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Rum 101 with Mount Gay Rum Episode 2: Molasses Builds Character

July 31 , 2019

International Brand Ambassador Darrio Prescod brings guest Jonny Moseley to the ‘molasses house’ at Mount Gay Rum Distillery in Barbados where all 331 acres of harvested sugar cane is brought to produce this licorice like ingredient of the rum making process.

Rum 101 with Mount Gay Rum Episode 3: What’s Up with Coral Filtered Water?

July 31 , 2019

International Brand Ambassador Darrio Prescod has a discussion with guest Jonny Moseley about how the unique ‘coral island’ landscape of Barbados creates the perfect location to filter water for exceptional rum making.

Rum 101 with Mount Gay Rum Episode 4: Is the Air in Barbados Magic?

July 31 , 2019

Breathing in the air of St. Lucy, Barbados, home of Mount Gay Distillery, International Brand Ambassador Darrio Prescod explains to guest Jonny Moseley why the island air provides the exceptional rum with a truly unique character.

Rum 101 with Mount Gay Rum Episode 5: The Beginning of Greatness

July 31 , 2019

International Brand Ambassador Darrio Prescod takes us inside the copper pot stills and double distillation process with guest Jonny Moseley at Mount Gay Rum Distillery in Barbados, where the magic really starts to happen.

Rum 101 with Mount Gay Rum Episode 6: The Rum is Barrel Ready

July 31 , 2019

The final stage in the rum making process International Brand Ambassador Darrio Prescod and Jonny Moseley show off the stunning room at Mount Gay Distillery in Barbados where thousands of barrels are waiting for our Master Blender to choose to become part of the Mount Gay Rum range.

National Tequila Day

Celebrate National Tequila Day

July 23 , 2019

Wednesday, July 24th is National Tequila Day.  That’s right there’s an entire day dedicated to celebrating the magical Mexican elixir that is tequila.  It’s a great time to be alive. So grab your favorite tequila cocktail (or two) and let’s all raise a glass to the amazing liquor that is Tequila.  All we ask is… Read More »

Great Buy

Stock Up Now, Drink Later (or Now)

July 19 , 2019

With temperatures predicted to hit 100 degrees on Saturday, this isn’t exactly Amarone season. These big powerful reds from Italy’s Veneto region are perfect winter wine warmers and ideal pairs with roasts, short ribs, stews and more. So why am I posting about this offer in the middle of summer? Well, it’s because we have… Read More »

4th of July Recipes

4th of July Delicious Eats

June 27 , 2019

Chive Potato Salad Loaded Lobster Roll Watermelon, Tomato, and Feta Salad Grilled Hotdogs with Fixin’s Old-Fashioned Lemonade (Non-alcoholic) Grilled Corn on the Cob with Lime Butter Spicy Pasta Salad With Smoked Gouda, Tomatoes and Basil Strawberry Mango Pound Cake Shortcakes Outrageous Brownies Chive Potato Salad From: Wine Pairing: Stone Bay Sauvignon Blanc Yields: 6… Read More »

Fourth Inspired Cocktails

4th of July Inspired Cocktails

June 26 , 2019

Cocktails: Blueberry Lemonade Margaritas Red, White & Boozy Margaritas Rosé Sorbet Shark Attack Shots Raspberry Float Mimosas Blueberry Lemonade Margaritas From: Yields: 4 drinks Ingredients: For the Syrup: 1/2 c. granulated sugar 1/2 c. water 1 c. blueberries Zest of 1 lime For the Margarita: 2 tbsp. kosher salt 2 tbsp. granulated sugar 1… Read More »

Martini Recipes for National Martini Day

June 18 , 2019

Features: Chocolate Martini Bikini Martini S’Mores Martini Hurricane Martini Strawberry Martini Chocolate Martini From: INGREDIENTS 2 tbsp. chocolate syrup, plus more for drizzling 4 oz. Cremor Irish Cream 4 oz. chocolate liqueur 4 oz. 1941 Vodka Ice shaved chocolate (optional) DIRECTIONS Pour chocolate syrup onto a shallow plate. Dip rim of martini glasses into… Read More »

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