Brian Scalabrine is launching a vodka lemonade with a local distillery

"It's strong!”

Brian Scalabrine and Mike Gorman. Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Former Celtics forward Brian Scalabrine is making moves in the alcohol industry.

In collaboration with Rockland’s Crooked Oak Distillery, Scalabrine has launched Scal’s Vodka Lemonade, a non-carbonated, ready-to-drink cocktail. The gluten-free beverage features four ingredients — handcrafted vodka, cold-pressed lemons, water, and pure sugar cane — with no artificial sweeteners.

“Scal’s is the perfect summer drink,” Scalabrine said in a statement. “It tastes amazing, has high-quality ingredients, it’s versatile with mixers, and — don’t forget — it’s strong!”

Scal’s Vodka Lemonade has a 17 percent ABV, which, according to a press release, surpasses “all other ready-to-drink products on the market.” The drink is served in a reclosable, 12-ounce, aluminum can, which retails for $12 and is initially available only in Massachusetts.


Scalabrine, who averaged 13.1 minutes per game in his five seasons with the Celtics, also launched a pasta sauce, Scal’s Big Red Sauce, in December 2019. The 42-year-old currently serves as a basketball analyst and color commentator for NBC Sports Boston.

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