Monday, March 28, 2011

Brugal Rum Tasting

With Catherine Stanton Schiff of Brugal Rum.

I love it when the classics are suddenly en vogue again, even with a new twist. The classic cocktail and all of the accoutrement that goes with the preparation has grown exceedingly popular over the past few years. With the growth of pubs and taverns, today mixologists are often better known than the chefs at food establishments. I think the reason is simple: there is nothing that beats quality, in both the ingredients and everything else used to mix the cocktail.

We recently joined a number of other cocktail aficionados at The Boston Shaker to take a few sips of some great drinks featuring Brugal Rum, the number one rum in the Caribbean and the only 100% Dominican rum, begun in 1888 by Don Andres Brugal and still run by the family.

We tried tasting cocktails prepared with the Brugal Rum Blanco Especial and Brugal Rum Anejo.

The " Monotonic" was made with the Anejo along with Angostura Bitters, an Orange wheel, Tonic and Lime Zest. Our favorite, however, was the "Maria Pickford", a new take on the classic drink the "Mary Pickford."

Maria Pickford
1 oz Brugal Blanco Especial Rum
1 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 tsp Maraschino Liqueur
1/2 tsp Grenadine

Refreshing and light, this just might be our new warm weather mix.

Kickass Cupcakes provided some sweet treats. Their mojito cupcake (my favorite) now uses Brugal Rum exclusively.

Adam Lantheume, pictured here with Catherine, and The Boston Shaker in Davis Square hosted the Brugal Rum tasting.

The Boston Shaker
69 Holland Street
Somerville, MA 02144-2746
Telephone: 617.718.2999

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