Mixology Bar Opens At Cancun’s Beach Palace
Nov16

Mixology Bar Opens At Cancun’s Beach Palace

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Anyone who has followed this blog for some time will realize how much I love cocktails. It is a beach bar blog so it kind of makes sense. Naturally, when I saw that Cancun’s Beach Palace had opened up a “Mixology” bar, I was intrigued. This was a resort we had just stayed at in November 2017 and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. I could go on and on and on about everything we appreciated about the resort but...

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Booking a Flight at Plainfield’s Tailwinds Distilling Company
Nov07

Booking a Flight at Plainfield’s Tailwinds Distilling Company

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Tailwinds Distilling Company, located in the Chicago suburb of Plainfield, offers its customers a chance to escape the notorious Midwest winters (and any season for that matter) with a visit to its tasting room. Situated along a railroad in what resembles a former industrial complex which now houses retail and other outlets, Tailwinds produces rum and 100% agave spirits. Either will afford you the opportunity to warm yourself up from...

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Getting B!tch Slapped In St. Maarten
Oct17

Getting B!tch Slapped In St. Maarten

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Every beach bar has its signature drink and at St. Maarten’s Blue Bitch Bar, overlooking the beach and boardwalk in Phillipsburg, it’s the appropriately named Bitch Slap. I’m pretty sure the shot, which Marlene confirms in the video, includes Blue Curacao, Triple Sec and some kind of rum (background noise from the peanut gallery drowned out most of her description). I’ve conducted an exhaustive search online for about two minutes...

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Creating the Perfect Cocktail – The Daiquiri Featuring Plantation 3 Stars Rum
Oct02

Creating the Perfect Cocktail – The Daiquiri Featuring Plantation 3 Stars Rum

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One of the easiest-to-answer questions that people often throw my way is “What is your favorite cocktail?” As the owner of this beach bar blog and my more localized blog Hooch and Nosh, the assumption is that I enjoy cocktails. That assumption would be correct. The beach bar lifestyle can certainly be enjoyed sans alcohol. For someone who “researches” them, though, that’s not really an option. Rum is such an integral part of the day...

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13 Images of Rum Ruling the World to Help You Celebrate National Rum Day
Aug16

13 Images of Rum Ruling the World to Help You Celebrate National Rum Day

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It’s National Rum Day here in the good ol’ US of A and while I didn’t get the day off from work to celebrate, I did get tomorrow off. That means tonight I can celebrate without having to face the consequence of having to get out of bed early tomorrow in an effort to pull it all together and be somebody. That’s thinking ahead, people. Let’s face it – this blog probably wouldn’t be as fun and fascinating as it is if rum wasn’t around....

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Newburyport’s Paddle Inn and the Best Rum Punch This Side of the Tropics
Nov29

Newburyport’s Paddle Inn and the Best Rum Punch This Side of the Tropics

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How did the best rum punch north of the palm tree line end up at The Paddle Inn, a surf bar in Newburyport, Massachusetts? Well, that’s because Nolan Gawron, a writer and bartender I met on my Anguilla press trip (I always drop “Anguilla press trip” whenever I get the chance), did his research in Barbados. After all, if I’ve learned anything from writing this blog, the “research” is half the fun....

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