Penguin in Bondage

The name is a bit strange, I know, but I stumbled upon a Penguin in Bondage after impulse buying a fifth of black strap rum… Cruzan Black Strap Rum to be precise.  Black strap rum has a great spiced, molasses flavor that is a familiar ingredient in a lot of dark rum tiki drinks & can…

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Erica’s Modified Rum Swizzle

I’m happy to share – one my favorite drinks I’ve made year to date.  This rum based cocktail, called a swizzle has many variations.  Traditionally this recipe calls for pineapple juice and orange juice.  However, this one uses lime juice.  It reminds me of just what a great marriage rum and lime can truly be, as found in…

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Key Cocktail

In response to the recent heat wave, the Key Cocktail is a nice refreshing combination of a traditional gin-citrus cocktail with a bit of an island twist.  The addition of the rum and falernum make this a nice cocktail to enjoy in the sun that has enough complexity to get past the basic gimlet base….

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