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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 [...]

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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? [...]

Filed Under: Cocktail Recipes, Cocktails, Rum

Mixology Monday: Ginger – The Drink

Mixology Monday stares me down in the face again, and this month I’ve foolishly agreed to be the host of our monthly cocktail party.  I figured I’d throw out a drink submission of my own, however, before my own deadline expired and I was forced to break my own rules.This month’s Mixology Monday theme, as [...]

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Cabana Cachaca

Since I started down this adventurous path of rum blogging several months ago, a goodly number of people have asked me, “Why, Dood?  Why do you blog about rum?” It’s a fair question.  I think I started for two reasons:  1. It’s fun and 2. Because occasionally you can get free stuff.  So imagine my [...]

Filed Under: Rum, Rum Reviews