Posts Tagged "rum"


Where You Should Be Drinking in Boston: Ward 8 Everything we know about Boston’s West End, we owe to Dennis Lehane. Apparently, in the 19th and the first half of the 20th century, the West End was the second stop on an immigrants’ path to assimilation in Boston. First stop was the North End. The Irish, and then the Italians, and then Jews and Eastern Europeans landed there. With time and money, they moved their way west of...

Read More
Ti’ Punch Cocktail Recipe

Ti’ Punch Cocktail Recipe


Posted By on Oct 3, 2017

Ti’ Punch Cocktail Recipe During Tiki Week, one of the recipes we considered featuring was Ti’ Punch. In the end, though, it was beat out in the proto-tiki category by Planter’s Punch. We kind of forgot about Ti’ Punch until our friend Dan essentially demanded we write about it after we all heard the hosts and guests of The Speakeasy Podcast sipping them. If you’re interested in cocktails this podcast, by...

Read More

Barbados Rum Punch Cocktail Recipe It took some coaxing and a lot of education, but we’ve gradually become fans of rum, and more quickly fans of tiki. It’s true that tiki drinks can be a bit complicated; they take some preparation–of ingredients certainly, but even psychologically, to a certain degree. A tiki drink is an event. When we have time, we enjoy those elaborate, fanfare-filled drinks. But we don’t...

Read More
Bombo Cocktail Recipe

Bombo Cocktail Recipe


Posted By on Aug 21, 2017

Bombo Cocktail Recipe In our post on grog, we mentioned that–in contradiction to the popular imagination–grog was not a pirate drink; it was in fact the official drink of the proper navy. Pirates had their own drink, bombo. We thought, while it was only right to give the navy pride of place, we should also give the pirates their due. Both grog and bombo, as was the case with all old drinks, are recipes of convenience; navy...

Read More

Bitters Week: What and Why is a Bitter? This week we turn our attention to the shelf on the bar where we keep the weird and wonderful collection of small bottles with dropper tops. The big bottles almost always get the spotlight. Maybe it’s prejudice against the small, or maybe it’s that we’re just a little frightened by that corner of the bar that feels like a mad scientist’s lab or a magician’s potions....

Read More