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 on Fifth Avenue at 45th Street, Tommy Bahama Restaurant & … Continue reading Raise a Glass to National Rum Day with Tommy Bahama’s Rum Babalu

Sip Island Inspired Cocktails at Tommy Bahama’s in NYC

Celebrate National Cocktail Day on March 24 at Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar in NYC In honor of National Cocktail Day on Thursday, March 24th, make your way to Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar and enjoy the flavors of aloha with tasty, island inspired cocktails. From a classic mojito to a tropical punch, the two-story flagship offers something for everyone. And what better way to celebrate … Continue reading Sip Island Inspired Cocktails at Tommy Bahama’s in NYC

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 warmer as each day flew by. Flowers are blooming, weeds … 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 days and temps will plummet in to the upper fifty’s. … 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 Juice of 1 1/2 Lemons 1 1/2 oz. Coconut flavored … 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 for your backyard celebration. Slightly Sloshed Slushy by Redbook Magazine. … 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 of the tropics.   Banana Cow 1 1/2 oz. Light … 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 Juice of 1 1/2 Lemons 1 1/2 oz. Coconut flavored … Continue reading Friday Cocktail Hour with Shaun the Bartender; Nutcracker Cocktail

Friday Cocktail Hour with Shaun the Bartender Presents; The Caribbean Sunset

I am dreaming of warmer days and sun-kissed beaches.  Fortunately, Shaun the Bartender has created the perfect cocktail to transport me to a tropical paradise. Grilling seafood and sipping cocktails made of rum and fruit juice(s) are always on the menu on hot summer evenings, however, here in the Northwest we are still watching cool rain fall from sky while we wait for spring. I … Continue reading Friday Cocktail Hour with Shaun the Bartender Presents; The Caribbean Sunset

Friday Cocktail Hour with Shaun the Bartender Presents; The Little Green Car

I am in love with this Friday Cocktail and Shaun is correct, the combination of flavors are irresistible!  Rum is always a summer favorite of mine and as we are moving in to spring, yes I know just barely, I am preparing my liquor cabinet and collecting recipes. Little Green Car 1/2 oz. Rum 1/2 oz. Gin 1/2 oz. Melon Liqueur 1/2 oz. Coffee Liqueur … Continue reading Friday Cocktail Hour with Shaun the Bartender Presents; The Little Green Car