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Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Uncategorized |

5 Cool Rum Based For Drinks To Try Next Time Your Local Bar Has Happy Hour

If you like rum, then now is a great time to try some really delicious rum based cocktails. Many rum drinks are perfect for warm weather. When you think of cooling, refreshing, tropical cocktails, many of them are rum based. Here are 4 of the best ones to try the next time your bar has happy hour.

Pina Colada

This is a classic. If you like coconut and pineapple, then you will love this cocktail. It is made with pineapple juice, rum and coconut cream. The ingredients are blended with ice and served cold and frothy. The drink is sweet due to the pineapple and coconut cream (which usually has sugar, unlike plain coconut milk).

Hurricane

If you ever spend time down in New Orleans, then odds are you will run into a hurricane. This is a very popular drink that is made with dark and light rum, passion fruit juice or syrup, and lemon juice. Some bars will also use grenadine to give it an even darker, richer red looking color. It is served over ice in a tall glass and garnished with an orange and a cherry.

Mojito

The mojito is a simple cocktail traditional to Cuba. It is made with sugar, crushed mint leaves, rum (traditionally white rum), club soda, and a touch of lime juice to cut the sweetness. It is served over ice and is garnished with a mint leaf. The addition of mint, sugar and citrus was designed to make the rum smooth and more palatable. Some people find straight rum too harsh, so these flavors were used to create an easy drinking cocktail for cool weather.

Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri

If you are a fan of strawberries, then order yourself this delicious frozen cocktail. It’s made with rum, simple syrup (a basic sugar concoction), lime juice, strawberries and ice. A traditional daiquiri is made with just three simple ingredients: rum, simple syrup, and lime juice. When you add strawberries and ice, and then blend it up, you get a frozen variation. They are very tasty and excellent when the weather’s really hot outside. If you don’t like strawberries, you might order a frozen banana daiquiri.

Zombie

This drink definitely has a scary name, but it’s quite nice and sweet. It’s made with both rum and brandy. Actually there are normally 4 different types of rum used: gold, white, dark and 151(a high proof rum). The other ingredients include sweet pineapple juice and apricot flavored brandy. Finally, a touch of lime juice is added to give the drink a nice citrus flavor.

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Posted by on Aug 4, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Fun And Funky Ideas For Wedding Photo Booth Themes

If you want to create light-hearted wedding photographs that go beyond the normal pictures of formally dressed people smiling with the venue in background, rent a photo booth for your wedding reception. To make renting a photo booth something that will excite your guests and inspire maximum participation, choose specific, fun themes for your wedding photo booth. Inform guests that the themes will change throughout the night to keep them coming back. Some of the themes that you may want to implement throughout the wedding reception are as follows.

New Orleans Mardi Gras Masquerade

Few things inspire intrigue quite like a masquerade ball. Implement a New Orleans Masquerade theme in your photo booth by offering around 10 Mardi Gras masks. These should be fairly ornate to do Mardi Gras justice, but try to make sure they only cover the eyes so loved ones can be easily identified in photo booth pics. Other fun accessories that you may want to include in addition to masks are:

  • Beads! – Everyone who has been to Mardi Gras will expect to be able to wear beads like those that are flown from floats throughout the festive occasion.
  • King and queen crowns – A King and Queen of Mardi Gras is named each year, and guests can enjoy the fun of proclaiming themselves the King or Queen for the photo.
  • Colorful hats – Red, green, and gold are the colors of Mardi Gras, and outrageous hats that include one, two or all of these colors are sure to be a hit.

A Groovy, Far-Out Brady Experience

“The Brady Bunch” became such an iconic phenomenon that it is widely celebrated to this day. This sweet sitcom that lasted only five seasons left a strong impact on American culture, and its sequel series, “The Brady Brides” with Jerry Houser and Ron Kulhman, is also beloved as much as the original show. So what could be better for your wedding than to celebrate being a Brady Bride yourself? Guests of all ages will get a kick out of the retro photo opportunities.

Stock the photo booth with Brady-type props. You can get commercially licensed costumes of all the Brady kids that are complete with wigs. That’s a good place to start. Here are some other essentials:

  • A ceramic horse – This prop survived for all the Brady sequels, including the 1990’s spoof feature films.
  • Balloons with words used by the Bradys – It’s not hard to find balloons with words like “far out”, “groovy”, and “neato”.
  • ’70’s-inspired fashion extras – Be sure to visit your local thrift shop and pick up some bell bottoms, fringe vests, ’70’s-style sunglasses, a pair of reading glasses without lenses (for those who want to portray Jan!), and platform shoes.

Finally, keep in mind that a rented wedding photo booth can serve to both entertain guests and provide lasting mementos for you and your guests. When you implement these themes, you also add another dimension of fun that all those who attend the wedding can enjoy. Years from now, you may look back on the reception and laugh at things that were said, done and photographed in the booth. Check out a company like Rockit Social Booth to learn more about wedding photo booths for rent.

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