“Banana Caramel Crush” Recipe & Blue Chair Bay Rum Bottle Giveaway

Banana Caramel

Can you think of a flavor combination more decadent than that of banana and caramel? Let me help you out, pal. No, you absolutely cannot. But seriously, I’m a huge fan of anything that combines both banana and caramel. So, when I had the opportunity to create a Memorial Day cocktail using Blue Chair Bay Rum Banana, which is described as boasting a “caramelized banana flavor,” I knew I had to create a boozy, caramel-banana treat.

Using both Blue Chair Bay Rum Banana and Southern Comfort Caramel, I created the “Banana Caramel Crush,” because you’re sure to be crushing on this cocktail all season. If you’re eager to whip up a “Banana Caramel Crush” then I’ve got some pretty sweet news. Thanks to Blue Chair Bay Rum, I’m giving away a bottle of Blue Chair Bay Rum! Yes! Free booze!

To enter, hit me up in the comments section and let me know what your favorite rum cocktail is. Be sure to use a valid email address, so I can contact you if you win. Those entering must be 21 and up, and must also reside in the United States. One winner will be chosen on Friday, May 22.

Good luck, and be sure to check out my “Banana Caramel Crush” recipe below!

INGREDIENTS

1 oz. Blue Chair Bay Rum Banana
0.5 oz. Southern Comfort Caramel
1.5 oz. Milk
0.5 tbsp. Caramel Sauce
Half Of A Banana

DIRECTIONS

Coat the inside of a cocktail glass with caramel sauce and set aside. Combine Blue Chair Bay Rum Banana, Southern Comfort Caramel, milk, and caramel sauce in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into your cocktail glass (filled with ice) and garnish with bananas and a caramel drizzle.

Be sure to check out Blue Chair Bay Rum’s Facebook page for other rum-tastical drink recipes!

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Miami’s Red, The Steakhouse Introduces New Cocktail Menu

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With the changing of the seasons, restaurants and bars across the country are introducing a bevy of new drinks to their cocktail menus. Among those providing new, Lushworthy options for their guests is Miami, Florida eatery, Red, The Steakhouse. Located on South Beach, the steakhouse boasts a new cocktail menu that “incorporates fresh and unique ingredients.”

Among the drinks featured on the new cocktail menu at Red, The Steakhouse is the Red “305,” which is made using Bombay Sapphire, fresh agave, orange bitters, strawberries, cucumbers, and is topped off with a Prosecco float. Yeah, I could go for about two of those bad boys right now.

In case you don’t plan on hitting the streets of South Beach anytime soon, you can find full recipes for Red, The Steakhouse’s boozy, new options below. Cheers!

Corzo Pepino

INGREDIENTS

2.0 oz Corzo Silver Tequila
1.0 oz Fresh Agave
Splash of fresh Pineapple juice and Sprite
Muddled Pineapple & Cucumber

DIRECTIONS

Muddle fresh fruit in a martini shaker. Add Corzo Silver Tequila, Pineapple Juice, Sprite and Agave to the same martini shaker. Shake well and pour over ice in a highball glass.

Red “305” (Pictured Above)

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz Bombay Sapphire
1.0 oz Fresh Agave
Splash of Orange Bitters
Fresh Strawberries & Cucumbers
Prosecco Float

DIRECTIONS

Combine Gin, Agave, Bitters and fresh fruit in martini shaker. Shake well and strain over ice in a highball glass. Top with a Prosecco float to finish.

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K. Michelle Shares Her Favorite Jack Honey Cocktails

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Although K. Michelle may be known as one of the cast members on the VH1 reality series, “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta,” the Memphis-born songstress is actually quite the Jack Daniel’s connoisseur. She even became somewhat of an ambassador for the brand, reportedly signing an endorsement deal with Jack Daniel’s late last year. With her passion for all-things-Jack, K. Michelle recently shared her favorite Jack Honey cocktails. Check out her favs, along with full recipes, below.

Honey Jack Recipe 1

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Negril, Jamaica’s Best Eats & Drinks

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Just recently, I took the most amazing trip to Negril, Jamaica with friends. Although I spent most of my time on the beach (I mean, who wouldn’t?), we had the opportunity to sample quite a few authentic meals and Lushworthy cocktails while there. So, in case you plan on taking a trip to Negril, I’ve listed my favorite places for food and/or drinks, below.

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The Bar At White Sands: Oddly enough, this was our homebase for drinks since it was located on our hotel grounds, but I honestly have no idea if it had a name and what that name may have been. But that’s beyond the point…Happy Hour specials every single day! And potent, tasty drinks, which are affordable even without the Happy Hour specials. Prior to heading to Negril, my friend and I noticed that the main bartender at our hotel’s bar, Paul had a handful of less than pleasant reviews on TripAdvisor. I have to say that Paul was on point on our end. We weren’t greeted with hugs and cookies every time we visited the bar, but he was attentive and helpful. Also, as far as drinks are concerned, I highly suggest the Dirty Banana, Pina Colada, Rum Punch or a good ol’ Red Stripe.

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Lushworthy Creations: Sweet Georgia Julep (Made Using Maker’s Mark)

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I’m all for putting my own twist on a classic cocktail, so when I was challenged by Maker’s Mark to create a unique and creative spin on the Mint Julep for their #JulepOff, I was down for the cause.

If you live in or have ever visited the South, then you know that we take our sweet tea very seriously. It’s practically pumping through our veins. So, for my #JulepOff cocktail I knew I wanted to incorporate sweet tea somehow. And to up the ante on creativity just a tad, I chose to use a lemon simple syrup to create the sweet tea effect. In addition to bourbon, mint is a primary ingredient in a Mint Julep, so I chose to keep that addition.

Sweet Georgia Julep Final 2

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Fun Facts About Popular Cocktails

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The following is a guest post written by Nick Stokes*

In comparison to alcoholic drinks and alcohol brands, which are usually made for profit, most cocktails were made for fun or out of boredom. This is only logical because there are no copyrights or other legal barriers when you make a cocktail. You make it for yourself and for your friends, so that you can enjoy new and interesting mixtures while you spend time together. Cocktails are usually made in public, making them that much more intriguing. Some of them were created accidentally, while others were created in order to promote a certain alcoholic beverage.

The Cuba Libre is a drink which was created in order to celebrate Cuban independence. After The Spanish-American War, this cocktail was made out of Cuban rum and American Coca-Cola. Whether it was made by a Cuban bartender or an American soldier, it still remains a mystery.

Robert Roy McGregor was a Scottish folk hero and in the 19th century there was an opera created about his life. Prior to the performance, a local New York bartender made a cocktail to honor Rob Roy. It included whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters.

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