Bahama Bob's Rumstyles

Monday, March 27, 2017

New Loco Nut from Captain Morgan

       Captain Morgan has just introduced a new shot category expression.   Stemming from the launch of Captain Morgan Cannon Blast, the rum company is shaking up the shots category again this spring with Captain Morgan Loco Nut as an explosively delicious coconut shot. 

     Captain Morgan Loco Nut is a summer-inspired shot that blends Caribbean rum and spices with seasonal flavors, including real coconut liqueur. Best enjoyed as a chilled shot, Loco Nut can also be served in any number of delicious cocktail recipes. 


     Packaged in a round shaped bottle identical to Cannon Blast, LocoNut boasts the appearance of a coconut that gives off the sweet aroma of coconut when you scratch the bottle.   Loco Nut (40 proof, 20% ABV) has a suggested retail price of $14.99 for a 750 ml bottle.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Beautiful View From My Land Deck

     Another week has gone by.  North Carolina is actually warming up and the skies have gotten really pretty reflecting off of the lake in the afternoon.   I'm hopefully getting on the road for the Keys on Thursday.  Things are nearly completed as far as the house goes and I'm now starting on the dock repairs.  Getting close, and this time I should not have to come back up to finish anything.


Saturday, March 25, 2017

We Might be Able to Buy our Liquor in the Grocery Store Soon in Florida

     This is tough trying to keep up with the blog will I'm working from dawn til night time on the house.  I am trying though.

     The liquor wall is closer to coming down in Florida, The senate narrowly passed a proposal

nicknamed the 'Whiskey and Wheaties Bill' (SB 106) allowing grocery stores, big box retailers and other stores to sell liquor in the same space as other products was approved by the Florida Senate in a 21-17 vote on Thursday.  Currently, liquor must be sold in a side store which is separated by a wall.

     Sen. Anitere Flores, the Miami Republican who was the bill's sponsor, said it eliminates an antiquated provision that's been around since Prohibition.  "We still believe this law from December of 1934 is appropriate in a time when I can pull out my smart phone and order alcohol and have it delivered it to me? You're talking about a wall between two forms of the same product," added Sen. Bill Galvano, a Bradenton Republican.

     Sen. Daphne Campbell said she voted no because it might make liquor more accessible to teenagers.   "High school kids are going to go on breaks for lunch and be able to buy alcohol. They could die while driving back to school or be arrested for DUI," said Campbell, a Miami Democrat.

    According to the Distilled Spirits Council, Florida would become the 28th state to allow the sale of liquor alongside wine and beer. The measure must still be approved by the House, where an identical bill has reached the floor.

     I can't believe that Florida is finally moving into the 21st century allowing us buy our spirits in the same store as our groceries.  Yes!!!!!

Read More at https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/florida/articles/2017-03-23/whiskey-and-wheaties-bill-narrowly-passes-florida-senate 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Things Moving Forward in Mooresville

The Bar is Open
     Here it is  Friday already, things up here in Mooresville are moving along very well.  The bathrooms are going back together, new range and microwave is installed.  All and all, things are progressing very well.   The final steps going on all around the house, slow detail work that just takes time.  There is no way around it if you want the results to be good and the place salable.

     The bar is back in place and the we got to sit down and tip a little bit of rum on Tuesday night.  Marta and I had a couple of well deserved rum cocktails.  It brought back good memories of the times in there when we lived her eleven years ago.

The Living Room
     Dock work is the only major issue left ahead of me.  I get started on that hopefully by Monday.   If all goes well and the weather works in my favor this will be don on Tuesday and I can burn the last of the debris Wednesday. Spend Thursday putting the final touches on things and head home on Friday.

     I'm really looking forward to completing the project and getting it on the market.  Key West warmth is something that I'm really missing.  I'm just ready to be back to my life on the boat and in Key West.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Friday is National Cocktail Day

     National Cocktail Day is observed on Friday, March 24th, 2017.    It has been observed annually on March 24th since 2014.   If an ice-cold cocktail sounds good to you right about now, go grab your cocktail shaker.  
  
     Cocktails are drinks typically comprised of alcoholic beverages mixed with other tasty ingredients.  
Whether you enjoy one before, during or after dinner, with a few of your favorite friends or during a romantic evening with that special someone, today's cocktails are available in all sorts of refreshing and tasty flavors.  

     This annual holiday, created by cocktail enthusiast Jace Shoemaker-Galloway, not only celebrates the ginormous variety of cocktails, but also encourages folks to create their own original concoction and share it with others. 

     The first mention of a cocktail was in The Balance and Colombian Repository on Tuesday May 13, 1803 from Hudson, New York.  From this beginning, people have taken the concept and run with it until today when cocktail is the preferred way to enjoy an alcoholic beverage.  From the classic to the creative, National Cocktail Day is the perfect day to kick back and unwind with a favorite cocktail or two. Whether you prefer yours shaken or stirred, on the rocks or frozen, why not celebrate with one or two of the following cocktail recipes?   And as always, please drink responsibly.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Bahama Bob's Hot Grog Rum Time


     Working on the house again up here in the cold town of Mooresville, North Carolina.   As we Finished up the day working down next to the lake fixing up the dock, I felt like a nice hot rum drink would be in order for the evening to take the chill off of the body.
      I immediately thought about the warmth of Pusser’s Gunpowder Proof Rum with it’s 109 proof strength would be perfect to make a warming cocktail.  Grog is always good, but with a little bit of fooling around with the recipe it would be a perfect cold night warmer.

Bahama Bob’s Grog Mix

For 1 drink
  • 1/3 Cup of Water
  • 1/3 Cup of Demerara Sugar
  • 1 Tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice

Place water and sugar into a pan and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to about 120 degrees and stir for about 3 minutes at a very slow boil.   Pour the hot mix into the coffee cup and continue with the drink making

Bahama Bob’s Hot Grog Drink

  • 2 oz. Pusser’s Gunpowder Proof Rum
  • ½ oz. Lime Juice
  • ¼ oz. Lemon Juice
  • ½ Cup Bahama Bob’s Grog Mix
  • Top up with Steaming Hot Water


Place all ingredients in the coffee cup stir and serve.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The 2017 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival is Less Than a Month Away




     If you haven’t gotten your tickets for the 2017 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival on April 22nd and  23rd, it is probably a good idea to do so soon.  They sell quickly and they are not available at the door, so get on line and get your tickets now.  Get your tickets at http://www.miamirumfest.com/tickets/



     This year’s event features events for the Rum Enthusiasts, people in the trade, and those just interested in learning about rum with the Celebrity Seminars.  This is an e vent that has something for people in all phases of the rum world.  Don’t miss the VIP Tasting Bar for a chance to try some of the rarest rums anywhere.  Meet with the people that produce the rums you love and get to know about others as well.  Below is a full schedule of events for the weekend.


Saturday, April 22

Sunday, April 23

1pm
·         Grand Tasting
·         Trade Expo
·         VIP Tasting Bar
·         American Rum Portfolio
·         Seminars
·         Grand Tasting
·         Trade Expo
·         VIP Tasting Bar
·         American Rum Portfolio
·         Seminars
2pm
3pm
4pm
5pm
6pm
Rum Fest Closes
Rum Fest Closes

Grand Tasting Event tickets include rum samples. The only exception is the rare and limited editions rums on display in the VIP Tasting Bar, which are available for a small fee per sample. Food is Available for sale at the venue.

It’s a rum-theme lifestyle show. In addition to sampling fine rums from every corner of the world, you’ll discover a treasure trove of cool island fashions, arts and crafts, tiki collectables, travel opportunities and more.

Seminars and lectures are included, presented by a veritable who’s who list of experts from the rum manufacturing, distilling and blending world, offering interactive lectures and master classes.




     Put these dates on your calendar and get your tickets so you won’t be one of those that finds themselves wishing they had gone.  I’ll see you there both days.