A Special Extra Rum Society At Caña

May 31, 2012
Thumbnail image for A Special Extra Rum Society At Caña

For those of you in the Greater Los Angeles Area, you may already be familiar with the fact that I spend the last Tuesday of every month guiding a rum tasting at Caña Rum Bar in Downtown LA. These have been a ton of fun, we’ve tasted a lot of really good rum, and I […]

Read the full article →

Cachaça: To Rum Or Not To Rum

May 10, 2012
Thumbnail image for Cachaça: To Rum Or Not To Rum

Cachaça makers and importers have been celebrating the recent agreement between the USA and Brazil that has Brazil recognizing American spirits like Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey in exchange for the American recognition of Cachaça as its own spirit category. Until now all cachaça in the United States has been categorized as “rum” by the TTB […]

Read the full article →

MXMO: TIKI

February 20, 2012
Thumbnail image for MXMO: TIKI

While the blog has seemed to linger in hibernation, know that there are stirrings about and things to come. However, while completely lost in about seven brazillian projects I’m working on, I got word that this month Mixology Monday was going all Tiki. How could I resist submitting one of my current projects for consideration […]

Read the full article →

Home Bar Basics – The Interview

December 21, 2011
Thumbnail image for Home Bar Basics – The Interview

Recently Dave Stolte set out to change the world with an approachable, stocking-stuffable cocktail book for the average drinker. Rather than pander to baser tastes and recipes though, Dave insisted that the basics of a home bar should include the same foundation as used in a craft cocktail bar. To do this, Dave gave the […]

Read the full article →

Santa’s Whiskers

December 13, 2011
Thumbnail image for Santa’s Whiskers

All the wonderful, classic Holiday cocktails and I have to post my own. The nerve! I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking that I should be devoting this space to the Zig Zag Hot Buttered Rum or – well really, I don’t know that there’s anything else that needs to go on that list. Still, […]

Read the full article →

Santa Teresa Claro

November 21, 2011
Thumbnail image for Santa Teresa Claro

This rum has been sitting on my review shelf for a long time – longer than I care to admit. I figured it was time to open it up and give this Venezuelan beauty a try. Santa Teresa Claro is a “white” rum offering from Ron Santa Teresa SA, the same people who give us […]

Read the full article →

Look Normal

November 4, 2011
Thumbnail image for Look Normal

In the past few weeks I’ve been to London for a week for London Cocktail Week and UK Rumfest, followed immediately by Portland (Oregon) for Portland Cocktail Week. I returned home from my trips tired, well-pickled, and with a slight cold.

Read the full article →