Captain Morgan Joins The Pumpkin Spice Frenzy With Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast

Captain Morgan Pumpkin

Upon walking into Target yesterday, I immediately locked eyes on a tank top that read: “You Had Me At Pumpkin Spice.” [Sigh] The leaves have yet to hit the ground and already pumpkin spice is invading coffee shops and big-name retailers across the nation. And with news of Captain Morgan’s pumpkin-inspired, Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast, pumpkin spice has now entered the world of booze. 

Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast is described as “a fall-inspired shot that blends Caribbean rum with favorite seasonal flavors – including fresh pumpkin, cinnamon and other autumnal spices.” I’m not gonna lie, I’m curious. And from the description, it sounds like the latest from Captain Morgan could mix really well with Baileys Pumpkin Spice (or similar). 

With the news of their latest flavor, the folks over at Captain Morgan have concocted the fall-friendly, Apple Jack-O cocktail, which sounds like a win. You can find the full recipe, below.

Also, the limited-edition Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast can be purchased for $15.99 (750 ml bottle). Cheers!


1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast
4 oz. chilled apple cider


Combine all ingredients in a glass filled with ice, stir and serve.

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Amalfi Pizza Brings A Slice Of Italy To The A

Amalfi Pizza

Thanks to the addition of downtown Atlanta’s latest eateryAmalfi Pizza, you don’t have to travel hundreds of miles to enjoy a slice of Italy. Amalfi Pizza, which opened weeks ago, sits right above Red Phone Booth, and boasts a menu full of–You guessed it, pizza. With the assistance of two, 6000-pound wood-burning brick ovens, the restaurant slings a little over half a dozen, specialty pizzas. 

During their media event, I had the opportunity to sample the quattro formaggio pizza with Amalfi’s special, ricotta-stuffed crust. I have to admit I was feeling a little Kevin McCallister-like with my very own cheese pizza. It was absolutely delicious though. Size-wise, if you aren’t that hungry, you could easily split a whole pizza with a friend. It’s pretty sizable. I absolutely loved their specialty crust. They don’t skimp on the ricotta, and the fact that it’s house-made is much appreciated. You loyal, quattro formaggio. You loyal.

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My New, Favorite Beauty Product Is Made Using Booze

Folie Apothecary All Purpose Mist

Booze and beauty don’t normally go hand-in-hand. Well, unless an evening getting all dolled up is later spent sipping vodka martinis. So, I was pretty excited to discover that a new favorite of mine, Folie Apothecary’s Palo Santo + Peru Balsam All Purpose Mist is made using grain alcohol, which is the key ingredient in a variety of spirits.

I’m sure there’s very little grain alcohol in the mist, but it’s still nice to know that one of my new favorites is a tad Lushworthy.

About the mist…it smells amazing.  There are notes of pine, mint, lemon, and vanilla. It’s also very much all purpose. You can use the mist on your body, face, and linens. Personally, I use it for everything, but it serves as a nice refresher on the body, given these sweltering summer months. Additionally, the various ingredients (white sage oil, peru balsam oil, vetiver essential oil) can help in reducing inflammation, fading dark spots, and more. 

Folie Apothecary’s Palo Santo + Peru Balsam All Purpose Mist is available for purchase on Etsy for $22. They’ve also just released a new scent, Fleur de Mer. So, be on the lookout for that, as well.

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EFFEN Vodka Unveils 3 New Flavors: Green Apple, Blood Orange & Raspberry

EFFEN Vodka Green AppleWith the announcement of three, new flavors from EFFEN Vodka, it looks like the vodka wars are about to get pretty intense. The newest additions to the brand, which has quickly gained in popularity thanks in part to brand partner 50 Cent, include EFFEN Blood Orange Vodka, EFFEN Green Apple Vodka, and EFFEN Raspberry Vodka. 

“As demand for Super Premium flavored vodka continues to grow, we are always looking to deliver new offerings that are unparalleled in quality and style,” Halley Kehoe, Director, Lifestyle Brands at Beam Suntory said in a statement. “From our sleek bottle design to unique, bold flavor offerings, EFFEN embodies individuality and good taste, and these exciting, new flavors are no exception. We know our fans will love them.”

50 Cent also expressed his confidence in the latest roll out from the premium vodka brand.

“Adding these new flavors to the EFFEN lineup is just one of the many things we’ve been up to,” 50 Cent added. “EFFEN stands for ‘smooth’, and these new flavors deliver on that promise.”

Prior to today’s announcement, EFFEN Vodka’s line of flavors consisted of Original, Black Cherry, Dutch Raspberry, and Cucumber. 

News of the latest, fruity additions to the EFFEN Vodka portfolio comes weeks after Ciroc announced their own new flavor. In a flood of social media posts, which came courtesy of Puff Daddy himself, Ciroc Mango was revealed as the Diageo-owned brand’s newest addition. 

It’s clearly been a great few weeks if flavored, premium vodkas are your booze of choice.

Stay tuned for recipes featuring EFFEN Blood Orange, EFFEN Green Apple, and EFFEN Raspberry. Cheers!

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Snoop Dogg’s New Partnership With Tanqueray Gin Is A Match Made In Booze Heaven

Snoop Dogg Tanqueray

Nearly 25 years after Snoop Dogg dropped his classic record, “Gin And Juice,” the rapper has been brought on to creatively oversee a new Gin & Juice campaign from Tanqueray Gin. I’m not gonna lie, this campaign is giving me life. As part of the newly-announced campaign, Snoop will help in developing signature cocktails, exclusive Tanqueray events, and more.

“When I wrote ‘Gin & Juice’ it was about good feelings and real experiences; it just naturally became a global anthem,” Snoop Dogg said in a statement. “Tanqueray’s creative approach to representing ‘Gin & Juice’ as the drink I’m known for is authentic and it’s always been what we enjoy, so I whipped up a cool cocktail which I call the ‘Laid Back’ which y’all gotta try out.”

Who knew Snoop was a mixologist at heart? His “Laid Back” cocktail actually looks really tasty. It’s definitely a more adult version of the gin and juice cocktail, which typically calls for OJ. 

You can find the recipe for the “Laid Back,” below. Cheers!

Laid Back Cocktail SnoopTanqueray No. TEN ‘Laid Back’ by Snoop Dogg


1 oz. Tanqueray No. TEN
1 oz. Cîroc Apple
2 oz. Fresh Pineapple Juice
Splash Club Soda


Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with ice. Strain into Double Old Fashioned Glass. Top with a splash Club Soda.

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Downtown Atlanta Welcomes Speakeasy-Inspired Red Phone Booth

20160829_135627_FotorI’m pretty sure I’m one of few Atlantans who never had the opportunity to visit Prohibition before it closed months ago (tsk tsk, I know), but it seems as if the bar has been reborn thanks to the newly-opened, Red Phone Booth. Located in downtown Atlanta, the Red Phone Booth serves as a cigar lounge and Prohibition-style bar.

I had the opportunity to visit Red Phone Booth, during a media event earlier this month, and I was immediately impressed by the richness of the space. Lots of deep colors and wood detailing. The space is also filled with a number of cozy, leather couches for your Lushworthy leisure. 

Red Phone Booth Atlanta 1

During my visit, the mixologists whipped up a number of classic cocktails. I opted for a Caipirinha (in the spirit of the Rio Olympics), a modified whiskey sour, and a Flirtini (don’t ask). I absolutely loved the modified whiskey sour, which was made by master mixologist Bob Ruede. As much as I love a good whiskey sour, I find that a lot of them are usually way too tart, so this cocktail was perfect. As far as the food selection, we were offered a variety of fresh seafood and other bites. Although tasty, I’m hoping their full menu has more of a robust selection. 

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