Bahama Bob's Rumstyles
Friday, August 29, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
This cocktail is believed to have been invented by an American barman at the Jockey Club in Old Havana named Eddie Woelke. During that era, Old Havana was alive with American celebrities, aristocrats and politicians. People Like Ernest Hemingway, Clark Gable, Marlene Dietrich, Spencer Tracy and many more would flock to Havana to enjoy the nightlife and legal booze. El Presidente was one of the very popular cocktails of those days, but today it seems to have gotten lost in the era of Vodka and speed bar cocktails.
The El Presidente has all of the true classic ultra premium cocktail hallmarks, the true flavor is only attained when it is made with the proper ingredients, cheap versions just kill its marvelous flavor. Basil Woon, one of the society correspondents of the era call it the "aristocrat of cocktails", and there were many others who were of the same opinion when it came to the El Presidente.
El Presidente (Original Recipe)
Bahama Bob's El Presidente
- 1 1/2 oz. Diplomatico Blanco Rum
- 3/4 oz. Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao
- 3/4 oz. Dolin de Chambery Dry Vermouth
- 1/2 Tsp. Dekuypers Pomegranate Liqueur
This is a wonderfully dry cocktail, not one for people with a sweet palate, but a very nice and very flavorful one anyway.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
customer of mine from the Tampa area last spring. After a day of drinking and partying here in Key West, he wound up in the hospital with chest pains. This is a very real problem and one that you need to be aware of when you are out partying while on holiday anytime
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
|Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River|
Here in Key West, Labor Day weekend is going to be a fun one, but in a very different way. It is going to be loaded with people that I will be entertaining and hopefully making there long weekend a little bit more fun. It is different from my experiences when I was young, but it is still Labor Day Weekend and a time for fun no matter how you choose to use the time. You might want to take a cruise on out Prohibition era black boat on this labor day holiday ;)
Monday, August 25, 2014
, by David and Lesley Solmonson, advises consumers to stock seven spirits, one liqueur, two vermouths and two bitters to create the perfect home bar." It offers a brief history of each spirit style, why it should be included in your bar, and several recipes. There is also a guide at the back of the book on how to serve cocktails and a selection of virgin recipes.
"The 12 Bottle Bar" really makes sense to me for a small house bar. It includes a white and Amber rum, a brandy, dry gin, Genever, rye whiskey, vodka, orange liqueur (triple Sec), dry vermouth, sweet vermouth aromatic bitters and orange bitters.
Genever enables bartenders to work with the authentic flavours of the past to recreate the true classic cocktails the way they were meant to taste. The whisky-like malt tones of Genever make it also perfect to drink it straight, on the rocks, or in ‘regular’ easy mixed cocktail. It adds the malt flavor to cocktails with out using scotch.
I think that this is a perfect starter book for someone to put together a small home bar, and it will surprise you all of the cocktails that you can create with just 12 bottles. ;o)
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
See the schedule at http://www.keywestbrewfest.com/event-information .
The 5th Annual Key West Brewfest featuring more than 150 different beers, including many http://www.keywestbrewfest.com or call 305-295-6519.
labor Day weekend is always a fun weekend here in Key west and the addition of the Brewfest just adds more color to an already crazy weekend. Hope to see many of you here in Key West over the long holiday weekend. ;o)