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Wall Street Plaza Presents: Rum Fest 7

For those in the Central Florida area, tomorrow is the 7th annual celebration of RumFest in downtown Orlando. What is RumFest? Only an amazing block party 3 hours long complete with live music, unlimited samples of some of the finest rums you can find and plenty of friendly people to interact with. With more rum than ever before, you can expect punches, daiquiris, concoctions, libations and more! Rums from around the world will be showcased, including: Don Q SilverAppleton Estates Jamaican RumBacardi SuperiorBacardi OakHeartMount Gay Eclipse,Ron AbueloJack Flavored RumsSailor JerryBrugalMargaritaville Spiced10 CaneMalibu, and Kraken Black Spiced Rum, just to name a few!

Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door. For $10 extra you can gain access to the exclusive Red Stripe Terrace where you’ll have access to unlimited bottle of Red Stripe lager, an exclusive special rum punch and an assortment of snacks and munchies all while overlooking the crowd down below at rumfest.

For more information, or to purchase your tickets, check out WallStPlaza.net

 
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Posted by on September 23, 2011 in Events, Rum

 

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Take The Oak Heart Challenge: Bacardi Oak Heart launches across U.S.

…..On September 15th, Bacardi, the top selling rum in the world will launch it’s newest product, Bacardi Oakheart spiced rum. Are you ready to take the Oakheart challenge? Similar to Jack Daniels recent Honey Liqueur launch, Bacardi is hoping to bring together more then 25,000 fans around the country to collectively try and celebrate its latest product launch. Markets involve in the Oakheart challenge include Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, New York, Nevada, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Washington D.C., and Wisconsin. Not sure which establishments in your area are participating in the launch? Go to  facebook.com/bacardi where you can view their interactive map and find a participating bar near you. We at Intoxicology have not yet had the pleasure of giving it a taste but you can be assured that when we do we’ll be reviewing it here. From what I’ve heard it is a much better effort then their three previously failed attempts to enter the Spiced Rum department. Stay tuned.

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2011 in Press Releases, Rum

 

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Rum Renaissance Sets Sail

…..Fans of Miami’s week long celebration of rum known as the Rum Renaissance Festival have an all new adventure to plan for this year. In collaboration with Celebrity Cruises, the hosts of Rum Renaissance have put together a week long rum-themed adventure aboard the luxurious Celebrity Summit taking place Nov. 12-19 this year.

“Join noted rum expert Robert Burr, author of the Gifted Rums Guide and host of the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival for a unique week-long rum-themed cruise through the Eastern Caribbean islands. Discover the birthplaces of great rums while savoring the best rums of the region with rum seminars, tasting events and VIP excursions to rum distilleries and visitor centers. Rum cruisers will meet members of the International Rum Expert Panel and rum ambassadors from leading rum brands while enjoying the camaraderie of fellow rum enthusiasts from many countries.”

The adventure sets sail from San Juan, Puerto Rico and takes you through Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, St. Maarten, and St. Thomas before arriving back in San Juan. What can you expect? Not your typical cruise that’s for sure. Guests of the Rum Renaissance Caribbean Cruise will enjoy practically unlimited tastings of rum, through various scheduled distillery tours and VIP tastings. Along the way you can also expect to catch some great deals and bargains on specialty rums as well as have the opportunity to try/buy some rums unavailable to us here in the states. My advice? TAKE ADVANTAGE. To inquire about pricing and secure yourself a spot on this guaranteed-fun ship, visit www.rumcruise.com .

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2011 in Events, Rum

 

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Tailgate Time: NFL Kickoff Cocktails

After a few months of biting our nails and wondering if we would ever see and end to the infamous “Lockout”, the National Football League makes it’s return this Thursday for it’s opener with the Packers vs Saints followed by it’s usual Sunday lineup packed full of action. With the return of football comes the return of hardcore tailgating. Break out the grills, the annoying team paraphernalia, and of course don’t forget the alcohol. No tailgating experience is complete without a good assortment of finger food and relatively easy to make cocktails. Though it can be fun mixing up that drink with 8-10 hard to find ingredients, the best drinks for tailgating combine simplicity with great taste. The most complicated drink you’ll find at one of my tailgating parties will be a Long Island or one of it’s many variations. So try one of these our this weekend and see if it doesn’t have all your buddies crowning you as “Tailgate King”.

Linebacker Limeade

Six 12 oz Bottles of Corona
One 12 oz can of frozen minute made limeade concentrate.
1/2 a lime.

One of my FAVORITE beer cocktails I got from Rachael Ray. Easy, tasty, and appeals to both beer lovers and those cocktail fans that prefer something a little sweeter. In a large pitcher combine the limeade concentrate with your beer. After the foam settles squeeze the half a lime into the pitcher and stir. Pour into chilled glasses and serve. This makes 6 servings. Of course you could do the math and make an individual portion.

Lynchburg Lemonade (My variation)

1 1/2 oz Jack Daniels
2 Oz Simple Syrup
1 Oz Triple Sec
Splash of Club Soda.
2 Slices of Lemon

What would a Tailgate be without whiskey right? This is my variation on a classic. I prefer simple syrup rather than sweet n sour which the original recipe calls for. Also depending on where you’re from some top it off with Lemon Lime soda but I prefer Club soda. It’s your party, so find which works best for you. In a mixing glass muddle your lemon slices, then add in ice, bourbon, simple syrup, and triple sec. Shake, and pour. Top off with your club soda.

The John Daly

3 oz Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka
3 oz Lemonade

This one is as easy as it gets but tastes AMAZING. This adult Arnold Palmer is sure to be a hit at any tailgate. Combine your Vodka and your lemonade of ice and enjoy.

Washington Apple (Shots)

1 Part Whiskey
1 Part Apple Pucker Schnapps
1 Part Cranberry Juice

Always a hit with the girls yet still a nice bite for the fellas thanks to the whiskey. Throw these three in a shaker and pour into shots for a good time.

 
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Posted by on September 10, 2011 in Events, Tailgating

 

NFL Inspired Cocktails: Green Bay Packers vs New Orleans Saints

…..The National Football League has returned after a breif hiatus in which we were fortunate to have not missed any regular season games. With the return of football comes the return of tailgating and there’s no better sport to tailgate than Football (I’m sure some “Futbol” fans would disagree). Our opening game is less than 24 hours away and should be nothing short of a great kickoff to the season with the defending Super Bowl champion Packers taking on their Super Bowl predecessors the New Orleans Saints. In honor of this kickoff game I present some Packer/Saints inspired tailgating recipes. Enjoy.

Packer Punch 2.0

1 Parts Apple Pucker
1 Parts Bacardi Cherry Rum
4 Parts Lemonade
Club Soda (Optional)

I created a Packer Punch last year for my NFL inspired cocktails, but have since created a second recipe thus the 2.0. As a Bears fan it almost pains me to make something this good for a team I hate but it goes with the territory. Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl and it’s ready to go. Feel free to add club soda for the “sparkling” effect.

Frozen Tundra Cocktail
(Midori Margarita)

1 oz Midori
1 1/2 oz Silver Tequila
1 oz Lime Juice
1/2 Simple Syrup
1 Cup of Ice

Add all your ingredients into a blender and blend to your desired consistency. Pour into a chilled glass and garnish with a slice of lime.



New Orleans Hurricane1 oz White rum
1 oz Jamaican dark rum
1 oz Bacardi 151 rum
3 oz Orange Juice
3 oz unsweetened pineapple juice
1/2 oz grenadine
Crushed ice
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Combine all ingredients and shake well. Pour into a hurricane glass and garnish with various fruit wedges.
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Like these recipes? Be sure to check out some of our other NFL Inspired cocktails as well as NCAA College Football inspired recipes. Your favorite team not listed? Don’t worry we’ll be adding recipes to the collection all season, or SUBMIT YOUR OWN TEAM RECIPES!. By the way, have you Liked us yet on Facebook? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR !

 
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Posted by on September 7, 2011 in Events, Rum, Tailgating, Tequila

 

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