Saturday, September 22, 2012

Diplomatico Rums at Rum Bar for Conched in Key West Bar Crawl

     The 2nd Annual Conched in Key West Bar Crawl is the event of the day here in Key West.   The Rum Bar is the third stop of the event and will feature Diplomatico Rums in the Hemingway Daiquiri to be distributed to the crawlers.    This is a very special event for rum enthusiasts, and one that will enable you to see the Key West rum world in action.     Make it a point to stop by the Rum Bar today even if you are not a part of the crawl and chat about rum and my recent travels to Havana and seeing the Hemingway life style in Cuba.

     The Hemingway Daiquiri is an authentic one like those served to Papa Hemingway at the El Floridita in Old Havana.   It contains fresh squeezed lime juice, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, grapefruit juice, sweetener, and Diplomatico Blanco Rum.    For the strong at heart I will also serve the "Papa Dobles", Hemingway's personal favorite which has twice the rum, and forgets the sweetener.  The cocktails have been verified as to their recipe by my recent trip the El Floridita last week. 

Robert Burr will also be at the Rum Bar to introduce you to his new Rob's Rum Guide.   This is a comprehensive look at the great rums that are available to the American public and your palate.   These are great booklets that are filled with the information that you need to put the right rums on your table.    Rob will be there to help you answer your rum questions and enjoy your afternoon at the Rum Bar.

     I'm looking forward seeing the 100 or so rum enthusiasts that are stopping by today to enjoy the fun atmosphere of the Rum Bar at the Speakeasy Inn.   This is a great event that supports Reef Relief, a absolutely vital organization that is working to restore our reefs around the keys.    I'll see all of you today and this afternoon, it is going to be a really fun event in which you can participate and have a fine cocktail or two.   See you there.  ;o)