Fed Up With Winter? This “Take Me To The Tropics Martini” Is Your Escape

Take Me To The Tropics Martini

“I need a vacation,” said everyone across America. The holidays are over. It’s cold. And Netflix needs to step its game up. Suffice it to say that people are about fed up this time of year. While it would be great to jet over to the tropics for a week or so of fun in the sun, not everyone’s that lucky. Well, what’s the second best option to a week in paradise? Booze! Specifically the “Take Me To The Tropics Martini,” I created in the Lushworthy Lab.

The “Take Me To The Tropics Martini” is tart, fruity bliss, thanks to a combination of Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka, Campari, and fresh lime juice. To bring down all that tartness, I added a bit of honey. Simple syrup can also be used instead. 

Check out the full recipe below, and I’ll see you in paradise. Cheers!

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz. Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka
0.5 oz. Campari
0.5 tbsp. Fresh Lime Juice
0.5 tbsp. Honey

DIRECTIONS

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with lime wedge.

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The “Honey-Lime Margarita” Is The Easy-To-Make Cocktail You Need In 2017

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When it comes to making cocktails at home, I tend to get a little lazy. I’m all for grabbing a ready-to-serve cocktail or a pre-made cocktail mixer at the grocery store. All major Lushworthy fouls, I know. So, over the holidays I was set on creating a cocktail that’s super easy and quick to make, and also serves as a drink my friends and fam would love.

After a little experimenting, I created the Honey-Lime Margarita. This particular cocktail only calls for three ingredients: Dulce Vida Lime Tequila, honey, and fresh lime juice. And if you already have your fresh lime juice on hand, the Honey-Lime Margarita can be made in only a handful of minutes. Check out the recipe, below. Cheers!

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz. Dulce Vida Lime Tequila
1 oz. Honey
2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

DIRECTIONS

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a margarita glass. Garnish with lime wedge. Enjoy!

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Lushworthy News: The Lushworthy Shop Is Here!

 

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With the new year, I’m pleased to announce a new venture. A few days ago, I launched The Lushworthy Shop, a small (but growing!) shop for all the lushes out there! The shop currently features two items, the “Breakfast Of Champs” crop top and the “Lushworthy” tote bag. I’m currently running a promotion where both items ship for FREE. This offer ends on January 9, so be sure to hope on it soon!

Be on the look out for new items, and even more offers in the near future! Cheers! 

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Lushworthy Pics: Atlanta’s Eight Sushi Lounge Celebrates Its One-Year-Anniversary

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In a city where restaurants come and go, Atlanta’s Eight Sushi Lounge graciously celebrated its one-year-anniversary with a celebration held last week. In addition to attending Eight’s anniversary affair, I’ve enjoyed dinner at the restaurant on several occasions, and it’s absolutely amazing. A combination of excellent service and smack-your-mama-worthy grub make it an easy contender for Atlanta’s top restaurant. 

At the Eight Sushi Lounge anniversary party, which went down last Tuesday, guests nibbled on signature bites and enjoyed a selection of craft cocktails. Also on hand for our sipping pleasure was Eight’s private label sake. 

You can find photos from the anniversary, below. And congrats to all those involved in Eight Sushi Lounge’s much-deserved success! 

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3 Decadent Cocktails Way Better Than Holiday Dessert

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Apple pie? Love it. Cheesecake? Please hand me two slices. With the exception of fruit cake, I absolutely love a good dessert, especially during the holidays. But if your dessert table is in need of revamping this holiday season, try incorporating a few dessert cocktails. You can up the ante on your standard, boozy hot chocolate with Zacapa’s Peppermint Rum Cocoa or indulge in Smirnoff’s deliciously decadent Gingerbread Martini.

You can find recipes for both the Peppermint Rum Cocoa and Gingerbread Martini, below. Cheers!

Gingerbread Martini (2 Servings)

INGREDIENTS

3 oz Smirnoff Vodka
3 oz Irish cream
2 tbsp gingerbread syrup (or to taste)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 oz cream
Whipped Cream & Crushed Gingerbread cookies for garnish

DIRECTIONS

Combine Smirnoff, Irish cream, gingerbread syrup, vanilla extract, and cream in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into martini glass. Garnish with crushed gingerbread cookies and whipped cream.

peppermint-vodka-chocolate-martini-largeChocolate Peppermint Martini (2 Servings)

INGREDIENTS

3 oz Smirnoff Peppermint Twist Vodka
2 oz crème de cacao
1 oz chocolate liquor
2 oz cream chocolate sauce
Crushed peppermint

DIRECTIONS

Combine Smirnoff, crème de cacao, cream chocolate sauce, and chocolate liquor in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into martini glass. Garnish with crushed peppermint or peppermint stick.

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Cocktails On The Cheap: Pour It Up In Phuket, Thailand

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While finding cheap drinks in Phuket, Thailand is no struggle, you can easily fall into the tourist trap of overpriced hotel drinks and their dreaded service charges, and weak, pricey drinks at nightclubs. If you’re planning a trip to Phuket anytime soon (which you should) here are a few, boozy tips I gathered from my time there. 

Street Vendors Are EVERYTHING – The cheapest drink I came across during my travels in Phuket was a 50 baht mojito from a street vendor near Karon Beach. 50 baht is roughly $1.50 in American dollars. $1.50 mojitos make me very, very happy, and I am forever indebted to the group of ladies making these tasty concoctions. And yes, the mojitos were very tasty.

If you pay $1.50 for a mojito, you probably expect a cheap rum paired with an even cheaper, pre-made mojito mixer. Well, that’s not how they roll in Phuket. Although there was likely cheap rum involved, they did use fresh mint and lime. There was also lots of muddling involved. 

Also, I read a lot of warnings in regards to Phuket street vendors and the quality of ice they use, and how it relates to err…gastrointestinal issues. So, I should share that I didn’t have any problems on that end.

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Indulge In Hotel Happy Hours – Out of the three hotels we stayed at in Phuket, two of them had daily Happy Hours. Both hotels had buy one, get one free specials for about two hours each day. One hotel in particular, Hotel Ikon, had an all-day special on Mai Tais, which was right up my alley. I may have had one every day, during our stay. I can’t remember the exact price in baht, but I do know that each Mai Tai was about four dollars and change. 

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