Rum Journal

Rum Journal: A Banana Cocktail From the Jamaica Inn

August 31, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment


By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor We love the venerable Jamaica Inn for its chilled-out and elegant-yet-unstuffy vibe. But we love bartender Teddy, who’s been serving ‘em up for a whopping 50 years, even more. So today we’re featuring an iconic cocktail straight from Teddy’s eponymous beachfront bar. We can’t think of a better way to share the more...

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Rum Journal: Voodoo Juice From St Thomas’ Bolongo Bay Resort

August 30, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment


By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor The folks at St Thomas’ Bolongo Bay tell us that this potent punch is best enjoyed at Iggies Beach bar, the popular drinkery at the USVI all-inclusive resort. But since it includes (count ‘em) five varieties of Cruzan rum served in a bucket, we’re thinking it’d be best (and more safely) imbibed while in a more...

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Rum Journal: The Signature Cocktail at the Atlantis Resort’s Moon Club

August 27, 2014 | 11:11 am | 0 Comment


By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor In the Bahamas, the Atlantis resort’s Moon Club has a signature cocktail, appropriately named the Moon Club Mojito. The libation isn’t lunar-themed, however; it’s a reference to the Moon jellyfish that float dreamily in a tank spanning the length of the bar in the plush casino club. All the same, if you make yours more...

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Rum Journal: A Reef Rum Punch From St Thomas, US Virgin Islands

August 26, 2014 | 5:13 pm | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor We can’t guarantee that – to borrow a phrase from Madonna – you’ll feel “like a virgin” after this cocktail. But you will feel in a Virgin Islands state of mind after a few swigs of this Reef Rum Punch, one of the signature frozen drinks at Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort’s Sunset more...

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Rum Journal: The Signature Cocktail at a San Juan’s Jose Enrique

August 20, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment


By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon SAN JUAN — It doesn’t look like a restaurant. And there’s no sign marking the pink house in Santurce that Puerto Rican chef Jose Enrique has converted into his much-loved eponymous eatery. But all the taxi drivers in San Juan know the way. And once you get there, the animated crowd of well-dressed Sanjuaneros spilling out onto the more...

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Rum Journal: On Anguilla’s Scilly Cay, Rum Punch With a Side of Crayfish

August 18, 2014 | 12:03 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Scilly Cay, Anguilla By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor You have to look hard to find bargains on the pricey Caribbean paradise of Anguilla, but they do exist. Our favorite? The rum punch served up at Scilly Cay, an islet just offshore from Island Harbour pier. The specialty of the house is the creation of Eudoxie Wallace – better known as more...

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Rum Journal: Martinique’s Best Mojito

August 16, 2014 | 7:25 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the mojito at La Dunette in Martinique (All photos by CJ) MARTINIQUE — This is Rhum Agricole country, meaning that in Martinique, there is one cocktail to rule them all: the Ti' Punch. Above: La Dunette But here in Sainte-Anne at the southeastern corner of Martinique, you can still find one of the Caribbean's most famous cocktails: the more...

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Rum Journal: A Frozen Mojito From Anguilla’s CuisinArt Resort

August 10, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon Hooray, it’s National Rum Month! And to celebrate, we’re sharing the recipes for some rummy Caribbean refreshers. First up, this minty mouthful from Anguilla’s CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa (where the mint comes fresh from their hydroponic farm). Cheers! CuisinArt’s Fresh Frozen Mojito Ingredients 2 oz. white rum 1/2 oz fresh more...

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Rum Journal: Novo Fogo Barrel-Aged Cachaca From Brazil

July 25, 2014 | 1:58 pm | 0 Comment


FAR SOUTH of the Caribbean, past Martinique, past Barbados, miles away from the cane fields of the West Indies, there is another kind of cane spirit. It's called cachaca, a sugar cane distillate that, like the French Caribbean's rhum agricole, is made from sugar cane juice, rather than molasses. Is it rum? It is and it isn't. The ingredients are effectively more...

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America’s 10 Best Rums – 2014

July 3, 2014 | 10:15 pm | 0 Comment


As America celebrates its independence, there's no better way to celebrate than with rum, one of the most important spirits in the country's history. So for the second straight year, we will mark the Fourth of July with Rum Journal's rankings of the 10 best rums made in America. (Note: we didn't include rums from Puerto Rico and the USVI, as we consider them in our annual more...

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