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Twelve Mile Limit

February 1, 2010
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One of the curses of being a cocktail geek is that like any other obsessed person, you start to collect more and more literature on the subject and start seeking out more of the new. Eventually you end up with bookshelves lined with cocktail books and books on spirits (for some reason I have a lot of books whose titles start or end with “Rum”).

One of the fun things about this “curse” is that “hitting the books” often also means getting your shaker, jiggers, and obsessively collected glassware out and trying all sorts of drinks.

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Zombie Punch

October 29, 2009
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Don The Beachcomber has been mentioned here from time to time, but it’s rare that any of his drinks actually get covered.  Is it because I dislike Tiki?  Because I’m a Trader Vicist – a Bergeronista, if you will?  Is it because I don’t like his “mai tai” recipe?

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El Presidente

October 12, 2009
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The El Presidente is a Cuban-born cocktail from the Dark Days of American tippling – Prohibition.  The history of the cocktail is somewhat hazy, with several different bartenders credited with creating it in honor one or more Cuban presidents in various different bars. The drink has often been lamented as a lost treasure from the […]

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Halley’s Eclipse Rum Punch

September 14, 2009
Halley's Eclipse Rum Punch

Returning to the first ever RumDood & Mount Gay Labor Day Rum Punch Contest (note: future contests should have shorter names), we continue our stroll through the runners up as we focus on the Halley’s Eclipse Rum Punch.  This punch was submitted by Chris Bostick, bartender at LA’s well-known speakeasy bar, The Varnish, and proprietor […]

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Antigua Blue Devil’s Punch

September 3, 2009
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Having already announced the winner of the first ever RumDood.com Rum Punch Giveaway, I figured it was time to discuss some of the other outstanding punches that were submitted. The final decision of who won the competition came down to two punches, the Captain Parker’s Punch and this incredibly delectable entry from recent Culinary Institute graduate and Sous Chef, Alex Sadowsky of St. Paul, Minnesota.

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