Epsiode 59: Chairman's Reserve

5 Minutes of Rum episode 59: Chairman’s Reserve, Smuggler’s Cove (the book), and the Formidable Dragon.

Formidable Dragon
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz honey mix
3/4 oz molasses syrup
1/2 oz Amaro di Angostura
1 1/2 oz blended aged rum (Chairman’s Reserve)
1 oz black blended rum (Coruba)
1/4 oz pot still lightly aged overproof (Smith & Cross)
1 oz seltzer or club soda

Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin with 18 ounces (just over 2 cups) crushed ice (per the Smuggler's Cove book, add 4 to 6 agitator small cracked cubes as needed) and blend for 5 seconds. Pour unstrained into a snifter or large tiki mug. Garnish with a swizzle stick, mint, and an edible orchid if available.

Episode 58: El Dorado 3

5 Minutes of Rum episode 58: El Dorado 3, Cocktails on Tap, and the Mai Ta-IPA.

(photo by tikival, who is just the best)

Mai Ta-IPA
1 oz El Dorado 3
1/2 oz El Dorado 12
1/2 oz Smith & Cross
1 oz lime juice
1/2 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao
3/4 oz orgeat
1 1/2 oz IPA (Ballast Point Scupin)

Combine all ingredients in a metal shaking tin and add ice cubes. Shake and then double strain into a double old-fashioned glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a spent lime shell and mint. 

Episode 57: Santeria rum

5 Minutes of Rum episode 57: Santeria rum, the technology from Lost Spirits that’s behind Santeria rum, and The Dark Side: my tribute to The Atomic Grog’s Tribute to the Mai-Kai’s Black Magic.

Santeria rum, original bottling.

Santeria rum, original bottling.

Santeria rum, production bottling (early 2016).

Santeria rum, production bottling (early 2016).

Side by side.

All the rums, all lined up.

Not too bad.

The Hukilau

The Dark Side
3/4 oz orange juice
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
3/4 oz pink grapefruit juice
3/4 oz honey mix (2:1 honey:water)
1 1/2 oz cold fresh black coffee (Kona if you have it, but other good fresh coffee will do)
1 1/2 oz dark Jamaican rum (Coruba)
1 1/2 oz Santeria rum
1/2 oz grenadine
1 tsp. falernum
2 dashes Angostura bitters

Combine in a mixing tin with 1 1/2 cup crushed ice. Blend with a spindle blender for 5 seconds. Pour unstrained into a snifter and add more crushed ice to fill. Garnish with a twisted lemon peel. Death Star ice ball optional.