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…]

The Bitter Jamaican

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Taking a look inside the cocktail book Left Coast Libations, in the chapter about the city of San Francisco, I found an interesting recipe of the bartender Yanni Kehagiaras called The Bitter End. Automatically, I needed to do it…but I wanted to make a twist on the rums…the recipe calls for a Flor de Caña Aged White 4 years rum, and I used the Rum Nation Jamaica White Pot Still.  Also, I changed the Angostura Bitters for a Jerry Thomas Own Decanter Bitters and the Velvet Falernum for Homemade Falernum. I doubled the amount of juices in the recipe. [Read more…]

Rum Review: Rum Nation Jamaica White Pot Still Limited Edition 2014

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Rum Nation Jamaica White Pot Still Limited Edition 2014 is a wonderful and astonishing 100% pot still rum, distilled at the historical distillery in St. Catherine, Jamaica. It hasn’t been aged in oak ,distilled in 2013 and bottled in 2014 at 57% to preserve the character and smooth intensity of pot still distillation, without sugar addition.  [Read more…]

Lenina

L2Lenina is a cocktail that our friend Mauri Jiménez shares with us, this is his new creation presented to the cocktail competition Putting Pen to Shaker 2014 presented by The Poshmakers.

This is a cocktail with tiki inspiration because he compares “The Reserve” with Polinesia. This drink receives the name for one of the protagonists of the book “Un Mundo Feliz” (Brave New World) written by Aldous Huxley. [Read more…]

Rhum arrangé banana, chocolate and vanilla

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*Edited 21/8/2014:

This recipe has failed, read why here.

Following with my recent experiments in Rhums Arrangés, I wanted to try a combination that I saw a few months ago produced by Cédric Brément: the rum called Punch Au Rhum Banane Cacao.

Thinking about it, I remembered an infused rum that I did a few years ago with a recipe extracted from the Beachbum Berry Remixed called Chocolate & Vanilla Infused Rum, and I thought that it could be great adding the banana…and yes, I’ve tried it!!!! [Read more…]