Plantation Rum Sweeps Awards At 2016 RumXP Competition in Miami
Apr21

Plantation Rum Sweeps Awards At 2016 RumXP Competition in Miami

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PLANTATION RUM SWEEPS THE AWARDS: The Most Awarded Rum At 2016 RumXP Competition! Portfolio Wins Eight Gold Medals And One Best In Class Award   Chateau de Bonbonnet, Ars, France (April 2016) – Plantation Rum walked away the big winners again from the 2016 RumXP International Tasting Competition, this year held on April 15-17 at the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival. Eight Plantation Rum marques were entered and we are extremely proud to...

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BeetleCat’s Bringing Back Those Beach Bar Cocktails
Feb24

BeetleCat’s Bringing Back Those Beach Bar Cocktails

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I have a whole Pinterest board devoted to beach bar cocktails so when I saw this article from Eater featuring a restaurant in Atlanta dead set on bringing back classic beach bar cocktails, I had to click on the link. According to the Eater article, BeetleCat, “an Asian-American seafood lounge paired with cocktails inspired by 1970s and 1980s beach culture,” is dedicated to bringing back long lost classic beach bar...

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Rum-Infused Eggnog Recipes to Help You Through This Christmas Holiday
Dec22

Rum-Infused Eggnog Recipes to Help You Through This Christmas Holiday

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The Christmas holiday can be a fun and joyous time but as we all know, the stress of hosting parties, buying gifts and the overall “busyness” that comes packaged with it like a gift under the Christmas tree can become a little cumbersome and overwhelming. Have no fear, Christmas warrior – that’s where rum comes in, cleverly obscured behind that frothy holiday concoction known as eggnog. “To tradition-steeped...

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13 Images of  Rum Cocktails to Help You Celebrate National Rum Day
Aug16

13 Images of Rum Cocktails to Help You Celebrate National Rum Day

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In case you didn’t know and needed another excuse to drink on this beautiful day, today is National Rum Day. As the unofficial spirit of the Caribbean, vacations to my favorite region in the world wouldn’t be complete without a belly full of rum punches and whatever other rum concoctions the locals come up with. It’s the dominant liquor of choice in the Florida Keys as well, which in all reality is the American...

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Thirsty Thursday – The Debut Of The Harper
Aug06

Thirsty Thursday – The Debut Of The Harper

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When it comes to cocktails, I’m no mixologist but I do like to mess around with ingredients and try to come up with original cocktails for my future beach bar. As more and more beach bars pop up every day, trying to figure out how to separate yourself from the pack becomes essential. That’s where the cocktails come in. I want my future beach bar to be known for a lot of things, chiefly among them a place to go to get great drinks....

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Getting My Stiggins’ Fancy on With a Ginger Infused Pineapple Daiquiri
Jul16

Getting My Stiggins’ Fancy on With a Ginger Infused Pineapple Daiquiri

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Knowing people in the spirits business (liquid spirits, not the ghostly kind) can certainly have its benefits and when a couple bottles of the new Pineapple Rum Stiggins’ Fancy from Plantation Rum showed up at my doorstep, it pretty much made my week.  You see, no other bar in our state had it yet there it was sitting in Beach Bar Bums HQ just begging to be used in a daiquiri. I had originally asked for a bottle of Plantation’s 3...

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