What with the Bacardi repackaging news and all the conversation I’ve been having with rum-friends about Bacardi Gold – or Carta Oro as we are now calling it – made me want to feature it and the one serve that I’ve had my fair share of over the years. Ladies and Gentlemen: the Cuba Libre!
Warning… If the notion of rum and coke served together offends, please go no further, to everyone else – read on!
“My Mojito in the Bodeguita del Medio…”
The mojito… Rum, sugar, lime and mint… It’s certainly got to be one of the most popular rum cocktails of all time and Ernest Hemingway is famously quoted confirming where he preferred his to be served. It’s a really simple serve, well within the reach of all skill sets and we’ve got some great tips from the experts to help you out a little.
Same Rum, Stylish New Look…
Feb 4th… Bacardi Founders day… Seems appropriate to announce something big… “BACARDÍ rum has announced the first packaging update to the world’s number one selling rum in more than a decade” and in true Bacardi style, it seems no expense has been spared in both development and telling the story – as befits the world’s bestselling rum.
A Tale of Two Dons…
A Tuesday evening visit to The Treehouse, Beaconsfield is normally a chance to catch up, enjoy a drink… This time, Bar Manager Matthew Hastings made me his “Two Don’s” cocktail – a serve he’s entered into the Diplomático World Tournament cocktail competition – and whilst I can’t tell you if it’s going to win the comp or not, I can tell you it’s ticking all my boxes right now. Matthew was happy to share, so… Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a new Cocktail of the Week!
Drinking and Learning...
Where: Sugar Cane Bar
247 Lavender Hill
London SW11 1JW
When: 10th February 2015
Running every second Tuesday of the month
Aimed at the complete beginner, with no prior spirits knowledge required, Rum School at Sugar Cane Bar is a series of events that will look to enlighten the attendee to the diverse and tasty spirit category of rum. Fear not – just because the word ‘School’ features, there are no exams or homework – not unless you count sipping some fine rums outside of ‘class’ hours that is…
...Everybody Needs Some Liquor To Love!
If you are the sort of person that enjoys such trivia as the frankly staggering amount of booze that Andre the Giant could consume or the cultural and religious connections that the Mexican Goddess Mayahuel had with alcohol then there is a very good chance that the Thinking Drinkers show really will be the perfect entertainment for you. It certainly made for a great nights entertainment for us the other night.
Swizzle It Baby!
This week it seems fitting that we feature a cocktail containing El Dorado rum, as the sad news was confirmed that Stefanie Holt has left her position as the Global Brand Ambassador in order to pursue an exciting new position. We like to think of it as the official serve of the week long leaving drinks party!
“A Large One?”
Last week the rum social media channels lit up with the release of ‘Emperor’, the brand new three-litre size bottle of Jamaica’s ubiquitous Overproof rum, Wray & Nephew. Writing this article and holding off adding a few jokes around the theme of ‘large’ has proved to be a challenge… But it's news that just had to be shared.
Made In Britain!
What To Get The Rummy Who Thinks They Have Everything!
There is a clear, unaged, pot still rum with big, bold flavours called Glorious Revolution which launched a few months ago at RumFest. It revels in everything that the market leading rum is not… And it’s English! Hurrah!
One of our Christmas presents was a bottle of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum and given it was of the new design (as recently unveiled a few months ago), it provided the ideal opportunity to compare side by side. Having an Engineering background and specifically a mould making and production edge, I just couldn’t help myself… (sorry)
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