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Drink Recipe: Merchant’s Remedy

May 20, 2015
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Throughout the Caribbean, at nearly every beach bar, restaurant and rum shack, sweet tropical drinks are a mainstay. Popular ingredients like fruit juices, lime, coconut cream, bitters and, of course, rum are common. Different variations on these traditional island cocktails are numerous and everyone seems to have their favorite mix. For us, most of these “beach drinks” are a bit too sweet and the rum is overpowered by the rest of …Read More >

Mixologist of the Month: Josh Goldman

May 11, 2015
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Our Mixologist of the Month is Josh Goldman, LA based bar owner and spirits consultant at SoignĂ© Group. Here’s the interview… 1. What’s your story? How did you get interested in cocktails? I started bartending in the 90s as a way to support myself while I was going to school. I didn’t get interested in cocktails or at least well made cocktails (this was the 90s and I was working …Read More >

A Look at Hampden Estate

April 17, 2015
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Denizen Aged White and Merchant’s Reserve were developed to have a signature flavor that would stand out in great cocktails.  To obtain that flavor profile, our blends are created from character-filled rums that were sourced from some of the finest distilleries in the Caribbean.  One of those distilleries is the legendary Hampden Estate in Trelawny Parish, Jamaica. Hampden Estate has a long history of sugar production and rum making in Jamaica. …Read More >

Welcome the changing seasons with a Spring Punch made with Denizen Aged White Rum

April 7, 2015
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Buried deep inside the popular Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is a restaurant/bar/club that breaks the rules of modern Vegas nightlife. Rose.Rabbit.Lie combines all elements of entertainment in one venue and can almost be compared to the supper clubs of the 1920′s. Whether you’ve come for delicious food, live entertainment, to socialize or indulge in a few cocktails, Rose.Rabbit.Lie has you covered. The cocktail menu here is full …Read More >

Merchant’s Negroni

March 17, 2015
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The Negroni is a popular drink that dates back to 1920 and remains a favorite among cocktail enthusiasts across the globe. It’s simple to make with just three ingredients in equal parts (gin, sweet vermouth and Campari) yet sophisticated enough to scare away more than a few non-believers. Many variations of this classic have been created over the years but few of them capture the distinct character of the original. …Read More >

Dionysus and the Erotes: an updated Prohibition era classic

March 4, 2015
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The Between the Sheets cocktail was a popular high-octane rum drink from the Prohibition era. It has an interesting flavor profile that might tempt you to drink them all night, but be careful, they pack a punch. Many classic cocktails evolve over the years and the BTS is no exception. We’ve seen this recipe altered to include various liqueurs, vodka and even tequila. Some of these variations were more successful …Read More >

Smoked Banana Daiquiri – escapism in a glass

February 17, 2015
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The best tiki drinks bring together an array of exotic elements to create a one of a kind experience. Whether it’s the aroma and flavors of the ingredients or the intoxicating visuals from specialty mugs and garnishes, you are surely in for something creative and original. Much like the south seas decor of classic tiki bars, the cocktails were meant to be a form of escapism. This month’s Rum Mixology …Read More >

Mixologist of the Month: Zac Overman

February 2, 2015
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Back by popular demand, we’re reviving our Mixologist of the Month segment. Join us for a 7 question conversation with Zac Overman.   1. What’s your story? How did you get interested in cocktails? I grew up in North Carolina, and didn’t really drink until I was into my mid-20s. A lot has changed there in the past ten years, but at the time you couldn’t really get a good …Read More >

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 >

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