Volta do Mar

Volta do Mar

We love gin-based tiki drinks, especially in the summer when the botanical elements of gin can help create cocktails that are especially refreshing and aromatic. We often fall back on our simple Tradewinds, a great example both of how tiki doesn't need to be complicated and how gin can work well in…
Navy Style Negroni

Navy Style Negroni

The negroni is a wonderfully simple classic cocktail and, like many cocktails, it can be improved with rum. Don't get us wrong: we love a traditional gin-based negroni, but we also love the added depth and complexity that a good rum can bring to the drink. We've tried lots of…
Artichoke Hold

Artichoke Hold

As much as we love tiki, we don't limit ourselves to just one category of drink. One glance at our bar will tell you that we love everything from amaro to tequila, though it's true that the rum collection dwarfs the other categories, and we can make a drink for…
Hibiscus Daiquiri

Hibiscus Daiquiri

One of the most popular drinks at one of our favorite Mexican restaurants is the jamaica margarita, which features a house-made hibiscus syrup. Hibiscus and tequila are a match made in heaven (though we love non-alcoholic jamaica agua frescas, too), but hibiscus also pairs nicely with rum. We stocked up on a…
D&C Pina Colada

D&C Pina Colada

One of the funny things about taking a break from blogging is how hard it is to get back into the swing of things. It's not that there hasn't been any blogging going on - and there has still been plenty of drinking, recipe-development and photography - but just that…
Jul Tidings

Jul Tidings

Cranberries almost always have a spot on the table during the holidays, but we just might like lingonberries even more. Sweet-tart lingonberries are similar to cranberries in flavor, but with a bit of a floral, raspberry note to them. Lingonberries are often featured in Swedish (and other Scandanavian) holiday meals,…