Rum 101 With Chicago Tiki Man Paul McGee

Chicago expert shares knowledge, recommends bottles
Nov 6, 2013 3:00 pm

Since Three Dots and a Dash opened this summer, fans of tiki style finally have a home in Chicago. But there’s more to this subterranean tropical paradise than kitschy totems, Martin Denny music and wonderful drinks. Paul McGee now has a home for his rapidly growing collection of more than 200 bottles of rum. We recently spoke to McGee about this misunderstood spirit.

15 Reasons You Should Be Drinking Rum Right Now While On Vacation, You Jerk

Bottle guide, recipes, distillery visit, Ron Jeremy
Aug 14, 2013 4:00 pm

It is no coincidence that National Rum Day lands on August 16. Unlike bourbon, vodka, sherry or gin, we associate rum most with summer. Rum pairs perfectly with backyard parties and beach bumming. Isn’t it true that rum tastes best when not wearing shoes? When sipped during daylight hours? The smell of sun tan lotion? That's rum!

10 Essential Rums From Around The World

It’s summer’s sweetest spirit, so drink up
Jul 31, 2013 2:00 pm

Rum is very much a spirit to be enjoyed on its own. Maybe it’s because rum is usually made in warm, sunny places that we associate it with beach parties and relaxation. Feel the sand between your toes as we take you around the islands (and inland) in 10 delicious rums.

Video: From Banker To One-Woman Rum Distiller

Behind the scenes video at The Noble Experiment
May 10, 2013 2:31 pm

In this video, director David Garcia documents a day in the life of a Bridget Firtle, a native Brooklyner who operates a forklift, pours hundreds of pounds of molasses and runs an entire distillery by herself at The Noble Experiment, her craft distillery in Brooklyn. 

Meet The Bartender Who Created His Own Spirit

A profile of the innovative mind behind Hum
Mar 13, 2013 4:31 pm

Adam Seger has gone from bartending at some of the country's most storied hotels to experimenting tirelessly to create a new spirit. Read on to learn about Adam's journey, his Hum spirit and some cocktail recipes.

The One And Only Commander's Palace Bananas Foster Recipe

Make this classic New Orleans dessert at home
Feb 15, 2013 4:01 pm

Tory McPhail is Executive Chef at New Orleans Cajun cornerstone Commander's Palace, a mainstay of "best-of" lists. He kindly loaned us their 50+-year-old recipe for Bananas Foster, a New Orleans essential, as well as his own personal tips for making the best version of this flaming dessert you've ever had. 

This Column Was Written From Ian Fleming's Desk At Jamaica's Golden Eye Resort

Simon Ford pays tribute to two of his heroes
Dec 13, 2012 2:01 pm

Today, December 13 is columnist Simon Ford's 40th birthday. After years of traveling in search of quality drinks and bars, he wanted to go somewhere with some friends for an ultimate imbibing experience — "a sort of summary of my last 10 years in the business of drinking," he writes. So he headed to Jamaica and wrote this week’s column from the very desk that Fleming wrote every Bond novel while sipping a Vesper Martini. Welcome to the GoldenEye Hotel.

Copenhagen: It’s That Gløgg Time Of Year At The Barking Dog

Tis the season for over-proofed rum drinks
Dec 6, 2012 6:31 pm

We checked in with The Barking Dog owner Carl Wrangel to see what he was serving now that it's winter. Like industrial design and public transportation, the Danes do the holidays right. This includes cocktails.


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