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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 >

10 Best Rum Mixes You Never Knew About

July 28, 2011

Martin Cate had a great point in our post on Smuggler’s Cove last week; no other spirit has the versatility of rum. As befitting its amazing history, it travels extraordinarily well. Yet, sadly too many people experience it only in a standard rum and coke. And coke is such a strong flavor it dominates the taste of most rums; trapping the great taste of the rum. You may be one …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 >

Mixologist of the Month: Chris Hannah

July 14, 2011

You can’t get very far profiling the top mixologists without running into Chris Hannah. So it’s only natural in this – our 3rd post in the top mixologists in our Mixologists of the Month series –  that we wander on down to New Orlean’s and shine the light on the man behind the bar at Arnaud’s The French 75. Almost 100 years old, Arnaud’s is a legend on Bourbon Street in …Read More >

Rum Drink Recipe for Independence Day: Liberation Punch!

July 4, 2011

With a name like Denizen we wanted to provide you with something special for Independence Day. So what cocktail drink ingredients best provide a literal and historical connection to the American Revolution? How about the famously contentious tea and one of the en vogue spirits of the colonies, Caribbean rum? This Liberation Punch from master mixologist Marshall Altier is a nod to the punches that would have been popular in …Read More >

Mixologist of the Month: Julie Reiner

June 23, 2011

Mixologist A profile of Julie Reiner, her roots in Hawaii and how she’s brought a fresh Polynesian spin to New York’s cocktail scene. Roots A true island girl, raised in Honolulu, Hawaii before moving to Florida for school. Becoming a Mixologist After cocktail waitressing in Honolulu in her late teens, Reiner started to develop her interest in cocktails and a passion for the right mix of people and drinks. After …Read More >

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