Boozing With Willie: The Bleacher Creature (Made Using Bulleit Bourbon)

The Bleacher Creature

If you’re a New Yorker or a true baseball fan in general, hopefully you know what a bleacher creature is. If not, I’m going to explain it to you the best I can in just a few sentences. Bleacher Creatures are the most hardcore Yankee fans you’ll ever sit next to at Yankees Stadium. They claim the cheap seats in the outfield religiously and run things by their rules. From the roll call of each player that takes the field at the start of each home game, to the banishment of opposing teams’ fans, it’s truly an experience to see these cats in action. As a life long Yankees fan myself, this drink was created as a tip of my Yankee cap to these blue collar fans.

Buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks because you’ll be using both for this cocktail…Well, maybe not the peanuts, but they do go well on the side. I went with Bulleit Bourbon to reflect the quality of these fans along with hints of hazelnut and almond liqueurs. So the next time you’re watching the game or pre-gaming prior to going to the ballpark, enjoy this cocktail. Play ball and cheers!

INGREDIENTS

2 Parts Bulleit Bourbon
1 Part Disaronno Amaretto
1 Part Frangelico
1/2 Part Fresh Lemon Juice
1 pinch of salt
1 pinch of sugar
1 box of Cracker Jacks
1 Lemon Wedge

DIRECTIONS

Crush about 3 handfuls of Cracker Jacks and set aside. Next, take a chilled cocktail glass and rim your glass with lemon juice from your wedge. Take the glass and rim the glass with the crushed Cracker Jacks and set aside.

In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine all remaining ingredients and shake vigorously. Strain into your prepared cocktail glass over ice and enjoy.

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Boozing With Willie: Dew Me Right (Made Using Bacardi & St. Germain)

Dew Me Right Cocktail

It’s not much of a secret, but if you didn’t know, Mountain Dew’s Baja Blast is a pretty amazing soda. As a chaser, this uniquely tasting pop would go great with some tropical fruit flavored booze. Combining Bacardi’s Pineapple Fusion Rum, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, and blue curacao ought to fulfill your need for a tropical cocktail. Get your mate, grab some lawn chairs, and get your tan on while sipping one of these.

Check out the recipe, and Dew Me Right by leaving a comment on your opinion of the cocktail. Enjoy, cheers!

INGREDIENTS

1oz Blue Curacao
1/2oz Bacardi Pineapple Fusion Rum
1/2oz St. Germain Liqueur
1/2oz Passion Fruit Cocktail
Mountain Dew Baja Blast
Maraschino Cherry

DIRECTIONS

In an ice filled shaker, combine all ingredients with the exception of the Mountain Dew. Strain into an ice filled cocktail glass and top with Mountain Dew Baja Blast. Garnish with a cherry.

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“Banana Caramel Crush” Recipe & Blue Chair Bay Rum Bottle Giveaway

Banana Caramel

Can you think of a flavor combination more decadent than that of banana and caramel? Let me help you out, pal. No, you absolutely cannot. But seriously, I’m a huge fan of anything that combines both banana and caramel. So, when I had the opportunity to create a Memorial Day cocktail using Blue Chair Bay Rum Banana, which is described as boasting a “caramelized banana flavor,” I knew I had to create a boozy, caramel-banana treat.

Using both Blue Chair Bay Rum Banana and Southern Comfort Caramel, I created the “Banana Caramel Crush,” because you’re sure to be crushing on this cocktail all season. If you’re eager to whip up a “Banana Caramel Crush” then I’ve got some pretty sweet news. Thanks to Blue Chair Bay Rum, I’m giving away a bottle of Blue Chair Bay Rum! Yes! Free booze!

To enter, hit me up in the comments section and let me know what your favorite rum cocktail is. Be sure to use a valid email address, so I can contact you if you win. Those entering must be 21 and up, and must also reside in the United States. One winner will be chosen on Friday, May 22.

Good luck, and be sure to check out my “Banana Caramel Crush” recipe below!

INGREDIENTS

1 oz. Blue Chair Bay Rum Banana
0.5 oz. Southern Comfort Caramel
1.5 oz. Milk
0.5 tbsp. Caramel Sauce
Half Of A Banana

DIRECTIONS

Coat the inside of a cocktail glass with caramel sauce and set aside. Combine Blue Chair Bay Rum Banana, Southern Comfort Caramel, milk, and caramel sauce in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into your cocktail glass (filled with ice) and garnish with bananas and a caramel drizzle.

Be sure to check out Blue Chair Bay Rum’s Facebook page for other rum-tastical drink recipes!

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Lushworthy Creations: Sweet Georgia Julep (Made Using Maker’s Mark)

Sweet Georgia Julep Final

I’m all for putting my own twist on a classic cocktail, so when I was challenged by Maker’s Mark to create a unique and creative spin on the Mint Julep for their #JulepOff, I was down for the cause.

If you live in or have ever visited the South, then you know that we take our sweet tea very seriously. It’s practically pumping through our veins. So, for my #JulepOff cocktail I knew I wanted to incorporate sweet tea somehow. And to up the ante on creativity just a tad, I chose to use a lemon simple syrup to create the sweet tea effect. In addition to bourbon, mint is a primary ingredient in a Mint Julep, so I chose to keep that addition.

Sweet Georgia Julep Final 2

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9 Cupid Approved Cocktails You Should Consider This Valentine’s Day

The D'USSE Devotion

Cupid must have had a serious affinity for cocktails because Valentine’s Day is easily one of the most Lushworthy of holidays. Whether you and your boo plan on having an at home date night this Valentine’s Day, or if you plan on turning up at a V-Day house party (*slowly raises hand*), the cocktails are sure to be flowing. Stumped on ideas for V-Day inspired dranks? Fret not, I’ve compiled a list of nine Valentine’s Day cocktails for both the sweethearts and the love-haters. Check ‘em out below!

D’USSE Devotion (Pictured Above)

INGREDIENTS

1.5oz D’USSE VSOP Cognac
¾ oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
¾ oz House made Cinnamon Simple Syrup*
1 oz Hard Cider
Dash Angostura Bitters

DIRECTIONS

Combine the D’USSE, Lemon Juice, Cinnamon Syrup, and Angostura Bitters in Shaker. Shake and serve up in a coupe glass. Finish with Hard Cider and a little stir.

The Cinnamon syrup is made by adding cinnamon sticks to boiling water until the water begins to take on a brownish hue, then adding equal parts sugar to the water to create a 1 to 1 syrup.

The Hotel Lobby

The Hotel LobbyINGREDIENTS

1 ½ parts Skinnygirl Meyer Lemon Vodka
2 parts club soda
Muddled raspberries
Fresh lemon twist to garnish

DIRECTIONS

Muddle raspberries in a glass and add ice. Pour ingredients and stir. Garnish with a fresh lemon twist.

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Boozing With Willie: “The Velvet Kiss” (Made Using Baileys & Tequila Rose)

The Velvet Kiss

Well gentlemen, it’s that time of year again. Cupid is on the prowl, love is in the air and that special someone in your life is awaiting to see just how romantic of a night you have planned. Yeah, it’s the special day we call Valentine’s Day, the day we all express our love to our significant other and smother each other with kisses and hugs. Flowers, dinner, maybe a small, sentimental gift, it’s all well and good, but it’s been done over and over and over again. Your lady wants to see you get creative and unless you were born with a singing voice like yours truly (not true, but it sounds good) you might be in a bit of a bind. However, Ol’ Willie boy here has got you covered.

Her tastes buds will melt when she tastes The Velvet Kiss. This red velvet cake inspired cocktail will have you looking cooler than Clark Gable back in 1939 on the silver screen. Before things heat up, keep her cool with this blend of Tequila Rose liqueur, Baileys Irish Creme and last, but certainly not least red velvet Oreo cookies. Scroll down, get the recipe and thank me in the comments. Happy Valentine’s Day everybody, cheers!

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz Tequila Rose Strawberry Liqueur
0.5 oz Baileys Irish Creme
Splash of Strawberry Liqueur
4-6 Red Velvet Oreo Cookies
1 Cup of Ice
Strawberry Syrup
Whipped Cream

DIRECTIONS

In a blender, add Tequila Rose, Bailey’s Irish Creme, strawberry liqueur, 4-5 red velvet Oreo cookies and ice. Blend until smooth and pour into a hurricane glass lined with strawberry syrup. Top with whipped cream and a drizzle of strawberry syrup. Garnish with a red velvet Oreo cookie and serve with a straw.

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