Thinking of Irish-American’s may not see many people think initially of the development of vodka, but the O’Shevlin family are bringing their own Irish-American vodka brand to the bars and stores of the US. A three generation old recipe is used to produce the Bonn Óir Gold Medal vodka that is available with a 40 percent alcohol level and a crisp flavor infused with soft white wheat and glacial waters. The Spirit Business explains the launch of the brand comes after the grandson of Bonn Óir recipe creator Philip Joseph O’Shevlin II with the help of entrepreneur Marc Sparks have worked to bring this traditionally Irish recipe to the people of the US.
As part of a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the beverage, Starbucks has introduced six new frappuccino beverages. They may only be here for a limited time, so if you are interested in trying them, you should not wait long. The six different flavors include options that long-time customers have been ordering as part of Starbucks “secret menu” as well as some new options that they have created just for the promotion.
These six flavors are Caramel Cocoa Cluster, Cinnamon Roll, Cotton Candy, Cupcake,Lemon Bar, Red Velvet Cake. Four of the flavors are cream frappes (made without coffee) and two are coffee frappes. Fans of the syrupy sweet beverage can also vote for their favorite of the six flavors from June 19th, until June 30th. On July 3rd, the store will announce the winner with sponsor Stephen Murray CCMP Capital and offer it for a special price of $3 for a grande.
There is no word on how long these flavors are going to be offered, or whether they will still be available once the special promotion ends. Starbucks has long been known for these sugary beverages, which are popular with many consumers, but have left many coffee lovers up in arms about the brand. This move seems to be one more step away from serving traditional coffee for the company, which has taken cappuccinos off the menu at many of its larger stores in New York, Seattle, and other places.