“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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Lushworthy Creations: Lime-A-Rita Punch (Made Using Bud Light Lime-A-Rita, Straw-Ber-Rita & Raz-Ber-Rita)

Lime-A-Rita Punch

Let’s face it, any Super Bowl party without Lime-A-Ritas really isn’t much of a party. But if you find that serving Lime-A-Ritas, SOTC (straight out of the can) is a little boring, then boy have I got the fix for you. What’s this fix, you ask? Lime-A-Rita Punch! And yes, it’s just as amazing as it sounds. It combines three different Lime-A-Rita flavors (Lime-A-Rita, Straw-Ber-Rita, and Raz-Ber-Rita) and receives an added kick thanks to the addition of fresh lime juice and tropical punch.

It’s super easy to make, so no need to be cooped up in the kitchen all day when the New England Patriots get their behinds handed to them on Sunday. Also, the recipe below is big batch-friendly (just add extra lime juice), so you can make a bunch at one time if you’re short on time. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

1 Part Lime-A-Rita
1 Part Raz-Ber-Rita
1 Part Straw-Ber-Rita
1 Part Minute Maid Tropical Punch
Splash Of Fresh Lime Juice
Lime Wedge
Maraschino Cherry

DIRECTIONS

Build all ingredients in a glass (all three Lime-A-Ritas and Minute Maid Tropical Punch). Add a splash of lime juice. Stir and add ice. Garnish with lime wedge and maraschino cherry.

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Boozing With Willie: “The Penalty Flag” (Made Using Ciroc Pineapple & Bacardi Pineapple)

Penalty Flag

With the NFC and AFC titles now claimed, the stage is set for Super Bowl XLIX between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. Whether you’ll be rooting for the Seahawks or the Patriots one thing we can agree on is our desire to see a great game that’s decided by the players and not the officiating (ask Cowboys and Lions fans if you don’t understand what I’m getting at here).

With that in mind, ask yourself “Wouldn’t it be cool to take the power of penalization out of the officials hands and put it into the fans for a change?” If you answered “yes”, sober up like I had to and come to your senses. The Super Bowl would be absolute bedlam if we ran things. However, all hope isn’t lost, my friends…

Luckily, a byproduct of these thoughts was left behind and a drink was inspired, The Penalty Flag. A cocktail that’s a touchdown celebration in a collins glass. Perfect for sipping on come game day. It has pineapples, rum, vodka, cherries, and even a mini friggin’ penalty flag! Do yourself a favor, fix one of these on February 1st, grab some hot wings and enjoy yourself. Cheers!

INGREDIENTS

1 oz. Ciroc Pineapple
1 oz. Bacardi Pineapple Infused Rum
4 oz. Pineapple Juice
Maraschino Cherry Juice
Pineapple Wedge(s)
Maraschino Cherry
Mini Penalty Flag

DIRECTIONS

Combine pineapple vodka, rum and juice in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously (this will give it the frothy look seen in the picture). Strain this mixture into a chilled, ice filled collins glass. Drizzle some maraschino cherry juice into the mixture to give it a reddish tint. Garnish with a pineapple wedge, a maraschino cherry and mini penalty flag.

To create the penalty flag, simply cut a yellow piece of cloth about 1/4″ wide and double fold the strip in half. Wrap a small rubber band at the fold of the cloth to create a loop that a garnish pick can fit through.

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