Ryan Reynold's gin brand forced to warn people not to make 'quarantinis' with Emergen-C
A gin brand owned by Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds has been forced to warn people not to make a "quarantini" cocktail by mixing their product with Emergen-C.
The trouble began when a Twitter-user named Marilyn Starkloff after she shared an image of a cocktail made with Reynolds' own brand of Aviation Gin and super-orange-flavored Emergen-C as a mixer.
The powdered drink supplement contains a healthy dose of Vitamin C, which has made it popular during the coronavirus as people around the world attempt to dodge the coronavirus.
Tagging the gin brand and Ryan Reynolds himself, Starkloff captioned her post: 'Time for a quarantiniii [sic]" However, she probably wasn't expecting both Emergen-C and Aviation Gin to actually respond to her tweet.
Replying to Starkloff, Emergen-C's official Twitter page wrote back: "We do not recommend taking any of our products with alcohol." Meanwhile, the Aviation Gin tweeted in reply: "We're sorry about this @emergenc but also big fans. [sic]"
Aviation Gin added: "While everyone should take precaution during these times we do not recommend having a 'Quarantini' or any alcohol if you're feeling under the weather. If you're feeling fine and of legal drinking age, a little extra Vitamin C consumption doesn't hurt. [sic]"
There were, however, many Twitter users who were very impressed with Starkloff's quarantine cocktail:
But this isn't the first thing that the Deadpool star has done to spread awareness of the dangers of COVID-19. He and his wife Blake Likely have also recently donated a whopping $1 million to food banks, splitting the money between Feeding America and Food Banks Canada.
On Twitter, Reynolds wrote: "Blake and I are donating $1 million to be split between FEEDING AMERICA and FOOD BANKS CANADA. If you can give, these orgs need our help. Take care of your bodies and hearts. Leave room for joy. Call someone who’s isolated and might need connection. (Hugh Jackman’s # is 1-555-[sad face]-HUGH). [sic]"