Monday, December 11, 2017

Tales of the Cocktail: Rise of the Zombie: Tiki’s Deadly Drink

August 8, 2013 by  
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The Zombie was crazily complicated, with secret ingredients, helping maintain it’s exotic, allure in what was already a fairly wild and unreal landscape.


Tales of the Cocktail: European Rums: What’s the Story?

August 1, 2013 by  
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Global Rum Ambassador, and rum edu-tainer, Ian Burrell reminded that while we often think of rum as Caribbean, it’s really a European beverage, from the beginning.


Review: Denizen Rum

April 10, 2013 by  
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What newcomers to rum often don’t understand is that clear doesn’t always mean faux vodka, and dark doesn’t always mean funky and strong.


Recipe: Original Mai Tai (Victor Bergeron, 1944)

August 30, 2012 by  
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Greeted with a cheer of “Maita’i roa ae!” (roughly “Out of this world! The Best!”), Victor Bergeron’s status in the cocktail world was assured with his Mai Tai.


Tales of the Cocktail: Rum w/ Paul Pacalt and Sean Ludford

August 28, 2012 by  
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Paul Pacalt and Sean Ludford share this history and breadth of rum, and how it should be considered one of the worlds greatest and most varied spirits.


Recipe: Treaty of Tordesillas (a.k.a. “Your Half”)

July 13, 2012 by  
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The Treaty of Tordesillas is an original Boozenik cocktail, mixing rum from the Spanish side, and cachaça from the Portuguese side, of the treaty divide.


Recipe: The Zombie

October 28, 2011 by  
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Nowadays, there are almost as many different Zombie recipes as there are zombies in most low budget horror films. The reason for that is that while this cocktail has a long established name (1939), Don the Beachcomber, was very guarded with the recipes to his inventions, even keeping secret ingredients from his own staff at his bars. Our variant is a take off of the close-to-original brought back to “life” by Jeff “Beachbum” Berry.


Recipe: Hemingway Daiquiri

October 19, 2011 by  
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Once upon a time the Daiquiri was not the gloppy sweet, faux fruit beverage dispensed from a slushee-machine at your French Quarter/Las Vegas/insert-other-home-of-debauchery-here tourist trap. It was once a fine sweet but tart drink, savored in pre-revolution Cuba, Florida, and elsewhere.


Don Q Cristal Rum

August 22, 2011 by  
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Don Q Cristal Rum tastes of cane sugar, light molasses, banana cream pie, papaya, pineapple and vanilla.


Don Q Gran Añejo

August 16, 2011 by  
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This is a nice añejo rum. I prefer sipping it, personally. It would add some nice character to some typical Tiki and other drinks with dark rum, and it’s off-dry finish might take a bit of the sweet off of some too often sugary Tiki concoctions.


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