One week from right now I’ll be back home in St. Croix celebrating my 40th birthday with some of you at Eat @ Cane Bay! All the plans are in place for our St. Croix Meet-up + B’day Bash, Friday August 5th starting at 4:30pm, and I, for one, could not be more excited!
As noted in the event notice we posted on Facebook yesterday, anyone who joins us next Friday gets a complimentary rum punch on me! (Yes, it is my birthday, but that doesn’t mean I should get all the gifts, right?)
Our friends at Eat @ Cane Bay promise me that the rum punch will be wikkid to satisfy my proclivity toward strong cocktails, but I don’t intend to limit my sampling to the punch bowl, and nor should any of you that show up for de jam. That’s because this place serves up some of the tastiest signature cocktails west of Salud! Bistro, home to Uncommon Caribbean’s very own mixologist, Jesse Card.
First up on my cocktail taste trials: Sex in the Champagne Room.
Well, a 40th birthday is cause for some serious celebrating, right? And what says celebration more than champagne and… *ahem*… knockin’ boots?
- 2 oz Cruzan Vanilla Rum
- 3 oz Cranberry Juice
- 1-1/2 oz Champagne
According to Katherine Pugliese, owner of Eat @ Cane Bay, the name for the drink was inspired by this popular track from comedian Chris Rock’s 1999 Bigger & Blacker album. Judging by the drink’s uncommon combo of vanilla rum and champagne, though, this cocktail is no joke.
Now, I gotta’ stop here and say something about Katherine… The woman is sexy.
You know those people who exude sexiness in everything they do? Yeah, she more than qualifies. Talking cocktails over the phone with her earlier today was tantamount to calling one of those 900-numbers they advertise on TV late at night. You know, the classy ones with the sophisticated raspy voices at the other end? Yeah, talking to Katherine on the phone about most anything is like that.
I asked Katherine how Sex in the Champagne Room tastes. Her spine-tingling response:
sexy, velvety and plush.
Three simple words, uttered softly with just the right type of breathless intonation…
Oh yes, make mine a double! Here’s how…
Grab a glass. Fill it with ice. Pour in your Cruzan Vanilla Rum. Add cranberry juice. Top with champagne. Get sexy!
Cheers, and see you in St. Croix next week!