Have you ever wondered how they make that delicious creme of coconut used in a Pina Colada? Here is the reverse-engineered recipe.
Possibly the most recognizable Caribbean cocktail, and for good reason, the Pina Colada combines rum, coconut and pineapple—what's not to like?
The heat and humidity have finally arrived and it is time to break out some summer sippers. The Planter's Punch is a pretty common summer drink and one that I haven't had in a very long time. I remember having one many years ago, but it was pretty basic and was probably just rum, sour mix and grenadine. Lots of […]
It’s that time of year when we are assaulted with a new blockbuster movie every weekend until the end of the summer. Many of the movies will be a waste of time because they lack character development or the story is covered up by special effects. But, there is one decent movie coming out, with a really well-developed character, and […]
Though not known as a classic, this drink has been around for almost 120 years.
Resources for evaluating the price of old unopened bottles of whisky, rum, cognac and other spirits.
This is a classic cocktail that is fruity and strong with the two-star ingredients being rum and passion fruit. With other fruit juices added, this drink comes out like a type of fruit punch, with a big alcohol kick. It is believed that the drink was first created in 1939 at the Hurricane Bar in New York, but was made […]
When you think Tiki, you think tropical drinks from exotic locations like Polynesia, and people such as Donn the Beachcomber. You may also know that the tiki fad didn’t begin until 1934. So, if Don the Beachcomber started the tiki trend, what were his influences? Obviously, the Caribbean and south pacific were big influences, but what exactly were these people […]
Most drinks classified as fizzes are pretty straight forward. They usually contain a spirit, club soda, some citrus juice and sugar. They are served in a highball glass with lots of ice and garnished with a lemon or lime wedge. They are a simple classic summer refresher. But once you introduce Trader Vic into the equation, all sorts of things […]
A concise guide to the fermentation and distillation of sugar cane into rum.
With all the rum reviewing going on, I decided it was time to stop and take a cocktail break. I’m still on this rum kick so a cocktail made with a good rum might hit the spot. Since my last rum review was on Pusser’s Navy Rum, the obvious cocktail choice was a Painkiller. The Painkiller is one of those […]
As simple as a rum and coke is, this drink can be vastly improved by using different rums. The best rum is a matter of personal choice, but here are a few suggestions.