Matt Robold

Mojito

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 [...]

Filed Under: Cocktail Recipes, Cocktails, Featured, Rum

Three Dots & A Dash

I love the smell of Tiki in the morning. Come to think of it, I love the smell of Tiki in the afternoon, evening, and in the middle of the night too. I guess what I’m saying is that I really like Tiki drinks. Three Dots and a Dash may be a bit of a [...]

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Missionary’s Downfall

Something that’s best described as refreshing, herbal, and delicious? Now that sounds like a drink I could get behind. Throw in one of the greatest cocktail names ever and how could anyone resist the siren call of a Downfall? The Missionary’s Downfall first appeared in Don The Beachcomber’s back in 1940s, though Jeff “Beachbum” Berry [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

Filed Under: Interviews, Rants, Rum

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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