“Long Weekend” cocktail, crafted by Lynnette Marrero

With the addition of Blackberry Lavender honey syrup, this cocktail is our new favorite "summer-sipper". The Long Weekend brings forth seasonal ingredients of ripe blackberries and fragrant lavender, alongside honey and tart lemon - a harvest for the senses. Topped with champagne, this sparkling cocktail is a beautifully balanced expression of all the things we look for … Continue reading “Long Weekend” cocktail, crafted by Lynnette Marrero

Enjoy this refreshing Zacapa Rum cocktail for Derby Day

Shake up the Derby Day favorite with Zacapa Rum With the Run for the Roses approaching and viewers tuning in from all over the country, fans at home are likely looking forward to sipping the event’s longstanding signature cocktail, the Mint Julep. But for those who want to shake up the Derby Day favorite, cocktail … Continue reading Enjoy this refreshing Zacapa Rum cocktail for Derby Day

Sip Island Inspired Cocktails by Tommy Bahama in NYC

Chase away the winter blahs with an island favorite. I can't think of a tastier way to make it through mid-January than with an island favorite – rum. The Rum Babalu makes for the perfect after-work happy hour, combining the sweet flavor of maple syrup with rum, ginger beer, lime juice and bitters. Round up … Continue reading Sip Island Inspired Cocktails by Tommy Bahama in NYC

Raise a Glass to National Rum Day with Tommy Bahama’s Rum Babalu

In honor of National Rum Day, make your way to Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar and celebrate with an island favorite – rum. The Rum Babalu combines the sweet flavor of maple syrup with rum, ginger beer, lime juice and bitters. Break out the bongo drums for this mouth-watering, signature cocktail. Conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan … Continue reading Raise a Glass to National Rum Day with Tommy Bahama’s Rum Babalu

Rum Cocktails and a Twist on Trad Margarita’s

Watching snow fall and breathing in the comforting scent of low burning fireplaces was conspicuously absent this year in the northwest. January boasted record temps, hovering steadily in the 50's with two days spilling over the 60 degree mark. We held on to hope that February would give us a bit of winter, only to feel … Continue reading Rum Cocktails and a Twist on Trad Margarita’s

Warm Island Breezes and Rum Cocktails

Each spring, those of us in the Northwest are teased in to believing summer is here. Temps rocket into the 80's, sun filled skies warm our bones and gentle breezes have us putting on shorts, sun dresses and dragging the outdoor furniture out of the garden shed. Within two sunrises, skies are gray, rain will fall for … Continue reading Warm Island Breezes and Rum Cocktails

Friday Cocktail Hour; The Nutcracker by Shaun Daugherty

We have been through a few days of scorching late summer temps and nothing beats the heat like a plate of fresh fruit and a refreshing cocktail.  The tropical climate had left me parched for rum and as always our resident Cocktail Specialist Shaun Daugherty had the perfect concoction to appease my thirst.   Nutcracker Cocktail … Continue reading Friday Cocktail Hour; The Nutcracker by Shaun Daugherty

Entertain in Style; Boozy Heat Busters for your Backyard Celebration

Summer has kicked it up a notch or three here in the Northwest and frozen treats of all kind are on the menu.  With the 4th of July around the corner and temps promising to be in the 80's we are collecting as many "cool" recipes and creations as possible, to give you many options … Continue reading Entertain in Style; Boozy Heat Busters for your Backyard Celebration

A Tantalizing Rum Sensation; Banana Cow by Shaun the Bartender

As the heat wave moves in, I am  craving something cool and rum is always my first choice on a day boasting high temps.  Sinking my toes in white sandy beaches was my first thought this week, however, since that is not an option, Shaun the Bartender provides me with an alternative.  A delicious taste … Continue reading A Tantalizing Rum Sensation; Banana Cow by Shaun the Bartender

Friday Cocktail Hour with Shaun the Bartender; Nutcracker Cocktail

Each and every day Shaun posts a fabulous cocktail on his site and he graciously allows us to pull and post our fav of the week.  This cocktail caught my attention with the hint of island breezes. Coconut, pineapple, and lemon flavors in a  rum and cognac drink turns ordinary in to summer magic. Nutcracker Cocktail … Continue reading Friday Cocktail Hour with Shaun the Bartender; Nutcracker Cocktail