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Classic Rum Cocktails

A Tale of the Toddy

January 4, 2013

The Rebirth of Rum: A Tale of the Toddy The Rebirth of Rum series reports on the vast and intricate world of one of the most storied spirits categories in the entire world. The world of Rum spans all seasons and borders and it’s that time time of year again when we look back on the past year and forward to the year ahead. As the cold winds blow in …Read More >

The Rum Diaries: El Presidente Cocktail

July 13, 2012
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What mixes best with white rum? Most would opine fruity mixers like tropical fruits and citrus are the first items to come to mind, and that would not be wrong to conclude. But as a new era of rums and rum connoisseurs is ushered into popular culture, so too does the way we think about rum cocktails. Rum is taking a step back in time, back to a time when …Read More >

The Rum Diaries: A World of Rum

June 26, 2012

A Guide to White Rum   RUM: The word congers up a variety of images for many people. Associating things like Tiki masks, pirate ships, and all things Carribean is not uncommon or incorrect but it doesn’t tell the story of what’s in a bottle of rum. Defining Rum as a category of spirit made from some form of fermented sugar cane is the easiest way to do it, of course, …Read More >

The Rum Diaries – Rums Best Mixes

May 4, 2012

Rum & Coke or Cuba Libre Rum has an esteemed place in the world of cocktails. Drinks like the Daquiri, Mai Tai, and Mojito remain as ubiquitous as ever in cocktail bars, outdoor patios, clubs, and dives around the world. The popularity of these drinks is dwarfed, however, by  the sheer volume of something as easy to replicate as the rum and coke. From college apartments to the most highfalutin nightlife …Read More >

The Rebirth of Rum

January 26, 2012

By: Marshall Altier Another exciting year has passed us by in the world of cocktails and spirits. Everyone wants to know: What will be the next cocktail trend or hot spirit to break through into the market? Is it spicy drinks, low-cal skinny girl concoctions? Molecular mixology re-discovered with nitrous oxide frosted gloss? Hogwash. We would posit that the answers lie in the annals of the past. If we do a …Read More >

The Rum Diaries: Rescuing Classic Rum Cocktails

December 6, 2011

Some of our favorite drinks have been lost to obscurity and cast aside by their sheer lack of panache – the result of being made with rums that have been stripped of their magnificent natural flavor and aroma. This edition finds us with a bit of a cold spell setting in as we approach the end of the year. To get us through the season, here are some interpretations of …Read More >

Let Freedom Reign: 12 Fun Facts on the History of the Cocktail

June 7, 2011

Cheers to the new golden era of the cocktail but let’s not forget those who over history have tried to put a lid on flavor, fun and the freedom of spirits. 1. The first cocktail party was held for 50 house guests in St. Louis in 1917. The house still stands today….as the  residence of the Archbishop. 2. While Prohibition resulted in a decline in alcohol it also resulted in …Read More >

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 >

Welcome to Rum Mixology

March 31, 2011

Hello world! We’re out to save you. We’re here to save you from bland, flavorless cocktails and we’re going to do it one rum drink at a time. During Prohibition, the golden age of the cocktail was shackled and, along with it, the great American craft of mixing delicious spirits into glorious cocktails. Since that time, the flavor of rum has been distilled out of it by mass producers seemingly intent …Read More >