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Archive for April 2011

The History Behind the Denizen Rum Name

April 29, 2011

We’re at the Miami Rum Renaissance festival this week supporting the cause. Anytime we’re out like this introducing people to Denizen we get asked ‘What’s up with your name?’ and a lot of the time ‘What’s it mean?’ Here’s the story. It’s really the story of how we came up with Denizen in the first place. The Search We started out with a clear mission: to free the flavor that has …Read More >

Mixologist of the Month: Giuseppe Gonzalez

April 21, 2011

Mixologist Giuseppe Gonzalez   Roots South Bronx by way of Puerto Rico Becoming A Mixologist Giuseppe is a 3rd generation bartender but not on purpose. He attended Cornell University where he earned his degree in neurobiology but the family business had a way of luring him back behind the bar. Giuseppe was working in Boston when he entered his first cocktail competition. He won it and, along with it, a free …Read More >

A Rum Drink Recipe for Emancipation Day and/or Tax Day

April 14, 2011

Your taxes are due Monday. They would normally be due Friday but because Washington is celebrating Emancipation Day that day your taxes are not due until Monday. Hooray! Why not celebrate the historic freedom from slavery and your own freedom of two more days to live tax-free with this special Denizen rum drink and masterwork of mixology we call… Rebel with a Cause 2 oz Denizen Rum 3/4 oz fresh …Read More >

1rst TV Commercial for Denizen Rum: A Lesson in Party Mixology

April 13, 2011

In case you haven’t seen it, we’ve created our first tv commercial here at Denizen. It’s the story of one poor soul who ran out of truly unique rum drinks and another luckier man who knows how to mix well with others. It was inspired by our earliest and loyal fans. Enjoy please.   Special thanks to the good souls at Under The Gunn Productions & MicKira Productions including: Executive …Read More >

Best Cocktail Bars: 1534

April 8, 2011

Finding an amazing cocktail bar is like meeting a new girl, buying the car you always wanted or scoring the perfect shirt: your eyes go wide, your pulse quickens and your senses fire all at once. It’s a rare thing but you know it’s right the moment you feel it. To meet our mission of freeing the world from bland, boring cocktails and bland, boring cocktail bars, we at Denizen …Read More >

Denizen TV: Live at The Mermaid Parade

April 5, 2011

Rasa Don, the designer and original member of epic hip-hop group Arrested Development, is one of the liberated spirits that guides us at Denizen Rum. Last summer he took us to Coney Island’s Mermaid Parade. If you’ve never been, book it in now (this year’s is Saturday, June 18). It is a collection of some of the most liberated spirits around. Last year’s King & Queen were punk artists Lou …Read More >