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Rum Drinks for the Occasion

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 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 >

The Rebirth of Rum | Rum For All (Seasons)

April 18, 2013

Fresh off the heels of one of the year’s premier rum events, Rum For All Rumbustious Rum Bar at Astor Center NYC, Denizen Rum continues to turn heads in the world of spirits by showing extraordinarily in blind tastings and beyond. We were extremely lucky to take part in this elite, invite-only group of rum producers chosen by none other than spirits guru F Paul Pacult, co-founder of the Beverage Alcohol …Read More >

Rum is for Lovers – The Airmail Cocktail

February 14, 2013
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  Who says rum can’t be romantic? Cuba seems like it must have been a pretty sexy place to be during the first half of the 20th century and it was swimming in rum and rum cocktails. It’s bartenders, and a handful of American ex-pats who got to continue their craft on the island during Prohibition, invented a long list of now famous cocktails that we’ve discussed at length in …Read More >

The Rebirth of Rum: Labor Day Rum Punch

August 31, 2012
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Yet another summer has come and nearly gone, marked by the coming of this weekend’s Labor Day holiday, here in the States. As summer fades we like to get together with friends and family to celebrate the passing of the season and our dwindling time to enjoy the daylight here in the Northeast. If you find yourself hosting your friends this Labor Day, Punch is a great way to serve …Read More >

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