Liqour selections

The best famous alcohol brands, according to Deuxmoi

Last year, I took it upon myself to provide readers with the ultimate celebrity wine guide. I drank everything from Sarah Jessica Parker’s Invivo X (I’d stick to watching it in And just like that…) to Maison No. 9 by Post Malone (a shockingly flawless rosé). While it was a exhausting work, as the person behind Deuxmoi — the infamous Instagram of anonymous celebrity gossip — I’m nothing if not dedicated to giving my readers tea on absolutely everything about their favorite stars. So this time, I’m increasing the alcohol content. Aka, me and my friends (we’ll call them B, C, and S) are back on our bullshit: reviewing celebrity liquor brands.

First, a few caveats. Since there are so many celebrity-owned spirits these days, I had to narrow down what would make the cut. But rather than picking a specific type of alcohol, I based the selection on a variety of celebrities most beloved by Twome followers, like Kate Hudson, A$AP Rocky, and, of course, Kendall Jenner. Finally, I also bought Blake Lively’s non-alcoholic sparkling mixer, Betty Buzz, to create original Deuxmoi cocktails. (Keep reading for Mr. & Mrs. Reynolds’ recipe. You’ll thank me later.)

Without further ado, here is Deuxmoi’s definitive guide to famous liquor brands.

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King St. Vodka is kept in a bottle as beautiful as Kate Hudson in a Fabletics campaign. And just like with Fabletics, Hudson does a great job of marketing this vodka. I often see her drinking it by the pool, which leads me to also want to be by the pool with a glass of King St. in hand.

When we went to drink it, we decided to mix it with Betty Buzz Sparkling Grapefruit, thinking it would be the perfect summer cocktail. However, it was anything but. The Betty Buzz Grapefruit is very low in flavor, which is fine, except King St. needs a blender with a bit more flavor. Because this vodka is basically for the 25 year old on a budget (this vodka taste is strong). I suggest trying King St. in a Greyhound or Madras – or whatever else will help soften it.

Due to the controversy surrounding the launch of 818 – has there ever been a KarJenner branded launch without a bit of controversy?! – it was our most controversial taste test. I had received a bunch of DMs from Deuxmoi followers with their positive 818 review when it first hit stores, so I was optimistic. However, B immediately said she didn’t want to like it. (Hate!)

From the first sip, I knew my followers were right. This tequila is good. Its vanilla notes make it easy to drink and it reminded me of Reposado, in the best way. S mixed hers with LaCroix lime and loved the combo, so we all followed suit. And guess what? B liked it the most of all of us, so much so that it was his favorite of all the alcohols tested. A hater no more.

Mezcal is a favorite taste: the one that B and C don’t prefer, but S and I do. And what I love about Dos Hombres in particular is that it has just enough smoke for the classic mezcal flavor to kick in, without it getting too overpowering.

Once again, S added some LaCroix lime to his, and we all ended up loving the combo. Even B, who usually dislikes mezcal, found this drink enjoyable. It reminded us of a healthier version of a margarita, especially after sprinkling Tajín on the rim of our glasses. We named this drink the “Tread Lightly” – in honor of one of our favorites breaking Bad quotes – and I say to you, run, don’t walk, to try it.

Because it was LeBron’s tequila, we had high expectations. I mean, if you’re going to be the GOAT in one aspect of your life, you better be the GOAT in all of them. And luckily for LeBron, Lobos didn’t disappoint. He is then sweet tasting and even more botanical than 818.

We took another shot at Betty Buzz and mixed Lobos with the lime flavor. It was a slam dunk. (Get it?! Ha.) I would 10/10 order this in a restaurant or bar. The only criticism we had was that the bottle is disappointing, and if I didn’t know it was LeBron’s tequila, I wouldn’t be tempted to buy it. It wasn’t the greatest bottle ever.

Calirosa is a tequila to be sipped solo. And from our first sip, our thoughts were unanimous: Calirosa is delicious! There was no crazy tequila aftertaste and your esophagus will not be harmed by drinking this alcohol. (Always a plus.)

While the bottle was beautifully shaped, there was one aspect of the packaging that puzzled us. The label is cut at the top and bottom so that the label is cut off. Adam, we know you have enough money from The voice to make a full label. Is that a look we don’t get? Slip into my DM and LMK!

I don’t think I can convey how fantastic SelvaRey smells. Make it a candle! Make it a room spray! Lather me in! It’s like Hawaiian Tropic sunscreen and a Banana Foster dessert had a baby, but somehow the taste wasn’t overwhelming, it was just the right amount.

The bottle design was very well executed, with “made in the jungle” embossed on the back as a nod to its Panamanian origins. It would be a delicious dessert drink served with crushed ice in a coconut shell. The idea of ​​sipping this on a pink sand beach is what dreams are made of. Instant Ricky Regal vibe.

Due to a series of very unfortunate events in high school, I haven’t been able to drink gin for years. But luckily for me, Aviation Gin has cured my fear of this liquor that I once reviled. What I like about Aviation is that it has a light soothing scent. We detected hints of rosemary with a kick of lavender. Just what I needed to get back on the proverbial gin horse.

Even though we didn’t like the taste of the Betty Buzz with the King St. Vodka, we knew we had to try again. So we paired the Betty Buzz Lime Gin and decided it was for aviation and aviation use only. Much like Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively themselves, the two blended together perfectly. We decided to name this combo Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds aforementioned – and it’s delicious.

If you’re looking to learn about bourbon but don’t know where to start, this is it. Brother’s Bond is a very accessible and drinkable whiskey that has a sweet aroma. (I later found out from a fan who attended a Brother’s Bond tasting that the taste is reminiscent of the banana bread that Ian grew up enjoying.)

We all agreed that this was the perfect bourbon for our group of girls, who just 10 minutes before trying it were very nervous about starting the dark liquor portion of the taste test. Brother’s Bourbon reminded C of any drinking establishment with sawdust on the floor. But if you can’t find sawdust, it’s also the perfect bourbon to sip after a day on the slopes.

This bourbon makes you want to be in a mahogany paneled library, curled up in an aged leather chair, with a big scoop of ice cream in its glass. And if I had been in that exact environment, I think the Longbranch would have hit differently. (No shade at B’s swanky apartment, but at this point in the taste test, his glass dining table was littered with pizza and the remains of a cocktail shaker that exploded during the mixology portion. of the evening.) We sipped this clean liquor, and because it had a very strong caramel note, it went down smooth. A few more sips and we felt good, good, good.

Mercer + Prince comes in the fanciest bottle of any brand we sampled, which isn’t surprising considering this is King A$AP Rocky’s whiskey, after all. There are real glasses built into the top and bottom of the bottle that detach so you can enjoy Mercer + Prince anywhere. You can even pretend to be his girlfriend, Rihanna, who, as we all know, likes to have a glass of wine on the go.

Mercer + Prince smells exactly like cherry, and while we felt very classy drinking it, it was way too bold for us. This is for expert whiskey drinkers only.