A day in the history of Hotel Cipriani which will not be forgotten easily: the day Casamigos Tequila landed, the brainchild of actor George Clooney and restaurant and bar mogul, Rande Gerber.
George and Rande, who have been best friends for over 25 years, gifted their award winning Casamigos Tequila to Hotel Cipriani in Venice. Cipriani is the first hotel in Europe to offer the "divine water" of friendship to guests, because of the deep affection that binds Clooney to this place over several years. All of the tequila was enjoyed and consumed by guests during the opening night of the Venice Film Festival. Casamigos is currently working on major distribution throughout Europe.
Curious guests and paparazzi were greeted by the sight of the two friends unloading heavy cases of their award winning Casamigos Tequila, citing their famous slogan "Brought to you by Those Who drink it”.
Tequila-filled nights with friends is how Casamigos was born.“ Our idea was to make the best-tasting, smoothest tequila whose taste didn’t have to be covered up with salt or lime,” say Clooney and Gerber. Their tequila was always intended for personal use, to be shared with family and friends.
Casamigos, named after Clooney’s and Gerber’s houses in Mexico, roughly translates to “house of friends,” and signifies getting away and good times.
Although they have been drinking it privately for many years, Clooney and Gerber launched Casamigos in January; the brand has since become the world’s most popular and fastest growing tequila. Most recently, Oprah named Casamigos as her favorite tequila and the brand took home a Gold Medal from the Los Angeles International Spirits Competition.
The newly named Goodnight Amigos celebrates the original recipe based on lime, ginger and cucumber peel, we add 2 drops of Angostura and the cocktail now possesses a Tequila base and a 2013 twist.
Do you want to drink it like them? The ask for it on the rocks, no salt or lime required.
Friendship is, of course served as standard. Only @Cipriani in Venice!