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Jet Pilot – a tiki classic

January 20, 2015
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It’s no secret that the one-of-a-kind flavor profile of our Merchant’s Reserve Rum lends itself well to an array of tiki drinks. If you’re a fan of tiki cocktails and culture, you surely know the ins and outs of making Mai Tais and Zombies by now. We’ve decided to focus on a delicious, yet lesser known drink that dates back to 1950s era Beverly Hills, the Jet Pilot. The original …Read More >

Hot Buttered Rum Day, The Denizen Way

January 17, 2015

To celebrate National Hot Buttered Rum Day, we decided to do a little digging into the history of the drink.  Like so many legendary cocktails, this one’s origin is just that; left to legend and lore. Hot drinks with eggs were a favorite in the colder months at the colonial tavern but no one seems to know, as a matter of fact, when butter first started to fortify a hot boozy mix. Many …Read More >

Ring in the New Year with a Merchant’s Air Mail cocktail

December 31, 2014
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Esquire Magazine’s legendary Handbook for Hosts has inspired many of us to throw great parties with the perfect mix of friends, food, music and well-made drinks. It was first published more than 60 years ago so it’s no surprise that the HFH has helped popularize a few quality cocktails over the years. One of our favorites is called the Air Mail and the recipe was premiered in the first edition …Read More >

Velveteen Rabbit creates the Aberdeen Son cocktail with Denizen Merchant’s Reserve

December 23, 2014
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The downtown arts scene in Las Vegas has seen many quality businesses open up shop over the last several years. From galleries and restaurants to clubs and bars, this is the place to be if you’re looking for some of the city’s most unique spots. Velveteen Rabbit is one of the newest bars to open in the arts district and has become a mainstay for quality drink and booze enthusiasts. …Read More >

When in Vegas, try a Turning Leaf cocktail at Vanguard Lounge

December 3, 2014
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The cocktail scene in Las Vegas has come a long way in the last ten years and one of the top bars in the city is Vanguard Lounge. Open since 2010 in the super-hip Freemont East District of Downtown Vegas, Vanguard has become a go-to spot for cocktail enthusiasts who want to escape all of the glammed up tourist traps and enjoy a quality cocktail in a unique atmosphere. If …Read More >

Cocktail Recipe: Harvest Sidecar

November 17, 2014
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With the thermometer dipping down to freezing temps across much of the country over the last week, we were inspired to feature a cocktail that is sure to warm your body as well as your taste buds. Since it’s only mid-November, we’re celebrating the flavors of the season with a simple, well-balanced concoction that shares the subtle taste of pumpkin spice with lemon, Cointreau and rum. For this drink we …Read More >

Cider Rum Punch: the Perfect Halloween Treat

October 29, 2014
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With October 31st right around the corner, it’s time to get all of the necessary supplies for your Halloween party. Once the candy, decorations and food are all in place, it’s time to turn to the most important ingredient, cocktails. Why not impress your guests with a dangerously delicious rum punch this year made with Denizen Rum? Our 8 year aged Merchant’s Reserve is made with a blend of rums …Read More >

Denizen Merchant’s Reserve celebrates the heritage of the original Rum Runners

October 22, 2014

Denizen Merchant’s Reserve has made a splash in the sea of recently released premium rums. Whether it’s garnering accolades from expert spirit panels like the Ultimate Spirits Challenge organized by one of the world’s foremost spirits authorities, F. Paul Pacault, or shaking up the rum world with a long list of praise from the industry’s top critics and bloggers, Merchant’s Reseverve has left its mark early on in its existence. …Read More >

Denizen’s Best Simple Rum Drinks for the Summer

July 16, 2014

It’s hot and rum season is in full swing. We’ve collected a Top 5 List of of simple rum drinks with a little help from the experts that are easy to make at home with just a few common ingredients. While the recipes are simple, they remain staples of the pros for their simplicity and balance.   Rum & Coconut Water As featured in The Night of the Iguana where …Read More >

World’s Best Rum Bars: Hale Pele

February 17, 2014
Hale Pele's back bar: An altar built to the Gods of Rum

Nestled in a neighborhood of Northeast Portland, OR is a little piece of rum history.  Hale Pele has only been open for a few years but has quickly become Portland’s premiere purveyor of Tiki culture and a nationally recognized temple of rum housing an extensive collection of rums from all corners of the globe.     Their current bottle count is around 240, but it fluctuates as rare bottles drain …Read More >

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