Bar owner creates “Influencer” cocktail after banning influencers from freebies

In the strange world of Instagram, you’ve probably seen self-proclaimed “influencers” staying at gorgeous resorts on beautiful sandy beaches. Sometimes they have actually the funds to stay at these lavish locations, but oftentimes, they request to vacation there for free, in return for featuring the location on their page. But one beach club made it clear they weren’t accepting “free” Instagram posts, and the result was pretty hilarious.
According to FastCompany, the co-owner of White Banana Beach Club Siargao in the Philippines named Gianluca Casaccia called out influencers who had requested free hospitality with a rather blunt response in a Facebook post.

Casaccia said:
“We are receiving many messages regarding collaborations with influencers, Instagram influencers.
We kindly would like to announce that White Banana is not interested to “collaborate” with self-proclaimed “influencers”.
And we would like to suggest to try another way to eat, drink, or sleep for free.
Or try to actually work.”

Ouch.

Anyway, White Banana followed up this dose of reality with another Facebook post, detailing a cocktail inspired by this persistent “influencer” crowd. White Banana Beach Club’s latest cocktail called The Influencer actually sounds pretty good — check out the ingredients, below.

1 oz @makersmark Bourbon
½ oz Cynar
½ oz WB Falernum
2 drops of WB orange n1
¼ oz Wild honey from Mindanao
Rinse of Mezcal Espadin

Sounds pretty good, no? And clearly, regardless of what your “job title” is (or lack thereof), you sure as hell won’t be nabbing a free one.

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