I had a little run-in with Santa this morning, on the way to the Apple Store.
Waiting in line at carpool.
W and E’s Hats (get it for 40% off with code: GAPXMAS, E’s is a size S/M, W’s is a L/XL) // Patagonia Down Jackets (on all the kiddos) // E’s Heart Mittens (sold out, but she has these too, less than $8 today, with code: GAPXMAS) // J.Crew Crewcuts Leopard Leggings (currently 30% off with code: GIFTNOW)
V’s ‘Chillin’ Trapper (sold out, but I love this one too)
First off, I wanted to thank all of you for the love and well-wishes you gave me on my birthday, yesterday, via texts, calls, email, Facebook, Instagram..I love social media! You really know how to make a girl feel special. We had a great time celebrating with my parents and Sister #6 last night. I think I’m going to order this more often, but basically I got a skinny margarita, and then got the bartender to muddle jalapenos in it, to spice it up a bit. It was delicious, especially mixed with the salted rim! Alright, speaking of cocktails…
I have partnered with Blue Chair Bay Premium Rum to create this Thursday’s tasty cocktail. It’s a new rum, inspired by the island life of singer/songwriter Kenny Chesney. They sent me a bottle, asked me to create a signature SSP cocktail recipe with it, and offered to give one away bottle away, to one lucky reader.
The idea behind Blue Chair Bay…”these are the rums born on the beach, distilled on the beach, and aged in barrels right on the water.”
I’ve always been a huge fan of pina coladas, so I knew I wanted to create the same taste, but make it a little more festive, for this time of year. In order to do that, I garnished it with a candy cane, to add a hint of peppermint to the smooth mixture of the pineapple juice and orange juice, with the spiced coconut rum. I think Kenny Chesney would approve my “beachy” martini. My goal was also to make the cocktail super simple, so anyone could create the cocktail with what they probably already have in their fridge/pantry.
Without further ado, here’s my concoction…
Dreaming of the Islands in Winter Martini
1 cup Ice
1/4 cup Blue Chair Bay Spiced Coconut Rum
2 tbsp Orange Juice
2 tbsp Pineapple Juice
2 tbsp Coconut Water
2 Dashes of Cinnamon
For garnish, if desired…
Miniature Candy Cane
Fill shaker with ice, rum, orange juice, pineapple juice and coconut water.
Add a few dashes of cinnamon.
Shake and strain into a martini glass.
Garnish with candy cane and two cherries.
To enter to win your own Blue Chair Bay Rum, simply tell me your favorite drink! Also, if you’re the lucky winner, you’ll have three choices of which rum to choose: Coconut Rum, Spiced Coconut Rum or White Rum.
You MUST be a US Resident and over 21 years of age, to enter.
You have until Monday, December 23rd at midnight, to enter.
I’ll announce the winner on Christmas Eve!
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For more recipes with Blue Chair Bay Rum, click here.
Cheers, Y’all, and Good Luck!