A Mountain of Crushed Ice is Rum Blogger of the Year 2013 UK Rumfest Golden Rum Barrel Awards

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How a Mai Tai should NOT be and how it should be

Demerara Rums from Guyana

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Demerara Rums Part Two

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Demerara Rums Part Three

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Cachaca and Rhum agricole, what`s the difference?

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Sugarcane!

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Tahitian Vanilla Syrup

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Hibiscus Grenadine

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Gomme syrup

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Learn how to easily open a coconut and mix up a tasty Coconaut.

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Cachaça de Minas Gerais – João Andante

The liquid gold of Brazil….Cachaça.

If you`re not familiar with cachaça i wrote a post about cachaça and rhum agricole long ago and tried to explain the difference between them since they both are made from sugarcane juice and yet so different.

The cachaça i have here now, João Andante – is a handcrafted [...]

Aged Cachaça – Leblon Reserva Especial

Last week i wrote about the Cedilla – and excellent acai liqueur from the house of Leblon and now it´s time to present their new aged cachaça as well – Maison Leblon Reserva Especial – a special limited aged cachaça that were recently introduced in Brazil.

Leblon Cachaça recently won the best cachaça and [...]

Cedilla – Açai Liqueur from the House of Leblon

Here comes Brazil!

I just got my hands on Leblon`s new açai liqueur…

Açai is a new macerated fruit liqueur made by Maison Leblon and is made from Zambazon açai berries from the Amazon region in Brazil. Straight from the rainforest, exotic and purple – yeah…this really speaks to me.

I “sort of” knew [...]

GARRETT`S MAITINI AND PELE´S BREATH

Browsing through Remixed i always stops at the picture of Garrett`s Maitini – it looks so deliscious! i have of course since long been thinking of making it but never got that far until now.

I need to switch out the rum though since i don´t have Bacardi 8. As you can see from [...]

THE GREEN MAGIC POTION AND A CHARTREUSE DELIGHT

Green chartreuse is really something – its the elixir of pure pleasure! a little of it and its like magic drops transforms an average drink into a potion of dreams..

This magic potion made by the Carthusian Monks since the 1740s and composed of distilled alcohol aged with 130 herbal extracts can really make [...]

CANAL STREET DAISY

A little bit of sour, a little bit of sweet, a little bit of strong and finally some weak..and no, its not a Planter`s Punch i`m making – its a Canal Street Daisy!

It takes its name from the famous Canal street which was made in the colonial era and divided the downriver older [...]

FUNKY HURRICANE

A real Hurricane Cocktail made with natural ingredients and not the chemical mix is a divine thing to the palate as we all know and have also written about. And so one day i got the chance to come up with a twist of this drink which will have to serve as an appetizer before [...]

CELEBRATE REPEAL DAY 2010!

Repeal Day on dec 5th commemorates the anniversary of the day the United States repealed the Eighteenth Amendment and gave Americans the constitutional ability to consume alcohol.

If i could i would have attended the Repeal Day Ball in Washington DC held by the DC Craft bartenders Guild – where several of my fellow booze [...]

THE SEVEN MOST APPRECIATED COCKTAILS FROM THIS BLOG

Its now 2.5 years ago i started this cocktail blog and to celebrate that i`ve hunted down the seven most appreciated drinks made for the blog. Its all original cocktails and twists and also two new drinks that i strongly believe also will last – and eventually make it to the “surviving” bunch.

To [...]

PLANTERS PUNCH – EIGHT VERSIONS OF A FAMOUS RUM DRINK

Remsberg`s Planter`s Punch

The Planter´s Punch is an old rum drink and the origin is unknown to me. The most common recipe is 1/3 Rhum, 1/3 Orange Juice, 1/3 Pineapple Juice and a dash of Grenadine.

The only thing i know is that the recipe has been evolving through the decades and name changed [...]