Homemade Spiced Rum

Making your own spiced rum is a fine way to add a truly unique spirit to your liquor shelf, or to better appreciate the art of crafting a fine spiced rum. It is also easier than you might think. Start with 750mL of Papagayo Platinum Rum in a 1L glass jar. Add a wood stave, which…

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Hot Buttered Rum

Hot buttered rum is an American tradition dating back to colonial times, and a surefire hit at any holiday-season gathering. It’s also an ideal party cocktail because it can be prepared ahead of time. The first step is to make a batter. Combine 8 ounces (2 sticks) of organic butter with 1.5 cups brown sugar,…

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Stan’s White Monkey

Mixologist Stan Usinowicz’s White Monkey begins by grating fresh ginger as finely as possible. In a shaker, combine a pinch of the fresh ginger, 2 ounces of Vodka 14, a dash of ceylon bark cinnamon, 2 ounces of fresh-squeezed blood orange juice, 1 tablespoon of organic half-and-half, and 0.5 ounces of Root Organic Liquor. Shake…

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The Spicy Dog

Sometimes an outstanding cocktail is about expanding boundaries. Here we bring together the unlikely flavors of cinnamon and grapefruit, with exceptional results. Start with three ounces of Vodka 14 in a tumbler on ice. Add two ounces of fresh, ruby red grapefruit juice. Stir. Rim a lowball glass with cinnamon and salt, and serve on…

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The Papagayo Cinnamon Raisin Infusion

This sweet infusion begins with ½ a cup of organic raisins placed in a sealed glass container with 500mL of Papagayo Platinum Rum. Allow this to infuse for 7 days, then add 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and allow the infusion to continue for another 2 days, or longer if you desire a more intense cinnamon flavor…

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