Posts Tagged ‘Rum Week’

Dark and Stormy Redux, rum cocktail

The quality and type of rum make a big difference when mixing your own Dark & Stormy cocktail. This original from Bermuda, recorded in bartender Salvatore Calabrese’s book “Complete Home Bartender’s Guide,” is made with the local Gossens dark rum. Dark and Stormy 1 1/2 ounces dark rum 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice Chilled ginger […]


Poker Cocktail, rum cocktail

There are several different Poker cocktails. Some list sweeteners in addition to the rum and vermouth. We find this pared-down recipe allows a better appreciation of both original ingredients. You can vary this mix by substituting different vermouths: Dubonnet Rouge or the Italian-made Ramazzotti, for example. Poker Cocktail 1 1/2 ounces light rum 1 1/2 […]


Top Banana, rum cocktail

Get out the blender for this milk shake-like drink. We’ve used rhum agricole, the cane juice rum distilled in the French Caribbean islands. Most Caribbean rum is distilled from molasses. The French style ferments the cane syrup and then distills the spirit. Top Banana 2 ounces rhum agricole 1 banana, peeled 1/2 ounce lime juice […]


My Mai Tai, rum cocktail

The Mai Tai is one of the Tiki category drinks involving a mix of base spirits, fruit juices, large garnishes, and toppings running to small paper umbrellas. We’ve decided to collapse the ingredient list, reduce the garnish and toss out the umbrella. My Mai Tai 2 ounces dark rum 2 ounce pineapple juice 1/2 ounce […]


Casablanca, rum cocktail

Forget the movie. The featured drink in that classic film — aside from Bogart swilling bourbon — was the Champagne Cocktail. This rum-based recipe gets its name from the white painted homes of Caribbean plantation owners. The lime juice cuts through what might appear to be a recipe on the sweet side. Casablanca 2 ounces […]


Cherine Punch, rum cocktail

It’s pronounced che-rine and the name is as original as the drink. All we needed was enough leftover bing cherries and some not-from concentrate tangerine juice. The key is straining the pureed mixture through a sieve after blending it to remove the annoying pieces of cherry skins. This recipe is for 4. Cherine Punch 1 […]


Liquid Coma, rum cocktail

This is a heads up for Rum Week, a collection of sugar-cane and molasses based spirits beginning Monday, July 7. We’ve brought together traditional and specially created cocktails to celebrate the oldest spirit in the New World. By the way, there are versions of Liquid Coma calling for so many Old World liqueurs the resulting […]