How much more fun could it be than to write about my favorite spirit, a writing hero and an inspiring drink-making legend – all at once?
First, the rum. Papa’s Pilar is a tribute to Ernest “Papa” Hemingway and his “never a spectator” love for life – a love he shared with friends aboard his “Pilar” Caribbean traveling fishing boat. You bet, I got a wry smile reading how, just like Hemingway, Papa’s Pilar is billed as “Bold, well-traveled, uniquely American”. Read more »
Mai Tai is Tahitian for “out of this world”. Victor “Trader Vic” Bergeron created his signature drink in Oakland, California in 1944 and is remembered for saying, “Anybody who says I didn’t create the Mai Tai is a dirty rotten stinker!”
That full-on attitude matches the rich citrus, almond and rum “out of this world” flavor of this popular tropical cocktail.
Rule of thumb to make two 4-ounce drinks: for every 2 ounces of lime juice, add 1/2 teaspoon sugar, 1 ounce almond (orgeat) syrup, 1 ounce orange curaçao 2 ounces white or amber rum and 2 ounces dark rum. Just click any picture on this page for a complete step-by-step picture book recipe.
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London Summer Olympics – game on! Here’s a summer-cool refreshing bar drink to enjoy while you watch all the incredible athletes do what they do best. As a tribute to the games, this particular daiquiri recipe features Pusser’s British Navy Rum, which is rich with full-bodied cane rum flavor and goes great in my well loved US Navy Screaming Eagles Fighter Squadron 51 drink glass. Yah! Read more »