Memorial Day weekend is finally here! Fire up the grill, gather your friends, and shake up this delicious Island Time Cocktail.
Lets kick-off the summer season in style (and with a free bottle of rum keep reading for the giveaway details below)!
When the great folks from Blue Chair Bay Rum contacted me about creating a special drink for Memorial Day, I happily accepted! Their line of premium-blended rums, all distilled in Barbados, include four delicious flavors- Coconut, Banana, Coconut Spiced, and White. They had me at rum, but once I heard that singer-songwriter Kenny Chesney was the mastermind behind Blue Chair Bay, I had to jump on board!
As a longtime Kenny Chesney fan, I felt that his beachy, carefree, no shoes, no shirt, no problem attitude was the perfect inspiration for a Memorial Day drink.
Full of fresh tropical fruit and refreshing coconut rum, each sip of the Island Time Cocktail offers a promise of the lazy-hazy days of summer that await us. Those slow, nowhere to go, nowhere to be days are what island time is all about! We could all use a bit more of that, dont you think?
This drink is part Pina Colada, part Painkiller, and 100% delicious. Blended with ice, the Island Time Cocktail is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day. With temperatures expected to top 80 degrees this weekend, you might want to double up and make a few batches for your Memorial Day BBQ- theyll disappear faster than the Caribbean sunset!
From the moment I popped the top on this Blue Chair Bay Coconut Rum, I knew I was in for something special. The sweet aroma reminded me of cracking open a fresh coconut on the beach. The rum is crisp, smooth and refreshing, like taking a sip straight from the islands! Because the coconut flavor is mild, it would be a great addition to any of your summer cocktails.
This Memorial Day weekend may the warm breezes be blowing and the cold drinks keep pouring.
Are you ready to get on Island Time and set sail for summer?
I cant wait to try the other rum flavors from Blue Chair Bay and nows your chance to try them too! One lucky reader will take home their own bottle of rum. Entering the giveaway is easy and the randomly selected winner will be announced here (and on Facebook) on June 1st, 2015.
The winner of the Blue Chair Bay Rum Giveaway is ASHLEY! Congratulations!
WAYS TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:
1. Subscribe to Blue Crab Martinis email newsletter (subscription box located on homepage)
2. Pin an image from this post
3. Comment below with the rum flavor you would choose if you win
Each of these will give you one entry, (but you dont have to do them all to win). Best of luck to everyone that enters! The contest will run from May 23, 2015 11:59pm May 31, 2015.
- 2 cups of ice
- 4-6 oz Blue Chair Bay Coconut Rum
- 1 cup freshly chopped pineapple
- ½ orange, juiced
- 1 lime, juiced
- 3 TBS cream of coconut
- Slice of fresh pineapple, for garnish
- Combine all ingredients into a blender and pulse on medium speed until well blended.
- Serve cold with a slice of fresh pineapple. Enjoy!