Ruins of a 17th century sugar plantation. First photo shows the old animal powered mill used to crush the sugarcane, second photo shows the old boiler bowls used for boiling cane juice to crystallize the sugar, and third photo shows the ruins of some building on the plantation (I think these were some type of storage rooms?). Really interesting to get a glimpse of this history by exploring this place.
Before the 19th century, Martinique also produced molasses-based rum from the molasses readily available from sugar refining. Each plantation would also have a distillery on site in addition to the sugar refinery.
📍: Château Dubuc, La Trinité, Martinique
Nada más rico en una torta que un bizcocho con uvas pasas “borrachas”, impregnadas de sabor. Esta “torta borracha” es un postre que puede servir tanto para niños como para adultos, pues es perfecta para acompañar el café o simplemente para disfrutar en la merienda. La receta es del chef Víctor Moreno (@victormorenoc) y, al igual que la foto, es cortesía de la revista digital Bienmesabe (@bmsmagazine).
- 150 gramos de harina de trigo.
- 125 gramos de azúcar.
- 125 gramos de mantequilla.
- 100 gramos de pasas.
- 100 gramos de fruta confitada variada.
- 100 gramos de nueces picadas.
- 12 gramos de polvo de hornear.
- 3 huevos.
- 1 limón.
- Ron al gusto.
- Mantequilla para untar el molde.
- Harina para enharinar las pasas y frutas confitadas.
Precalentar el horno a 180ºC, luego se deben remojar las pasas con una copita de ron para posteriormente untar el molde con mantequilla. Llevar la mantequilla al fuego hasta que quede como pomada blanda, añadir el azúcar y los huevos enteros, de uno en uno, mezclar enérgicamente y añadir la piel rallada del limón(…).
👉Lea el artículo completo en www.siparum.com. | Fuente: Revista Bienmesabe.
I was beyond excited when we picked my mom up from the airport on Thursday. The last few days seriously felt like nothing has changed, we were just hanging out and catching up! We did some of the tourist sites, she loved the mob museum for sure! I think by far both of our favorite things was just chilling and talking. I sure do miss being just a drive away from her. Now that the first trip was a success, I think this will open up the gate for even more trips in the future. ❤️ Hell, she even agreed to go shopping with me next time! Anybody who knows my mom, knows she does not like shopping at all!
On this day in 1919, Prohibition took effect in the US — essentially banning the sale, manufacturing or transport of alcohol. Our namesake, Bill McCoy, leveraged loopholes in the law, selling his spirits in international waters off of the coast of New York. Technically, never breaking the law. The 'Gentleman's Crook' - as he came to be known - gained legendary status for his unadulterated, high-quality booze and popularizing the phrase the Real McCoy. #18thamendment#prohibition
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🎉Ron Roble (@ronroble) gana Plata en German Rum Festival🎉 | Por: Mayte Navarro (@mainav).
El ron venezolano Ron Roble dijo presente en el German Rum Festival y lo hizo no sólo como participante sino como triunfador obteniendo la medalla de plata gracias a su marca Ron Roble Viejo Extra Añejo, pues el jurado reconoció la calidad de este blend añejado entre 8 y 12 años en barricas de roble americano sin reposición de mermas.
Este premio se otorgó en una de las ferias europeas más concurridas, donde se presenta una gran variedad de productos del mundo del ron y se reúnen verdaderos conocedores de este destilado, por lo que cualquier reconocimiento toma dimensiones diferentes.
Ron Roble Viejo Extra Añejo es un destilado que nació de un acto íntimo: cinco amigos, guiados por Giorgio Melis, maestro ronero con más de 40 años de experiencia, se reunieron con la intención de crear el mejor ron del Caribe hasta conseguirlo.
Pero no solo esfuerzo y disciplina son suficientes para convencer a un jurado que quiere conocer productos e ideas novedosas, que puedan aportar al mercado nuevos atractivos y sean capaces de conquistar otros segmentos y clientes. En una cata a ciegas convenció al jurado, integrado por expertos en ron, su color ámbar brillante, sus notas a caramelo, vainilla, madera y canela, su suave contacto con el paladar gracias a los taninos moderados, pero a la vez con larga permanencia en boca. Todo esto es producto del proceso de añejamiento que se realiza en barricas de 220 litros.
👉Lea más en www.siparum.com | 📸Arte fotográfico original de Ron Roble.
Sometimes when something is so big we miss those tiny crafted details 🦇🇵🇷
CARGO SCHOONER RACE: There were light winds and the Tres Hombres was fastest on a broad reach with the Gallant of @blueschoonercompany not far behind her but @schoonerruthbarbados was able to point higher keeping and completing the course marks. By all accounts the result was a draw providing onlookers with a Sunday outing spectacle. We will look forward to a second edition in the future! Thanks to our sponsor @la_cabane_barbados
6 4692 days ago
The Caribbean. The centre of the rum universe. #wearerumrunners .
Although many countries in the world produce rum, none are as synonymous with rum than the Caribbean. The Caribbean was not known to Europe, and the rest of the world, until 1492 when Christopher Columbus made his first landing on Hispaniola (Dominican Republic & Haiti). This new world was seen by all as a land of opportunity but this eventually turned to one of exploitation. .
Sugarcane was introduced to the Caribbean on Columbus’s second voyage where seedlings were taken from Madeira and planted on Hispaniola. The rest is somewhat history. .
Today the Caribbean is still known globally for producing the finest rums, although rum is being made in vast quantities elsewhere none can come close to the quality that is produced in the Caribbean. .
Although the islands that make up the Caribbean are placed under one banner, each island and the rum that they produce is different. Different demography, different geography and different rum producing techniques all of which lead to rum that is as unique as the island that made it as it is these conditions that cannot be replicated any where else.
Yeah. @bayleepruitt gets it. She 'megs like a champ! All over her beautifully crafted drink. Even if it is shaved chocolate and not nutmeg.
I DON'T UNDERSTAND BUT I CAN TELL IT'S BULLSHIT
Banks 5 Island Rum · Brazil Nut Orgeat · Blue Curaçao · Bitter Bianco · Lime · Toasted Coconut · Shaved Chocolate
A classic Cuban rum enjoyed with a Cuban cigar! 🥃👌😎🌴 #wearerumrunners .
Although this rum is a little on the sweet side, it was very much so enjoyable specially when paired with a cigar. It’s always a pleasure to join @rumauction in his Rum Room lots of magical rums reside in there!
The Pink Pigeon, Mauritius Vanilla Spiced Rum
Picked this bottle up last summer. The description on the label was interesting enough for me to throw $20 at it just for curiosity sake.
Made on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius. It's quadruple distilled then blended with hand picked natural vanilla from Madagascar.
The nose is overly sweet and almost remindes me of the Spanish/Mayan drink, Xtabentun. Vanilla, honey, xtabentun flower, molasses and bubblegum.
First sip is very smooth almost syrupy, orange peel, honey, vanilla and alcohol.
Very nice looking bottle.
The company takes big steps in wildlife preservation which is a big ✔ in my book.
While I'm not a fan of this product as a neat sipper, I can see this making an excellent cocktail.
I will say, I was a bit annoyed the cork broke but I was able to get it out and throw a new one in there so ill let that slide.. haha
Na Zdrowie 😁🤙🥃
14 534 days ago
A RUM ENTHUSIAST’S TRAVEL GUIDE TO MARTINIQUE
(link in profile)
Whenever I travel these days, I’m always looking to explore the local spirits and cocktail scene, as well as fit in sightseeing and relaxing. And sometimes, you even plan a vacation based on the booze. *ahem* 🙋🏻♀️😉
If that sounds like you, and you have any interest in exploring rum in the Caribbeans, this free comprehensive guide is for you! Martinique has one of the strongest rum cultures anywhere, and this guide includes everything from booking flights/lodging, when and where to go, visiting distilleries and buying rum, what to eat and drink, and most importantly - how to weave all this between “regular” vacation sightseeing and beach days!
This vacation was honestly my favorite trip *ever* so if Martinique is not yet on your radar, well, check out the guide and maybe that’ll change your mind!
Find in on barfaith.com/martinique-travel-guide (linked in profile), and just fyi opening on a computer offers the best reading experience.
Enjoy, ask me any questions, bookmark it, share it, whatever...cheers! 🌴🌾🍌
After a productive week, we decided to get this weekend started. Do the same if you can and tag your crew who you want to share these delicious rum runners with to let them know you are thinking about them. Photo credit @postcardinnholidayisle