Rum Hot Chocolate

By Marcus | November 20, 2014

There's no more warming drink on a cold winter's day than hot chocolate spiked with rum. My version is spiced with tropical flavors, adding an island zing when the weather is frigid.
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There’s no more warming drink on a cold winter’s day than hot chocolate spiked with rum. My version is spiced with tropical flavors, adding an island zing when the weather is frigid. Sweet and rich, it doubles as a dessert on its own, too.

Rhum Clement ‘Ti Punch Recipe

By | August 24, 2012

Rhum 'Ti Punch

No, it’s not a misspelling. While rum has been the bastard child of the liquor family (at least to most Americans who rely on the cheap stuff to put in their Rum & Cokes), good rum is having a moment. While the “real” stuff is produced in Martinique, you can find some of the best quality rums at your local store. Just do your research to find your favorite ones, then bring it home to make this super easy and super refreshing cocktail to start your weekend (or weekday evening) right.

Tradition has it that ‘Ti Punch should be served chacun prépare sa propre mort, roughly “each prepares his own death,” meaning that the ingredients should be laid out on a table to allow people to make their own concoction. Whatever method you choose, it’ll suit you to a Ti’.

Hurricane Ginny Cocktail Recipe

By Branden McRill | August 14, 2012

Hurricane Ginny

Photo: Ewan-M

Summer is winding down but that doesn’t mean outdoor drinking has to stop. In fact, it’s the perfect weather to score a seat on the deck and tip back with this fruity and fresh rum cocktail recipe.

And if you’re feeling lazy, head over to Ginny’s this Wednesday and try it for yourself where we’ll be pouring the cocktail for a special concert. For more information on the event, click here.


Hot Caramel Buttered Rum Recipe

By admin | January 27, 2012

Photo: Tess Shebaylo

Photo: Tess Shebaylo

Got the rainy day blues? This warm hot caramel buttered rum cocktail is sure to warm you up no matter what weather is thrown your way this weekend. Drinking hot buttered rum on cold days dates back to the colonial days in the States. But the difference between this cocktail and other buttered rums is that a bit of Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka is added for a rich caramel and butter flavor. Read More


Don’s Kiss Cocktail Recipe

By | August 11, 2011

Photo: Cyndi Amaya

Photo: Cyndi Amaya

Last Tuesday, Red Rooster kicked off its new Latin Night with some enchanting tropical-inspired drinks that night. Hispaniola Rums sponsored our first Latin Night and provided many flavored rums for our Latin drink specials. One special drink we offered that night, and turned out to be in high demand, was the Don’s Kiss. This saccharine cocktail uses Don Q Cristal Rum and muddled strawberries for a sweet, yet tropical finish. Read More


Rum Hot Chocolate Recipe

By Marcus Samuelsson | January 7, 2011

Photo: roboppy

Photo: roboppy

After the huge snowstorm last week, some streets in Harlem are still covered with snow.  New Year’s at Red Rooster was a blast, but now it’s time for a quieter weekend and lots of work at the restaurant.

I plan to make a batch of this warming and delicious Rum Hot Chocolate to get through the winter.  This spicy hot chocolate takes its cue from Mexican chocolate, which combines spices and sugar with chocolate. Read More


Dark and Stormy Recipe

By Marcus Samuelsson | December 31, 2010

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For your New Years Eve tonight, celebrate with a My Dark and Stormy.  You may this seemingly simple cocktail; it only has two ingredients, after all.  Combine rum and ginger beer and you’ve got a good My Dark and Stormy.  Combine rum and homemade ginger beer, you’ve made a standout cocktail that will impress your guests.

A Dark ‘n’ Stormy is traditionally made with Gosling’s Black Seal rum.  Invented in Bermuda after World War I, this cocktail has two patents.  Lindsay wrote about my recipe for Ginger Beer on Monday.  Read her take on the drink here.

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