The Jungle Bird

This drink was created in 1970’s at the Aviary Bar in Kuala Lumpur. It belongs to a small and exclusive club of tiki drinks that call for Campari. This drink has strong flavors courtesy of blackstrap rum and Campari but it manages to make a winning and harmonious combination. Jungle Bird 1 1/2 oz Blackstrap… Continue reading The Jungle Bird

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… Continue reading Seven Years Flip

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… Continue reading Ron Abuelo Añejo 7 Year Review and the Pago Pago Cocktail

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

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

1800 Coconut Tequila Review & The Smokey Matador

Coconut flavored spirits are nothing new. There is a vast array of coconut rums on the market. Then there is Cîroc vodka which has claimed it’s placed on top of the coconut vodka mountain. 1800 tequila sets itself apart from these as a wholly different animal. Instead of being infused with natural or artificial flavors… Continue reading 1800 Coconut Tequila Review & The Smokey Matador