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It’s Full-On Fall

28 Oct

The leaves have turned. Football is always on. A chill is in the air and there is pumpkin- and cinnamon-flavored EVERYTHING. That means it’s full-on fall.

Fall is a fucking awesome season for so many reasons: you can bust out your best coats, long sleeves and scarves, it’s FOOTBALL SEASON, everything smells better (including you) and you can walk to your car without sweating through your shirt. Because this season is so joyous, there are a lot of seasonal activities to partake in, which are obviously all made better with booze. Sweet, sweet booze.

To make your life a little easier, here’s a guide to fall activities and the best booze to accompany them:

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Pirate Juice – Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum

20 Jun

I was recently invited to ‘step into the black’ with Captain Morgan Black spiced rum – the newest member of the Morgan family – and judging by the 94.6 proof, it’s pretty clear that this new rum is the crazy cousin that likes to party balls. This new rum is dark, spiced and very flavorful – and it isn’t just for rum drinkers.

At the tasting, we were schooled in the art of the cocktail by world-renowned mixologist Toby Maloney. He mixed up all different kinds of cocktails traditionally made with whiskey – and they all tasted like magic in my mouth. The dark, full flavor and spiciness of the new Captain Morgan Black brought these old drinks to a whole new level – and pretty much blew my mind. My favorite drink was the Black and Honey, which is strong enough to get you to swashbuckler status and tasty enough to make you want to chug it savor the deliciousness

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Hot Buttered Rum

15 Mar

I know, I know. It’s so warm outside. It feels amazing. But let’s not forget this is Texas. You could wake up on any given day and be frozen to the person next to you with no warning from the weather man. Sucks.

In case that happens, here’s a nice recipe to thaw you out.

NOTE: This is NOT going to help you stay skinny this winter.

Hot Buttered Rum

  • 1.5 oz rum
  • 1 tbsp Hot Buttered Rum Batter
  • Boiling water
  1. Add rum and batter to a mug and stir into boiling water

Batter Recipe

  • 1 lb butter (room temperature)
  • 1 lb brown sugar
  • 1 lb sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 qt vanilla ice cream (slightly softened)
  1. Combine all ingredients except for ice cream
  2. Incorporate into ice cream
  3. Freeze in sealed container
  4. Find doctor to keep on retainer for when you get addicted to this stuff and go into cardiac arrest

Holiday Gift Guide – Booze

23 Nov

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Throwed Thursday – Captain’s Nest

28 Jul

You’ve almost made it. Tomorrow is Friday. It’s hot outside and the weekend’s gonna be baller, so why don’t you sit back and take a sip of this cool treat from the folks at Captain Morgan.

  • 1 oz. Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
  • 2 oz. pineapple juice
  • 2 oz. orange juice
  • 1/4 oz. amaretto
  • Lime wedge
  1. Shake liquids with ice
  2. Strain over ice
  3. Garnish with lime
  4. Forget how much your week has sucked

And now, here are some other Captain Morgan recipes, as told by some hot girls.

The Kraken Spiced Black Rum

24 Jul

I was at an apartment-warming party a few weeks ago for a couple of my college friends who just moved to Dallas. One of my favorite friends (don’t act like you don’t have them) brought a few bottles because he’s awesome, and so when I got there, he offered me a drink (really, this was because some of the people there were boring as hell…also, whoever offers me a drink is my favorite friend at the party). Now, you know the bottle scene at one of these parties. It normally looks like this:

Impressive, I know.

Well, I’m just gonna say it. Sometimes, I judge liquor by their bottles. I used to work in print production (including packaging) and I know which companies can vie for better labels and glassware. I pretty much judge a bottle by its cover. In this case, I thank myself for doing so.

Among the smattering of cheap, never-heard-of bottles, I saw a beautiful glass bottle with a matte-finish, black-and-cream label and two loops on the sides like the olden days, as if to say, “drink me straight out of the bottle.” I said, “I want that.” So he poured me a drink of The Kraken Black Spiced Rum. Delicious.

Normally, “spiced” rum just means “brown” rum. Most of the people I know don’t really care because they’re drowning their rum in Coke, but when it comes to spiced rum, you should probably take a sip of the stuff before you ruin it, just in case it’s actually good. In this case, I would just go ahead and drink it without the mixer.

Now that we’ve established that I like it, I must ask this question: Why on earth would you use mixers on liquors that taste good on their own? You’re not enhancing the flavor. My palette may not be the most refined, but Coke and spices do not taste as good as spices on their own. Shame on you.

Okay, I’m good. Whatever. Just do yourself a favor and go buy a regular-sized jug of Kraken rum and don’t screw it up with cheap soda. If anything, mix with a splash of ginger ale or soda.