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Jean Gabin

Jean Gabin

Jean Gabin

December 8, 2016 – The Republic Steakhouse

Jean Gabin (Charles Schumann, 1986)

1 1/2 oz. dark rum
3/4 oz. Calvados
1 T. maple syrup
Hot milk
Nutmeg

Heat first three ingredients in a heat-resistant glass. Fill with hot milk and sprinkle with nutmeg.

Meyers dark rum. Boozy and not very sweet. The Calvados actually comes through with a slight hint of apple. The maple is there, barely, giving the drink a little rounded sweetness while the rum adds a touch of spice.

 saluti! (Sicilian)

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Posted by on April 14, 2017 in Calvados, Rum

 

Centenario

Centenario

Centenario

November 17, 2016 – The Republic Steakhouse

Centenario

Juice of a lime
Dash of grenadine
1/4 oz. Tia Maria
1/4 oz. triple sec
3/4 oz. white rum (extra aged)
1 1/2 oz. gold rum
Mint sprig

Stir well with crushed ice in a collins glass. Garnish with the mint sprig.

Flor de Caña Anjejo Reposado (aged 4 years), Kaluha. What a good cocktail! Not too sweet and slightly bitter with just a little bit of fruit.

Manuia! (Tahitian)

 
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Posted by on April 14, 2017 in Rum

 

Café San Juan

Café San Juan

Café San Juan

November 3, 2016 – The Republic Steakhouse

Café San Juan (Charles Schumann, 1983)

1 1/2 oz. gold rum
1 c. strong cold coffee
Lemon peel
Sugar

Pour rum over ice in a small highball glass. Fill with coffee and stir. Twist lemon peel over drink and drop into the glass. Add sugar to taste.

Flor de Caña Anjejo Oro (aged 4 years). This seems to be a Black Maria without the Tia Maria/Kaluha, so it is less sweet. Still refreshing, with the rum adding warm caramel notes. Lemon with coffee always surprises me with it’s brightness and slight bitterness.

Kia ora! (Maori)

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2017 in Rum

 

Mandeville

Mandeville

Mandeville

October 27, 2016 – The Republic Steakhouse

Mandeville

Dash of lemon juice
Dash of grenadine
Dash of anisette
3/4 oz. white rum
3/4 oz. dark rum
Cola

Stir first five ingredients with ice in a large highball glass. Fill with cola.

Pernod, Flor de Caña white rum. Surprising! I can definitely taste the Pernod (it can be a bully sometimes). Ben and I ended up playing with the amounts of grenadine and the verdict was that a bit more that what is stated is ideal. The rum is nice and smooth with just a tiny bit of bite. Overall, this drink reminds me of some type of old-fashioned candy.

Marurung! (Kiribati)

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2017 in Rum

 

Rum Stinger

Rum Stinger

Rum Stinger

October 20, 2016 – The Republic Steakhouse

Rum Stinger

3/4 oz. crème de menthe (white)
1 1/2 oz. white rum

Stir with ice in a small highball glass.

Flor de Caña white rum, Tempus Fugit crème de menthe. What a nice little drink! It reminds me of a Mojito without the lime, which I suppose it actually is. A little sweet, but the rum has a good bite to keep it from being cloying.

ჯანმრთელობას გისურვებთ! (janmrtelobas gisurvebt!) (Georgian)

 
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Posted by on April 8, 2017 in Rum

 

Mai Tai

Mai Tai

Mai Tai

October 6, 2016 – The Republic Steakhouse

Mai Tai

Juice of a lime
1 1/2 oz. Rose’s lime juice
Dash orgeat syrup
1/4 oz. apricot brandy
1 barspoon powdered sugar
2 oz. dark rum
3/4 oz. high-proof dark rum
Lime wedge
Mint sprig

Shake well with crushed ice in a shaker. Strain into a large highball glass over crushed ice. Add squeezed lime wedge and garnish with the mint sprig.

Diplomatico dark rum, Bacardi 151 high-proof rum. A very tasty drink that really packs a wallop of rum. The apricot brandy adds a nice almondy sweetness.

Skål! (Swedish)

 
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Posted by on April 6, 2017 in Rum

 

Black Maria

Black Maria

Black Maria

September 29, 2016 – The Republic Steakhouse

Black Maria

1 oz. dark rum
3/4 oz. Tia Maria
1 barspoon sugar
1 c. cold coffee
Lemon peel

Stir over ice in a small highball glass.Twist the lemon peel over the drink and drop into the glass.

Diplomatico dark rum, Kaluha. What a surprise! This is an excellent cocktail that would be perfect with brunch. As cold coffee drinks usually are, this one is very refreshing with just a hint of warmth from the rum. The Kaluha (or Tia Maria, if they had it) sweetens everything just right and the lemon peel adds a bright floral nose. It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes one of these book drinks really strikes a chord and gets offered to other patrons at the bar, and tonight it happened. Five other customers tried it, all to great acclaim.

වාසනාවන්! (vāsatāvan) ඡය වේවා! (jaya vevā!) (Sinhala)

 
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Posted by on April 6, 2017 in Rum