Archive for Wayne Curtis

Homemade Hot Buttered Rum for the Holidays

Hot Buttered Rum

By In winter, Hot Buttered Rum always hits the spot.

The Five Biggest Rum Myths

By We got acclaimed author and rum expert Wayne Curtis to debunk five common misconceptions about the historic liquor.

Raising the Bar: Neal Bodenheimer & Kirk Estopinal

By Acclaimed author Wayne Curtis profiles the dynamic duo of Neal Bodenheimer and Kirk Estopinal and gets the latest about their expanding craft-cocktail bar empire in New Orleans.

The Spirit of ‘76

By Acclaimed author and rum expert Wayne Curtis explains why you should be drinking the historic liquor on the Fourth of July.

Raising the Bar: Chris Hannah

By New Orleans bartender Chris Hannah is a throwback to an older mixological era. Read acclaimed author Wayne Curtis’ profile of the talented bartender.
Derek Brown – Master Mixologist

Raising the Bar: Derek Brown

By Acclaimed author Wayne Curtis profiles talented bartender Derek Brown, who is helping to make Washington, D.C., a cocktail capital.
Hot Buttered Rum

In Defense of Hot Buttered Rum

By Acclaimed author Wayne Curtis makes the case for why you should fix this warm, decadent concoction tonight.
Glass of Rum - Rum History

The Real American Spirit

By While bourbon is now proudly called our native spirit, acclaimed author Wayne Curtis explains how rum was actually the Unites States’ original favorite and was produced by its earliest residents.
Teatime Toddy - Rum Cocktail

Teatime Toddy

By This classic hot cocktail goes tropical with a slug of spiced rum.

Masters of Mixology: Donn Beach

By Acclaimed author Wayne Curtis proves why tiki-cocktail creator Ernest “Don the Beachcomber” Gantt is still important and popular today.
Bartender Shaking A Cocktail - How to Shake Cocktails

The Shaking Rhythm

By Listen closely: Can you hear it? Each bartender has his or her own distinct shake. Acclaimed author Wayne Curtis explores this mixological phenomenon.
Chris McMillan - New Orleans Bartender

Raising the Bar: Chris McMillian

By New Orleans is definitely a drinker’s town, and one of its top bartenders is Chris McMillian. Acclaimed author Wayne Curtis profiles this mixological master.
Sangrita and Tequila Shots - Sangrita Recipe

A Double Shot

By Acclaimed author Wayne Curtis expounds on the joys of sipping tequila along with a glass of the Mexican delicacy Sangrita.
Spilled Shot Glasses - Hangover Cures

The Morning After

By Acclaimed author and spirits expert Wayne Curtis explores remedies for a hangover.
Misty Kalkofen - Mixologist

Raising the Bar: Misty Kalkofen

By Meet one of the country’s best mixologists.

Spice Your Rum

By Acclaimed author and spirits expert Wayne Curtis shares the secrets to creating your own personal spiced rum.
Bloody Mary - Cocktail History

Behind the Drink: The Bloody Mary

By Find out who likely invented the classic brunch drink.
Victor "Trader Vic" Bergeron - Classic Tiki Cocktails - Cocktail History

The Return of Trader Vic

By Around the globe, a new generation of bartenders is reinterpreting historic tiki cocktails.
Mojito - Drink Recipe - Cocktail History

Behind the Drink: The Mojito

By Learn about the humble origins of one of today’s most popular and trendy cocktails.
Ernest Hemingway at a Bar - Hemingway Daiquiri Recipe

Behind the Drink: The Hemingway Daiquiri

By Separating fact from fiction about Ernest Hemingway’s favorite rum cocktail.
Mount Gay Eclipse Silver Rum Bottle - White Rum Guide

The Rum Diary

By As the weather gets warmer it’s time for tropical drinks and white rum.
Fentiman's Ginger Beer Bottle - Ginger Beers for Cocktails

Adult Ginger Ale

By Ginger beer is making a comeback. Check out our taste test of the most popular brands.
Beachbum's Own Cocktail - Tiki Cocktails

Rum’s Revival

By The resurgence of tiki bars across the country.
Pyrat Cask 1623 Rum Bottle - Rum Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide: Rum

By What rum you should be giving this holiday season.