Ron de Jeremy

May 18, 2011
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I honestly don’t think that there has been a rum – or any product for that matter – that I have had more people ask me for my opinion on in hushed tones than Ron de Jeremy. There’s a palpable amount of intrigue surrounding this new product. Here you have a product that has been […]

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Tiki Night at 320 Main

May 16, 2011
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I’m either incredibly smart or incredibly stupid. After spending my Sundays working at 320 Main in Seal Beach, California behind the bar, Jason Schiffer and I decided that if Trader Tiki can do Tiki Nights at the Teardrop Lounge in Portland, Oregon, then why couldn’t we do a series of Tiki nights at 320 Main? […]

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DonQ Gran Añejo

April 19, 2011
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During the 1820s, a Spaniard by the name of Sebastian Serrallés emigrated to Puerto Rico and created a new hacienda named Hacienda Teresa. Being in the Caribbean and owning a decent plot of land, Serralles did what most new farmers did in the region: he started growing sugar cane. In 1865, his son, Don Juan […]

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Rum & Cheese at Eva’s

March 1, 2011
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Nestled along the famous Pacific Coast Highway, spitting distance from the beach in Laguna Beach, California is one of my favorite restaurants: Eva’s Caribbean Kitchen. I’m sure it makes sense that I would love a restaurant that focuses on cuisine from the part of the world that is known for making my favorite spirit. But […]

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English Ruff

February 9, 2011
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English Ruff 1 oz Applejack .75 oz Smith & Cross Rum .5 oz Punt e Mes 1 tsp Gomme Syrup 1 tsp Apfel Schnapps Stir with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. No garnish. I swear this blog isn’t just a repository for my own, personal drink recipes. This recipe is more of […]

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Admiral Rodney Extra Old St. Lucia Rum

January 31, 2011
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We all have our first loves. They’re the ones that we never forget and that always have a special place in our hearts. They’re the ones that caught us by surprise, made us feel things we had never felt before and opened a whole new world to us – new textures and flavors all for […]

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Tanduay 1854

December 20, 2010
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If I were to ask a group of people who the biggest rum companies in the world are, the odds are that only complete rum nerds know that a company out of the Philippines – Tanduay – belongs on that list of most prolific rum producers. In fact, Tanduay is second only to Bacardi in […]

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