Mega Millions Mania to Holiday Cocktails made with Vodka

Rebecca Jarvis reveals what's buzzing this week on "Real Biz" 12.17.2013.
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Transcript for Mega Millions Mania to Holiday Cocktails made with Vodka
Hello and welcome to real as -- Rebecca Jarvis here in New York City here's what's on our radar today first top holiday cocktails who doesn't like that from a start up. That is making award winning -- just one bottle at a time. Then we -- to the tech trends for next year 2014 plus. When you win those Mega Millions what should -- do with all that cash we've got a few ideas for you want to get right to it John Walsh and Brian -- -- founders of prohibition distillery -- here to talk about the growing market. For small match drew -- craft spirits and they're also going to -- up some holiday cocktails it's great to have both of you with us welcome. Thank you so we love a segment at you know 9 o'clock in the morning that allows us to drink -- -- to spread -- the -- I think it. You guys have boot later vodka here you started the company in what is it September of 2008. -- Yes what's been the most difficult thing about starting of octopus as well over the last. Years five years ago we started this it was a very difficult thing because as -- -- as a craft distillery there were many people doing us when we're we're equivalent to the microbreweries back in 1980. So giving people use to a local product -- international brand that was it one of the biggest challenges we look at how did you. Door to door we John and I want on the back of RG at aqueduct area and our cars actually drove drove around the city went door to door and just -- it started convince people that there is a better. Product made locally. And that was that was one of our biggest challenges and the other was raising capital -- the time and capital -- that stuff. This is 2008 -- that credit market had completely dried up -- weekly get access to money. Where did you get it -- -- was -- all friends and family. Initially started off with friends and family and then Brian has basically been doing a bang up job going. And raising money going to private investors and and asking members to be -- part of our -- What is the goal with -- our goal is to build something bigger than. And what we're gonna leave behind you look at lasting brands have been around forever Jack Daniels -- Jim means. -- foresters started by small guys years ago and we feel that we can build something over a lifetime -- to our kids or. You know a fifth of France explodes at 11 point and of course we have to -- and evaluate each opportunity as we see it. -- goes to build something that's uniquely American you anything New York so it's about a legacy for you not just about the goodness but a legacy. Quoted as it goes back to when we first or when I first had a lemonade stand wanted to be a notch from her and getting away from big business and going out and building something. That we were part and that's -- And how it's still a challenge you mean you mentioned 2008 being -- tough time for raising capital still. Five years after the financial crisis it's still a very difficult time for a small business to get capital. Yet we we've we've had our challenges. We would say we had a bank we talked to yesterday and it's funny you'd think after all this time -- -- -- progress and on track record. You still don't qualify for traditional bank loans. So for us it's been private investors it's been we've had a couple of local -- river ventures out of the Hudson Valley -- and food beverage companies. And given us alone. Our production development association and some -- partnership. So we've gotten some private money and public money that helped us grow -- that time. Will hopefully they're watching now vacancy ask taste test tell me what what you brought because I love that you mentioned a lemonade stand as a -- out -- -- We cannot -- serving of British. Well -- brought a couple of things that we brought to holiday cocktails Korea. One of them is very simple -- a little more complex start with the -- -- simple first -- we're gonna make a traditional. Traditional Tom Collins OK what doesn't to a town competence and a lot of love a. And hopefully I am not Arab -- however bootleggers say what we do -- we put in. A little bit of vodka and then this is making two drinks -- this would be an out two -- of vodka okay. And for -- town yet making two well one time talents and make you respite from one unchecked. Thank you sorry about that no problems -- when there is not there were to do an ounce of -- not. -- -- Collins are required to you put in sugar to go and offset that Vernon bike with vodka and -- practice kinda unique in that there is no bite or burned. OK I'm so it's smooth as glass and what I'm doing here is adding a little bit Kelly actually this is -- -- -- to answer I've got only legislator -- do enough black cherry today blacks here you can take things like gambling or marmalade and amusement cocktails -- gives you something if you don't have fresh -- Just. This series schools. And what we'll do east. Good way to highlight -- -- a start it is yet perfect. And and want you to. And I have or report that will for the Santa Monica so just tell us what this second string is an international mix it up but I like -- -- the top Collins can I -- that yes. In the second drink is something called -- wintry mix OK and it's it's it's kind of -- it's got a couple of different ingredients not gonna make it but we're gonna do a couple of agreements which are. -- -- -- -- -- -- Cranberry move you know we had to do for that is just put cranberries -- bottle bootleg lettuce that overnight comes up bright red now we fake honey syrup. And we took a little bit a ginger -- core. And some fresh. A little bit of applesauce. -- and we take all those ingredients way to -- that -- we shake it up. And it creates a cocktail was not. -- take. -- all the ingredients shaken up and it makes quite a remarkably beautiful soft drink that is -- based at present all the natural thing. And -- so it's very holiday fast we love it what's next for bootleggers. We have -- -- 21 is coming out we have we have whiskey that we have barrels yet staging that comes out February and were actually have -- That we'll start making next week with hopefully bring that in Solingen. Whiskey and that moonshine and where can people buy it. Well we're looking at in twelve states our web site which is provisions story dot com has some application of our our current locations. But certainly throughout New York City upstate new York -- restaurants like four seasons with the new Marriott that just opened up around the corner featuring -- later you start -- As well as the -- -- area. Congratulations you guys cheers to a great 2014 had thank you -- for the Tom Collins got what the next big -- -- from vodka to the hottest start -- trends in tech next year John Malloy as co-founder of blue run ventures and he joins us on Skype from Menlo California. He's an original investor in PayPal and ways. Can't -- nice to talk -- John. -- -- -- So we -- -- talk about the first Trenton which you say is real time information -- access to that information and weighs one of your investment is an example but there's also a company called banjo. Right. So the real easily trend is that the of the 21 century computing platform is -- is our phone. And in those around about the real world can. We -- within an -- -- -- sensors there's a lot of there's a lot of capability so what I'm really interest in our services that can take advantage. Of what's already out there in the market. Who is doing a -- -- I'm sorry as the question sorry Jack who is doing that -- -- take -- -- it. So the first example would have been ways. Or his ways. And it because you know every phone has GPS chipset and so because of that we were able to build a service over years. That was able to give you real time traffic information. Which is incredibly important every commuter out there and you know it's an age old problem. What you know what's going on around me -- wrote stop and it it solves it a very common sense way. Everybody in front of you also has a communication devices as GPS chipset. Is so great we're actually able to build a service overtime and it gives you that he shows you what's happening on the ground and people they help each other friends and -- -- the idea ways. So that's an example of sort of real time news real value real time communications. This I think it. Go ahead. That then I think BS it was kind of the next wave it's a little bit different Internet it also takes advantages effective school. -- -- -- -- He sensible. Out there. The fact that -- he's hosting hotspots. Asian. About events beyond for example -- Mandela this memorial service. That created tremendous amount of content across a lot of networks want the engine does -- gives you -- any of actually looking in -- let's -- on grounds where. And actually seem like all the great photographs all the great content it's being created by everybody -- participate. So that's another example sort of being able to get -- the other entity you're actually pollute to consume content it's being created by these. Devices you say the next big trend is interactive environments John who Wear the big players there that you got your -- An interactive environments. That that's. Another category which is exciting -- -- and that is. It's you we ought devices that we have today have all of our all of our video content on an all our music content on them. Oslo there's services that now allow us -- dual -- this interact with our room and so companies aren't really like that -- called sound wall. -- they basically create very high quality prints. This is on your wall it looked just like you know any other print or any other pitcher you don't really didn't notice them they're quite attractive. Until you actually turn on your -- your music content with your device. And -- he certainly your playlist with -- around. Nuances that that would be an example of something I think it's a big trend it's I'm excited. At some point I think that particularly for people that live in New York City your place is literally loud. You should have an interactive environment the wall things that are hanging on the wall and actually -- you sound dampening for example and give you quieter environment that's what you needed. Because nobody can now -- connected with low you know low power Bluetooth. Or why -- or Wi-Fi. And so they can be Smart and it doesn't claim doesn't take a lot but it certainly gives a lot of power to us as users who have this sort of control devices are and at all times. And -- our contents active -- we can access through this. All right -- John Malloy thanks so much for joining us we know he had to get up bright and early to be with us from California this morning well worth. Thanks happy new year. Well now we want to talk to Lauren -- from Yahoo! finance and we've got the Big Three is spending big money here in America Big Ben kicking off his swan song at the -- -- -- lottery jackpot up for grabs tonight -- dealer's choice -- where do you wanna begin. Let's. Mega Millions -- -- the Louise Aaron and everybody really cared about right yeah. Get your ticket actually happening when this time I usually in pretty good about it but the snow has kept me from going outside. Can't just means you're not a soccer because your chances of winning the jackpot are one in 259. -- and and they weren't since just October. So that's -- I'm -- -- it was interesting things about the spending millions of the jackpot has increased at 586. Million dollars this jackpot started ages twelve million dollars in October and has failed to produce a winner in 21. Straight. Drying so people be scratching their -- going -- keep I -- these drawings. But no winners will not told they actually change the rules they need the poll numbers that you choose from bigger -- higher chance of winning eight -- -- got a little bit better in in one and confident that game that you play but -- at the big jackpot your chances and gotten a lot worth the chance is used to be one in. 176. Million and now as I said -- went into their 5990 -- is already -- getting killed by an asteroid org and -- death by -- shark attack but haven't even worse but that doesn't stop people from playing one of the things -- -- and experts in this area -- -- people involved in the -- -- -- And that jackpot gets bigger. More people -- more people that wouldn't ordinarily play because it's a little bit small price to pay -- -- ticket but if you win you're gonna -- huge drenching night. Three eggs of people -- very big now have a chance tonight that's -- the drying it and if there is still not a winner. You have and a chance on Friday divot at -- I am not purchased a ticket I am not a -- but I can't I just see how popular is gonna have to say when I go into the -- corner store in the morning at the newspaper. -- went in is buying a lottery ticket like 6 AM it's going to be -- I did -- -- to a lottery winner and she told me that her secret to winning the lottery and she -- like 35 million dollars a lot of money. She said she believed she genuinely believed with. All of her being that she was going to win and she thinks that come all of the people who believe 99%. That they're gonna wind that's why they don't -- bella. -- -- guys yeah I you have to own it -- may explain it during this one you wouldn't -- -- biggest jackpot that. Came out last year with 600. All right Lauren Lister thanks so much for -- us. Al gratis I don't get a -- -- -- after the Mega Millions who really cares about exactly nothing else this dream big America. All right so much for joining us Lauren Lister and -- you so much for joining us I'm real -- is until next time. This is Rebecca Jarvis from New York.

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