Cocktails

Pagan Holiday

I have a thing for Thai food. I love the mixture of flavors like basil with spice and cooked fruit. One of my favorite Mojito riffs is to make one with Stiggins Pineapple Rum and basil instead of white rum and mint. It’s delicious. You should try it. So when I needed a recipe for [...]

Filed Under: Cocktail Recipes, Cocktails, Rum, Tiki

Le Latin

In the Craft Cocktail world, bartenders tend to be creative types. They work hard to build style that is fast, efficient, and pleasant to watch. They work tirelessly on perfecting technique while memorizing hundreds of recipes filled with esoteric ingredients from around the world, and – ultimately – they desire to create a cocktail of their own [...]

Filed Under: Cocktail Recipes, Cocktails, Rum

Frank Dedieu Wins Bacardi Legacy 2015

Note: This article was originally written to appear in Tasting Panel Magazine. In the world of rum, there are iconic drinks that never seem to lose their luster. The Daiquiri, the Mojito, the Mai Tai – all are drinks that have survived fame, deterioration of cocktail culture, and the cocktail renaissance – as greats that [...]

Filed Under: Awards, Cocktails

Jon Hamm’s Briefcase

Sometimes we just have to accept that our creations do not remain our own. We put them out into the world and we know not what will become of them until it has already happened. Of course I’m talking about a drink. What else would I be talking about? Jon Hamm’s Briefcase (aka Dead Last) [...]

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Revisiting the Twelve Mile Limit

You never know when or where inspiration may strike. The Twelve Mile Limit is a drink I really love, but I have to confess that it’s not one that I often have. Keeping a mental Rolodex of drink recipes that I like in my head can sometimes lead to complete brain lock-up when ordering a [...]

Filed Under: Cocktails, Rum

Rum Society and MurrayAid at Caña

Murray Stenson is a legend among bartenders and lovers of craft cocktails. The long-time Seattle bartender has been elbow-deep in the craft for longer than most of today’s best bartenders have been drinking anything stronger than juiceboxes. He has won awards such as American Bartender of the Year, and is considered by many bartenders and [...]

Filed Under: Cocktails, Random

Piña Colada

Get that stupid song out of your head because we aren’t discussing that abomination in this one. Just get it out of your head, I’ll wait. Done? Good. Moving on. The Piña Colada is a tropical drink that lots of people think of when summertime rolls around and starts making everything all warm and toasty. [...]

Filed Under: Cocktail Recipes, Cocktails, Rum