Rum

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In the past few weeks I’ve been to London for a week for London Cocktail Week and UK Rumfest, followed immediately by Portland (Oregon) for Portland Cocktail Week. I returned home from my trips tired, well-pickled, and with a slight cold. I also returned to find a request from The Daily Beast. As part of [...]

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Novo Fogo Silver Cachaça

Cachaça isn’t something that gets a lot of regular coverage around here. Some might say that that’s because cachaça isn’t rum, but I say that it’s because I’m lazy and indecisive when it comes to choosing which of the roughly 200 rums and cachaças I have at home to review. Novo Fogo is a relative [...]

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Caipirinha

It’s the national drink of Brazil, made with their national spirit, and it’s internationally awesome. Caipirinha 2 oz Cachaça 2 tsp Sugar Slices of 1 lime Combine all in a glass and muddle limes thoroughly. Add ice and stir (optionally toss in a shaker). What do you do when you have a sugarcane based spirit? [...]

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Trader Tiki, Painkiller NY Change Names

File this under “things people have been talking about a lot for the past two days.” Both Trader Tiki’s Exotic Syrups and Painkiller NY Tiki Bar have announced name changes this week due to litigation relating to trademarks. Both changes have brought on a great deal of anger from the community (though I’ll admit that [...]

Filed Under: Bars, Cocktails, Rants, Rum

5 Things I’ve Learned Behind The Bar

I’ve now spent nearly a year on the working side of a bar every Sunday. I went into the adventure planning on maybe doing a few shifts as a barback for Jason at 320 Main and somehow managed to progress from Jason’s shadow to Sunday Lunch Bartender to Sunday Night Bartender in the process. In [...]

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Ron de Jeremy

I honestly don’t think that there has been a rum – or any product for that matter – that I have had more people ask me for my opinion on in hushed tones than Ron de Jeremy. There’s a palpable amount of intrigue surrounding this new product. Here you have a product that has been [...]

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DonQ Gran Añejo

During the 1820s, a Spaniard by the name of Sebastian Serrallés emigrated to Puerto Rico and created a new hacienda named Hacienda Teresa. Being in the Caribbean and owning a decent plot of land, Serralles did what most new farmers did in the region: he started growing sugar cane. In 1865, his son, Don Juan [...]

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