Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds

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Big boss man Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively left the kids at home and stepped out for a date night while celebrating his new liquor company.

On Tuesday, the 41-year-old Deadpool star hosted his first employee orientation for Aviation Gin and later brought the 30-year-old actress, with whom he shares two daughters, to a second, private event for the group. Lively wore a white off-the-shoulder, form-fitting, over-the-knee Cushnie Et Och dress and stiletto sandals. Reynolds wore a navy suit with no tie.

Earlier this year, the actor purchased an ownership interest in Aviation Gin, which was founded in Portland, and also became the company's chairman.

Ryan Reynolds, Aviation Gin Event

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Ryan Reynolds, Aviation Gin Event

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"I'm inspired by George Clooney, Batman & Robin," Reynolds said at the event, referencing the actor who is a co-founder of the Casamigos tequila company, and his most embarrassing movie.

Reynolds recalled when he first tasted Aviation Gin.

"I kept ordering this same Negroni [cocktail] again and again and I didn't know why it was so good. It was because of the gin, Aviation Gin," he said. "I realized I didn't need the Negroni—I just needed the gin."

"We're at the beginning of what feels like a modern day gin craze. Millennials are drinking it, Young people are drinking it," he said, adding, "Not toddlers, but young people."

—Reporting by Beth Sobol

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