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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Get Refreshed With “The Nipple” at Paradise Beach Bar, St. Lucia
Oct13

Get Refreshed With “The Nipple” at Paradise Beach Bar, St. Lucia

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I love cocktails and I love the beach which pretty much explains my obsession with beach bars. What’s not to love? Sipping a delicious cocktail on the beach with palms swaying overhead while you are mesmerized by the beach in front of you is the perfect day in my book. That’s why I love videos like this one. Not only do they transport me to somewhere I’d rather be, they also let me know how I can create my own liquid...

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Three Cool Caribbean Cocktails To Make Your Summer Hotter
Jun14

Three Cool Caribbean Cocktails To Make Your Summer Hotter

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What pairs better with a hot summer than a refreshing cold cocktail? Nothing. That’s why this list of three cocktails from the casually luxurious Le Guanahani, a Caribbean resort located in St. Bart’s/Barth’s/Bart/Barth/Bartholomew (I think I got them all), is as welcome as the sound of clinking ice in your “it’s so cold it’s sweating” cocktail glass. They take their mixology seriously at Le Guanahani where they include...

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