Demerara Detour

Demerara Detour

We love demerara rums and often use them in cocktails, both alone and with other spirits. This particular cocktail uses a blend of both white and demerara rums, and is sweetened with demerara syrup. Demerara rums are known for having bold, complex flavors that add a lot of complexity to…
Stiggins Fancy Swizzle

Stiggins Fancy Swizzle

Plantation Pineapple Rum Stiggins' Fancy is a great rum that both tiki enthusiasts and cocktail enthusiasts in general tend to gush over. The rum is made by infusing ripe pineapples in aged rum fo three months. Instead of using the flesh of the pineapple, they actually use the whole fruit…
Royal Daiquiri

Royal Daiquiri

A daiquiri - the classic combination of sugar, lime and rum - is a great base on which to create all kinds of other wonderful cocktails. We often default to daiquiris when our creative juices are tapped out, only to find ourselves getting inspired as we sip our way through…
Lychee Lani

Lychee Lani

As much as we enjoy fresh lychees, we typically don't enjoy lychee cocktails. This is largely because lychee cocktails don't use fresh lychee - or anything actually derived from it - to flavor them. They're typically made with a liqueur that doesn't really capture the soft, perfumy flavor of the…
Homemade Lychee Syrup

Homemade Lychee Syrup

Lychees are a delicious tropical fruit that come into season during the summertime. When they are fresh, the pink-shelled fruits can be found in the produce aisle at most well-stocked grocery stores. During the off-season, canned versions can be found packed in syrup. Lychees have a delicate perfume-like flavor with…