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Articles tagged with 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 >

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 >

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 >

Rum is for Lovers – The Airmail Cocktail

February 14, 2013
Airmail Cocktail

  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 >

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