Nine countries, forty producers, and ten classic cocktails
Rum, traditionally relegated to cloying cocktails or tropical- themed novelty drinks, is undergoing a global renaissance. In bars and distilleries across the world, rum is being defined as a dynamic, complex, and versatile drink. New to the scene of connoisseurship, rum is a spirit of possibilities, inviting imaginative bartenders and mixologists to leave their marks on this burgeoning movement.
In The New Rum, award- winning drinks author Bryce T. Bauer charts the historical and cultural journey of the spirit of the Americas from its origins in the Caribbean, to its long- held status as a cheap vacation drink, to today’s inspiring craft revival. This rum-spiked travelogue also includes a producer- focused drinks guide, covering dozens of the world’s most innovative and iconic producers, making everything from Martinique rhum agricole to long-aged sippers from Barbados and the Dominican Republic.
|Publisher:||Countryman Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Bryce T. Bauer is a Hearst Award– winning journalist who has written for Saveur, the Daily Iowan, the Cedar Rapids Gazette, and other publications. He is coproducing and cowriting the documentary Whiskey Cookers: The Amazing Story of the Bootleggers of Templeton, Iowa, and is the author of Gentlemen Bootleggers: The True Story of Templeton Rye, Prohibition, and a Small Town in Cahoots.
Table of Contents
Chapter I They Call it Kill-Devil 17
Rum Punch 39
Chapter 2 Rivers of Molasses and Rum 41
El Dorado Mai Tai 73
Chapter 3 Jamaican Funk 75
Rum Negrani 103
Chapter 4 Rum Conditioning 105
Chapter 5 Chasing Brazilian Rum Cachaça 131
Rabo de Galo 157
Chapter 6 Whose Rum Is the Real Rum? 159
Chapter 7 Let's Have a Drink 203
Navy Grog 223
Chapter 8 The Rum Guide 225
St. George California Agricole Rum Last Word 312