Malibu Rums is a sweet coconut flavored rum that’s great for sipping in the summer months without getting wasted, but it’s widely known for being a “womens” drink. Malibu along with Jersey Shore’s Vinny Guadagnino have started the ‘Malibro’ campaign, which helps guys embrace their love of delicious drinks without compromising their masculinity.
Bourbon and brown drinks are the talk of the town across the board, but as the summer approaches it might be time to lighten things up and Malibu it up. One of the most loveable cast members of the Jersey Shore; Vinny has been given the dubious task of leading the way in the Malibro movement. I sat down with the young former Italian reality star about all things Vinny:
Why is Malibro so important for men to embrace?
Men shouldn’t be ashamed to like fruity drinks, its effective especially in the summer. You don’t have to have a serious beer in your hand when you can have a “Malibu Yacht Rock”.
You think men will give up their whiskey for Malibu?
Yes, because you feel like you’re on vacation. When its hot outside, and you’re surrounded by women, would you rather whiskey or Malibu and ginger beer?
You are a licensed bartender, what would you have thought back then when you bartended, if a man came to the bar and ordered a Malibu?
Back then, when I was young and ignorant (laughs) I would’ve thought, yeah it’s a girl drink but guys need to stop worrying about stigmas and have a good time.
How has your life been since the Jersey Shore?
It’s been great, I now do comedy, sketch comedy and improv as well as a podcast. I also did an off Broadway play. I want to get better at comedy so I’m studying and going to school.
How did the Jersey Shore cast deal with Hurricane Sandy?
Seaside got hit hard. We went over there and helped rebuild. We saw businesses and people’s lives destroyed so it felt good to go there and help.
Give me your top places to party?
NYC of course, Vegas, Miami, LA although the clubs close early, their after parties are crazy. Canada, and don’t sleep on Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary, and Quebec City they all know how to party. Italy is amazing, and London is fun.
Puff Daddy’s favorite drink before Ciroc was Malibu; in fact the Ciroc Coconut is based on Malibu rum. Peep the drinks by Malibu to make summer 16 the most Malibro summer ever.
Combine in a blender:
2 parts Malibu
3 sliced strawberries
2 parts lemonade
1 cup of ice.
Blend on “high” speed for 30 seconds. Pour contents into a large plastic wine goblet. Garnish with a strawberry slice and mint sprig.
1.5 parts Malibu
1 part Cranberry juice cocktail
.5 part Cointreau
Squeeze of half a lime
Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
2 parts Malibu
3 parts Jarritos Tamarindo
1 part Mexican Cola
1/4 parts Lime
Combine all ingredients with ice in a 10oz glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
2 parts Malibu
4 parts Ginger Beer
2 dashes of Angostura
1/4 Lime or fat juicy lime wedge
Scant Pinch salt
Add all to collins glass, stir lightly to mix in salt, add ice.
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