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The Zombie came on the scene in the 1930s at Don the Beachcomber in Los Angles. Invented by the Beachcomber, the original recipe was held close to his heart. In fact, the following recipe is most likely an approximation. Due to the mystery surrounding the recipe, their are several variations of the Zombie Recipe.… Read more
Today, August 16th, we celebrate rum, the wonderful spirit that is the base of many classic cocktails including the Daiquiri, Mai Tai and Piña Colada. Rum was instrumental in the growth of the American colonies, Australia and was a staple for British sailors until 1970.
Hemingway didn’t just write great novels. Papa was a world class drinker. The man does have a Daiquiri named after him, after all. The Hemingway Daiquiri was created by Constantino Ribalaigua at El Floridita, in Havana during the author’s time living there. They say that Hemingway ordered these by the double, giving the drink the nickname “Papa Dobles”. … Read more
Tomorrow is National Rum Day, s if you’re looking to kick back a few drinks after work tomorrow, you’re in luck as National Rum Day encourages us to celebrate the spirit made from cane sugar. To help on your quest to raise a glass, DonQ Rum has two rum punch recipes that will transport you to the beaches of Puerto Rico in no time.
For novices or those in a hurry, we have a basic … Read more
The Daiquri hails from Cuba where it was invented by an American businessman during the Spanish-American war. It has since acquired a bit of fame and was rumored to be one of Hemingway’s favorite drinks. Given Hemingway’s voracious appetite for booze, I can’t imagine that he had only one favorite drink. The original Daiquri was a simple, yet delicious drink, consisting of only three ingredients – rum, lime and sugar – served shaken and in a cocktail glass. Clearly, this is a drink that has taken on a life of it’s own in the last hundred plus years. But, I do have to admit that on a hot day, the blended Daiquri is pretty tasty as well.
Ingredients for Chipotle Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum BBQ Sauce:
8 oz. can chipotle peppers
2 cups BBQ sauce
1 TBS. molasses
2 TBS. Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum
1 tsp.n vanilla extract
½ cup orange juice
Blend ingredients together until smooth
Ingredients for the rub for the ribs:
2 racks of St. Louis ribs (about 4 pounds)
2 TBS. of smoked paprika
2 cups of brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 TBS. of … Read more