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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: Rum’s Best Mixes – Dissecting the Daiquiri

March 25, 2012

Spring weather has arrived early this year and it’s high time to begin to celebrate some island inspired drinks from throughout the ages incorporating juices and other fresh ingredients. From it’s controversial and humble origins in a tiny village in Cuba, one of the world’s most famous yet misunderstood drinks is the Daiquiri. Far from a drink that should be relegated to a blended mix of swill rum and pre-packaged artificially flavored …Read More >

The Rum Diaries: Valentine’s Day Edition

February 12, 2012

Playing Cupid can be a fun thing to do for a bartender. But what are the best mixers for rum to use at home to make a delicious and interesting drink for your Valentine? While it may be contrived Hallmark Holiday sentimentalism, the ultimate goal is to make your sweetheart happy. We have a classic cocktail for you…  For this Valentine’s Day edition of The Rum Diaries, let’s do a …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 >

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