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

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ 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 …

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

 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 …

Rum Journal: Martinique’s Best Mojito

 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 …

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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 …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor I spent a week in Nevis recently, a magical trip that revolved around two resorts and imbibing at least that many tumblers of rum punch a day. After all, every hotel seemed to have their …

 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, …

 WE ALL have our favourite rums in the Caribbean. But however we feel about rums from this island or that island, we cannot ignore the impact of Bacardi on the world of rum. And that makes the company’s Puerto Rico …

 WE OFTEN feature cocktail recipes from all around the region here in Rum Journal, but for this near-summer Sunday we thought we’d do one better. So the latest Rum Journal brings you a pair of cocktails from the twin-island federation …

 Above: Twilight on Paradise Island in the Bahamas (CJ Photo) THE LATEST edition of Rum Journal heads to the Bahamas, home to mixology expert and Chef Charon McKenzie. The Chef, who will be representing the Bahamas this year at the …

 Above: a Diplomatico demonstration at the Miami Rum Festival By the Rum Journal staff Miami is the rum capital of America, and it’s set to again host the world’s largest rum festival this week: the Miami Rum Festival. The festival, …

 IF YOU love the rhums agricoles of the French Caribbean, you know that the famous Ti’ Punch isn’t just a cocktail – it’s a religion. That’s certainly the case in the archipelago of Guadeloupe, one of the rum-production centres of …

 THE RHUMS of the French Caribbean department of Guadeloupe remain something of a mystery to the wider world, unfortunately so — as they are among the best in the world. While those of nearby Martinique receive their due praise, Guadeloupe’s …

 Guyana’s EL DORADO is one of the world’s great rum companies, but what you might not realize is the breadth of its portfolio. Just as you can buy rums aged for decades, the Guyanese mainstay has a number of very …

 Barbados is a land of many rums, many of which never make it beyond the shores of the island. Sure, there are Mount Gay and Cockspur, but the English-speaking Caribbean’s rum capital is full of small-batch rums with interesting names …

 Above: the sea at St Lawrence Gap, Barbados (CJ Photo) Mount Gay may be the rum you think of when you think of Barbados, but we’re big fans of another Bajan product: Cockspur. Barbados’ other rum is an excellent alternative …

 SOME of the world’s best rums claim their origins in Spain — most notably Bacardi and Don Q. But another top rum was the result of a trip from Spain to the New World: Panama’s Ron Abuelo. The rum comes …

 Barbancourt. Five Star. Or perhaps the Estate Reserve. The famous rhum of Haiti is a classic sipping rum, whether neat or on the rocks. But what you might not realize is that Haiti’s signature spirit is also right at home …

 It’s Aruba’s biggest export, but you’ll also find aloe in abundance on the Dutch Caribbean island. But what you don’t know is that aloe juice can also find its way into a classic rum cocktail. That’s what happens at the Aruba …