Episode 37: Lost Spirits 151 Cuban Inspired Rum

5 Minutes of Rum episode 37: Lost Spirits 151 Cuban Inspired Rum, The Bar Book, cocktail accessories, a 151 Swizzle tribute recipe, and the Peligro.

Tribute to The Mai-Kai’s 151 Swizzle, v.1, similar in profile to the Tiki-Ti's 151 Swizzle.


2 oz Lost Spirits 151 Cuban Inspired Rum
1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
1/2 oz falernum

Shake all ingredients in a shaker tin with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail class. The aroma from the rum is the only garnish you’ll need. Want to dial the potency back a little? Feel free to drop the rum component to 1.5 oz (or lower if you also proportionally drop the amount of lime juice and falernum).

Tribute to The Mai-Kai’s 151 Swizzle, v.1 (similar profile to Tiki-Ti's 151 Swizzle)
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
1 oz cinnamon syrup
3 drops of Pernod
2 oz Lost Spirits 151 Cuban Inspired Rum
2 dashes of Angostura bitters

Flash blend all ingredients in a spindle blender for 5 seconds. Pour into a collins glass, or a chilled metal cup if you have one. Add more crushed ice to fill. Dust with freshly grated nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.

Episode 36: Clement Canne Bleue

5 Minutes of Rum episode 36: Clement Canne Bleue, a ‘ti punch reminder, Death & Co. book, and the Caribbean Shrub Cocktail.

Strawberry-balsamic gastrique raw materials

Strawberry syrup

Balsamic added

Strawberry-balsamic gastrique reducing

Straining the strawberry-balsamic gastrique

Straining the strawberry-balsamic gastrique

Bottled strawberry-balsamic gastrique

Caribbean Shrub cocktail

Caribbean Preserve cocktail

Caribbean Shrub Cocktail (Death & Co.)
1 oz Appleton V/X
1 oz La Favorite Rhum Agricole Blanc (Clement Canne Bleue)
3/4 oz Strawberry-balsamic gastrique
1/4 oz cane syrup
Shake all ingredients briefly with 3 ice cubes and then strain into a collins glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with half a strawberry.

Caribbean Preserve (Kevin Upthegrove)
2 oz Clement Primere Canne
3/4 oz strawberry balsamic gastrique
1/2 oz lime juice
1/4 oz simple syrup

Shake with ice cubes, strain into Collins glass filled with crushed ice. Float 1/2 oz soda water.

Episode 35: Banks 5

5 Minutes of Rum episode 35: Banks 5, Luxardo Maraschino, grapefruit juice and another juicer, and the Trader Vic Daiquiri.

Commercial-style manual juice press.

Black & Decker CJ625

Black & Decker juicer with "cocktail" grapefruit.

Oro blanco white grapefruit

Trader Vic Daiquiri
2 ounces silver rum (Banks 5)
1 ounce fresh white grapefruit juice
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz maraschino liqueur

Combine all ingredients into a shaker and fill with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail or coupe glass. A lime twist is a nice garnish, but not required.