In what we can only politely presume was a blatant Rambo reference, Wiley wore a bandage cloth wrapped around his head as he double-fisted bottles of flavored vodka and mixers in – where else? -- the Empire State Building's Empire Room. He used four ingredients in each cocktail (three is the minimum Guinness World Records requirement), including dozens of fresh fruit juices and several Monin Gourmet flavored syrups, as well as eight flavors of 360 Vodkas. That schizophrenic selection of ingredients may seem like unnecessary sensory overload, at least until you realize which two corporations were the event's sponsors. Hint: It wasn't an orange juice company.
As a Guinness adjudicator stood by, Wiley poured and stirred until he had amassed a rainbow of finished cocktails, each unique in its flavor profile as required. Onlookers were promised the opportunity to taste. But judging by the number of 360 Vodka flavors (mandarin orange, Sorrento lemon, grape) that would clash with Monin syrups (hazelnut, caramel, vanilla) no matter how slowly that cocktail was made, following the Mormon practice of abstinence on Sunday night was probably a wise idea.newsletter. Plus, be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter.