If you happen to be a bit on the fence about Patron’s latest addition, Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa, then I’m sure these drink recipes will push you right off that fence. They’re pretty delicious looking, but be forewarned if you don’t have a sweet tooth then I may have to put you back on that fence. My personal favorite among these three Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa recipes is hands down the “Banana Split.” For crying out loud it’s called the “Banana Split” and any time a cocktail involves bananas and chocolate I’m all in. But feel free to choose your own favorite out of the bunch. Oh and if you need a little more motivation, Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa will retail for only $24.95 so it’s a spirit that’s quite easy on your wallet.
Sweet Dreams (Pictured Above)
2 oz. Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa
¾ oz. Ultimat Vodka
1 oz. Caramel Syrup
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a caramel rim. Continue reading →
Earlier this month singer Mary J. Blige linked up with Belvedere Vodka and the (RED) campaign to put on an exclusive concert at Avalon Nightclub in Hollywood. Fans were able to stream the event live online, but in case you missed it here’s a very small glimpse at what went on behind the scenes and during the concert courtesy of Belvedere Vodka.
Oh National Margarita Day, the one “holiday” that may be greater than Christmas, Independence Day, and even your birthday combined. You know it’s a joyous occasion when you get to celebrate one of the tastiest cocktails around, the margarita. So if you’re going to indulge in a margarita or two today in celebration of this iconic cocktail then you might as well make it legendary. And with that being said you should definitely check out the drink recipe for Don Julio’s “Margarita Legendario.”
1 oz Tequila Don Julio Blanco
.5 oz Grand Marnier
.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
Lime Wedge For Garnish
Mix Tequila Don Julio Blanco, fresh lime juice and Grand Marnier in a cocktail shaker with ice. Rim a rocks cocktail glass with salt and fill with ice. Pour contents from shaker into glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
I hate to break it to you Atlanta, but it looks like our days of drinking delicious hot cocktails this season are numbered thanks to this abnormally warm winter. So if you’re going to indulge in a hot cocktail you better make it a good one. That being said Market Buckheadis serving up their “Hot Buttered Rum” cocktail and off the bat you know you’re in for a stellar cocktail when “butter” and “rum” are in the name. I know I’ve mentioned this before on here but it really is no coincidence that “rum” rhymes with the word “yum.” But anywho, back to Market’s “Hot Buttered Rum.” The cocktail costs $11 and is created using Captain Morgan Rum and a hot buttered rum base and is also topped off with whipped cream and grated nutmeg.
I’m sure I’m probably not the only one who was unclear of the significance of “The Hurricane” cocktail and how it’s linked to the city of New Orleans so I knew I had to do some research before posting these delicious “Hurricane” recipes from Camarena Tequila, Cruzan Rum, and Southern Comfort. And believe or it not, but there’s actually a pretty cool story behind the creation of the “Hurricane.”
According to Wikipedia, the drink was created by New Orleans tavern owner Pat O’Brien. Apparently O’Brien had to work his way up the liquor totem pole which started at rum before he could purchase scotch and whiskey. So he created this new drink concoction we now call the “Hurricane,” put it in hurricane-lamp shaped glasses, and gave it away to sailors. And as a rum lover I have to admit that I’m a little upset at the fact that rum was just given away like that, but at the same time I really wish I was one of those sailors. Well, now that you’ve got a little background info you can now decide which one of the drink recipes below is your perfect “Hurricane.”
Cruzan 9 Voodoo Hurricane (Pictured Above)
1 Part Cruzan 9 Spiced Rum
1 Part 151 Proof Cruzan Rum
1 Part Cruzan Vanilla Rum
3 Parts Orange Juice
3 Parts Pineapple Juice
1/2 Part Grenadine
1 Fruit Wedge (Of Your Choice)
Combine all ingredients in a shaker and mix well. Pour over crushed ice in a Hurricane glass. Garnish with a fruit wedge. Continue reading →
Far too many times the sake cocktail seems to be overlooked and I have absolutely no idea why because: 1) They tend to be pretty cheap and 2) They’re just as tasty as some of the liquor-based cocktails out there. If you’re looking to get your sake fix or even get your hands on a sake cocktail for the first time then look no further than Doc Chey’s Noodle House.
Doc Chey’s serves up a number of sake cocktails and also features a number of appetizing dishes like fresh Vietnamese basil rolls, Shanghai dumplings, and Japanese teriyaki udon. And apparently I’m not one of the cool kids because up until now I had absolutely no idea that you could actually infuse sake with various flavors. For instance Doc Chey’s features sake’s that are infused with flavors like cucumber and black plum and apple cinnamon. And if you’re looking for a sake cocktail that isn’t too out of the ordinary Doc Chey’s also serves up a sake-rita (their version of the margarita) at their Grant Park location. Oh and somehow I’ve managed to forget the best part, all of Doc Chey’s sake cocktails are only $4. At that price I think you can afford to give liquor cocktails a little break.
Valentine’s Day may be over but Heineken is still on a mission to help you serenade that Facebook crush you’ve always wanted to reach out to or that friend who’s always on Facebook and could probably use a break from Farmville. Their “Serenade” app allows you to create a personalized a song (they ask you various questions before your song is created) and you can then send it to whoever you like as long as their on FB. I of course gave it a shot and created a video of my own. I chuckled for a good 4.2 seconds so I guess it gets the Lushworthy seal of approval. Visit Heineken’s Facebook page to try out their new “Serenade” app.
P.S. It’s probably going to take a little more than a Heineken Facebook app to help you improve your game especially if it’s a little on the tragic side. Just saying…
Now that Valentine’s Day will be over in a matter of hours (hooray!) it’s time for the real fun to commence. And by “real fun” I do mean the second annual Stupid Cupid Bar Crawl taking place in Midtown Atlanta this weekend. I’ve noticed that a lot of recent bar crawls charge you to “crawl” but this one is absolutely free minus your drinks of course, but I’m sure they’ll be some nice drink specials at each location. All the info for the bar crawl is listed in the flyer above, but if you have any questions be sure to hit up @Dawnavette on Twitter.
I’m not the biggest Valentine’s Day fan but I have to admit that this holiday produces some pretty tasty looking drink recipes. Most V-Day cocktails are on the sweet side (which I personally love) and even the biggest love hater can’t resist a V-Day cocktail made with chocolate ice cream. I’m sure one of the drink recipes below, courtesy of Sauza Tequila, Cruzan Rum, and Canadian Club Whisky, will be sure to sweeten your day.
Love Potion No. 9 (Pictured Above)
3 parts Sauza® Silver Tequila
1 part DeKuyper® Razzmatazz® Schnapps Liqueur
4 parts chocolate ice cream (per cup, about ½ cup each)
Raspberries for garnish
In a blender, combine tequila, raspberry liqueur and chocolate ice cream. Pour into glasses and garnish with raspberries. Continue reading →
You can’t help but give props to a restaurant that actually puts some effort into giving their Happy Hour a name. That being said Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is bringing back their “5 For $6 Til 7″ deal. The deal is available every night from 5 t0 7 p.m. and consists of a total of 15 wines, cocktails, and appetizers that are all available for only $6 each. Below is a list of all the cocktails, wines, and appetizers available during “5 For $6 Til 7.”