Rum ParlorTrivia Tidbits:
If you vigorously swirl a spirit like rum, all you’re going to get is a face full of alcohol. Instead, gently twirl the glass, allowing the liquor to coat its sides. Next, it’s important to begin with a tiny sip that clears the palate. Follow up with a larger sip that coats the mouth.
Tropical Escape ~ White Rum | Hibiscus Bitters | Grapefruit
Daiquiri ~ White Rum |Strawberry | Lime | Ginger
During the struggle for naval supremacy of the Caribbean, Spain & England battled anywhere there was water. British sailors were issued a gallon of beer a day. This was a logistical mess, so a pint of rum was a fair substitute. When mixed with water and limes to dilute the spirit, the English had the edge of fighting a little more sober & healthier. It also is one of the earliest known instances of the mix of lime juice, water, & rum, the base of a Daiquiri.
Kiwi Mojito ~ White Rum | Kiwi Puree Simple Syrup| Mint | Lime
The mojito was born on the island of Cuba and is one of the nation’s oldest cocktails with a disputed history. The name ” mojito ” stems from the African word of ” mojo ” which means to place a little spell. It has certainly stood the test of time and event had a resurgence in 2002 in the James Bond film “Die Another Day”…. James Bond uses the mojito to seduce Jinx (played by Halle Berry.)
Mai Tai ~ White Rum | Velvet Orgeat Syrup | Orange | Lime | Dark Rum Float
In 1944, Victor Jules Bergeron, better known as Trader Vic, was the owner of a tiki restaurant of the same name. With Donn Beach, The Beachcomber, they started the tiki culture… a blend of the Polynesian and the Caribbean. It was a place where people could escape reality and be transported to the tropics while enjoying tropical-flavored cocktails.
Painkiller ~ White Rum | Coconut Cream | Pineapple | Orange | Cinnamon Kiss
The Painkiller got its start in the British Virgin Islands at a quaint bar known as the Soggy Dollar. The 6-seat bar has no dock – the only way to get there is to swim up to it, so your dollars get wet. An English bartender named Daphne concocted a secret recipe using Navy Strength Rum to create the cocktail that came to be known as the Painkiller.
Dark n’ Stormy ~ Dark Rum | Ginger Beer | Lime (Candied Ginger Garnish)
In 1857, James Gosling, a brave sea captain, entered the rum business on Bermuda. Ginger beer, another beloved drink, was also produced on the island. It didn’t take long to realize that Gosling’s molasses-y Black Seal rum (named for the wax used to seal bottles) was the perfect compliment to the piquant bite of ginger beer. Thus, Dark ‘n’ Stormy was born.
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