Where To Drink Rum: Trailer Happiness, London

August 9, 2010
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This is a guest post written by Peter and Pauline Holland of The Floating Rum Shack.  Peter and Pauline are avid rum enthusiasts and great friends of both this site and its humble author.  They live in the UK, where they have a much easier time making it down to Trailer Happiness to enjoy what […]

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Rum Dood Cocktail

July 6, 2010
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Rum Dood created by Paul Etter 1.5 oz Smith & Cross .5 oz Cruzan Black Strap .5 oz Lemon Juice .5 oz Lime Juice .5 oz Rothman & Winter Apricot Orchard .25 oz Ginger Syrup .25 oz Falernum Dash Angostura bitters Shake all ingredients with a cup of cracked ice and pour unstrained into a […]

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Zaya Gran Reserva

June 22, 2010
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While many rums embrace the pervasive idea that rum is a mixer to be poured with cola or blended with coconut water and never taken alone, others are fighting against the collegiate stereotype and attempting to establish the category as one equal in sophistication to whiskey or brandy.  Zaya is one of the latter. Zaya […]

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Create The Rum Dood Cocktail – A Contest

June 1, 2010
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People often ask me if I ever get a big head being “The Rum Dood.” At those times I find myself forced to sit back and reflect on exactly how self-important I’ve become. I have my own business cards. I have my name on cocktail menus of bars that use my falernum. I get invited to speak or judge at events. I even have a signature hat!

What I don’t have though, is something that any website with such a self-important author should have: a signature cocktail.

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Hemingway Daiquiri

May 26, 2010
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Hemingway Daiquiri 2 oz White Rum .75 oz Lime Juice 1 tsp Maraschino 1 tsp Grapefruit Juice 1 tsp Sugar or .5 oz Simple Syrup Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Serve frappe. (Download) Daiquiris, Daiquiris everywhere and oh so many to drink.  These days there are more Daiquiri “variations” than […]

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MariePalooza: A Tiki Band Aid

May 24, 2010
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You may or may not know Marie King. Marie is the bar manager at Don The Beachcomber in Huntington Beach, California.  DTB is, of course, the former bastion of the Tiki movement that one Donn Beach once held court in as he introduced the world to drinks like the Zombie (and the 34 other varieties […]

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Mai Tai Madness: The Winners!

May 24, 2010
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Last month I had a crazy idea. What if I held a contest to get people to write about their best rum experiences and then picked the best one and had someone send them a bunch of booze? That dream has become a reality.  After a few weeks of collecting entries, we finally have a […]

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