It's always happy hour when you're you're part of the Real Housewives franchise. And many of ladies of the Bravo juggernaut have proven that they can do more than fill their glasses by actually getting into the spirits business. Ranking the Real Housewives alcohol brands is definitely a spirited task as well.
Their Bravolebrity statuses haven't exactly hurt business either. "Because of people like me ... we made celebrity cocktail brands acceptable and cool," the Real Housewives of New York City star — and Skinnygirl creator — Bethenny Frankel spilled to Forbes earlier this year. "Celebrities used to not hold cocktails in pictures.”
But as with all Housewives ventures, some have proven to be more successful than others. Further commenting on the pitfalls of what she calls a “tricky and amazing business,” Frankel described what it takes to succeed — and places where her colleagues may or may not have fallen short.
“You have to really have it together," she told Forbes. "You can’t get all caught up in your idea. [People] think their ideas are so cute, and it’s going to be successful, but it’s such a hard business. They have to know they have something very compelling on a shelf or behind a bar. It has to solve a problem or evoke an emotional reaction.”
That being said, here's a definitive ranking of the most toast-worthy Real Housewives alcohol brands.