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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 >

Mixologist of the Month: John Ng

March 5, 2012

John Ng has risen to be one of the stars of the burgeoning Hong Kong cocktail scene at the bustling MO Bar, Hong Kong. John moved to Switzerland and spent time in the U.S  to study Hospitality Management where he first became interested in making cocktails before returning to Hong Kong.   After his return to Hong Kong, he joined The Landmark Mandarin Oriental to work in the fine dining 2 Michelin …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 >

Mixologist of the Month: Richard Boccato

January 13, 2012

7  Questions for the Mixologist of the Month What’s your story? How did you become so interested in cocktails? I grew up in Brooklyn. That’s my story. As far as cocktails are concerned, I was moonlighting as a doorman at Little Branch in late 2005. I wasn’t very interested in cocktails at that time. Since my duties as doorman did not require me to spend a great deal of time inside of the actual bar, most …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 >

Mixologist of the Month: Jason Littrell

October 27, 2011

Jason Littrell seems to be everywhere these days-he has teamed up with fellow New Yorker Marshall Altier to form the label behind not one but 2 iterations of Jbird, where the duo have come on to pull the downtown New York cocktail culture uptown, with locations in the famed Hell’s Kitchen and Upper East Side neighborhoods. The team has upcoming consulting projects in various locales and are also the brains …Read More >

Best Cocktail Bars: Smuggler’s Cove

July 21, 2011

“Best Cocktail Lounge of the Year” “Best New Cocktail Lounge in America” “Top 3 Spirit-Specific Bars in America” The list goes on for Smuggler’s Cove. So for this, our fourth monthly installment of the Best Cocktail Bars, we travel to the epicenter of West Coast rum mixology, San Francisco, to profile this new but already legendary bar. Atmosphere What if you could go on Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride …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 >