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 [...]
Here´s a strong and spicy rum drink from Sippin´Safari, it was created at the Hawaiian Village motel and restaurant in Tampa in 1969 by chef Joe King Sui in true tiki style and ambiance back in the golden tiki days.
The drink is a mix of dark or aged Puerto Rican and Myers rums,vodka, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
An interesting fragrant spice and an old favorite tiki drink
The fragrance of nutmeg is very special, i cannot even really describe it – its spicy-woody and fresh, nutty and very satisfying.
Most often i connect nutmeg with either christmas drinks or libations from the caribbean both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Nutmeg and carrot [...]
More blue drinks?
I thought it was enough with the two i made last time but Grog Log is calling for yet another one so i have to obey;-)
The Blue Reef is the second drink on the same page as Blue Hawaii in the Log. Its the Bum`s take on the Blue Hawaii [...]