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Legacy in the Bottle — How to Give Back this Black History Month

Updated: Feb 3


Join us in welcoming the beginning of a new year by celebrating Black History Month. Black History Month is an annual celebration in which we honor, commemorate and uplift black voices and achievements. The initiation of Black History Month was set into motion by black educators and the Black United Students at Kent State University in 1969. And here we are, over 50 years later, still recognizing this momentous month! Here at RNDC, we value our diverse and culturally rich environment. So much so that we’ve developed the Legacy in the Bottle campaign, which aims to give back to charities such as the United Negro College Fund, a non-profit organization that aids minority students and provides financial support to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).


Now, what is RNDC’s role in all of this? Great question! Not only is the Legacy in the Bottle campaign used to give back to charity, it is also designed to highlight black-owned wine and spirits brands. We utilize key accounts so they can highlight these brands, which will in turn create brand awareness and encourage consumers to give back to our charity partner, the United Negro College Fund.


Giving back just got a whole lot better! This year, we have so many excellent participating brand partners. Our wine partners are Longevity, Intercept, FLO Wine and Mermosa. If your consumers are more spirit-leaning and still want to support this initiative, we’ve got you covered. For spirits, you can choose from Uncle Nearest Whiskey, Ten To One Rum, Black Irish and Brough Brothers Bourbon. With options this tasty, consumers will want to sip on these brands all year long!


Of course, you can find all these brands and whatever else you may need to stock up for this Black History Month on eRNDC. Just to make things even better, enjoy this mix of recipes that’ll kick this month up a few notches!


Doesn’t giving back feel so much better with a drink? Cheers!


Petal to the Medal

1.5 oz Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey

.75 oz Elderflower Liqueur

.5 oz Lime Juice

4 oz Q Grapefruit or Squirt

Shake Over Ice- Top Off With Q Grapefruit- Roll- Strain Into Collins Glass Over Fresh Ice- Garnish With Lime And Ruby Red Grapefruit Wheel


Uncle Knows Best

1.5 oz Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey

.75 oz Sweet Vermouth

.5 oz Cognac

2 Dashes Angostura Bitters

Stir Over Ice- Garnish With Orange Twist And Luxardo Cherries


Sunshine Punch

2 oz Ten To One Silver Rum

.5 oz Simple Syrup

.5 oz Lime Juice

2 oz Orange Juice

.5 oz Red Wine

Shake Over Ice- Strain Into Collins Glass Over Fresh Ice- Float Red Wine


Coconut Hulk

1.5 oz Ten To One Silver Rum

1 oz Melon Liqueur

.75 oz Real Cream Of Coconut

2 oz Pineapple Juice

Shake Over Ice- Strain Into Collins Glass Over Fresh Ice- Garnish With Toasted Coconut And Cherry


Bro's Blackberry Julep

2 oz Brough Brothers Bourbon

.5 oz Real Blackberry Puree

10 Pieces Mint (Tear And Drop In Shaker)

2 Dashes Angostura Bitters

Build In Glass Over Ice- Stir- Strain Into Lowball Glass – Garnish With Large Mint Sprig


Bro's Mule

2 oz Brough Brothers Bourbon

1 oz Pineapple Juice

Squeeze Lime Wedge

3 oz Ginger Beer

Build In Glass- Add Ice- Stir- Garnish With Lime Wheel And Pineapple Fronds


Salted Caramel Mudslide

3 oz Black Irish Original Irish Cream

.5 oz Kahlua

.5 oz Hershey’s Caramel Sauce

2 oz Cold Brew Coffee

1 oz Milk

2 Pinches Salt

Shake Over Ice- Strain Into Collins Glass Over Fresh Ice- Garnish With Whipped Cream And Cherry


Irish Dreamsicle

3 oz Black Irish Original Irish Cream

.75 oz Orange Liqueur

2 oz Milk

5 oz Vanilla Extract

Shake Over Ice- Strain Into Collins Glass Over Fresh Ice- Garnish With Whipped Cream And Orange Wheel

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