Rappers, film stars and former hockey players dabble in the booze-making business.
Celebrities leverage their personalities to do everything from produce movies to sell clothing, but did you know that a few of them actually own their own brands of booze? From reality TV stars to favorite actors from the ’80s—check out the list below to see what celebs will get you tipsy.
1. Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head Vodka
Ever seen that bottle of vodka at your local liquor store that is shaped like a skull? Well, it turns out that a certain Ghostbuster is behind this spooky sauce. Aykroyd launched Crystal Head
using glacial spring water from his native home of Canada. While most people are probably buying it for the unique container, the sauce inside isn’t half bad either.
2. P. Diddy’s CÎROC Ultra-Premium Vodka
Maybe you like a little hip hop with your vodka cocktail. Rapper P. Diddy also has his own label, dubbed CÎROC
. You may know it from the ads that prominently feature Diddy himself. This vodka stands out from others because it is made from grapes, rather than the typical grain or potatoes.
3. Bruce Willis’ Sobieski Vodka
When the Die Hard
star gets his drink on, he probably reaches for this rye-based vodka
. It’s for the budget-conscious drinker, too. This best seller in Poland actually delivers in the flavor department. Although Willis is not the spirit’s sole owner, he lays claim to a portion of the company and also acts as its spokesperson. As you may have guessed, celebs owning vodka brands is a trend, since they are easy to make but require a lot of marketing success to break through.
4. Bethenny Frankel’s Skinny Girl Margaritas
Real Housewives star Frankel didn’t get so trim by slamming lots of sugary margaritas during girls’ night out. She came up with her boozy Skinny Girl
mix to make a healthier version of her favorite drink, made with Blue Agave Tequila and sweetened with agave nectar (instead of sugar). While this cocktail is by far the most popular, Skinny Girl Sangria and White Cranberry Cosmo are also available.
5. Ron Jeremy’s Ron de Jeremy Rum
Bet you didn’t think you’d seen the face of this infamous star staring back at you in the liquor store aisle. Those familiar with Jeremy’s work know why the spirit cheekily bills itself as “The Adult Rum
6. Wayne Gretzky Estates Wines
In addition to being one of the greatest ice hockey players of all time, Wayne Gretzky is also respected as a wine maker with a large estate
in Ontario, Canada. He makes dozens of labels, using many different grape varieties. If you find one you like, be sure to shout, “Goal!” after your first sip.
7. Marilyn Manson’s Absinthe
The goth rocker surprised the spirits world when he released Mansinthe
, an Absinthe label that has been lauded for it’s complex flavors. Not for novice drinkers, the stuff is heavy on the herbs, anise and alcohol content. Like his music, you might want to approach this one with caution.