It’s the national drink of Martinique, a favorite of rhum enthusiasts everywhere, and scarcely known outside of those circles, but the ‘Ti Punch is one of the most easily sipped tropical libations ever concocted.
La Favorite has been producing Rhum Agricole on the island of Martinique since around 1843. The Blanc is made by distilling a fermented mash of freshly pressed sugar cane juice. A single copper column still is used to produce the blanc, which is taken off of the still at around 70% abv (140 proof). This white spirit is then rested in oak before being bottled at 50% abv (100 proof).
OK, so maybe I’m a little crazy for trying to squeeze in a rum review the day before I start my Tales of the Cocktail adventure. I’ve been called worse. Sometimes though, there’s just a rum that calls to you…that sits there on your shelf, taunting you, flirting with you with it’s curvy bottle and […]
Most people probably don't know this, but in 2008 I found myself at a fork in the rode, debating whether to drop the cocktail blogging for cycling and blogging about that. I got really into it for about 12 months and then found other things to do, as is my wont.
One of the goals I had that I never met was riding a full century - a 100 mile ride. In Southern California that is typically accomplished by riding from Orange County to San Diego. Somewhere along the way I just lost my motivation.
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When the air gets a bit too warm and the beaches beckon, there are a few things that come to mind that must be had immediately. Loose-fitting clothes or tight bathing suits must be matched with sunscreen and some body of water. Friends must be gathered and all must enjoy some sort of cool, refreshing drink to calm the warm embrace of the sun. Few drinks are turned to in this time of need more often than the Mojito.
2 oz Rum
.75 oz Lime Juice
1 tsp Sugar or .5 oz Simple Syrup
Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
In the world of rum there are iconic drinks and then there are ICONIC drinks. While most people may not be familiar with the Palmetto or the Twelve Mile Limit, just about everyone the world over knows of the Mai Tai and the Mojito. Both drinks are standard-bearers for rum, but both also share a common ancestor - the most iconic rum drink of all, the Daiquiri.
Queen’s Park Swizzle
Created in Trinidad, constructed with Guyanese rum and a heavy dose of Trinidad's most famous product, it's awfully hard to turn down a Queen's Park Swizzle. The drink is so refreshing and delicious that in 1946 one Trader Vic declared the Queen's Park Swizzle to be "the most delightful form of anesthesia given out today."
Sure, that was in 1946, but the recent resurgence of rum has seen a lot of incredible tropical drinks that were well-past their original heyday return with a vengeance. In bars all over the US, if they have a strong rum selection, they probably have a ...
Iconic rum drinks are numerous. From the daiquiri to the mojito to the omnipresent "Rum & Coke" (or Cuba Libre if you're going to do it properly), they're everywhere. In 1944 one of the most iconic rum cocktails of all, perhaps only dwarfed by the daiquiri, was introduced by Victor "Trader Vic" Bergeron. The flagship of all tiki drinks, it's just hard to beat a good Mai Tai.
Rum 101: Six Summer Cocktails
Rum 101 is a continuing series of posts on rum and rum cocktails
Beating the summer heat is one of the top priorities for any person living outside of the Arctic Circle when the sun begins its months-long crusade to bake every person on the face of the planet. While we’re half-way through summer here in the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemispherists are still waiting for their summer, it seemed like a good idea to talk about six summer rum drinks to keep you cool and refreshed while in your bathing suit.
2 oz White Rum
.75 oz Lime Juice
.25 oz ...