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Blake Lively Explains Name of New Brand 'Betty Buzz' & How It's a Tribute to Her Late Father

Blake Lively Explains Name of New Brand 'Betty Buzz' & How It's a Tribute to Her Late Father

Blake Lively just launched her new brand Betty Buzz and she’s explaining the touching meaning behind the name.

Betty Buzz is a new line of refreshing, non-alcoholic, lower calorie mixers with only clean ingredients.

“I don’t drink. I know that’s odd coming from the wife of an infamous gin slinger,” Blake said, referring to husband Ryan Reynolds‘ brand Aviation Gin.

She continued, “Over the past many years of mixing but not drinking cocktails, it became clear mixers are the unsung heroes of the drink world and deserve just as much love as alcohol. We’ve spent the last three years crafting Betty Buzz and are so excited for people to finally taste it.”

Click inside to learn about the meaning of the brand’s name…

Blake explained how the name Betty is a tribute to her dad.

“My dad’s name was Ernest Brown Jr but he was known as Ernie Lively. He gave up his last name when he married my mom and any success he, or I, have experienced has been in a name that isn’t his. So when I was working hard to build this company, I wanted any success to be in a name that was meaningful to him. Betty was his mom and his sister’s name. Also, Ernie would not be the best name for a mixer,” she said.

Why Buzz? “Because why should alcohol get all the fun? Try it. The bubbles and flavors feel like a buzz of joy,” Blake said.

Betty Buzz comes in five delicious flavors – Tonic Water, Sparking Grapefruit, Meyer Lemon Club Soda, Sparkling Lemon Lime, and Ginger Beer. The mixers are made with real juice and natural flavors, do not include artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners, are non-GMO, and gluten free. Each nine-ounce eco-friendly glass bottle can make two cocktails when combined with the spirit of your choice.

For those who don’t know, Blake also has a daughter named Betty!

You can get Betty Buzz now online or at select retailers in the U.S.

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Photos: Guy Aroch
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