Cuba: The Legend of Rum by Jared McDaniel Brown, Anistatia Renard Miller, Dave Broom

By Jared McDaniel Brown, Anistatia Renard Miller, Dave Broom

Who relatively invented the Daiquiri and the Mojito, the world's so much cherished rum beverages? Is it real that Christopher Columbus introduced the 1st sugar cane seedlings to Cuba? What makes actual Cuban rum varied from all others? Spirits and beverages historians Anistatia Miller and Jared Brown discover the beginning of Cuban rum and the inseparable courting it has with the Cuban humans and their tradition including rum historian Dave Broom and mixologist Nick Strangeway in Cuba: The Legend of Rum. Rum used to be now not invented through African slaves, who have been compelled to paintings on sugar cane plantations in the course of the Caribbean. particularly, the start of this New global spirit strains its lineage to Brazil and southeast Asia. and because the authors came upon, Cuban rum used to be a toddler of the commercial Revolution, benefiting from applied sciences that more advantageous the standard, flavor, and visual appeal of this flexible cocktail component. This full-colour, illustrated variation additionally info the background of Cuba's famed bars and bartenders, the cantineros, in addition to the tales in the back of such vintage Cuban cocktails because the Daiquiri, Mojito, Cuba Libre, and Mary Pickford. the right way to behavior a tasting of excellent, genuine Cuban rums. detect Cuban rum's dating to the Cuban humans of their song and their faith. Anistatia Miller and Jared Brown are the authors of Shaken no longer Stirred: a party of the Martini and The Soul of Brasil. they're the administrators of Exposition Universelle des Vins et Spiritueux in southern France in addition to the publishers of Mixologist: The magazine of the yank Cocktail. Spirits professional Dave Broom is the writer of Rum and contributing editor to Whisky journal. Award-winning mixologist and beverages advisor Nick Strangeway is well-versed within the origins and improvement of vintage Cuban cocktails after constructing the beverage programme, in 2004, for Floridita London, the British department of the famed Havana restaurant-bar

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This illustration by Howard Pyle depicts Captain Kidd with a bottle of rum and a grog tot for sipping it. 44 b CUBA: The Legend of Rum WITH COMPLIMENTS FROM HAVANA CLUB Rum by Any Other Name Speculation surrounds the origins of the word “rum”. Some people have said it was derived from the word “rummage”. But that term actually dates back to 1582 and implies that a person is making a thorough search of something or some place. Others have said the word was born from the British word “rummer”—or German roemer—which is a type of wine glass.

44 b CUBA: The Legend of Rum WITH COMPLIMENTS FROM HAVANA CLUB Rum by Any Other Name Speculation surrounds the origins of the word “rum”. Some people have said it was derived from the word “rummage”. But that term actually dates back to 1582 and implies that a person is making a thorough search of something or some place. Others have said the word was born from the British word “rummer”—or German roemer—which is a type of wine glass. But these vessels appeared in Europe at the same time as the cane-juice liquor.

Johnson brought the drink home to the Army & Navy Club in Washington DC upon his return to the mainland, in 1909 and imported a generous stock of Cuban rum for his personal consumption. The 1900s and 1910s also saw the exotic beauty, vibrant sights and hypnotic rhythms of the camparsa groups that performed during Carnival in Havana lure thousands of tourists to the island and exposing them to a wide array of rum drinks. That was only the beginning. The enactment of Prohibition in the United States drew hordes of parched imbibers to Cuba’s shores.

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