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.
To encourage people to use the #Lushworthy hashtag on their cocktail and booze-related pictures on Instagram, I’m giving away two pairs of Crown Royal socks as part of a new contest.
To win a pair of the beautifully boozy socks (pictured above), all you have to do is follow me on Instagram (@Lushworthy_Danielle) and use both the #Lushworthy and #LushworthyGiveaway hashtags on one or more of your cocktail pics. Simple, right? You can even add those two hashtags to older pictures to enter.
You must be 21 or over to enter and must reside in the United States. I’ll choose two winners on Friday, March 20. Good luck!
I don’t know what the situation is for you guys, but I just received some vital intel from my cousin and it looks like my Girl Scout cookies will arrive by mid-February. Thank the snacked out heavens! And after coming across a list of recommended booze pairings for a variety of Girl Scout cookies on FirstWeFeast.com, I’m even more excited about receiving the goods next month. Thin mints and bourbon? Yes, please.
A couple of months ago I purchased the #Lushworthy necklace pictured above from Bauble Bar and it’s easily my most loved accessory. It’s pink and gold, it represents my blog, and it’s just pretty dope overall. Customized jewelry can take a few weeks to make, but if you look hard enough or even hop on Etsy you can find a plethora of booze-inspired jewelry pieces.
In fact, I’ve compiled a short list of my favorite booze-inspired jewelry finds on Etsy. Check ‘em out below!
Jameson Irish Whiskey Bangle – When I was in Aruba a few years ago I can’t tell you how many times I saw wine and liquor bottles shaped into cups and vases. But I’ve never seen glass bottles made into bracelets. It really is a brilliant idea. And that signature green from the Jameson bottle makes this Jameson Irish Whiskey Bangle a pretty nice statement piece.
Last month, pop star and Lushworthy ambassador in my head, Rihanna shared her best hangover remedies during an interview with ELLE magazine. When asked what her best hangover cure is during her cover story with ELLE, Rih Rih replied with “Ice, Chinese food! And an upside-down trash can and towels, preferably next to the toilet.”
Ice definitely seems like a wise choice for a hangover cure, whether you need an ice pack for that throbbing headache or are in desperate need of a tall glass of water filled to the brim with ice. I can honestly (and surprisingly) say that I’ve never tried Chinese food as a hangover remedy. I’ve always heard that greasy foods help cure hangovers, but depending on the type (yes, type) of hangover, greasy takeout food might be the last thing I want to consume. But if our Lushworthy ambassador approves of it, then I’m willing to give it a shot.
I’m a little thrown off by the upside-down trash can remedy. Anyone willing to break that one down for me?
Maybe it’s because Thanksgiving is right around the corner, but I’m really intrigued by the newly-announced Piehole Whiskey. This newest spirit combines both Canadian Whiskey and pie-flavored liqueur and comes in three flavors: Apple Pie, Cherry Pie, and Pecan Pie. I know what you’re thinking–Actually, I don’t know what you’re thinking because my love for both apple pie and booze clearly has my telepathic skills a little blurred right now.
A press release states that Piehole Whiskey aims to awaken memories of grandma’s fresh baked pies for those of legal drinking age. Personally, my nana never made pies, but she does make a mean coffee cake.
“Many people remember that feeling you get when you first taste Grandma’s pies fresh from the oven,” said Kristin Markovich, senior innovation manager, whiskey. “PIEHOLE is our way of bringing that delicious memory to consumers for any fun occasion and we hope people everywhere will open their pie holes to try these three mouth-watering flavors.”
For only $14.99 for a 750 mL bottle it’s at least worth a shot. Ironically, Piehole Whiskey is also said to be enjoyed best while in shot-form.