The Rum and Coke, Rebooted: 3 Must-Try Recipes You Can Make at Home

The Rum and Coke, Rebooted: 3 Must-Try Recipes You Can Make at Home

Refreshing and caramelly rich, the rum and Coke is back as a summer hit, thanks to bartenders supercharging it with artisanal spirits and homemade flavors. Here are a few recipes worth mixing up at home.

1. GONE RUMMING
The Polynesian, New York

Ingredients:
½ oz Hamilton Jamaican Gold rum

½ oz Bacardi Cuatro rum
½ oz El Dorado 8-year rum
1½ oz Appleton Estate Reserve Blend rum
1 lime shell (liquid squeezed out)
1 can Coke (preferably Mexican)

Directions: Mix rums in shaker tin; muddle lime shell in it. Add ice to highball glass; add Coke until ¾ full. Add rum through strainer. Garnish with lime wedge.

2. THE HEMINGWAY
Libertine, Philadelphia

Ingredients:
2 oz Flor de Caña rum
¾ oz Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
½ oz fresh-squeezed lime juice
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America’s Japanese Bar Boom Is Here

America’s Japanese Bar Boom Is Here

America’s Japanese bar boom is here, and it’s here to stay.

Japan is one of the world’s great drinking destinations, boasting a long history of impeccable sakes and whiskeys and an incredibly diverse bar culture, including Tokyo’s Ginza bars. These hidden cocktail temples pioneered techniques of hand-cut ice and were among the first to treat the simple act of mixing drinks with the dignity of a sacred tea ceremony.

It was also their influence that spurred much of the American mixology renaissance in the 2000s. Today, nearly every major U.S. city has a Ginza-inspired cocktail bar. And a new wave of Japanese-American outposts is loosening things up a bit, drawing on a broader range of influences from the island nation.

“The settings are more care-free,” says Masahiro Urushido of New York’s Katana Kitten. “No pretensions. You don’t need … Read the rest