National Rum Day and the El Presidente

August 16, 2008

Here in the United States, we have a day for everything. There’s a national pound cake day, national pecan day, and even something on a stick day. August 16 particularly appeals to me because it’s National Rum Day. Just how this designation was set I haven’t been able to ascertain, but who cares? It’s an […]

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MxMo: Rum — Nassau Cocktail

May 11, 2008

Ah, the best laid plans of mice and men… My post for last month’s MxMo was a bit short. I realized I could expand on it for this month’s theme, Rum, hosted by Trader Tiki. I had actually tried the Canton with several different rums, and was going to report on why I thought an […]

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MxMo: Fruit Liqueurs — Canton Cocktail

April 14, 2008

Anna at Morsels and Musings certainly gave me something to think about when she chose Fruit Liqueurs for this month’s Mixology Monday. I tend to shy away from really sweet cocktails. Initially, I thought about using this as a good justification for picking up a bottle like creme de cassis or even chambord, but decided […]

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Named for a sincere drinker and recommended only for such

March 21, 2008

Last night’s intensive study of Good Spirits by A. J. Rathbun led me to try the Ed Dexter. Rathbun states he found this recipe in a small 1934 pamphlet titled Irvin S. Cobb’s Own Recipe Book. Based on this one drink, and the fact the man wrote a book titled Red Likker, I’d like to […]

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Lillet variations and the Bon Homme Richard

February 11, 2008

I spent much of today eagerly refreshing my RSS feed and reading the new Mixology Monday posts, hosted this month at Jimmy’s Cocktail Hour. I wasn’t sure what to post on myself – as a rank newbie to the cocktail world, most of my variations have involved trying out the variations I’m finding in many […]

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