Rum Barrel Challenge 2015

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The Rum Barrel is a very popular and strong tiki drink, every tiki bar or polynesian restaurant has a different version of it, for that reason, this past weekend’s challenge was very interesting, we had a very good drink  to try a lot of strong rums on it and made a lot of twists and own versions of the barrel…It was a great experimental tiki time and a great opportunity to show our barrel mugs collection!!!! [Read more…]

Jet Pilot Challenge 2015

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Yes, we had another tiki challenge past weekend, and this time the crazy rummy freaks was making pictures, experiments, twists and amazing drunken rituals with another classic tiki drink: Jet Pilot.

Searching on the Bum books I found the recipe of the Jet Pilot on the Sippin’ Safari, it was the version of The Luau Restaurant on Beverly Hills (circa 1958) and it calls for: 1/2oz lime juice, 1/2oz grapefruit juice, 1/2oz cinnamon syrup, 1/2oz falernum, 1oz dark jamaican rum, 3/4oz gold puerto rican rum, 3/4oz Lemonhart 151 Demerara, 1 dash Angostura bitters, 6 drops Pernod. [Read more…]

Fog Cutter Challenge 2015

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This past weekend challenge was the #fogcutterchallenge2015 …and of course I want to participate!!! At this time I made 2 different twists on two different versions of this classic tiki drink.

    The Fog Cutter is a blend of rum, brandy and gin…it’s the Long Island Ice Tea of the tiki drinks, created by Trader Vic, he wrote about his creation “After two of these, you won’t ever see the stuff”. This was his third most famous drink.

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Navy Grog Challenge 2015

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Past weekend the Instagram user @el_nova_1 introduces a challenge about a classic tiki drink: Navy Grog.

The challenge had easy rules, you have to publish a picture of a Navy Grog on Instagram and write the hashtag #navygrogchallenge2015 during the weekend. You can publish a pic of the drink that you have done, or the Navy Grog that you are drinking on a bar, or your own twists on the original recipe, or what you want related with the Navy Grog. [Read more…]

World Traveller

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Juan Pablo Dukart is the head bartender at Rico Tiki Bar (Mar del Plata, Argentina) and is one of the 10 finalists of the Bacardi Legacy of Argentina, he is just in the last step to have the chance of being the only one bartender from Argentina in the international final of Sidney (Australia). Today is the great day of the argentinian final and from here we want to send our support to Juan Pablo and his cocktail called World Traveller. [Read more…]

Rum Review: Ti Arrangés de Ced’ Vanille Macadamia

vm1 Les Rhums de Ced’ is the personal project of Cédric Brement. He started creating rhums arrangés at home ten years before than he starts with Les Rhums de Ced’, testing his experimental products with friends and family, but, after, the friends of his friends started to order his rhums arrangés, and he decided to start with that project three years ago. Cédric had a great philosophy: he only works with fresh fruits, locally produced or transported by air, to ensure the freshness of the flavors and the aromas of the fruits. He only uses Agricole AOC Rhum from Martinique and Bourbon vanilla for his rum infusions. The fruits are cutted with knife and bottled by hand, making each bottle a handmade limited edition. [Read more…]

Ginger Drinks VS

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Today I’m going to talk about another kind of good mixers for rums: The Ginger Drinks.

Here in Spain,the most popular is Ginger Ale, but on the contrary, in many countries this is the Ginger Beer…and I know the reason: there’s a more real and spiced ginger drink. I think that Ginger Ale is only a flavored soda, but the Ginger Beer in most of the cases had his own and peculiar character. [Read more…]