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Classic Rum Cocktails

El Presidente Daiquiri – a new twist on an old classic

June 3, 2015
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When you think of popular rum cocktails, Mojitos, Daiquiris and Cuba Libres probably come to mind. Or maybe you would consider the endless number of tiki drinks that have been created and popularized over the years to be the cocktails that define the category. For a growing number of craft cocktail enthusiasts, however, the El Presidente might be right at the top of the list. This unique drink was created …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 >

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 >

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 >

Denizen Rum’s Best Cold Weather Rum Mixes

November 29, 2013
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  As winter approaches and frigid temperatures roll into the east coast and mid-atlantic regions of the US, we are reminded of the centuries past when rum was the drink of choice of the Northeast Colonies.   The tradition of rum distilling in the US was all but lost by a long list of forces that started as early as the Molasses Act of 1733 and on this Thanksgiving weekend, …Read More >

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