F is for | Falernum

F is for  |  Falernum

One tiki mainstay - Falernum - never made it to the Kapu Test Kitchen. I bought Velvet and moved on. That was okay with me. Until a commented on a recipe made me question everything,

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Recipe | Hot Buttered Rum Batter

Recipe | Hot Buttered Rum Batter

Ward off the winter chills with Kapu Cocktail's guide to making hot buttered rum at home, including batter recipes from Trader Vic's and Smuggler's Cove that are guaranteed to get you through the cold months ahead.    

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Well Pours | A Colonial Blend of Trademark Near Perfection.

Well Pours | A Colonial Blend of Trademark Near Perfection.

This edition of Well Pours features a well written colonial blend of trademark near perfection.  

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Book Report | Flavor Thesaurus by Niki Segnit

Book Report | Flavor Thesaurus by Niki Segnit

Taking a look at The Flavor Thesaurus by Niki Segnit with a few original recipes: Rock the Casbah and '62 Cherbanaro. 

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Well Pours | Great Podcasts for Cocktails

Well Pours | Great Podcasts for Cocktails

Well Pours will be an ongoing section here at Kapu Cocktail. This round is dedicated to podcast with rich, diverse information.

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Review | 2009 Caol Ila 6 Year Old "Faultline/Seven Grand" Single Malt Whisky

Review | 2009 Caol Ila 6 Year Old "Faultline/Seven Grand" Single Malt Whisky

Taking a tangent from rum to rum finished scotch!

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Blending | Idea, Base, and Blends

Blending | Idea, Base, and Blends

The California Rum Festival got me thinking about rum blending at home and making a punch inspired swizzle. 

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Interview | 60 Minutes of Kevin Upthegrove

Interview | 60 Minutes of Kevin Upthegrove

Neil and I sit down with Kevin and shared a drink and conversation at North Hollywood’s Tonga Hut - Los Angeles’ oldest tiki bar. We discussed rum, tiki, and 'ohana.

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