Dixon’s Distilled Spirits live Instagram cocktail creation session features top female hockey players

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Guelph, Ontario: August 9, 2021 – Dixon’s Distilled Spirits is hosting a live, half-hour Instagram Cocktail Creation on August 12th at 7 p.m. EST with some of North America’s top female hockey professionals. Players Erica Howe and Samantha Isbell will join host Rae Kelly, of Virgin Radio’s popular Cash & Rae morning show, to create fun, flavourful and simple cocktails. The event will stream via Dixon’s Instagram platform @dixonsdistilledspirits and be available for viewing post-event.

“Our lifestyles are all about balance. Even as a professional hockey player, I enjoy kicking back and relaxing,” says player Erica Howe. “I love new challenges and can’t wait to try my hand at mixing up some of Dixon’s recipes – bring it on!”

Recipes will be posted prior to the event: attendees can follow along and create the cocktails at home as well as ask questions or post comments: those who participate will be entered into a draw for one of two $50 LCBO gift cards. A bonus entry can be earned if a participant shares their favourite spirit in the comments or tags a friend.

This is the second live Instagram event that Dixon’s is hosting as part of its 2021 sponsorship of the PWHPA. The first was a live Q&A with players Natalie Spooner, Sarah Nurse and Loren Gabel.

“Events like these and partnerships with sponsors like Dixon’s are excellent opportunities to increase visibility of women’s hockey,” says Jayna Hefford, Lead Operations Consultant, PWHPA. “It doesn’t hurt when we have fun and create delicious recipes at the same time.”

Dixon’s Distilled Spirits was founded in 2013 and is known throughout Ontario for creating unique and award-winning gins, vodka and whisky using the highest-quality, locally-grown ingredients. Their hand-crafted, hand-bottled and 100% Canadian-made products are available at LCBOs and online. These are the type of spirits that will be used during the event, to learn more recipes that you can enjoy this summer.

“We’re thrilled that our partnership with PWHPA helps to support awareness of their amazing players,” says Jeremie Dixon, co-owner of Dixon’s. “We’re excited to show off what can be done with our unique spirits, and share some off-ice skills with Erica and Samantha.”

Winners will be drawn from accumulated entries and notified on Aug. 19. Only those who are 19 years or older are eligible to win. Full contest rules are available at dixonsdistilledspirits.com/promotions</a>.</p>"