Tuesday, December 21, 2010


December 6th, 2010 GAP Promotions team members, accompanied by Patriot Faithful, Pat Noone of Yuengling saw the Patriots beat the Jets. What a wonderful way to begin the week! Pat (2007 Patriot Fan of the Year) is long-time Yuengling executive and dear friend of GAP Promotions. It was truly an honor to have him visit GAP offices in Gloucester and share his stories and insights into the beer industry. Attending the Pats game with him and members of his family was an unforgettable experience.

GAP members Gayle, Hillary, Parker, Casey, Brian, and Rob bundled up and headed down to Gillette with Pat where we spent some time pre-game with friends and enjoyed some Yuengling before the action began. The Patriots exploded onto the field jumping out to a huge lead and never looked back, beating the Jets 45-3 to take the division lead. It was a wonderful event and we would like to thank everyone we spent time with and a very special thanks to Pat Noone for an amazing time.


The GAP Team celebrated its traditional Holiday party at a local casual eatery where everyone enjoyed plates of great hors d’ouvres and cocktails followed by lunch, and our not so “Secret Santa” gift giveaway. The tradition continued with the receiving of specially chosen holiday ornaments that match a personality, hobby or favorite thing. The team shared up a few hilarities and a round of oohs, aahs and yippees when all opened their gift of an Apple iPad in unison.

Discussions about each person’s family traditions became a conversation topic over dessert and after-dessert drinks, including, what else? Traditional holiday drinks. Here are two drinks using Bailey’s Irish Cream.

Enjoy. Happy Holidays!

Bailey’s® Best Hot Chocolate

1 oz Bailey's® Irish cream
Freshly made Hot chocolate (homemade, or the packaged kind will do)

Pour Bailey's Irish Cream into a coffee mug then fill with prepared Hot Chocolate. Stir briskly until frothy. Top with whipped cream or mini marshmallows. Dust with cocoa powder and garnish with a cherry.

Bailey’s® Holiday Mint Hot Chocolate

1 oz Bailey's® Irish cream
1 oz creme de menthe
6 oz freshly made hot chocolate (homemade, or the packaged kind will do)
1 oz whipped cream
shaved chocolate
Pour the Bailey's Irish cream, creme de menthe and hot chocolate into a mug. Stir. Top with whipped cream, and shaved chocolate.

Please share your favorite holiday drink recipe. As always, please drink responsibly.