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heylownine
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Posted: 2014-01-04 08:27 am   Permalink

Episode 18 of 5 Minutes of Rum is now posted. Come for the Montanya Platino, but beware of The Man With the Golden Rum.





http://5minutesofrum.com/episodes/2014/1/3/episode-18-montanya-platino

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Posted: 2014-01-04 12:18 pm   Permalink

I've been making the Cup-of-Cheer punch for friends and it has turned out great. Thanks for the recipe.

I've also made an alternate version where I add pear cider and vanilla syrup (rather than simple syrup)and have really enjoyed it.


 
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heylownine
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Posted: 2014-01-04 1:21 pm   Permalink

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I've been making the Cup-of-Cheer punch for friends and it has turned out great. Thanks for the recipe.

I've also made an alternate version where I add pear cider and vanilla syrup (rather than simple syrup)and have really enjoyed it.



Cool, you're welcome. I kinda rushed that episode out since it was approaching punch season (ok, so any season is punch season if you want it to be) so I'm glad it was well-received.

Was the pear cider an addition, or did you swap out another ingredient?

Thanks for listening,

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Posted: 2014-01-07 12:13 pm   Permalink

I added cider, reduced the amount of lime and simple syrup. I knew I was making the drink for groups that I would not consider regular tiki (or cocktail) fans so I had to reduce the amount of rum as well (I went with a Myers-Mount Gay Gold combo). Everyone really enjoyed it.

 
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heylownine
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Posted: 2014-01-08 07:54 am   Permalink

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I added cider, reduced the amount of lime and simple syrup. I knew I was making the drink for groups that I would not consider regular tiki (or cocktail) fans so I had to reduce the amount of rum as well (I went with a Myers-Mount Gay Gold combo). Everyone really enjoyed it.



Awesome - it's good to know your guests and introduce them to new things gradually as needed. Before you know it, they'll want that 151 Swizzle or Cobra's Fang.

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heylownine
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Posted: 2014-01-11 12:25 pm   Permalink

Episode 19 of 5 Minutes of Rum has been posted. Go download it and listen to me ramble on about a relatively new rum on the market: Plantation Original Dark rum. It's from Plantation who has a stellar track record so spoiler alert: it's a good rum. And like the Plantation Barbados 5 year, it's very well-priced for the quality. Oh and there's talk about ice crushers and the Queen's Park Swizzle.













http://5minutesofrum.com/episodes/2014/1/10/episode-19-plantation-original-dark-rum

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Posted: 2014-01-11 2:17 pm   Permalink

I couldn't get it to play for some reason.

saw the Plantation Dark here recently-- how is it, what would you compare it to?

it looks a bit light for a "dark" rum, does it have big flavor, or is it really an amber?


 
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heylownine
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Posted: 2014-01-12 11:57 am   Permalink

I kind of touched on this in the episode - I have a personal bias about what constitutes a "dark rum". Rum producers tend to refer to anything not clear as "dark" and I tend to think of dark rum more in terms of "dark jamaican rum". So I'm working on resetting what I expect when I see "dark rum". Most distillers just don't call it amber rum.

That being said, I think this is a great rum - made to be mixed but can be sipped neat. Like the Plantation Barbados 5 year, it's a very good rum for the price. I've only used it in a handful of cocktails so far, but I'm going to keep buy more and trying it in different recipes. I went through two bottles for this episode and the focus was on sipping, a couple of daiquiris, and *a lot* of Queen's Park Swizzles. I haven't yet met a Plantation rum I didn't like so if you see a bottle I'd recommend getting it and putting it through it's paces. I think it holds its own for flavor, but it's not a straight substitute
for dark jamaican rum.

I sent you a PM to try and troubleshoot the reason you aren't able to play the episode.

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Posted: 2014-02-01 01:44 am   Permalink

Aloha!

Episode 20 of 5 Minutes of Rum is posted. This is the first of a 2 part episode (part 2 will probably be E22 or E23) on the Hawaiian rums of Koloa. In this part I look at the production of Koloa rums, taste the White and Gold rums, and use each in a cocktail.











http://5minutesofrum.com/episodes/2014/2/1/episode-20-kloa-white-and-gold-hawaiian-rum

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heylownine
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Posted: 2014-03-02 11:27 am   Permalink

Aloha!

Episode 21 of 5 Minutes of Rum is posted. I taste Kirk and Sweeney 12 Year Dominican rum and use it in a Beachcomber's Gold (well, 1 of the 3 published versions of that recipe anyway). Have a listen and play along at home if you're so inclined.







http://5minutesofrum.com/episodes/2014/3/1/episode-21-kirk-and-sweeney-12-year

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Posted: 2014-03-09 10:23 am   Permalink

Episode 22 (essentially part 2 of episode 20) is posted, featuring the 3 other rums currently in production and available from the Koloa Rum Company. Koloa has an interesting take on these particular rum categories, particularly the coconut rum (spoiler: go get a bottle of it).













http://5minutesofrum.com/episodes/2014/3/8/episode-22-koloa-2-dark-spice-and-coconut

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heylownine
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Posted: 2014-03-21 9:45 pm   Permalink

Episode 23 of 5 Minutes of Rum is posted: Zacapa 23, Bittermens Mole bitters, and a Three-Rum Old Fashioned. As I mention in the episode, I wouldn't necessarily call it a "rum old-fashioned" if it were my cocktail (I'd choose a new name since it's not whiskey based) but it's a damn fine cocktail no matter what you call it.














http://5minutesofrum.com/episodes/2014/3/21/episode-23-ron-zacapa-23

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Posted: 2014-04-26 12:42 pm   Permalink

Episode 24 of 5 Minutes of Rum is available. I talk about El Dorado rum (again) - the 8 this time. I also share the recipe for the Sea of Cinn, a cocktail inspired by the flavor profile of a Jet Pilot, but very simplified so those with fewer ingredients on hand can easily mix one up.











http://5minutesofrum.com/episodes/2014/4/26/episode-24-el-dorado-8

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Posted: 2014-05-13 11:35 pm   Permalink

Episode 25 of 5 Minutes of Rum is posted. In episode 24 I went back to the El Dorado well (and deservedly so). Similarly in E25 I go back to Plantation, who really have this rum thing figured out. I'll get into their vintage/country-specific rums in future shows, but this show focuses on the Plantation 3 Stars white caribbean rum. I also briefly touch on the history of the Navy Grog and make my own version called the Admiral's Grog.

This is the drink I'll be serving on the room crawl at Tiki Caliente 6 this weekend (May 15-18). If you're going to be there, come by the crawl to say hi, have a drink, and pick up the recipe postcard. 11 AM on Saturday, May 17.










http://5minutesofrum.com/episodes/2014/5/11/episode-25-plantation-3-stars

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Destro100
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Posted: 2014-05-16 4:36 pm   Permalink

Keep up the great work. I'm really enjoying the podcasts.

 
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