Lushworthy News: Tommy Bahama’s In Search Of The First Ever “Rumologist”

Calling all professional and stay-at-home mixologists, how does traveling the country promoting the joys of rum sound? If you aren’t quite sold yet, what if an extra $50,000 was throw into the mix? Well, Tommy Bahama is offering just that as part of their search for the first ever Tommy Bahama Rumologist. As part of the competition Tommy Bahama is offering an absolutely amazing prize package which includes $50,000, a Tommy Bahama wardrobe, the title of Tommy Bahama’s chief rum consultant and rum ambassador for the next year, and of course bragging rights. It must be pretty nice to be the only “rumologist” among your friends.

Now to get into the competition you need to apply via the Tommy Bahama Facebook page. You have until August 22, 2011 to submit your application. After that date the schedule for the competition is as follows:

  • August 29, 2011:  Judges select Top 20 based on their scoring.
  • August 30, 2011:  Top 20 announced.
  • August 30 – September 8, 2011:  Top 20 will be posted for public voting based on first video submission.
  • September 12, 2011:  The Top 10 who received the most votes will be asked to submit a new video.
    o  Video can be up to two minutes in length and must be posted no later than September 22, 2011 at 11:59 PM.ET.
    o  Applicants will be encouraged to be as creative as they would like to showcase why they should be the Rumologist.
  • September 26, 2011:  Top 5 is announced and voting commences.
  • October 3, 2011:  Voting period for Top 5 ends.
  • October 6, 2011:  Winner Announced (on or around October 6, 2011).

Best of luck to anyone applying!

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Drink Recipes: Treat Yourself To A Decadent Cupcake Vodka Cocktail

In the mood for an apple crumb cake or chocolate chippy cupcake? Thanks to the award-winning Cupcake Vodka you can enjoy those sweets and the rest of your favorite bakery treats, but in cocktail form. The recipes below are just a handful of the many cupcake-inspired recipes the good folks over at Cupcake Vodka have created. Cupcake Vodka comes in four different flavors including Original, Chiffon, Frosting, and Devil’s Food.

Apple Crumb Cupcake

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz Cupcake Vodka Original
1.5 oz Apple Cider
One Very Small Piece of Fresh Skinned Ginger
1.5 oz Ginger Ale Lime Wedge & Green Apple Slice

DIRECTIONS

Muddle the ginger and Cupcake Original vodka in a mixing glass. Add the cider and shake with ice; strain over ice into a rocks glass and top with ginger ale. Garnish with a squeeze from the lime wedge and a green apple slice.

Chocolate Chippy Cupcake

INGREDIENTS

2.5 ounces Cupcake Devil’s Food Vodka
.5 ounce Godiva® Liqueur
Hershey’s® cocoa powder
Powdered sugar

DIRECTIONS

Shake well with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish the rim with Hershey’s cocoa powder mixed half and half with powdered sugar.

Orange Passion Cupcake

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz Cupcake Frosting Vodka
.5 oz Grand Marnier
1.5 oz Orange Juice
1 oz Half and Half

DIRECTIONS

Add Cupcake Frosting vodka, Grand Marnier®, half and half and orange juice to mixing glass. Fill with ice and shake well. Strain over ice into a rocks glass.

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Lushworthy News: Georgia Aquarium Announces Date For 6th Annual Aqua Vino

If you’re a wine lover who lives in the Atlanta area then consider the Georgia Aquarium’s Aqua Vino the creme de la creme of wine tastings. I really, really had to contain myself when browsing through the list of wines and restaurants featured at last years Aqua Vino. Oh, and did I mention the best part? The 6th Annual Aqua Vino will take place on…MY BIRTHDAY, October 13! Okay, that might not necessarily be a high point for you but it’s pretty darn cool for me. It’s also reason #325 why I really need to make this years Aqua Vino wine tasting my first.

Here’s a little more info about the event directly from the Georgia Aquarium Website: “Georgia Aquarium invites you to our 6th Annual Aqua Vino on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. Enjoy and sample more than 200 fine wines from around the globe, gourmet fare from Atlanta’s premier restaurants, a live, silent and wine auction and live music. All proceeds from Aqua Vino support the Aquarium’s Veterinary Services through the Correll Center for Aquatic Animal Health.”

Tickets will range in price from $150 to $375 per person so you may want to start saving your pennies now.

Picture Courtesy Of The Georgia Aquarium

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The Lushworthy Gal’s Biggest Dating Turn-Off Courtesy Of Angela Yee

Personally, that’s kind of a turn-off for me as well. And now that I think of it “kind of” is a bit of an understatement. I have nothing against people that don’t drink, but I really need a “dinner and drinks” kind of guy.

Also, I’ve been scouring the net trying to find a contact for Ms. Yee but with no luck. I really want to start a celebrity drink recipe column (think “The Diddle Skittle”) and I think she’d be the perfect person to kick it off. So if anyone has any leads that would be awesome!

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Shark Week Just Got A Little More Exciting, Introducing The Shark Week Drinking Game

I know Shark Week hardly needs any more excitement, but come on you really can’t pass up on the chance to make a drinking game out of this week-long Discovery Channel extravaganza. Alright to take part in the Shark Week Drinking Game you’re going to need a shot glass for your shots and a cup full of the mixed drink of your choice or a beer. Most drinking games usually consist of just shots, but with some of these you’re likely to end up taking A LOT of shots so instead we’re gonna mix it up a bit with shots and sips of your mixed drink.

1. Kick off with an introductory shot dedicated to Samuel L. Jackson’s character in “Deep Blue Sea.”

2. Every time the movie “Jaws” is mentioned take a sip of your mixed drink.

3. The first person to audibly express their excitement at a shark jumping out of the water takes two shots. After that take it down to one shot.

4. Take a shot anytime you see a commercial from a company that thinks they’re Australian (i.e. Fosters, Outback Steakhouse). With a high number of sharks in Australia you’re likely to see tons of commercials from these kind of establishments.

5. Take a shot anytime they show B-roll footage of a child or children playing innocently on the beach.

6. Take a sip of your mixed drink every time you see a seal, fake seal, or group of seals.

7. Whenever someone gives advice on getting away from a shark (punching it in the nose, hitting it in the eye, etc.) take a shot.

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Got A Sweet Tooth? This Jolly Rancher Infused Vodka Has Your Name On It

I swear one of these days I’m gonna throw an end of summer bash and have vodka-soaked gummy bears, Jell-O shots, and now Jolly Rancher vodka! Ever since I started this blog I’ve come across all kinds of creative drink recipes with Jolly Rancher vodka being the latest. Thanks to my homie Stealth I discovered this video on how to make Jolly Rancher vodka and of all the unique recipes I’ve come across in the past month this one seems like it’s the easiest and least time consuming. So now that we’ve got candy, popcorn, and Jell-O covered who wants to come up with a drink recipe involving cotton candy? If you can you will be forever praised on this blog my friend.

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