Havana Club 7 Años

So I have previously mentioned that I acquired a bottle of Havana Club 7 Años rum in my Cuba Libre post.  Not an easy rum to find currently in the states, although it will likely become more available as the Cuban sanctions continue to be loosened.  As I bought this more for sipping than mixing,…

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Cuba Libre

Rum and coke?  Why would I write about such a simple drink as a Cuba Libre, two reasons: 1)  This drink is delicious and too often I see it made incorrectly or just bad 2)  With my recent acquisition of Havana Club rum (although I would normally not utilize a 7 year old rum for…

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Pisco Sour

The Pisco Sour, no discussion about Peru would be complete without mentioning this frothy, sour, and sweet cocktail. The origins have been debated many times (example) of whether it originated in Peru or Chile, however it seems that Peru has claimed both Pisco and the aforementioned Pisco Sour as its own. Using Pisco, a Peruvian…

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Japanese

Although its origins are vague, this is possibly one of the oldest recorded cocktails, first printed in 1862 in Jerry Thomas’ cocktail guide, possibly the first bartender guide ever.  The cognac and orgeat syrup with the additional complexity of Angostura makes a great drink.  My recommendation is to use a VS cognac on this (don’t…

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