Rum is for Drinking not Burning

Senses Fail reference aside, rum is for drinking. And this summer was full of a lot of rum drinking. Hashtag: RumForTheHills.  It was only last night that it came to mind that I missed a few riffs. One in particular. Rum Aviation. For this recipe I’m going to be using lime instead of lemon juice….

Old Man and The Sea

This Summer was a visit into Daiquiris, both frozen and shaken, Tiki drinks and everything else rum. As part of my cocktail menu I decided on working on a few Daiquiris but, wanted something to express itself differently. Something floral and bright and could be imbibed in quick succession. Creme de Violette and blueberries. Every…

Cool like a cucumber 

In the last post we made cucumber beer. Now that we have it, what do we do with it? Hereis a quick suggestion.    Silver Mule 1 1/2 oz. Nolet’s Silver Gin 3/4 oz. Freshly pressed Lime Juice  2 oz. Cucumber beer If you have a copper mule mug, now is the perfect time to…

Let’s make something strange

Ginger beer. Everyone loves ginger beer, it’s spicy, refreshing and peppery. So whilst reading The Bar Book by Jeffery Morganthaler I saw his recipe for ginger beer and thought to try my hand at it. Something happened and I failed. There wasn’t any effervescence.  So back to the drawing board, I was juicing cucumbers when…