Archive of ‘Rum’ category

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 […]


Puerto Nuevo

Another day drawing to a close in paradise; drifting through time at the W Retreat and Spa Hotel on Vieques, Puerto Rico’s “little girl” sister island. At the hotel’s wet deck — an area with double swimming pools and an awning-covered bar, it was the moment for a quick, cold drink before dinner. This drink […]


London NW3, rum cocktail

London Cocktail Week is producing some interesting conversation around taste and technique. While having a nicely balanced red wine and mint concoction at St. Bart’s, a pub and cocktail bar in Central London, we had the idea of coating a glass rim for this drink using a dark rum, bolstered by a touch of brandy […]


Son of a Beach, rum cocktail

We hope many of you will recognize this delemma. It’s the last day at the rented beach house. There’s time for an easy breakfast and cleanup before heading out. But what to do with the leftover odds and ends? The ingredients below were our leftovers, plus some Railean Reserve XO Rum and a few ounces […]


Bay Pirate, tequila cocktail

San Leon, a small community on Galveston Bay in Texas, was a pirate hangout back about 200 years ago. Today, the town is home to a flock of monk parakeets and Railean Distillers, producers of rum and agave spirits. We pulled all this into a drink incorporating both spirits and large splashes of fresh juices. […]


Midnight Cowboy, whiskey cocktail

This is not a daytime cocktail. The whiskey, rum, and cream push this recipe firmly into the after-dinner category. If you can find it, use Baby Blue, a blue-corn whiskey from Balcones Distillery in Waco, Texas. Another choice, and definitely available, is George Dickel Tennessee Sour Mash. Midnight Cowboy 2 ounces of whiskey 1 ounce […]


Platinum Blonde, rum cocktail

Here’s another entry from Lights Camera Booze by Kourtney Jason and Lauren Metz. This time the drinking game keys to “Legally Blonde,” a Reece Witherspoon vehicle and must-see for anyone considering applying for Harvard Law School. This movie is a romance, so the recipe make 2 drinks. Platinum Blonde 4 ounces white rum 1 ounce […]


Cobra Kai Mai Tai, rum cocktail

From Lights Camera Booze, by Kourtney Jason and Lauren Metz, comes this straight-forward tiki class cocktail. As the book’s title suggests this is a volume of movie-themed drinking games, promising hours of adult and alcoholic fun. Cobra Kai Mai Tai is the consumable for “The Karate Kid.” The recipe makes 4 drinks. Ready, Daniel-san? Cobra […]


Petit Fleur, TBT cocktail

Here’s a tangy and refreshing aperitif built around white rum to spark your dinner appetite. Stay away from dark versions of rum for this drink; however, you can substitute orange-flavored triple sec or Orange Curacao for the Cointreau. Petit Fleur 1 ounce light rum (light or white rum) 1 ounce Cointreau or triple sec 1 […]


Yo Ho Ho, rum cocktail

No, we’re not talking Santa Claus. These are the opening words of the pirates’ chant which ends “and a bottle of rum.” In this case it’s light rum with a drop of Licor 43, a Spanish liquor front-loaded with citrus and vanilla. Now go hoist the Jolly Roger. Yo Ho Ho 1 1/2 ounces light […]


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