Final Four frenzy is in the air, and it’s electric! I also haven’t watched a single game, so clearly no electricity on this end. But, just with any major event, there’s a number of Final Four-inspired cocktails that are just waiting to be sipped.
Like your drinks in shot form? Well, there’s the The Buzzer Beater, courtesy of Captain Morgan Cannon Blast. Like your booze a tad fancier? The Three Pointer is your guy, thanks to a combination of Crown Royal Deluxe, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Check out recipes for The Buzzer Beater, The Three Pointer and more, below.
Cheers! And may all your Tuesdays be tipsy.
The Buzzer Beater (Pictured Above)
1.5 oz. CAPTAIN MORGAN® Cannon Blast
0.5 oz. Cranberry Juice
Shake with ice and strain into a shot glass.
The Three Pointer
1.5 oz. Crown Royal Deluxe .5 oz. Lemon juice
.75 oz. Simple syrup
Combine ingredients in an old fashioned glass with ice. Garnish with lemon wedge.
I’ve dressed up as a pirate quite a few Halloweens and I’ve seen the Pirates Of The Caribbean films more times than I’d like to admit, so I consider myself pretty experienced when it comes to pirate lingo. And that should come in handy tomorrow (September 19) on International Talk Like A Pirate Day (TLAPD). Captain Morgan of course plans on getting in on all the fun for TLAPD and they’ll do so while helping out a good cause.
Since Captain Morgan’s Captain & Colaaarr is the official drink of TLAPD they’ll donate $1 to charity for every consumer who utilizes the #CaptainandColaaarr and #TLAPD hashtags on social media tomorrow. Among the organizations Captain Morgan will send their donations to is City Harvest.
One of my favorite YouTube pranksters, Ed Bassmaster, is even getting in on the fun for International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Check out his newly-released “Pirate Jokes” prank.
For more info on the Captain And Colaaarr Challenge, visit CaptainAndColaaarr.com.
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I’m not gonna lie, the idea of cooking with booze scares me a little bit. You can’t tell me that the explosion of fire that results from flambeing a dish isn’t a little on the intimidating side. Thankfully though, not every booze-infused dish comes with the risk of singeing off one’s eyebrows. The folks at Crown Royal and Captain Morgan have come up with a handful of dishes that are made using either whiskey or rum and are perfect for this weekend’s Labor Day festivities.
Check out their recipes for BBQ Chicken Bacon Bites made with a rum-infused spicy sweet BBQ sauce and Brats With [Crown Royal] Maple-ized Onions.
BBQ Chicken Bacon Bites (Pictured Above)
(Recipe and Photo Courtesy of Georgia Johnson, The Comfort of Cooking)
Nonstick cooking spray 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes 8 oz. (half pound) bacon, cut into thirds 1/2 cup Spicy Sweet BBQ Sauce (recipe below)
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray lightly with cooking spray. Wrap each chicken piece with a small strip of bacon. Secure with a toothpick and place on the baking sheet. Brush with BBQ sauce. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove pan from oven, brush bites with more BBQ sauce, and return to oven. Bake for 15 more minutes. Serve warm.
Following the launch of D’USSE in 2012, the Bacardi-owned brand has welcomed its first expression, D’USSE XO. Described as “a unique blend of meticulously hand-selected eaux-de-vie, aged ten years or more,” D’USSE XO is said to boast “flavor notes of ripe blackberry and apricot, layered with hints of dark chocolate and walnut.” Sounds like a boozy trip to Godiva Chocolatier. And that definitely works for me.
“Following the highly successful launch of D’USSE VSOP, there is an opportunity to lead the evolution of the Cognac category even further,” said Robert Furniss-Roe, President of Bacardi North America. “Consumers are fascinated with dark spirits and care more than ever about the quality and level of craftsmanship in the brands they consume. D’USSE XO is the response to that request.”
For a while the newly-introduced cognac was only available to the entertainment and cocktailing elite, but now you can get your hands on a bottle of D’USSE XO for a cool $230.
The Cap’n Welcomes New Captain Morgan 1671 Commemorative Blend.
Legend has it that Captain Henry Morgan lost five ships while traveling to Panama City, Panama in the late 1600’s. Among the ships he lost was his flagship, Satisfaction.
What was the point of that brief history lesson, you ask? Well, the new, limited edition Captain Morgan 1671 Commemorative Blend is inspired by the Satisfaction. In fact, Captain Morgan’s latest spirit is finished in Spanish Oak, which is said to have also been used in the barrels that were on board Captain Morgan’s doomed ship. Kinda cool, right?
Also cool is the fact that it’s one of few commemorative blends that’s affordable. You can get your hands on a bottle of Captain Morgan 1671 Commemorative Blend (750 mL) for only $19.99.
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I absolutely love “The Walking Dead!” In fact, I’m watching it right now on AMC as part of “The Walking Dead” marathon before the season premiere airs on October 13. Rick just killed the somewhat psychotic prisoner with an ax (good riddance!) and now Herschel is about to regain consciousness following the whole leg being chopped off fiasco (yay!). I’m sure you’re all familiar with everything that went down in season three, so let’s talk cocktails, shall we? Captain Morgan Rum has crafted a handful of cocktails that are ideal for those of us with a love for zombies and a warm spot in our hearts for a group of survivors just trying to make it out of the zombie apocalypse in one piece (and I do mean that literally).
Check out Captain Morgan’s recipes below and cheers to another season of one of the best shows out!
The Walker (Pictured Above)
1 oz Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum
½ oz Stirrings Espresso Flavored Liqueur
3 Dashes Chocolate Bitters
5 oz Cola
In an ice filled collins or rocks glass combine all the ingredients. Stir to blend.