Gumby Slumber Cocktail

Gumby Slumber

 

 

Last week I was in the Florida Keys (if you follow me on Instagram and Twitter you would have seen some of the aca-awesomness, and if you’re not, just why? Go ahead and fix that now. Okay? Okay.) I almost didn’t come home. Not even going to pretend that it was anything short of amazing. The food, the people the WATER. It’s ridiculous. I honestly bought an artisan made necklace off a gallery owner’s neck because it reminded me of the water. I had to have it, and this cocktail that I discovered while there.

Gumby Slumber

 

We were greeted at the dock of the luxurious and uber exclusive Little Palm Island Resort & Spa with a tray of these cocktails. It’s called the Gumby Slumber. “It was created and named long ago by one of the Island’s first bartenders. The name was a random thought as he was describing the effect of the drink – your body turns to a “gumby” state and you simply want to “slumber” in a hammock all afternoon. I can attest to that.  I decided to shake it up (literally and figuratively) using Blue Chair Bay Coconut Spiced Rum and Blue Chair Bay White Rum. These rums are inspired by the island lifestyle of multi-platinum singer-songwriter Kenny Chesney. He’s poured his heart and soul into every step of the creation of this rum, from beach to bottle, and it shows.

Kenny (yes we’re practically bff’s now so Kenny it is) wanted to develop a truly great rum that he would be proud to share with his friends, and that’s exactly he did. By working with one of the world’s great master blenders, Mike Booth, he was able to create a blend of true beach aged rum. This rum is even created at the Caribbean’s last true beach side distillery, right on the ocean. Ehem Kenny, I wouldn’t mind seeing this up close and personal. You know research and all.

Blue Chair Bay is available in four flavors: White, Coconut, Coconut Spiced and Banana. The coconut is robust yet easy with a just-cracked-open-coconut character (all natural) and an incredibly smooth mouthfeel. The Coconut Spiced Rum is the new way to spice, where cinnamon, nutmeg and clove meet beach-aged rum and natural coconut for a whole new way to experience the islands. The banana rum tastes like they took your Grandmother’s prize banana pudding and infused it into the highest quality rum. It’s amazing.

 

Gumby Slumber

This rum is available just about everywhere and starts at $18.99 for a 750ml bottle and $28.99 for 1.75L bottles. To find out where you can purchase Blue Chair Bay rum, download the Blue Chair Bay Rum locator app from the App Store or Google Play.

Connect with BlueChair Bay Rum on Facebook and Twitter and you can find more great cocktail recipes at BlueChairBayRum.com.

Blue Chair Bay invites you to enjoy its rums and the islands responsibly.

Baci!
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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Blue Chair Bay Rum. I was compensated for my time. Opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.

Recipe slightly adapted from Little Palm Island Resort & Spa

Gumby Slumber Cocktail

What You Will Need:

  • 1 part orange juice
  • 1 part pineapple juice
  • 1 part cranberry juice
  • 1 part Blue Chair Bay coconut spiced rum
  • 1 part Blue Chair Bay rum
  • sweetened coconut flakes
  • orange slices to garnish

What To Do:

  1. Place orange, pineapple and cranberry juice into a cocktail shaker. Add rum and ice. Shake to combine.
  2. Strain mixture into a tall glass with ice. Garnish with coconut flakes and orange slice.
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19 Comments

  1. 1

    I’m really loving this cocktail!

  2. 2

    Mmm this looks yummy!! I went to Key West a couple years ago – the keys are beautiful!

  3. 3

    I am flat out envious! It’s wonderful you had such a lovely time. The drink looks great—-I guess it’s a small consolation gift. Lol

  4. 4

    This cocktail is calling my name! I am pinning this! My husband loves anything with oranges, so this would be perfect for us! I am so glad you had such a great time!

  5. 5

    Key West sounds like the perfect place to enjoy such a tropical drink. It wouldn’t work here (Maine) today as it is cool, gray and rainy! On the other hand it might brighten the day!

  6. 6

    This cocktail looks amazing. I love all the tropical flavors!

  7. 7
  8. 8

    Your trip sounds like it was fabulous!

  9. 9

    Bookmarked and happening here soon, love this drink!!

  10. 10

    I just want to sip one of these while sitting on a beach chair!

  11. 11
    Ginny McMeans /

    I have got to buy those Blue Chair Bay Rums! Your drink sounds amazing and I am going over to find you on Instagram. :)

  12. 12

    Coconut, pineapple and orange a great combo for a summer cocktail!

  13. 13

    I would have loved to see the necklace you purchased wrapped around the base of these wonderful looking cocktails. Your trip sounds awesome!

  14. 14

    I wish I had one of these cocktails to start the day off with…haha.

  15. 15

    That cocktail sounds fabulous! I haven’t been to Key West since I was in my teens.

  16. 16

    Have Mercy!! This is some cocktail. Just so I know… How many of these can I consume before I go into that slumber state? Eh, doesn’t matter. I want this!! Pinned!

  17. 17

    I’m totally jealous of your trip. Gumby Slumber sounds like the perfect state of being. Luckily, it looks pretty tasty, too! I’ll have to give them a try this weekend.

  18. 18

    I definitely need to connect with Blue Chair Rum and this gorgeous cocktail!

  19. 19

    Paula, this is my kind of cocktail…and I love the name, too!

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