponsor of The ESPYS for the second consecutive year, GREY GOOSE will participate in a week of events commencing with the ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic at the Pelican Hill Golf Club on Tuesday, July 14th. That evening, they will host the GREY GOOSE Lounge at The BODY at ESPYS, a special event on the eve of The ESPYS. U.S. women's World Cup soccer champion Sydney Leroux will interview special guests as they make their way off the red carpet. During the ESPYS show on Wednesday, July 15th, GREY GOOSE will host the backstage lounge. Guests in attendance of the ESPY events will enjoy bespoke GREY GOOSE cocktails including the signature serve, the GREY GOOSE High Five.
GREY GOOSE will celebrate athletes who have defied expectations through short vignettes that will appear on ESPN.com and during ESPYS programming throughout the month of July. Viewers will have the chance to go behind the scenes and take an inside look at their favorite athlete's mind set during top plays from the year, moments from a big game or their outlook on teammates who have inspired them. This digital video series will feature top athletes such as Lindsey Vonn, Jimmy Butler, Maya Moore, Giancarlo Stanton, Victor Cruz, Diana Taurasi, Dwyane Wade, and Andre Iguodala.
In recognition of those who have helped top athletes on the path to success, GREY GOOSE has partnered with Robbie Rogers, Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star, who shares his Fly Beyond story and honors his mentor, Shaun Higgins, who guided Rogers early in his career. Rogers truly epitomizes the "Fly Beyond" spirit of GREY GOOSE. In 2013, Rogers became the first openly gay man to compete in a top North American professional sports league. He was honored at the White House in February 2015 in which Rogers was hailed for "blazing a trail." His memoir, "Coming Out To Play" is about the journey he took and the courage he found to finally share his genuine identity. Published in November, the memoir has garnered rave reviews and solidified his presence as an exemplary role model who has overcome obstacles to achieve success.
Fans of Rogers and GREY GOOSE will be able to participate in a live Tweet Chat on Monday, July 13 from 3:00-4:00 PM PST to talk about achieving the extraordinary and how his mentor guided him along the way, in addition to taking questions. Rogers will also be reporting live on Twitter and Instagram at The BODY at ESPYS and The ESPYS to give fans an inside look at these inspirational individuals.
The GREY GOOSE Vodka High Five cocktail is crafted with GREY GOOSE vodka and watermelon juice, coconut water, lime juice and a habanero pepper – fresh and light ingredients that were influenced by the ESPYS. The signature drink will be featured throughout the week at all The ESPYS events. Guests will raise a glass in honor of the very best who are recognized for how they Fly Beyond throughout the year through their athletic achievement.
GREY GOOSE® HIGH FIVE
1½ oz Grey Goose vodka
1 oz Watermelon juice (cold press)
2 oz Coconut water (cracked open)
½ oz Fresh squeezed lime juice
½ oz Habanero pepper syrup
Glass: High ball glass
Garnish: Red-hot chilli pepper
Method: Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake with ice and strain over fresh ice in a long glass and garnish.
ABOUT GREY GOOSE® VODKA:
Every aspect of the creation of GREY GOOSE is focused on crafting vodka of unmatched quality. The creation of GREY GOOSE begins with the very best ingredients from France – soft winter wheat from the Picardy region, le grenier a ble (the breadbasket of France) and spring water from Gensac-La-Pallue, in the Cognac Arrondissement (Region), which is naturally filtered through limestone. A unique distillation process brings out the naturally superior characteristics of these ingredients. From field-to-bottle, the expertise of the GREY GOOSE Maître de Chai (Cellar Master), Francois Thibault, ensures an unparalleled smoothness and exceptional taste to the connoisseur palate. The GREY GOOSE portfolio is comprised of GREY GOOSE vodka, GREY GOOSE La Poire, GREY GOOSE L'Orange, GREY GOOSE Le Citron, GREY GOOSE Cherry Noir, and GREY GOOSE Le Melon flavored vodkas, and GREY GOOSE VX spirit drink.
The GREY GOOSE® vodka brand is part of the portfolio of Bacardi Limited, headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited.
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