Whatever your feelings on Columbus Day — beyond the profound sense of joy if you do indeed get the day off — it’s hard not to be impressed by those sea voyages of yore. You know, the whole challenging-an-angry-sea thing with no certain sense of success, let alone safety; also the whole thing about who […]
I am all about a reason to celebrate one of my favorite spirits, rum, so when National Rum Day rolled around earlier this week, you know I had to spend the day creating new rum cocktails. I experimented a good bit, recreating some classic cocktails with variations that incorporated rum in place of the specific […]
We all think we know the Captain. Heck, we kind of love the Captain. He’s the guy with the devilish grin on the label that’s brought spice and booze to budget drinking since college.
Brazil’s getting a lot of flack these days. There were those sorry-looking athlete rooms in the Rio Olympic Village. The Zika story keeps getting worse and worse. Infrastructural and political instabilities still plague the country. And then there was the sewage leak that led to drug-resistant super-bacteria being found in waters off some Olympic beaches. […]
There’s nothing better then market fresh fruit in the summer. Except using that fruit in a delicious seasonal cocktail that is. Featuring fresh blueberries and mint, this mojito screams summer. Cheers!
There seems to be a huge gap in the world of rums. OK, maybe just a couple moderately sized gaps. But they’re there. And they exist between the kind of rum you chuck into Coca Cola, the kind of rum you mix into an honest to goodness decent Daiquiri, and the rum that someone, somewhere, […]
I recently attended the Bacardi Legacy competition finals in San Francisco and while witnessing all of the amazing bartenders from around the world mixing inventive concoctions, I was inspired. Once I returned home, I took a bottle of the Bacardi Carta Blanca from my cabinet and started stirring, shaking and blending. Many delicious concoctions were […]
I love using different lemonades/limeades as mixers for cocktails during the warm weather months. Not only are they easy to make or buy, but who doesn’t love a delicious citrus cocktail?! The limeade in this cocktail provides the tang and is balanced by the maraschino cherry juice that adds a hint of sweetness. Rum was […]
‘Tis the season of long drinks—simple, sippable cocktails served over ice in a Collins glass (or, if you’re Derbying, something like this). One the easiest and arguably most satisfying long drinks is the Dark ‘n Stormy. A spicy, seductive ménage of just a few ingredients: dark rum, ginger beer, lime juice. Put ‘em all together […]