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Grip it and sip it

Last updated: 18th January 2013

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Cans of the the Original John Daly Cocktail

Cans of the the Original John Daly Cocktail

John Daly hasn't had a drink in nearly four years, but the colourful and one-time hard-drinking two-time major winner is about to take what was once his favourite cocktail to market.

To be branded, 'The Original John Daly Cocktail' and launched with the clever slogan, "Grip it and sip it", which is, of course, a play on "grip it and rip it", the old swing tag given him, the drink will come in three flavours:

- The original sweet tea, lemonade and vodka...

- Peach tea, lemonade and vodka and...

- Rasberry tea, lemonade and vodka.

Set to be launched in BevMo stores in California, Nevada and Arizona in the near future with future plans to sell it globally, Daly's first commercial venture, he recently explained on Twitter, is his angry response to the thousands of bars and restaurants across the United States that have been selling John Daly cocktails without his authorisation.

"My name is on 14 thou menus illegally not fair to me so I'm bringing my John Daly drink' out its better," he wrote on Twitter.

"I don't drink anymore - 4 years in May - but I'm tired of people using my name and serving a bad John Daly. My drink is awesome," he added.

Daly's frustration at the unauthorised use of his name for a drink he doesn't always approve of is not something new.

Two years ago he wrote on Twitter: "For all my fans out there hitting the bars & events I'm looking for your help - ANY PRINTED MENUS, BANNERS OR ADS promoting the 'John Daly' drink - Can you please bring to my attention with a pic and/or a tweet of the bar location & brand of sweet tea! Thanks for looking out!"

Clearly the response has given Daly a better idea of just how famous his drink has become - and sparked the brainchild that it is time he start to commercially exploit the phenomenon.



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