Cocktails and Koalas for Bethenny Frankel Down Under

Talk show host in Australia for the first time to promote Skinnygirl® Cocktails

Cocktails and Koalas for Bethenny Frankel Down Under

Deerfield, Ill. – February 22, 2013 – Bethenny Frankel, creator of Skinnygirl® Cocktails, touched down in Australia this week for a promotional tour to celebrate Australia’s first low calorie, ready-to-serve cocktail brand.

Bethenny made her first visit to the country to spread the word about Skinnygirl® Cocktails – the popular range of ready-to-serve cocktails she created for like-minded women who want a low calorie and convenient option when drinking cocktails at home and with friends. The product line in Australia includes Skinnygirl® Margarita and Skinnygirl® White Cranberry Cosmo, each containing fewer than 100 calories per 100ml serve.

“It was only last year that Skinnygirl® Margarita and Skinnygirl® White Cranberry Cosmo were launched into the Australian marketplace, and I’ve been so inspired by how quickly Australians have embraced our delicious low cal, ready-to-serve cocktails,” said Frankel. “I wanted to thank them in person. Australia has certainly lived up to expectations with its beautiful beaches, iconic harbor and great weather – I already can’t wait to come back!” 

In a two-day whirlwind trip, the talk show host, natural food chef and best-selling author experienced the very best that Sydney has to offer. For her first ever public appearance in Australia, Bethenny took the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of Australia’s favorite furry friends in her first ever Koala encounter at the WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo. 

Frankel later hosted an exclusive party at the iconic Sydney Opera House, where she treated guests to a live demonstration on how to accessorize and tailor the delicious cocktail range for a night in with friends.

Bethenny Frankel is the Founder of Skinnygirl, a natural foods chef and a self-made businesswoman and entrepreneur.  She is a four-time New York Times bestselling author of A PLACE OF YES, NATURALLY THIN, THE SKINNYGIRL DISH, and her novel, SKINNYDIPPING. Bethenny appeared on the Bravo series “The Real Housewives of New York” for three seasons. She emerged as the breakout star with a huge network of fans, which led Bravo to create a spin-off series, “Bethenny Getting Married?” which had the highest rated series premiere in Bravo history and continued with “Bethenny Ever After…” which aired for an additional two seasons.  

The Skinnygirl® Cocktails range was bought by Beam Inc. in 2011, with the company retaining Bethenny as a popular spokesperson and ambassador for the brand. 

Beam Australia is thrilled to be hosting Bethenny’s first Australian visit.

About the brand

Skinnygirl® Cocktails, Australia’s first ready-to-serve cocktail with fewer than 100 calories per 100ml serve, revolutionised the way women enjoy cocktails. Launched by Bethenny in New York, Skinnygirl Cocktails offer an easy, fun and smarter choice when drinking with girlfriends. Simply open. Pour. Accessorise!

Skinnygirl®Margarita and Skinnygirl® White Cranberry Cosmo are currently available in Australia.

Skinnygirl® Margarita; made with Blue Agave Silver Tequila and lightly sweetened with Agave Nectar, Skinnygirl® Margarita is light and refreshing with hints of citrus. It is slightly sweet with a mild tequila essence and leaves a cool sensation in your mouth after the first sip.

9-12% ABV, 82 calories per 100ml serve

Skinnygirl White Cranberry Cosmo;is made with genuine vodka and lightly sweetened with Agave Nectar. With a silky sweet and soft taste, it has a crisp cranberry aroma and is refreshingly cool.

9% ABV, 78 calories per 100ml serve

 

About Beam Inc.

As one of the world’s leading premium spirits companies, Beam is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World.  Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including Jim Beam Bourbon, Maker's Mark Bourbon, Sauza Tequila, Pinnacle Vodka, Canadian Club Whisky, Courvoisier Cognac, Teacher's Scotch Whisky, Skinnygirl®Margarita, Cruzan Rum, Hornitos Tequila, Knob Creek Bourbon, Laphroaig Scotch Whisky, Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey, Larios Gin, Whisky DYC and DeKuyper Cordials.  Beam is focused on delivering superior performance with its unique combination of scale with agility and a strategy of Creating Famous Brands, Building Winning Markets and Fueling Our Growth. Beam and its 3,400 passionate associates worldwide generated 2012 sales of $2.5 billion (excluding excise taxes), volume of 38 million 9-liter equivalent cases and some of the industry’s fastest growing innovations. 

Headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, Beam is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BEAM and is included in the S&P 500 Index and the MSCI World Index.  For more information on Beam, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamglobal.com and www.drinksmart.com.