malibu island and maroon 5 concert promotion

With this summer setting some record high temps, Malibu® continues a sizzling season with a Maroon 5 partnership designed to heat up summer sales. The cocktail and music “Marooned on Malibu Island” collaboration encourages fans to nominate their city in a nationwide competition to help determine the location of a Maroon 5 concert, to take place following their current tour. To inspire the Malibu summer state of mind, Malibu is activating this promotion throughout its online communities as well as in-store at retail, at bars and through media.

[pullquote_right]Maroon 5 is the band of summer and we’re especially excited to be partnering with them to bring this unique opportunity to our consumers, giving them the best summer yet, full of great music and great cocktails.”[/pullquote_right]The Marooned on Malibu Island promotion is a first for the brand, giving Malibu consumers a chance to nominate their city for Maroon 5 to perform by creating their own virtual Malibu Island on www.MalibuIsland.com.

“The Malibu brand has had a phenomenal few years with new product innovations and partnerships that are so emblematic to the summer state of mind,” said Josh Hayes, Senior Brand Manager, Malibu.

In addition to raising awareness via its social media properties, Malibu has also partnered with the mobile music app, Shazam. This summer, when fans use the app to tag a Maroon 5 song, they will be taken to a mobile version of the competition where they can create or join an existing Island, in a bid to bring Maroon 5 to their town.

Malibu will also be promoting signature cocktail recipes created for the Maroon 5, Malibu collaboration:

MALIBU BLACK Sunday Morning

  • 1 part MALIBU BLACK
  • 1/2 fresh orange
  • 1/2 fresh lemon
  • 1/5 parts simple syrup

Preparation: Muddle chunks of orange and lemon in a rocks glass. Add MALIBU BLACK and simple syrup. Fill up with crushed ice.

MALIBU RED Loves Somebody

  • 1 part MALIBU RED
  • 2 parts orange juice
  • 1 splash of grenadine
  • 1 orange wedge/zest

Preparation: Pour MALIBU RED and orange juice over ice in a highball glass. Add a splash of grenadine. Garnish with an orange wedge or zest.

Marooned on MALIBU Island Cosmo

  • 1 part MALIBU
  • 1/3 part ABSOLUT Citron
  • 1/3 part lime juice
  • 1/2 part pomegranate juice

Preparation: Shake on rock ice and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange and lemon zest.