Drink Recipes: Beat The Heat With Smirnoff’s New Smirnoff Coconut

Nothing says summer like coconut-flavored vodka. And making their way into the coconutty liquor realm is Smirnoff who recently announced the release of their new Smirnoff Coconut. The introduction of Smirnoff Coconut is sure to shake things up in the liquor world with so many company’s already fully promoting their coconut liquors this summer.

“Coconut has taken the beverage category by storm, becoming a popular flavor that consumers are calling for,” said David Tapscott, Brand Director, SMIRNOFF Vodka. “As the world’s most awarded and best selling premium vodka, SMIRNOFF looks to deliver the best value with every liquid that joins our flavors line.  SMIRNOFF Coconut follows suit, using natural ingredients that make for an authentic coconut taste.”

Once you get your hands on Smirnoff Coconut be sure to try out these refreshing cocktails.

Easy Go Round

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz Smirnoff Coconut

Squeeze Fresh Lime

Top Pineapple Juice

DIRECTIONS

Squeeze lime.  Then build in glass.

Go Nut Coconut

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz Smirnoff Coconut

Splash Cranberry Juice

Squeeze Fresh Lime

Top Energy Drink

DIRECTIONS

Build in glass.

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Happy Belated National Tequila Day! Celebrate With These Sauza Tequila Drink Recipes

It’s easy for a holiday like National Tequila Day to slip your mind when you live in a state where you can’t purchase alcohol from a liquor or grocery store on Sunday’s. And since National Tequila Day happened to fall on a Sunday this year I completely forgot about this lushworthy holiday. But I’m only one day late so I figure I can still celebrate a bit. And feel free to celebrate with me by mixing up one or more of these tequila-based drink recipes from Sauza Tequila.

Sauza Blooming Berry-Rita

Ingredients

2/3 part Sauza® Silver Tequila

1/3 part DeKuyper® Strawberry Patch Schnapps Liqueur

1 part Frozen Limeade

1 part Sparkling Wine

1 part Water

Handful of Strawberries

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a pitcher with ice. Mix well. Add fresh sliced strawberries. Stir and enjoy.

Cadillac Rio Margarita

Ingredients

2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver Tequila

1 part JDK & Sons™ O3 Premium Orange Liqueur

1 part lime juice

½ part agave nectar

Directions

Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled margarita glass.  Garnish with an orange on the rim.

The Mama Rita

Ingredients

1 ½ parts Sauza® Silver Tequila

½ part Cabernet Sauvignon

1 part DeKuyper Triple Sec

1 part Agave Nectar

1 part Fresh Lime juice

Directions

Combine ingredients in a glass over ice.

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7 Lushes, One City: The “Bad Girls Club New Orleans” Episode One Review

I received a press copy of the first episode of “Bad Girls Club New Orleans” over the weekend and I thought to myself, “I sure wish this was relevant enough to review on Lushworthy.” Then I came to the obvious realization that the Bad Girls are the biggest group of lushes on television and that a review on here is actually pretty suitable. So here goes…

For the past season or two “Bad Girls Club” has kicked off their season premiere with an extremely chaotic scene that usually ends with some kind of physical confrontation. You get all excited about the mayhem you’re going to see in the first episode and then they hit you with the “17 Days Earlier” and rewind to the girls arriving (peacefully) at their mansion. And they’ve yet again stuck with that formula for this season. I’m personally not a fan of it. I feel like they show you all this action in the beginning knowing that the rest of the episode won’t be nearly as action-packed. There were of course a few crazy moments in the episode, but nothing like what you see in the first few minutes.

If I could sum up the season premiere using just a few words they’d be crazy Creole, voodoo dolls, Shawty Lo, and major pizza disrespect. Once you’ve seen the episode you’ll know exactly what I’m referring to. Now moving on to our seven lushes…

Why does it seem like there’s always at least two Bad Girls who hail from New York City? And they all manage to be quite crazy. Well, you’ve got two of those this season. You’ve got a “Goofy Gangster,” an intimidating lesbian chic, a go-go dancer, and a few other nutcases. There’s also one life-sized voodoo doll that I’m pretty sure one of the Bad Girls thinks is a real person (bless her poor, confused little soul). In past seasons there’s been quite a few girls who ended up leaving the show before it concludes, but after watching this first episode there’s only one Bad Girl that I think would voluntarily leave the house.

Overall the episode proved to be very entertaining in that typical “these girls are all completely out of their minds” way that has become so familiar when it comes to the “Bad Girls Club” series.

Be sure to check out the “Bad Girls Club New Orleans” season premiere on August 1 at 9/8c on Oxygen.

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Lushworthy Pics: The “World’s Largest Negroni” Takes Center Stage At “Tales Of The Cocktail”

Now if this blog started some time last year and not two weeks ago, I would without a doubt be at “Tales Of The Cocktail” in New Orleans right now. For those of you unfamiliar with the event “Tales Of The Cocktail” is a five day long event that strives “to be instrumental in advancing the craft of the cocktail through education, networking and promotion.” And this is done through various seminars, competitions, tastings, etc.

One of the events that took place at “Tales Of The Cocktail” was Campari’s “World’s Largest Negroni” event. The event featured a ginormous 30-gallon Negroni cocktail which was served to attendee’s by a bevy of gentlemen sporting handlebar moustaches. I sure hope the folks at Guinness were contacted because this is without a doubt the biggest cocktail I’ve ever seen. Check out pics from the event as well as a recipe for the Negroni cocktail below.

The Negroni Cocktail

INGREDIENTS

1 oz. (30ml) Beefeater 24 London Dry Gin
1 oz. (30ml) Campari
1 oz. (30ml) Martini Rosso
DIRECTIONS
Pour ingredients into a rocks glass filled with ice then stir and serve. Garnish with a slice of orange. 
Photo Credit: Gabi Porter
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Urban Outfitters’ Ultra Feminine Floral Flask

Pardon my French, but I always thought it would be kinda kick ass to own a flask. It just screams, “I’m a rebel with nothing to lose.” Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration but they still seem somewhat rebellious and kinda edgy. My only problem is they all look super manly, but low and behold I came across this gem on the Urban Outfitters site earlier today. Who would’ve thought that something so manly could look so dainty? I need to get my hand on one of these ASAP. It’s got “Lushworthy” written all over it. 

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Lushworthy Pics: Jay-Z, Russell Simmons & More Celebrate The Launch Of Qream Liqueur In NYC

To say that the New York City launch party for Pharrell Williams’ Qream Liqueur was “star-studded” would be an understatement. When Jay-Z and Russell Simmons are in the building you’ve clearly surpassed “star-studded.” The event took place last night (July 20) at the New York Public Library and others in attendance included rapper/producer Swizz Beatz, supermodel Selita Ebanks, DJ Khaled, former A Tribe Called Quest frontman Q-Tip, and much more.  So Qream, how about that Atlanta launch party? We’re cool too ya know. 

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