Tag Archives: rum

Gunfire Grog.

Gunfire Grog. To call it a cocktail would certainly be wrong but there exists a drink in British Army tradition that has caught my attention. Simply a rum ration added to a mug of strong black tea, the Gunfire was … Continue reading

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Rum Barrel.

Rum Barrel. The Rum Barrel is a drink that shows up on the menu of bona fide Tiki bars yet leads to some puzzlement regarding the recipe. And there is a good reason for this confusion. Like the Planter’s Punch … Continue reading

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Fish House Punch + oleo saccharum.

Fish House Punch. Before the drinking world settled on the cocktail as its sophisticated drink of choice there was another concoction that oiled the wheels of the well-to-heel. The punch – likely of ancient Indian origin – was de rigeur … Continue reading

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Mount Gay Eclipse rum review

Mount Gay Eclipse rum review If you’re going to get serious about Tiki cocktails you need, in my view anyway, an “anchor” dry gold rum. It doesn’t have to be the fanciest rum in the world but needs to simply … Continue reading

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Old Cuban.

Old Cuban. Just recently we were looking at the Gin Gin Mule by Audrey Saunders so it seems like the right time to examine her other famous creation – the Old Cuban. It’s a kind of French 75/Mojito lovechild that’s … Continue reading

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10 Bottles / 10 Cocktails.

10 Bottles / 10 Cocktails. This cocktail malarky is all well and good, but how are you supposed to get started on your journey to mixin’ Nirvana? Excellent question dear reader. With ten green bottles*. Some pundits recommend one or … Continue reading

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Rum Review: Coruba NPU & Coruba 7 year old.

Rum Review: Coruba NPU and Coruba 7 year old. There’s a particular flavour present in some (but by no means all) Jamaican rum that is completely almost unique in the rum world. Often described as “funk” or sometimes “hogo” or “dunder” … Continue reading

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Zombie.

Zombie. I’ve been putting this one off for too long. Not because there’s anything wrong with the Zombie – in fact it is one of my favourite cocktails – but because it’s a complex drink with a complex story. The … Continue reading

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Jet Pilot (+ Test Pilot).

Jet Pilot. When it comes to Tiki it’s safe to say that almost all the best drinks were created by three big names; Don the Beachcomber, Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt, and Donn Beach. They were actually all the same guy … Continue reading

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Doctor Funk + absinthe.

Doctor Funk. The Doctor Funk is an interesting summer cooler that I don’t feel gets nearly the attention it deserves. In one sense it stands entirely alone: While the whole Tiki genre pretends to be Polynesian only the Doctor Funk … Continue reading

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