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

Serious Eats Column – Cocktail Overhaul: Mudslide

The original Mudslide was allegedly invented during the 1950s at the Wreck Bar in the Cayman Islands. In its heyday the frozen drink was often made with a mix that came in a plastic bottle. Classy, right? It’s time to elevate the Mudslide to the level of respectability and craftsmanship that it deserves. To find… Continue reading Serious Eats Column – Cocktail Overhaul: Mudslide

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

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… Continue reading Ron Diplomatico Reserva Review and The Hotel Nacional Special

Solera

I came across the Solera Cocktail on the Imbibe website. It was created by Dominic Venegas. This cocktail makes an excellent use of sherry. Solera 2 oz Santa Teresa 1796 Rum (Ron Zacapa) 1 oz Lustau Palo Cortado Peninsula .75 oz Taylor’s Velvet Falernum 2 dashes of Regans’ orange bitters Stir with ice and strain… Continue reading Solera

The Decade

The Decade Cocktail was invented by Willy Shine of the 1534 bar in NY. I came across this drink on the finecooking.com blog. the Decade 1.5 oz Cognac (Hennessy) 1 oz Amaretto (Disaronno) 2 oz Fresh Pineapple Juice .25 oz fresh lemon or lime juice (Lime) Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a… Continue reading The Decade