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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The Vermonter

Local apples are sweetening up on the trees as the cold nights of autumn approach, and this cocktail takes full advantage of the seasonal bounty. Start with two ounces of Vodka 14. Add a dash of cinnamon, a dash of whole cloves, and muddle. Shake this over ice with two ounces of fresh apple cider…

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Hot Cider Rum Punch

Hot mulled cider is the perfect cold-weather warmer, and here it gets a boost from organic fruit juice and rum. Begin by inserting a clove into the center of each slice of a quartered orange. Place the orange slices in a large pot on the stovetop with 1 cup of Papagayo Organic Platinum Rum, 4…

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South American Cider

This delicious organic cocktail comes to us from mixologist O’Rya Hyde-Keller at Natural Solutions magazine. Begin with 1 gallon of organic apple cider in a large pot. Add 3 organic cinnamon sticks, 4 organic whole cloves, and 4 organic allspice berries, the peel of an organic lemon and an organic orange, cut into strips. Bring…

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