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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa to Host ‘John Daly Cocktail’ Event Professional Golfer Will Make Appearance

TAMPA, Fla. (October 2, 2015) – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa will introduce the “John Daly Cocktail” to its guests during an event on Tuesday, October 6, at the Pool Bar.

The open-to-the-public event will start at 5 p.m. and feature the mixed drink (consisting of sweet tea/lemonade and vodka) made famous by professional golfer John Daly, who will be available for photo opportunities along with the Hard Rock Girls.

In 1994, Daly began introducing his drink to bartenders on the West Coast. After noticing it years later on menu after menu, he considered trademarking his name. Shortly thereafter, the John Daly Cocktail arrived as did the Grip It and Sip It (GIASI) beverage company.

Bottled by Frank-Lin Distiller’s in Fairfield, Calif., the official “Original John Daly Cocktail” came to market in 2013. Initial reach in California and Nevada has swept to 13 states including Daly’s home state of Arkansas. GIASI offers three different flavors of the “Ready to Drink” cocktail.

Daly, who turned pro in 1987, is best known for his driving distance off the tee. In 1997, he became the first PGA Tour player to average more than 300 yards per drive over a full season.
His accomplishments include a victory at the 1991 PGA Championship and a playoff victory in the 1995 Open Championship.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is the premier entertainment destination of Central Florida and the place where celebrities love to stay and play. Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, this electrifying casino destination is one of the most successful and largest casinos in the world and is located in Tampa, Florida off of I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, between I-75 and I-275, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa. Featuring high stakes table games along with thousands of the hottest slot machines, the rock star amenities at this AAA Four Diamond rated hotel and casino range from seven award-winning Zagat-rated restaurants, a newly renovated Rock Spa® and VIP services galore. The casino offers a valet service or free, self-parking. For more information, please call 866-502-PLAY or visit us online and via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

About Hard Rock International
With a total of 203 venues in 64 countries, including 156 cafes, 22 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Macau and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include San Juan, Lagos and Busan, South Korea. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Dubai, Los Cabos, Tenerife, Abu Dhabi, and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.
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CONTACTS:
Nikki Yourison, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa, (813) 523-5673, nikki.yourison@seminolehardrock.com
Chris Dirato, Bitner Goodman, (954) 703-7938, chris@bitnergoodman.com