Rum-based

Mexican Sweet Limes

Thought I would go with a quick post here. B and I bought a couple of “Mexican Sweet Limes” at the Sacramento Farmers’ Market on Sunday.  They look like a round lemon.  We decided to give them a whirl tonight with a Daiquiri. I even decided to break out a… Read More »Mexican Sweet Limes

Beachcomber Cocktail

I was in the mood for something new and frivolous.  Plan 1)  that new Porsche Boxter S.  B did point out, however, that it was $56K, would screw up our carpool parking and I would still need to find something for a blog post.   Well, one must be true to… Read More »Beachcomber Cocktail

The Essence of Simplicity

To quote a recent New York Times article by Pete Wells,  “If it’s purple and looks like it came from Mr. Softee, it’s not a daiquiri, no matter what the bartender says.” David  Wondrich, in his regrettably out-of-print book Esquire Drinks, has the daiquiri as one of his four pillars… Read More »The Essence of Simplicity

When Scientists Drink

M here. We’ll kick this one off with a bit of rhetorical stroll. It begins when I received And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails by Wayne Curtis as a birthday gift from our friends the Bob and Nancy. It’s an easy and… Read More »When Scientists Drink

The Mojito, v. 1.1?

The Mojito Ingredients 2 oz. Rum 3/4 oz. lime juice 6-8 mint leaves (and a sprig) 1 tsp. bar sugar (superfine, not powdered) Soda water (seltzer, not club soda) Mixing Instructions In a tall collins glass, muddle mint leaves, sugar and lime juice. Add rum. Add ice. Top with soda.… Read More »The Mojito, v. 1.1?