Friday, March 19, 2010

Coruba Dark and Spiced RUM

I ran by my local liquor warehouse last night looking for the Margaritaville RUM but they are not yet stocking it. I did make a couple of discoveries however. My best guess is that they were selling a few "sample" bottles of RUM they had in the back so I was able to pick up a bottle of Coruba Dark, Coruba Spiced and Horne Spiced RUM.

At $9.99/each, I thought it was a really good haul. I look forward to taste-testing these three soon. I need to go by again tonight to see if they still have the two "Rum Jumbie" bottles (Pineapple & Mango) that were also marked down. I don't know why I didn't grab those yesterday too?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Margaritaville RUM website updated

After nearly two years of rumors and an empty website, Margaritaville RUM has finally launched their website. While still minimal in content, they have added RUM descriptions, a few recipes and a distributor list.

Their RUM line consists of Dark, Silver, Spiced and Coconut. I promise to taste test them as soon as they become available in my area. I certainly hope they are better than the Margaritaville Tequila.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Bacardi launches new "Rum History" videos

Bacardi has launched a new web campaign called Bacardi Rum and Family. Set as a series of video vinneats that explain Bacardi's Cuban history and the history of classic cocktails inspired by their RUM (Daiquiri, Mojito, Cuba Libre).

All of the videos are quite short, most around 30 seconds, but are done fairly well. My favorites are the one's that kitchily recreate the past "Prohibition", "The Original Daiquiri" and "The Cocktail Revolution". They don't make me want to run out and drink Bacardi RUMs but they are something different.

Unfortunetly, the videos leave the viewer with the impression that Bacardi is still distilled in Cuba with no mention of their move to Puerto Rico.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Cuban Special #2

Late last night while watching a moview I paused long enough to make a “Cuban Special #2” from Trader Vic’s 1947 Bartender’s Guide. It was pretty good. It had:

1.5 oz. Puerto Rican Rum (Bacardi Gold)
.5 tsp Grenadine (Fee Brothers)
.5 tsp Cherry syrup (my substitution for Maraschino Liqueur)
2 drops lemon juice
1 dash orange bitters (Regan's Orange Bitters #5)

Shaken over ice and strained. Not bad.