To help promote its new website, Southern Comfort has launched a contest called "Go Drink Yourself." The original cocktail contest offers up a most unusual prize: A mug of your mug. That is, a drinking vessel molded in your likeness.
The new website, SouthernComfort.com, provides visitors an opportunity to showcase how they drink their SoCo. Visitors have access to a set of graphics and options to create their own cocktail and show it to the world. The fully customizable drink includes a wide variety of ingredients (whimsically measured in units like "a mouthful," "a bunch of" and so on) from which to select as well as a surprisingly vast array of vessels. Sure you can plop your invention into a regular old Rocks glass, Champagne flute or Old Fashioned glass. But perhaps you'd rather opt for a bowling trophy or a Chinese takeout box. The custom drink lives on the site and is viewable by anyone.
The whole laid-back vibe of the site reflects Southern Comfort's on-going "Whatever's Comfortable" campaign, even the 404 page.
For the Drink Yourself contest, which runs from April 2 through May 7, 2014, participants 21 years and older submit an original drink using the site's funtions. The 10 drinks with the most upvote will receive a Mug created in the likenesses of the creators. It's like drinking from your Instagram selfie!
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