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Jet Pilot – a tiki classic

January 20, 2015
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It’s no secret that the one-of-a-kind flavor profile of our Merchant’s Reserve Rum lends itself well to an array of tiki drinks. If you’re a fan of tiki cocktails and culture, you surely know the ins and outs of making Mai Tais and Zombies by now. We’ve decided to focus on a delicious, yet lesser known drink that dates back to 1950s era Beverly Hills, the Jet Pilot. The original …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 >

When in Vegas, try a Turning Leaf cocktail at Vanguard Lounge

December 3, 2014
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The cocktail scene in Las Vegas has come a long way in the last ten years and one of the top bars in the city is Vanguard Lounge. Open since 2010 in the super-hip Freemont East District of Downtown Vegas, Vanguard has become a go-to spot for cocktail enthusiasts who want to escape all of the glammed up tourist traps and enjoy a quality cocktail in a unique atmosphere. If …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 >

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 >

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: 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 >

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