The Rum Travelers demonstrate how to make an Espresso Rumtini! Legend has it that this drink was invented in the 80's when supermodel Kate Moss asked a bartender in London to make her a drink that would wake her up then f*** her up. Originally made with vodka, we've altered the recipe to be rum-based.
The Rum Travelers demonstrate how to make a Hurricane! This boozy tropical concoction is well known in the Southern US and Caribbean for its power to ward off (or at least make us forget about) those strong late summer storms. The drink was invented and made famous by Pat O'Brien's Bar in New Orleans, so we use a local New Orleans rum in our recipe.
The Rum Travelers taste and compare two versions of The Real McCoy 12 Year Single Blended Rum: the original bottling and the limited edition Distiller's Proof Mai Kai blend that was created specifically for the Mai Kai restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The Rum Travelers taste and discuss Habitation Velier's Savanna expression, a pure single (100% pot still) rum from Distillerie Savanna on Reunion Island. Bottled right off the still at 122 proof, this fruity, funky, high-ester rum is completely unique and bursting with flavor!
The Rum Travelers demonstrate how to make a Painkiller! Made famous by the Soggy Dollar Bar in the British Virgin Islands and by Pusser's Rum, the Painkiller is a creamy, fruity concoction that will cure whatever ails ya. We mix up both the Soggy Dollar and the Pusser’s versions so we can see how they compare to each other.
The Rum Travelers make an essential trip to south Florida during the COVID-19 pandemic, picking up a special edition rum and a gallon of Mai Tais at the Mai Kai in Fort Lauderdale, Hibiscus Summer daiquiris to-go from Death or Glory in Delray Beach, and hand sanitizer and more rum from Steel Tie Spirits Company in West Palm Beach.
The Rum Travelers demonstrate how to make a Mojito! This classic muddle cocktail was created in Cuba by using the perfect trifecta of rum, lime, and sugar with the addition of fresh mint. In this video, we also show you how to tweak the recipe to flavor it with your favorite fruit (we used blueberries).
The Rum Travelers demonstrate how to make a Zombie cocktail! We raised the complexity level this week with a recipe from Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco. Check out our YouTube channel (Rum Traveler) or our Facebook page for videos on how to make your own cinnamon syrup and grenadine using SC’s recipes.
The Rum Travelers demonstrate how to make cinnamon syrup using a recipe from the Smuggler's Cove book. It only uses three ingredients (cinnamon sticks, granulated sugar, and water) and takes less than 5 minutes to prepare. The syrup needs to stand at room temperature for 12 hours, so make sure to prepare it ahead of time.
The Rum Travelers demonstrate how to make your own grenadine using a recipe from the Smuggler's Cove book. It only uses two ingredients (POM 100% pomegranate juice and granulated sugar) and takes less than 5 minutes to make!
The Rum Travelers demonstrate how to make a traditional Mai Tai using Appleton Estate Signature rum and Rhum Neisson Officiel Élevé Sous Bois rhum.
The Rum Travelers demonstrate how to make a classic shaken daiquiri with Rum Fire Jamaican overproof rum
Our first official rum run as the Rum Travelers! In this episode, we visit Drum Circle Distillery in Sarasota, Florida to learn how Siesta Key rum is produced. We also visit several local attractions including Siesta Key Beach, Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, St. Armands Circle, the Ringling Museum, and Longboat Key.