Since a few years, there is a clear Amaro trend in US bars. However, as with a lot of “trends”, e.g. tequila, it seemed for quite some time that it would not gain a foothold … Read more
Since a few years there is a trend towards aged “white” rums, which means that they are filtered after barrel ageing. While, I do not applaud the idea of removing or adding anything from or … Read more
Well, the next cocktail in this years Tiki month is more or less a product of chance. Some time ago I was inspired by another drink to infuse red vermouth with chai tea, but at … Read more
The second instalment of this years Tiki month is also based on another classic Tiki cocktail, the Zombie! There is no better drink suited for a new overproof rum than this deadly and iconic Don … Read more
Today I want to present a rather extraordinary rum to you, the N. Kröger Platinum. If you are very strict about what unaged rum is, it is not a real rum! Or, maybe in a … Read more
Years ago I first encountered Mezan rum on Simon Difford’s Difford’s Guide homepage where he the Panama Don Jose 1995 rum a 5+ rating. For Mr. Difford’s standards this is a very rare rating and … Read more
If you would had asked me a few weeks ago witch dark rum you should buy if you are on a budget, I probably would have answered: the Plantation Rum Original Dark. However, I realized … Read more
If you like it hot, this is the right drink for you! It combines the classic elements of a Mai Tai with spices and the hotness of chilies.
The Plantation Coffee is the first Drink I created and it’s also a Tiki drink! – What better cocktail than this to kick off Tiki Month?
Last year in autumn I helped cleaning out the basement of the bar I’m working in. I noticed several boxes containing white chestnut blossom syrup and asked my boss what he was going to do … Read more