Lushworthy

31 Jul

To celebrate summer Malibu Rum has teamed up with singers Ciara and Taio Cruz for a summer concert series titled the Radio Maliboom Boom Station Invasion Tour. The tour kicked off earlier this month in Miami and has made stops in Virginia Beach, Jersey Shore, and Boston. As far as I know tickets to the concert can only be won so be sure to check out Malibu’s Facebook and Twitter pages as well as MalibuConcertTour.com for your chance to win tickets.

The remaining tour dates for the Radio Maliboom Boom Station Invasion Tour are as follows:

Thursday, August 4:  New York City, NY — Ciara Saturday, August 13:  Dallas, TX — Ciara Thursday, August 18: Chicago, IL — Ciara Thursday, August 25: Los Angeles, CA — Taio Cruz Saturday, August 27: San Diego, CA — Taio Cruz

Thursday, September 1: Phoenix, AZ — Taio Cruz

30 Jul

So while browsing the net I’ve come across a few pictures of what appears to be some new kind of Corona. It’s in the regular Corona bottle, but instead of a yellowish hue it has more of a red one. I of course assumed that Corona was introducing some new kind of beer, but after doing a little research I found out that that’s not the case. It’s called the “Candy Corona” and it’s a regular bottle of Corona but with a splash of grenadine and vodka added to it. Apparently it’s the “new new.” I gotta be honest with you guys though, I’m sure I’ll give this a shot just to see what’s it’s about but it sounds pretty awful if you ask me.

Just the thought of Corona and grenadine is making my stomach do flips. Who came up with that? And to be honest I might feel a tad embarrassed asking a bartender to make a “Candy Corona.” I just pray that they know what it is and that I don’t have to explain to them that I want a bottle of Corona with a shot of vodka and grenadine it. That might just warrant an immediate call to AA. But I shall man up for the masses and give this very unique drink a try. Check for a review on here some time next week. And for those eager to try the “Candy Corona” check out the recipe below.

INGREDIENTS

1 shot vodka 1 tbsp grenadine 1 bottle of Corona

A slice of lime

DIRECTIONS

Drink your bottle of Corona a little bit past the neck. Add the shot of vodka and grenadine. Tightly cover the top of your bottle and shake to mix ingredients. Add a slice of lime.

28 Jul

Nothing says summer like coconut-flavored vodka. And making their way into the coconutty liquor realm is Smirnoff who recently announced the release of their new Smirnoff Coconut. The introduction of Smirnoff Coconut is sure to shake things up in the liquor world with so many company’s already fully promoting their coconut liquors this summer.

“Coconut has taken the beverage category by storm, becoming a popular flavor that consumers are calling for,” said David Tapscott, Brand Director, SMIRNOFF Vodka. “As the world’s most awarded and best selling premium vodka, SMIRNOFF looks to deliver the best value with every liquid that joins our flavors line.  SMIRNOFF Coconut follows suit, using natural ingredients that make for an authentic coconut taste.”

Once you get your hands on Smirnoff Coconut be sure to try out these refreshing cocktails.

Easy Go Round

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz Smirnoff Coconut

Squeeze Fresh Lime

Top Pineapple Juice

DIRECTIONS

Squeeze lime.  Then build in glass.

Go Nut Coconut

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz Smirnoff Coconut

Splash Cranberry Juice

Squeeze Fresh Lime

Top Energy Drink

DIRECTIONS

Build in glass.

28 Jul

Atlanta wine enthusiasts are sure to be in for quite a treat at the August 4th wine tasting at Ray’s On The River. The wine tasting is open to the public and for only $45 you’ll have the opportunity to sample wines from Napa Valley winemakers Pall Hobbs and Shafer, Food & Wine’s 2009 winemaker of the year Charles Smith, and Australia’s  Ben Glaetzer. The wine tasting will of course include a bevy of hors d’oeuvres and if you care to stay for dinner you’ll receive 20 percent off your bill. The event will kick off around 7 p.m. and conclude at 9 p.m.

To reserve your spot call Ray’s On The River at 770-955-1187. 

26 Jul

The Belve Music Lounge has set up shop at some of the country’s biggest music events so it’s no surprise that they’ll be invading Lollapalooza next month in Chicago. Belvedere Vodka will hold their Belve Music Lounge on August 5th and August 6th and all you have to do to attend is RSVP via their Facebook page. Make sure you RSVP now because space is very limited. I had the opportunity to check out the Belve Music Lounge at last years Winter Music Conference in Miami and I had a blast so make sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity!

26 Jul

I don’t even know how I came across this recipe on eHow.com, but I must say that you really have to be one lushworthy individual to think to combine vodka and gummy bears. But hey I’m not complaining. This is one recipe that will without a doubt be added to my growing Rolodex of drink and alcohol related recipes.

Step 1: Buy a pound of gummy bears and put them in a tall glass or mug.

Step 2: Pour vodka into the glass of gummy bears until it comes to the top of the gummy bears.

Step 3: Cover the mug with plastic wrap and put the mug in the fridge for about five days. Don’t get afraid after two days or so when there is a lot of sugary goo that is some remnants of the sugar from the gummy bears mixing with some of the remaining vodka. This will go away after the four days of soaking in the fridge, and all that will be left will be giant soaked vodka gummy bears.

25 Jul

In this recent installment of “The Plight Of Pill,” Atlanta rapper and Maybach Music’s own Pill spoke on how important it is to drink responsibly. As much as rappers refer to their Hennessy, Moet, etc. it was kind of refreshing hearing Pill speak on the negative side of drinking. The rapper referred to a particular, unfortunate incident which resulted in two DUI’s and gave a few words of advice as well.

“Just a message to the younger kids in college drinking. If you drinking you gotta pay attention to you drink. If you set your drink down don’t go back and drink it. If you with some friends make sure everybody’s watching everybody. Cause somebody could easily put something in your drink,” said Pill.

Yea, this blog is about all that’s great about the liquor and spirits world but at the end of the day drinking responsibly is major and I can’t even begin to stress how important it is. In fact, I’ve even created a new category for Lushworthy that’s dedicated completely to drinking responsibly.

25 Jul

It’s easy for a holiday like National Tequila Day to slip your mind when you live in a state where you can’t purchase alcohol from a liquor or grocery store on Sunday’s. And since National Tequila Day happened to fall on a Sunday this year I completely forgot about this lushworthy holiday. But I’m only one day late so I figure I can still celebrate a bit. And feel free to celebrate with me by mixing up one or more of these tequila-based drink recipes from Sauza Tequila.

Sauza Blooming Berry-Rita

Ingredients

2/3 part Sauza® Silver Tequila

1/3 part DeKuyper® Strawberry Patch Schnapps Liqueur

1 part Frozen Limeade

1 part Sparkling Wine

1 part Water

Handful of Strawberries

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a pitcher with ice. Mix well. Add fresh sliced strawberries. Stir and enjoy.

Cadillac Rio Margarita

Ingredients

2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver Tequila

1 part JDK & Sons™ O3 Premium Orange Liqueur

1 part lime juice

½ part agave nectar

Directions

Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled margarita glass.  Garnish with an orange on the rim.

The Mama Rita

Ingredients

1 ½ parts Sauza® Silver Tequila

½ part Cabernet Sauvignon

1 part DeKuyper Triple Sec

1 part Agave Nectar

1 part Fresh Lime juice

Directions

Combine ingredients in a glass over ice.

24 Jul

Quite frankly, there usually aren’t many drink recipes for the cream liqueurs on the market. When it comes to cream liqueurs you usually throw in a few ice cubes, stir it up a bit, and call it a day. But after doing a bit of research I came across three interesting cocktails that are created using the brand new Qream Liqueur. And if you don’t have a serious sweet tooth you may want to pass on these recipes.

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

INGREDIENTS

3 parts Qream Strawberry

1 part Godiva Chocolate Vodka

Strawberries

DIRECTIONS

Combine Qream Strawberry and Godiva Chocolate Vodka in a martini glass. Garnish glass with a sliced strawberry.

Au Naturale

INGREDIENTS

3 parts Qream Peach

1 part ZICO Coconut Water

DIRECTIONS

Combine Qream Peach and ZICO Coconut Water in a martini glass.

La Reine Magnifique

INGREDIENTS

3 parts Strawberry Qream

1 part Ciroc Coconut

Strawberries

DIRECTIONS

Combine Qream Strawberry and Ciroc Coconut in a martini glass. Garnish glass with a sliced strawberry.

24 Jul

I received a press copy of the first episode of “Bad Girls Club New Orleans” over the weekend and I thought to myself, “I sure wish this was relevant enough to review on Lushworthy.” Then I came to the obvious realization that the Bad Girls are the biggest group of lushes on television and that a review on here is actually pretty suitable. So here goes…

For the past season or two “Bad Girls Club” has kicked off their season premiere with an extremely chaotic scene that usually ends with some kind of physical confrontation. You get all excited about the mayhem you’re going to see in the first episode and then they hit you with the “17 Days Earlier” and rewind to the girls arriving (peacefully) at their mansion. And they’ve yet again stuck with that formula for this season. I’m personally not a fan of it. I feel like they show you all this action in the beginning knowing that the rest of the episode won’t be nearly as action-packed. There were of course a few crazy moments in the episode, but nothing like what you see in the first few minutes.

If I could sum up the season premiere using just a few words they’d be crazy Creole, voodoo dolls, Shawty Lo, and major pizza disrespect. Once you’ve seen the episode you’ll know exactly what I’m referring to. Now moving on to our seven lushes…

Why does it seem like there’s always at least two Bad Girls who hail from New York City? And they all manage to be quite crazy. Well, you’ve got two of those this season. You’ve got a “Goofy Gangster,” an intimidating lesbian chic, a go-go dancer, and a few other nutcases. There’s also one life-sized voodoo doll that I’m pretty sure one of the Bad Girls thinks is a real person (bless her poor, confused little soul). In past seasons there’s been quite a few girls who ended up leaving the show before it concludes, but after watching this first episode there’s only one Bad Girl that I think would voluntarily leave the house.

Overall the episode proved to be very entertaining in that typical “these girls are all completely out of their minds” way that has become so familiar when it comes to the “Bad Girls Club” series.

Be sure to check out the “Bad Girls Club New Orleans” season premiere on August 1 at 9/8c on Oxygen.