Rhum arangé is a speciality of the French islands, so most of them are made with rhum agricole but there´s also some people doing it with molasses rums. Benoît Bail – the maker of Zwazo uses a blend of both styles to get this particular taste and the blend is of 3 different rums [...]
If you love rum you need to listen to “5 Minutes of Rum” – which is notes of rum, 5 minutes at a time. It`s a great podcast that is just starting out and episode 5 is just out. You can find it on the web – here – and then you can also [...]
Here´s another interesting cocktail i stumbled upon, the Black River Punch.
This cocktail was at first an un-namd Planter´s Punch variant. The Planter´s Punch is as we know based on the old rhyme – 1 of sour, 2 of sweet, 3 of strong, 4 of weak…and with that formula you can make all kinds [...]
The term “rhum arrangè” means “arranged rums” – or rather – flavored.
Rhum arrangé comes from the islands of la Rèunion, Mauritius and nearby Madagascar as well as the french islands in the Caribbean.
It`s house or home made rums flavored with fruits, roots and spices that are macerated for a minimum of 1 [...]
Happy Halloween everybody, here´s a drink to wake the living dead! – or at least to make YOU become like a zombie if you make too many…
It´s a variety of the classic 1934 Don the Beachcomber’s Zombie with a blend of aged and overproof rums, plus rhum agricole and then cinnamon, grapefruit and [...]
Rum is my favorite spirit and this seminar took us through the history of rum in general and also it´s role in the tiki bars and how it is made – and they also let us taste 14 different rums and among them were some real gems.
Tracing Rum’s pedigree from the earliest [...]
Easter is around the corner…so let´s toast with a sour that is chilled with colored egg ice balls…
I tried Camper´s fabulous ice egg experiment or how to make colored egg ice balls – yeah i still wanna be a kid sometimes! and booze bloggers are always into some nerdy stuff or another.
Tiki month of february continues with a little something for the valentine`s day…i see more and more romantic cocktails for the upcoming Valentine´s day in the making but nowhere do i see a romantic tiki drink? – looks like somebody has to do something about that and what can be better timing for that [...]
It´s time to visit my sunny agricole rums again, not that i haven´t but it was a while since i made a drink with only rhum agricole because usually i mix my rhum agricole with molasses rum because i like how they get together.
If you wanna know what rhum agricole is you can read [...]
Moving on to the topic of Mai Tai twists from the last post about how to do the original Mai Tai right…
So it´s time to play! the goal here is to stay somewhat true to the Trader Vic´s recipe with only some slight changes because i don´t wanna loose too much of the [...]