To see my favorite recipe, keep reading.
What better way to celebrate the virtues of rum than by whipping up a bunch of traditional rum cocktails? Learn how to make rum classics, like the muddled mojito, as well as tiki favorites like the mai tai and the hurricane, a New Orleans standby. Stock your bar with light and dark rums and you'll be ready to mix any of these six libations.
No need to buy extra ingredients for this cocktail; it makes use of what's on hand by calling for cranberry sauce to add sweetness and heft. It's the perfect example of hitting two birds with one stone. That, my fellow cooks, is definitely something to be grateful for.
With its island ingredients and romantic moniker, the dark and stormy tastes like waiting out a thunderstorm on a Caribbean beach. Like a great vacation, a dark and stormy cocktail relaxes and surprises. Every time I mix one, I find myself tweaking the proportions ever so slightly, to achieve the ideal balance of spicy, sweet, and sour.
Similar to a moscow mule, a dark and stormy must be made with real ginger beer, not ginger ale, and very dark rum, such as Gosling's Black Seal. The lime juice is optional, though I think it adds a nice complexity; how much you add is a matter of taste. Learn how to make a dark and stormy cocktail.
ABC's Pan Am starts this Sunday, and I can't wait to watch the series premiere to see if it can captivate audiences just like Mad Men! The show will be an interesting glimpse into yesteryear, and if you're just as fascinated by this period, take a peek at Pan American's Complete Round the World Cookbook, which was first published in 1954.
With the show's premiere fast approaching, it was time to dust off my copy and discover the culinary world according to this airline giant. The book was a collaborative effort with recipes submitted by employees of Pan Am from across the globe. Of course, cuisine in 1954 was a very different place than it is now; I passed on a recipe for chicken enchiladas made with pancakes instead of difficult-to-find tortillas. However, many of the cocktails, like the ones featured here, were rather intriguing.
Before you sit back on Sunday to watch the season premiere, stir up one of Pan Am's very own around-the-world cocktail recipes!
While the term is used to define alcohol made from sugarcane or its by-products, rum appears in various incarnations, depending on where it's made, although it has a rich history in the Spanish- and French-speaking Caribbean islands, Central America, and South America.
Nearly every country in the Western Hemisphere, it seems, manufactures (and reveres) its own unofficial national brand. To raise your global awareness for rum producers, I thought I'd put your brand recognition to the test. Can you match the rum label to its country of origin? Click through to find out.Take the Quiz
The pineapple provides a nice sweetness, so no extra sugar is necessary. There's four ounces of alcohol in this drink, but thanks to the pineapple juice, it doesn't taste too strong! If you prefer a mojito with a little effervescence, top it off with sparkling water or soda. You've got to make this beverage: here's the recipe.
The Turbinado is a combination of rum, lime juice, and ginger beer. The recipe calls for demerara syrup, which is simple syrup made with sugar in the raw. I didn't have any raw sugar, so I substituted brown sugar simple syrup, which imparts a slight molasses flavor to the drink. If you're a fan of rum, I would give this refreshing, well-balanced concoction a try. It's wonderful! Here's the recipe.