English Milk Punch

Often when people hear the words milk punch, their minds immediately jump to that quintessential creamy drink made famous in New Orleans. I want to introduce to you a wholly different animal: the clear English Milk Punch. Yes, it involves curdled milk, and yes, it’s delicious. Find the history behind it by clicking here or… Continue reading English Milk Punch

Cana Brava Rum Review

Cana Brava is the work of The 86 Co. which is made up of Simon Ford, Dushan Zaric & Jason Kosmos (founders of Employees Only), Malte Barnekow, and Kris Roth. Cana Brava is a 3 year old aged rum from the region of Herrar in Panama. It is made from raw sugar cane molasses that… Continue reading Cana Brava Rum Review

7 Daiquiri’s in 7 Days: Airmail

Today is the last day of this series, so what better way to celebrate the official last day of summer then with a bottle of champagne. Depending on which cocktail book you examine there are a wide variety of recipes for the Airmail. They include different proportions of ingredients, type of rum, and type of… Continue reading 7 Daiquiri’s in 7 Days: Airmail

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… Continue reading 7 Daiquiri’s in 7 Days: Royal Daiquiri

7 Daiquiri’s in 7 Days: La Florida Cocktail

The original drink appears in Trader Vic’s Bartenders Guide from 1972 and is sometimes referred to as the Floridita Cocktail. The La Florida Cocktail is the creation of Constantine Ribailagualt and was one of the signature drinks of the La Florida bar in Havana, Cuba. It’s name is strikingly similar to the Floridita Daiquiri but… Continue reading 7 Daiquiri’s in 7 Days: La Florida Cocktail

7 Daiquiri’s in 7 Days: Strawberry Daiquiri

To the modern drinker, this is the most widely known variation of the daiquiri. Usually it’s served frozen, with a topping of whipped cream or a sugared rim. Rarely are there even fresh strawberries in the mix. So in creating the strawberry daiquiri I offer 2 variations; one which contains fresh strawberries and the other… Continue reading 7 Daiquiri’s in 7 Days: Strawberry Daiquiri

Flor de Caña 4 Year Review & The Daisy de Santiago, Boukman Daiquiri

Flor de Caña is a brand of rum distributed by Compañia Licorera de Nicaragua. It was founded in 1890 by Francisco Alfredo Pellas and is today headed by a fifth generation member of the Pellas family. From it’s humble roots it has grown into one of the most widely recognized rums along with holding one… Continue reading Flor de Caña 4 Year Review & The Daisy de Santiago, Boukman Daiquiri