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Featuring a new cocktail, its recipe and a brief history of the popular drink! 

January 31, 2020 featured cocktail...

Directions: 

Pour ice water in tall serving glass and prepare ingredients in shaker.  Shake ingredients with ice, pour ice water out of serving glass and replace with shaken ingredients. Garnish with orange/cherry toothpick and/or umbrella and straw.

Non-Alcoholic

Keep the above recipe but substitute 7UP or ginger ale for light rum and grape juice for dark rum. Shake ingredients (excluding 7UP) with ice, pour in chilled glass then top with 7UP and garnish.

History

This drink is thought to have originated in the Bahamas or Jamaica around the 1950's.  There are a few theories about the drinks origination.  One is that it refers to a famous Caribbean dancer, Dottie Lee Anderson. Her stage name was "Bahama Mama".  She was featured in the same popular magazine that glamourized the drink as a popular, strong drink of it's time.  Another theory is that it was inspired by the Prohibition when the Bahamas were a hub for smuggling rum. 

Next featured cocktail is the MOJITO!

Last featured cocktail was the Long Island Iced Tea!

As always drink responsibly or try the non-alcoholic versions!

The best times in life aren't spent worrying over the past.  The best times are spent living in the moment.  Life is about those great times with friends and family.  It's those days we spend making great memories that we cherish for a lifetime.  So, get out there and enjoy the season!  Just don't overdo it.  Make or order this featured cocktail with or without alcohol as a perfect accent to a holiday event or a night out on the town with some family or friends!  

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