What’s the next move when your name starts to fall off the A list? For a lot of celebrities, it’s alcohol. But these celebs aren’t landing in rehab — instead, they’re headed straight to the bank with branded liquors and wines.
Here are some of the famous faces behind the booze:
Marilyn Manson – Mansinthe
Absinthe, made legal in the U.S. in 2007, is still a rare find here but is widely available in European markets, was once assumed to cause hallucinogenic effects. Manson helped craft his own version, which was released in 2007. The initial batch was offered with an exclusive hand-painted watercolor label by Manson.
Donald Trump – Trump Super Premium Vodka
Introduced in 2006, Donald launched Trump Super Premium Vodka , but the company has not done so well for itself and seems to be out of production. He did however invest $8 million in a winery last year
Justin Timberlake – 901 Silver Tequila
Named after the area code of Timberlake’s Memphis hometown, the $40 tequila is made from 100 percent blue agave, making it a surprising standout to discerning tasters.
Sean “Diddy” Combs – Ciroc Vodka
Vodka manufactured in France from snap-frost grapes is what makes Sean’s Ciroc Vodka so special to him. In 2007, he signed on to help increase it’s sales and has become a part-owner
Drew Barrymore - Barrymore Pinot Grigio
Earlier this year, Drew announced that she would be launching Barrymore Pinot Grigio, a “crispy and fresh” wine from Italian grapes.
Ludacris - Conjure
Chris Bridges, or better known as Ludacris, is co-owner of Conjure – a 40% fine cognac.
Lil’ Jon- Little Jonathan Wine
Entering into the wine business in 2008, Lil’ Jon launched Little Jonathan Winery selling Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
Danny DeVito Premium Limoncello
After DeVito made a now infamous visit to “The View,” where he admitted being drunk on limoncello, the actor and producer turned the gaffe into a successful business venture. The traditional Italian liqueur has a scratch-and-sniff label, and DeVito himself sings the brand’s theme song!
Dave Matthews – The Dreaming Tree Wines
Dave Matthews collaborated with Simi Winemaker, Steve Reeder, in creating The Dreaming Tree wines.
Dan Ackroyd – Crystal Head Vodka
This mystical drink is based off the legend of the 13 crystal skulls, which inspired the design and distilling process. The vodka is triple distilled through Herkimer Diamonds and has no additives, leading it to be one of the purest alcohols on the market. Ackroyd dabbles in wine production as well.