While known for its Caribbean roots, there are a few distilleries producing rum in the states.
With Louisiana’s hot and humid climate lending itself perfectly for the site of growing sugarcane, a distiller duo is taking advantage of the state’s fertile terroir at New Orleans’s Roulaison Distilling Co.
Surprisingly, the sugar-based spirit has been around for centuries, and is even deeply rooted in American history. Imported and produced in the earliest settled colonies of Boston, Charleston and Staten Island back in the 1600s and 1700s, rum was once even a form of American currency. And ever hear of “navy strength” rum? There’s a history lesson there, too.
Ready for a glass? Beverage director of NOLA’s The Bower offers four classic cocktails (with a twist, of course), and owner and baker Kate Heller of Leo’s Bread gives us three rum-spiked desserts.
Finally, if you’re looking to celebrate Mardi Gras this year, we supply all you need for a party right at home.
Louisiana’s hot and humid climate lends perfectly to growing sugarcane — rum’s main ingredient — allowing an up-and-coming distillery to predict the spirit’s successful future.
An early U.S. import that at one point was even used as a form of currency, this sugar-based spirit has a packed history.
Do you have rum on your bar cart? If not, it may be time to get some. The beverage director at a popular New Orleans restaurant and bar shows us how to make trendy rum cocktails at home.
A New Orleans baker offers her favorite rum-flavored desserts, featuring new takes on both tiramisu and rum cake. Perfect for your Mardi Gras celebration.
You don’t have to go to New Orleans to experience the age-old holiday. Celebrate at home by delivering king cakes, beignets, chicory coffee and more right to your door.