Mai Tais in LA, rum punches in New York, Australia’s newest rum and more in this week’s news.
“When I think Australia and alcohol in the same sentence, I instantly think of wine. But tomorrow, Saturday January 26, is Australia Day – like our July Fourth Down Under – and I am thinking rum.” Forbes discovers South Sea Rum.
“Bartender Miguel Smith talks about his rise to ace mixologist and Mount Gay Rum UK brand ambassador – and mixes a Bridgetown daiquiri.” The Telegraph has the scoop.
“The classic Cuban cocktail, El Presidente, calls for white rum, vermouth, Curaçao and grenadine, served up. But Cervantes Ramirez, bartender at Little Branch and Café Select, was not seduced by the combination. “How could I make it better?” he asked himself. By playing around with cachaça — the heady Brazilian sugarcane spirit — he found out.” Here’s more from Paper Mag.