Home Bar Basics – The Interview

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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 [...]

Santa’s Whiskers

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All the wonderful, classic Holiday cocktails and I have to post my own. The nerve! I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking that I should be devoting this space to the Zig Zag Hot Buttered Rum or – well really, I don’t know that there’s anything else that needs to go on that list. Still, [...]

Santa Teresa Claro

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This rum has been sitting on my review shelf for a long time – longer than I care to admit. I figured it was time to open it up and give this Venezuelan beauty a try. Santa Teresa Claro is a “white” rum offering from Ron Santa Teresa SA, the same people who give us [...]

Look Normal

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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 [...]

Novo Fogo Silver Cachaça

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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 [...]

Caipirinha

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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? [...]

‘Ti Punch

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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. ‘Ti Punch 2 oz Rhum Agricole .25 oz Lime Juice 1 tsp cane syrup Mix all ingredients in a glass with [...]