Afrohead Rum Review 

   Countless new spirits and liqueurs are released every year with varying degrees of success. One tactic that is often used to set a spirit apart is by using a distinct label. I am always on the look out for unique and new spirits. When visiting a new location I always scan the backbar, searching… Continue reading Afrohead Rum Review 

Phraya Gold Rum from the Kingdom of Thailand

Thailand is probably not the first country you think of when it comes to rum. Despite its lack of recognition in the general world it has the climate necessary to produce great growing conditions. Intricate to Phraya rum is its linkage to the four elements: Fire, Earth, Air, and Water. Fire – the handmade oak… Continue reading Phraya Gold Rum from the Kingdom of Thailand

The Last Cocktail Overhaul Column: Mind Eraser

Unfortunately this will be the last Cocktail Overhaul column on Serious Eats. It was a fun ride and I really wish to thank my editor Maggie Hoffman for all the help she extended. So without further adieu: Despite this drink’s name, the combination of vodka, coffee liqueur, and soda was actually relatively low in alcohol.… Continue reading The Last Cocktail Overhaul Column: Mind Eraser

Matusalem Gran Reserva 15 Rum Review

Matusalem was founded in 1872 in Santiago, Cuba and eventually became one of the most awarded and successful Cuban rum producers. Castro’s revolution forever change the landscape of Cuba and Matusalem was forced to leave. The company settled in another Caribbean nation, the Dominican Republic where the rum is still produced to this day. The… Continue reading Matusalem Gran Reserva 15 Rum Review

Ron Fortuna 8 Year Old Rum Review

Ron Fortuna 8 Year Old is a relatively new rum that comes from Nicaragua and is named after the Roman god of fortune. Currently it is the only expression that is being offered. Ron Fortuna is column-distilled five times from molasses and then aged in American Oak barrels. It is aged for a minimum of… Continue reading Ron Fortuna 8 Year Old Rum Review

The World’s Best Eggnog Recipe

I love eggnog! In fact who doesn’t love it. The word eggnog has murky origins. Some say that it comes from the word “noggin” which was a wooden cup used to serve alcohol. Others believe that its a contraction of the words “egg” and “grog”, which was a term used in Colonial America for that… Continue reading The World’s Best Eggnog Recipe

Lucid Absinthe Review and the Absinthe Suissesse

Absinthe continues to be a mystifying spirit, partly because of its scandalous history and the controversy surrounding its supposedly hallucinogenic properties. Allegedly it was created as a medicinal elixir in the early 1790’s by Dr. Pierre Ordinaire. It gained popularity after it was given to French troops to combat malaria. When they returned they brought… Continue reading Lucid Absinthe Review and the Absinthe Suissesse