Sweet Gypsy Cocktail

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We’re off to the islands in just a few days and I’m counting down the hours. I can’t wait to get my toes in the sand, and enjoy the warm sun and salty breezes. Even though we live in the sunshine state, there’s always a prettier paradise somewhere close by. You know just like the grass is always greener? Well here the water is always bluer just right over there, so we absolutely love to explore new beaches in the state and in the islands of the Caribbean. Next week we’ll be going to four new islands we’ve never been to and I can’t wait!

There’s a different type of lifestyle at the beach that my family and I love. It’s a much slower, laid back go-with-the-flow type mentality I like to try and keep with me even when we’re back home. At the beach, everyone is your friend, everyday is a party and there’s always good music playing. You haven’t got a care and there’s always a sweet tropical drink in your hand made with the best quality rum.

I’ve tried lots of different rums, and my new favorite is Blue Chair Bay. It’s a new rum that is inspired by the island lifestyle of multi-platinum singer-songwriter Kenny Chesney. But he didn’t just endorse this rum, he’s poured his heart and soul into every step of the creation of this rum, from beach to bottle, and it shows.

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Kenny Chesney wanted a rum that was worthy of sharing with his own friends, and with the development of Blue Chair Bay, he did exactly that. By working with one of the world’s great master blenders, Mike Booth, he was able to create a blend of true beach aged rum. This rum is even created at the Caribbean’s last true beachside distillery, right on the water!

Blue Chair Bay is available in four flavors: White, Coconut, Coconut Spiced and Banana. The White Rum is crystal clear, balanced, with gentle spice notes, and is equally at home on the rocks or in a classic cocktail like a mojito. The coconut is robust yet easy with a just-cracked-open-coconut character (all natural) and an incredibly smooth mouthfeel. The Coconut Spiced Rum is the new way to spice, where cinnamon, nutmeg and clove meet beach-aged rum and natural coconut for a whole new way to experience the islands.

The banana rum, featured in my Sweet Gypsy, tastes like they took your Grandmother’s prize banana pudding and infused it into the highest quality rum. It’s just that good. In this cocktail, I’ve paired Blue Chair Bay Banana Rum with Passion Fruit Liqueur, which makes a the most incredible flavor combination. I finished this cocktail by adding pineapple juice and a little maraschino cherry juice.  It’s a fun, sweet, girly drink that you’ll love to share with friends.

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Sweet Gypsy Cocktail

Yield: 2 drinks

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz Blue Chair Banana Rum
3/4 oz Passion Fruit Liqueur
3 oz Pineapple juice
1 teaspoon Marchino cherry juice
2 marchino cherries with stems to garnish
ice

Directions:

Combine Blue Chair Bay Rum with Passion Fruit liqueur and pineapple juice. Stir or shake and pour over ice. Add mar chino cherry juice and a cherry for garnish.

Serve and enjoy!

This rum is available just about everywhere and starts at $18.99 for a 750ml bottle and $28.99 for 1.75L bottles.To find out where you can purchase Blue Chair Bay rum, download the Blue Chair Bay Rum locator app from the App Store or Google Play.

Don’t forget to connect with BlueChair Bay Rum on Facebook and Twitter!

You can find more great cocktail recipes at BlueChairBayRum.com.

Blue Chair Bay invites you to enjoy its rums and the islands responsibly.

This post sponsored by Blue Chair Bay Rum. All opinions 100% mine.

 

13 Responses to “Sweet Gypsy Cocktail”

  1. 1
    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — June 20, 2014 @ 2:04 pm

    Banana rum?! Oh my gosh, how do I not own a bottle of this already. I want this drink! Have a great time on vacation! I am headed to a beach vacation myself 😉

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    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — June 20, 2014 @ 2:04 pm

    Ohhh yummm. A cocktail most definitely worthy of an island paradise! Enjoy your trip!

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    Ginny McMeans — June 20, 2014 @ 2:08 pm

    Oh, that is sweet as in the very cool way! I will be making this one!

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — June 20, 2014 @ 3:34 pm

    It’s sooo pretty and I love those glasses! have fun on your trip!

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    Matt Robinson — June 20, 2014 @ 3:36 pm

    I will have to try that rum, this looks so good!

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    christine — June 21, 2014 @ 8:45 am

    This sounds like the perfect vacation cocktail. Unfortunately, for me, with 3 kids, a nice escape kind of vacation is not in the near future. Enjoy your island time.

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    Isabelle @ Crumb — June 21, 2014 @ 4:13 pm

    I’m normally not the biggest fan of fruity cocktails, this one sounds like it would go down real easy on a hot summer afternoon. Maybe just a little too easy, even. 🙂 I could definitely go for one of these right about now!

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    Nikki @NikSnacks — June 22, 2014 @ 7:27 pm

    Have fun on your trip! Will you visit any distilleries while you’re there? Or will the rum be visiting your glass? 🙂

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    Nutmeg Nanny — June 22, 2014 @ 9:37 pm

    Hello summer! This is totally my type of summery cocktail.

  10. 10

    Beautiful photos! I’m always looking for new drinks to serve at my book club. Just pinned!

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    Paula - bell'alimento — June 26, 2014 @ 9:15 am

    Kinda obsessed with this banana rum and that cocktail!

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    Stephanie — June 26, 2014 @ 4:30 pm

    I’m a HUGE Kenny Chesney fan. When I heard he was coming out with rums, I knew I HAD to try them. I love all 4 of the kinds he had right now!! The rums are so smooth it’s crazy. Coconut Spiced and Banana are my faves of the 4. I’ve turned MANY people onto these rums and they love them (and they’re not country our Kenny fans)!!!

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