Did you know that August 15th is National Relaxation Day? The summer is the perfect time to take some time off from the daily grind and make it your mission to enjoy yourself and relax. Tommy Bahama knows this and wants you to go ahead and treat yourself to some well-deserved relaxation time, because you should strive to “make life one long weekend.” Keep reading for my favorite way to relax, find a very Chillax-ing cocktail recipe, and enter to win a relaxing trip courtesy of Tommy Bahama! As you know, Haute Cocktail is all about getting dressed and enjoying life one cocktail-icious moment at a time. Life should be celebrated, explored and enjoyed. Depending on the person, or mood, this could mean a lot of things. A great way to celebrate and enjoy ourselves is by doing something that relaxes our body and brings peace and happiness into our minds and hearts. Sometimes it’s all about the little things, like a glass of wine at the end of a long day, and other times it’s more about planning and creating the perfect scenario for it, like a fabulous trip to the beach. I love to relax near nature, more specifically a body of water. I love putting my bikini on and wearing something cute and comfortable to take a walk and then treat myself to a cocktail. If I can’t make it to the beach, or better yet, to Miami; I take myself to the park to lay under the sun, enjoy the view of the river and NYC, listen to some music or read a book. Then, I walk by the water and make my way to my favorite outdoor bar for a frozen drink and a delicious meal straight from a food truck. After sunset, I go back home to make myself a cocktail (like a ‘Chillax’!) and enjoy a good movie with great company. There you have it! My not so secret way to relax and unwind. Now, read below for the recipe for that Chillax cocktail I told you about. Cheers!
1 1/2 parts Cruzan® Mango Rum | 3/4 parts Cruzan® Vanilla Rum | 1 part Mango puree | 1 part Coco Lopez | 1 1/2 parts Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Shake over ice and immediately strain over cube ice.
After a dose of relaxing inspiration, be sure to enter Tommy Bahama’s “Summer of Go” sweepstakes to win a trip to jet set into relaxation. Also, stay inspired, relaxed and in-the-know of any special events by following Tommy Bahama on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
In New York City on August 15th (National Relaxation Day)? Make sure to keep an eye out for Tommy Bahama fleet of ice cream trucks giving away free ice cream! A sweet treat is always a welcomed way to relax. Now, go relax!
Many thanks to Tommy Bahama for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to “make life one long weekend”