If you are reading this post then chances are you are aware of the BlackOut that hit the Clique Vodka networks over the past couple weeks. The good news is, the BlackOut ended today. For months there has been talks of a change coming to Clique Vodka. The change was inevitable and although it was a tough decision, it was one that needed to be made. This is the change. Welcome to the new Clique Vodka - The New Black.
Over the past few months, the shelves have been clearing of the old Clique Vodka bottles in preparation for the release of these new bottles. Clique Vodka has upgraded and is here to change everything! Yes, the new bottles are black. No, the vodka is NOT black. In fact, Clique Vodka won multiple awards including 2 gold medals in 2012 so there is no way the vodka is changing. It’s simply too good.
Like what you see? Tell me what you think about it! @CliqueVodka
The change is not only with the bottle. There is a lot more to be released and shared. If you stop by www.cliquevodka.com later today you will notice the release of the completely new website. EVERYTHING you know about Clique Vodka is changing. The new website is going to feature a wide array of new cocktails and martinis, an updated version of #CliqueShots, and much more!
For the iPhone users out there, check out the brand new DrinkyPal app for Free! The new DrinkyPal app not only supports #CliqueShots, it still provides you with a safe alternative to avoiding drinking and driving. The DrinkyPal app not only can find you the nearest cab, you can also find and book a nearby hotel if needed.
There will be many more updates throughout the day, for now enjoy Black Friday! If you like the upgrade to Clique Vodka, share the news with a friend!
A few weeks ago, I was perusing the local fruit stand when I came across a peculiar little fruit I had never seen before. It was shaped like a tiny purplish green pear, but had soft flesh like a peach. Being the adventurous eater that I am, I bought one, took a bite and was immediately blown away. Could this really be the same fruit that that has been hidden away inside my Newton cookies all these years? It tasted so different! With a distinct sweetness inside, reminiscent of honey, I immediately started brainstorming how to get it into my glass, and after a few minutes of experimenting, the “Fig-ticious” was born!
Start by removing the stem from a fresh fig, and dropping it into a cocktail tin with 4 or 5 ripe blackberries. Add 1 ¼ oz Clique Vodka and muddle, by pressing repeatedly with a cocktail muddler to quickly infuse the fruit flavors into the vodka while turning the fruit into a pulp. Add a scoop of ice, ¼ oz simple syrup (1 part sugar dissolved in 1 part hot water), and 2 oz cranberry juice. Shake well to chill, and strain into a rocks glass. I highly recommend that you pick up a couple of these mysterious little fruits before the season is over, and don’t forget to tag your Instagram pics with #Cliqueshots so the rest of the world can see how delicious fresh figs really are!
We are halfway through the #BlackOut! In one week, everything changes! Keep on sending in the #CliqueShots! Every week we feature a random picture from #CliqueShots and feature the picture on Clique Vodka’s Facebook. All you have to do is upload some #CliqueShots while you are out enjoying Clique Vodka.
This week’s pic come from Instagram user: @hernameinblood! She gets to have her picture featured for the last 7 days of the #BlackOut! Enjoy!
Just because we launched the #BlackOut, that does not mean that the #CliqueShots stopped! Every week we feature a random picture from #CliqueShots and feature the picture on Clique Vodka’s Facebook. All you have to do is upload some #CliqueShots while you are out enjoying Clique Vodka.
This week’s pic come from Instagram user: @bkimberling! She gets to have her picture featured for the first 7 days of the #BlackOut!
Today, you may notice some changes with the imagery across all of Clique Vodka’s networks. This is probably raising some questions in your head. If you continue reading on, some of these questions will be answered for you.
Where you will see the biggest change is on CliqueVodka.com. If you visit CliqueVodka.com today you will notice a live countdown. You may also notice the picture posted from Clique Vodka’s Facebook page today as well. What you are seeing across all of the networks is the BlackOut.
As of today, there is a 14 day BlackOut rolling out across all of Clique Vodka’s networks. Why is this BlackOut happening you may ask….. In 14 days you will find out. As previously posted, changes are coming and the current product you have been seeing for the past couple years will be gone forever. If you are fortunate enough to have visited a store that still has product, get it, because after the BlackOut you will never see those bottles again!
There is light at the end of this tunnel though. For now, keep in touch with @CliqueVodka and visit CliqueVodka.com to see the live countdown as well as sign up to be first notified of the new release. During the BlackOut, #CliqueShots will still be operational so keep tagging #CliqueShots on your Instagram pix!
For everyone who visited and entered the 50 Shades of Clique app on Clique Vodka’s Facebook page, the first batch of gifts were shipped out! You can expect them to arrive this week or next. If you do not receive your gifts within the next week or so, do not worry, they will be shipped out.
As promised, a lot of changes are coming in November and the 50 Shades of Clique app will soon be ending. Stay tuned…..
Hit up @CliqueVodka with any questions!
It’s officially November, and while most of you are thinking about Thanksgiving and turkeys, I’m celebrating National Peanut Butter Lovers Month with a tasty cocktail that is my liquid re-incarnation of my favorite peanut butter candies. I’m sure you have all the ingredients lying around the house already, and it makes for a dynamite dessert cocktail, so let’s get to whipping up some “Buttercups!”
Setup your cocktail glass by pouring ½ oz of chocolate syrup directly into the bottom and set aside. In a cocktail tin without ice, stir 1 spoonful of creamy peanut butter and 2 oz of Clique Vodka, until they blend together into a thick liquid. Add ice and ½ oz of milk, and shake again until very cold, then strain into the cocktail glass. I prefer to keep the chocolate separate from the actual cocktail so they blend together as I sip it, but if you like a more consistent ratio, you can always shake it in with the rest of the cocktail.
However you do it, take a photo with Instagram and tag #CliqueShots so everyone else can see your finished masterpiece!
Every week we are adding someone new! Want to have a featured picture on Clique Vodka’s Facebook? All you have to do is upload some #CliqueShots! Every week random pictures and users will be featured on the Clique Vodka Facebook page.
This week’s pic come from Instagram user: @aprilsdrunk! With over 1000 pictures submitted to #CliqueShots, a lot of awesome pix came in for Halloween! The Clique Vodka shirt with the Halloween costume, always a good touch!
I don’t have to tell you that Halloween is right around the corner, and for me that means one thing- candy, candy and cheap candy! I love walking through the candy aisle looking for new cocktail inspirations: different things I can melt down, make into syrups, use as funky garnishes, and of course things I can put on a cocktail rim to add a boost of sugar! The cocktail for this week uses one of my all-time favorite childhood candies, and make for a dazzling martini that you can whip up in a variety of different flavors, but of course, we’re going pink with this one- it’s time for “Pixie Tricks!”
Cut a lime in half, and rub the juicy segments around the outer edge of a cocktail glass before rotating through a pixie stick emptied onto a saucer. Empty 3 more pixie sticks into an empty cocktail tin and add 2 oz of Clique Vodka. Shake -without ice, to dissolve the pixie sticks into the vodka first, and then add ice, along with the juice of half a lime and ¾ oz cranberry juice. Shake very well, and strain the martini into your prepared cocktail glass, being careful not to let it drip on the rim. This recipe will result in a tart cocktail, but if you like yours on the sweeter side, use less fresh lime juice, or add more pixie sticks. You can experiment with different combinations of flavors both in the cocktail and on the rim; let us know which combos are your favorites by tagging your Instagram photos with #CliqueShots!