Tag: smith & cross

Rumtastic Happenings at Tales of the Cocktail 2015

It’s 8:45 AM on the second full day of Tales of the Cocktail 2015, and I’m in bed, dreading the imminent alarm clock. Only a…

Minimalist Tiki: What you truly need to make the classics at home

What follows is the original Minimalist Tiki article that inspired the 2019 book of the same name. (Available at MinimalistTiki.com.) The popularity of this article…

Iron TikiTender 2015 Recipes from Seattle Bartenders

A highlight of the CocktailWonk blog last year was attending TikiKon 2014 in  the Portland/Vancouver vortex. In addition to classes and parties, my personal highlight…

Five Great Multi-Heritage Rums

Within the spirits world, many liquors highlight their particular provenance – bourbon from Kentucky, Scotch whisky from, well, Scotland, cognac and calvados from France, tequila…

Eight Excellent, Lesser Known Rums for under $25

Here at Casa Cocktail Wonk we drink a lot of rum. While I happily pull out my wallet for well-regarded high end rum, I also…

Going Deeper with Denizen Merchant’s Reserve, and Dutch rum powerhouse E&A Scheer

I recently did a post about three Dutch rums, including the new Denizen’s Merchant’s Reserve, a blend of aged Jamaican and Martinique rums. The Merchant’s…

Talking Rum with Erik Carlson and House Spirits’ Bridgetown Rum

House Spirits of Portland, Oregon is dipping their toes into the rum pool with their new Bridgetown rum, part of their limited release, small batch…

Bartender! There’s Chile in my Tiki Drink (The Aztec Warrior)

Recently I had the good fortune to be at Rob Roy in Seattle on a night that Brady Sprouse was tending bar. I’ve enjoyed Brady’s…

Going Dutch (Rum-Crazy) – Denizen Merchant’s Reserve, Zuidam Flying Dutchman, and Tres Hombres Republica Dominicana

Three Dutch Rums… Three Dutch Rums… I started this past week with no Dutch rum in my collection and ended it proudly possessing three very…

South of the Border Zombie

With Mrs CocktailWonk off in Europe this week touring faucet factories and perusing liquor stores on my behalf, I’ve been catching up on some quality…

The Essential Arsenal of Tiki Rums

IMPORTANT: What follows has been superseded by a much more methodical and well-laid out story: The Six ssential Tiki Rum Categories. My book, Minimalist Tiki…

The Hampden Negroni, featuring Smith & Cross rum

The Hampden Negroni (yeah yeah, I did this one over ice) Next week (June 2-8, 2014) is National Negroni Week, but being impatient, I’m sharing…