It’s getting warmer out there and you know what that means. It’s time for a cocktail.
The nice folks at Blue Chair Bay® Premium Rum asked me if I wanted to try some of their rum. Um, yes! Blue Chair Bay® Premium Rum is owned by country superstar, Kenny Chesney. Did you know Kenny Chesney will be performing here in Indy on Saturday, May 9 at Lucas Oil Stadium? I don’t have tickets, but I wish I did!
Let’s get back to the rum. I’m thirsty and ready for a beachy cocktail.
Here’s a little bit on the history of Blue Chair Bay®(from the website):
“From the shores of the Caribbean comes the Blue Chair Bay® flagship, aged less than 100 feet from the high water line. There’s something about the sunlight and the wind on the water that gets into the oak casks and into every drop of Blue Chair Bay®.” The Rum is made at a small distillery in Barbados.
Blue Chair Bay® makes Banana rum, Coconut rum, Coconut Spiced rum, and Vanilla rum. I asked them to send me some of their White Rum ( to try to to make a cocktail in honor of Kenny Chesney’s upcoming concert in Indy.
I’ve tried a lot of different brands of rum and I really enjoyed this one. The taste is smooth and I like the whole island concept and fun packaging (p.s. it’s also inexpensive). Kenny Chesney lives the island lifestyle, so I think he definitely knows some very good rum. I decided to make something with plenty of citrus, and just a little bit of sweetness. My dad grew up in Florida (very close to the beach) and our family owned a sailboat for a while. I asked my dad what I should call the drink and he suggested “Spinnaker Swing”, which is what it’s called when you parasail off of a sailboat (using the sail).
Spinnaker Swing *
- 1 ½ oz. Blue Chair Bay® White Rum
- Juice of 1 grapefruit
- Juice of ½ lemon
- 6-8 tablespoons of lime juice
- 2 packets of Stevia
Optional: splash of diet ginger ale or a splash of club soda
Shake ingredients very well with ice in a cocktail shaker and pour into a chilled rocks glass. Garnish with a slice of grapefruit and a rock candy stirrer.
Makes 1 drink + a bit extra for seconds!
*You can find videos of Spinnaker Swing (kind of like parasailing off of a sailboat) on You Tube.
Disclosure: I received some Blue Chair Bay® Premium Rum to try to make a recipe. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thanks to the companies and organizations who support Indianapolis Amy.