It's one thing for celebrities to endorse alcoholic beverages, like Diddy did for Ciroc Vodka or Will Ferrell for Bud Light. But the ballsiest celebs go one step further and actually create their own booze brands, giving us ordinary folk the chance to get wasted like the stars do. After all, who doesn't want to sip on George Clooney-approved tequila or down a bottle of Marilyn Manson's absinthe (wait, what?)?
Not every business venture into the liquor industry has worked. Donald Trump's vodka was a dismal failure, but many celebs who moonlight as alcohol aficionados are making big bucks and inspiring other stars to get in on the game. Here are 10 celebrities who have launched, or are planning to launch, their own brands of alcohol:
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Hanson, the trio of brothers responsible for the painfully catchy '90s smash "MMMBop," announced plans last winter to release their own brand of beer, an Indian pale ale cleverly titled "MMMHop." In our minds, these bros are still nine years old and have hair down to their waists, so we can't get over the fact that they're old enough to drink, let alone make their own brew.
2. Marilyn Manson
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The goth god launched his own line of absinthe called Mansinthe back in 2007. We're terrified of absinthe and Manson, so this bottle is pure nightmare fuel.
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In 2011, Pharizzle launched Qream, a line of vodka-based, flavored cream liqueurs. The brand was marketed with women in mind, boasting fewer calories and flavors like strawberry and peach. As if Pharrell wasn't enough of a ladies man already.
4. Dave Matthews
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Dave teamed up with winemaker Steve Reeder to launch a line of wines called The Dreaming Tree, named after a 1998 DMB song. Hippies everywhere rejoiced, and faithfully haul cases of the stuff to outdoor DMB shows so they can get smashed and pass out in the grass.
5. George Clooney
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In March 2012, Clooney announced that he will be launching a brand of Mexican tequila called Casamigos. No word yet on when it will be released, but we imagine it'll induce a damn classy drunk.
6. Donald Trump
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Even The Donald owned his own brand of alcohol; in 2006, he launched Trump Vodka under the slogan "Success Distilled." It was supposed to be the most luxurious vodka ever created, but ended up being one of Trump's largest business failures, next to Trump Airlines and his marriage to Ivana.
7. Willie Nelson
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With all the substances Willie's immune system has processed over the years, it's amazing he's still alive. But not only that; he's getting his drink on too! Inspired by his song "Old Whiskey River," Nelson launched Old Whiskey River Bourbon, the drink of choice for old men who spend their weekends camping and smoking weed.
8. Danny Devito
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Devito seems like he'd be a fun guy to get drunk with, so it's fitting that he has his own brand of alcohol. In 2010, he unveiled a lemon liquor called Limoncello, which sounds a little girly to us, but after Devito had that hilarious drunken appearance on "The View," we've decided that it might be worth trying.
9. Drew Barrymore
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Barrymore's already got that whole "free spirit" vibe going on, so why not take it one step further and make her own alcoholic spirit? She opted for her own brand of wine, a Pinot Grigio, which she launched in early 2012, right around the time pregnancy rumors about her began to circulate.
10. Justin Timberlake
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Justin already owns his own restaurant, clothing line, golf course and, most recently, line of home goods. So why not dip his toes into the alcohol industry? In 2009, Timberlake released a premium tequila called 901; a name he explains on the brand's website by saying, "9:01 is when the evening ends and the night begins." Sounds cheesy, but the bottle design does look pretty badass.