I don’t really think it’s going out on a limb to say that being a celebrity is pretty freaking awesome. You get a truckload of money, all access to the hottest clubs and much, much more. Still, a lot of these things just lead to excuses to drink alcohol. In that spirit (get it?), many celebrities have cut out the middle man and used all that money and fame to launch their own lines of alcohol.
You’d be surprised how many A-through-D-listers have bottled and sold their celebrity status in the form of a drink. This St. Patrick’s Day, party like one of Hollywood’s elite and pour yourself a glass of one of these outrageous drinks endorsed by even more outrageous people.
Justin Timberlake (901 Tequila)
Named for the area code of the singer’s hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, as well as the magical time of the night when the party really kicks into high gear, this brand of tequila is everything you need to bring sexy back. According to Forbes, the tequila brand with Timberlake’s name on it isn’t just a celebrity gimmick – it’s some high-quality booze. 901 took home a coveted gold medal at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2012. If you’re looking to find a bottle on store shelves, remember that the crooner partnered with Sauza Liquors last year – so you’re looking for a bottle called “Sauza 901.”
Dan Aykroyd (Crystal Head Vodka)
Be the “something strange in your neighborhood” by bringing home a unique-looking bottle of vodka, courtesy of the “Ghostbusters” star. The bottle is a glass rendering of an actual human skull. Still need to know more? Seriously? OK, the drink is made in Newfoundland, Canada, according to the Huffington Post. To give the drink its pure flavor, it’s run through semi-precious crystals called Herkimer diamond stones. Really everything you need to know about Crystal Head, ghosts, aliens and the pure brazen confidence of Aykroyd is in this crazy video about the liquor.
Hanson (MmmHops IPA)
Remember Hanson? Yeah, you do. They sang that inexplicably catchy song “MMMBop.” Well, the boys are all grown up and at least 21 years of age. To celebrate that fact, the '90s musical trio launched their very own beer line with an incredibly funny name. According to Time, MmmHops is available online to purchase for your acoustic folk rager. It’s a smooth crafted pale ale with malt, signature hops and a 7.5 percent alcohol content – above the average 5 percent. So it looks like the boys really know how to hit the throttle on a drunken night out.
Marilyn Manson (Mansinthe)
When the U.S. made absinthe legal in 2007, many saw trouble on the horizon, but the androgynous shock rocker Marilyn Manson saw opportunity. Later that year, according to the Huffington Post, he launched his own brand of the green drink, Mansinthe. According to the absinthe maker, Alandia, the performer was a fan of the forbidden beverage for years before launching his line.
Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie (Chateau Miraval Rosé)
This power couple is known for a lot of things, but wine is perhaps not high on the list. Still, that hasn’t stopped them from absolutely knocking it out of the park with their 2012 Chateau Miraval Rosé. After purchasing the Château Miraval vineyard in France in 2012 for $60 million, Us Weekly reports the couple’s wine made it to number 84 among Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of the Year. With the celebrities' brand being the only bottle on the list classified as a rosé, it technically makes theirs the best in the world. I know, I was shocked too.
George Clooney (Casamigos Tequila)
George Clooney is a classy gentleman with an even classier wife. To help cultivate that image, the handsome and ageless A-lister has a brand of high-end tequila sporting his name. According to the Observer, Clooney and longtime friend Rande Gerber got the idea to make their own tequila after spending a good amount of time in Mexico. The brand comes in three distinct flavors: Casamigos Blanco, Casamigos Reposado and Casamigos Añejo. Bigger fans of the 53-year-old Oscar winner will remember his tequila making an appearance at the Golden Globes red carpet where he politely refused a shot from “Fashion Police” star Giuliana Rancic.
All of the alcohols mentioned above would make a great choice for your St. Patrick's Day celebration. However, please remember to drink responsibly.