The Real American Spirit

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  • Sylvan posted 5 years ago

    And, apple brandy gets no love. Again. I'd love to see real consumption/production numbers, but unless apple cider won out over brandy production, I'd guess applejack beat rum to the punch, so to speak.

  • Grazing Bull Worldwide posted 5 years ago

    This Holy-Day season celebrate with the best of Rhum from Martinique "Rhum Clement's Harvest Punch".
    1-Gallon "Good" Apple Cider
    2-12oz Bottles of Regatta Ginger Beer
    2-Packages of Mulling Spices: Star anise, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove
    1-Package of Cinnamon Sticks
    2-Fresh Whole Lemons Quartered
    2-Fresh Whole Lemons Sliced for Garnish
    4-Apples Quartered
    2-Oranges Slices for Garnish
    375ml-Rhum Clement VSOP
    375ml-Rhum Clement Creole Shrubb
    In large pot warm apple cider, mulling spices, lemon & apple quarters 30 minutes DO NOT BOIL. When very hot add ginger beer, VSOP & Creole Shrubb. Stir & Transfer this hot punch into thermal carafes. Serve in hot paper cups or glass mugs with a cinnamon stick & orange or lemson slice garnish. Enough to warm the cockles of 6-8 hearts for an evening. Will keep for a few days and makes an excellent marinade cold for pork tenderloin.

  • Dias posted 5 years ago

    I recommend Banks 5 Island Rum, the best white rum in the market today.

  • Dick Greenleaf posted 5 years ago

    If you read your own column then rum was the drink of British colonials. Bourbon was the drink of newly independent Americans

  • Mark posted 5 years ago

    Ibteresting, and I'll give rum 'first in time' status here. But given the associations with the slave trade, the Whiskey Rebellion and the association with post-Revolution times I choose whiskey.

  • Mike DeLancett posted 5 years ago

    Isn't this kind of contrary to the point that Bourbon lays the claim because it is a literal native spirit, rather than other whiskies (which predate rum in europe easily), rums, or other spirits that were brought in by settlers? Don't get me wrong, I like a good rum as much as the next guy, but it's kind of a giant fallacy in this argument. It's nice that there's a history lesson on the role rum played here in the states, but c'mon guys,a weak argument for controversies sake is kind of below this site.

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