It may be the drink of choice for pirates and vacation-goers, but rum is more versatile than it may seem. Check out our recipes, tips, and tricks that elevate the sugarcane-based libation beyond fruity cocktails with paper umbrellas.

Tour a Distillery This Spring Break For an On-Theme (Yet Highbrow) Experience

Distillation is the process that converts the sugars from grains or fruit into alcohol by way of evaporation using metal columns or pots known as stills. Spring break is the process that converts otherwise...

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Cocktail garnishes, such as dried botanicals (rosebuds, herbs, etc), dried fruits and fresh flowers

by jillydonnell 2 years ago

I'm doing some research on cocktail garnishes, such as dried botanicals (rosebuds, herbs, etc), dried fruits and fresh flowers, etc. What are your thoughts on a seasonal collection/mixture of th...

Looking for Trader Vic's old Navy Grog Recipe

by Chuck from Westport 17 years ago

Yes, I am looking for an old Trader Vic recipe for Navy Grog. I don't want to use their packaged mixes. As I recall it had Orgeat syrup, lemon, or lime, and of course, a lot of rum. I would love...

Rum that you can sip??

by BeanBoy 10 years ago

Does anyone have a good recommendation for deep, round, smooth, tasty rum that you can sip? I have tried some here and there and all rums seem to have a bitterness that hits me in the back of my...

Creating the taste of rum without alcohol?

by ipsedixit 8 years ago

I'm trying to make rum ice cream without using any alcohol. It's for someone who is a teetotaler (don't ask, long story ...) Anyhow, does anyone know of a way to recreate that distinctive r...

What (moderately priced) Cuban rum to buy in Cuba?

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 2 years ago

My mother is spending the next couple of weeks in Cuba, and has said she'll bring me back some rum. One bottle, and she will probably not want to spend more than, say, US$25-30. I don't have person...

Request to Bakery Bakers

by Querencia 2 years ago

Years ago I made this request and had gracious response from professional bakers and now have lost the recipe. So grateful if someone can answer. There used to be a famous classic old bakery in Was...

Holiday Cocktails at Elixir - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Thanks to this tip from "oniontears", a friend joined me last week for a couple rounds of holiday cocktails at Elixir, a heritage saloon in the Mission. http://www.chowhound.com/post/restos-bars-s...

Recommendations for light rum for baking and drinking

by qwerty1 2 years ago

I posted this on the Home Cooking community, but I figured it made sense to ask here as well. I'm planning to use the light rum for soaking raisins. This would be for a panettone. The recipe cal...

Recommendations for light rum for baking

by qwerty1 2 years ago

I need some recommendations for a good light rum for baking. I will be using the light rum for soaking raisins for panettone. While I know I could soak the raisins in water or juice, I prefer to ...

US Lifts All Restrictions on Cuban Rum

by patsully 2 years ago

Exciting news for Havana Club fans... "Mr. Obama on Friday also made what aides said were likely his final major modifications to loosen United States sanctions on Cuba before leaving office, in...

Favorite Fall Cocktails?

by DashBitters 2 years ago

What are everyone's favorite flavors for fall cocktails? Pumpkin & cinnamon are high on the list, but I'm open to anything!

Recipe for a Wet Woody

by JENNYBEEAY 10 years ago

Does anyone out there know the recipe for the "Wet Woody", the signature drink at Garwoods in Lake Tahoe? I would love to make it....

Ungava Gin & Chic Choc Spiced Rum

by jammy 3 years ago

I tried these two Canadian spirits for the first time this week. Wow! Smooth, flavourful, absolutely delicious! The company producing them is Domaine Pinnacle out of Quebec. They are collecting som...

Tropical punch

by Shymeans410 3 years ago

Im in a wedding this saturday, and need to come up with a "recipe" for an alcoholic punch to serve. long story short, the person who was supposed to be best man was handling it, but he had a spat w...


by YAYME 3 years ago

Hey guys, I made some bitters that kickass! I've been making tinctures and playing around with flavors and this what I came up with so far. Fall: Burdock root, licorice, cloves, allspice, star a...

Go to punch recipe?

by cocktailsauced 3 years ago

I'd call myself an intermmediate level cocktail enthusiast / home bartender, but I've never made a punch before. Having some peeps over tonight and would like to try one, but I don't want to get to...

Brandy? Rum? (which brand) for icebox cake

by Enso 3 years ago

I'm going to make a version of an icebox cake with some lovely figs I have. Planning to soak them in brandy or rum first. Which would you use, brandy or rum? Any reason beyond personal preferen...

Batavia arrack - where to buy in Boston????

by GreyFloors 3 years ago

Thinking of doing a Sons of Liberty punch for Christmas and the recipe calls for Batavia arrack. Any idea where to source in Boston folks? Here is the recipe btw (created (I think) by the folks...

Warm Holiday Cheer: Hot Toddies, Hot Buttered Rum . . .

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

While we're all still kvetching about the current cold snap, I'll report that I joined a friend for a holiday drink at Presidio Social Club on Sunday afternoon. Yes, the bar stays open all day long...