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

Seven Years Flip

This drink comes to us from the blog boozeinprettycups which is run by 2 Australian bartenders, Bill and Dee. This recipe was a collaboration between the two of them for a competition. It was originally named the Seven Year Stone Fruit Flip but despite being a mouthful was never officially renamed. Instead it just became

7 Daiquiri’s in 7 Days: Royal Daiquiri

The Royal Daiquiri is a tasty twist on the original daiquiri. The proportions and preparation of my drink are different from the ones originally offered by Don the Beachcomber. Crème Yvette is a violet, citrus, and vanilla liqueur that was first produced in the 1890’s. It went out of production but was revived by the

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

Ron Abuelo Añejo 7 Year Review and the Pago Pago Cocktail

Ron Abuelo traces its history back to the first sugar mill in the Republic of Panama and began producing rum in 1936. The rums are distilled from molasses before being aged in white oak casks. Ron Abuelo 7 year is a light straw/copper color. On the nose it opens up with a dry woody note

ROOT Liqueur Review and the ROOT Swizzle

I have actually had ROOT for some time but am just getting around to doing a proper review of it. When I first heard of this spirit being introduced, I could not wait to get my hands on some. ROOT is one of the most interesting liqueurs to have come along in quite some time.

Ron Diplomatico Reserva Review and The Hotel Nacional Special

copyright Destilerias Unidas Rum from the islands in the Caribbean often get the most attention. For most people, Venezuela probably is one of the last countries people thing of with regards to rum. This offering from Destilerias Unidas hails from Venezuela. It is distilled in copper pot stills, then aged in oak casks for 8