Latin Quarter

Originally coming from Death and Co. in New York, the Latin Quarter is essentially a twist on the classic Sazerac.  Two ingredients make this one unique, for starters an aged rum is use as the spirit here instead of the classic rye.  However the interesting twist comes from the addition of mole bitters.  Together though…

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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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