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August 16, 2011

Take one part National Rum Day, add in the inspiration of classic dessert Bananas Foster, up the ante with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, liquify and serve in a coupe rimmed with banana sugar and you’ve got one tasty Banana Hammock.

In NYC tonight and have $11 in your pocket? Head to Mother’s Ruin (18 Spring Street) where they will be will be whipping up these homemade specials in honor of National Rum Day.

Stuck at your own bar? Serve them to your guests; they go down easy.

Banana Hammock
Created by TJ and Richard of Mother’s Ruin NYC with the assistance of Paul Monahan, Sailor Jerry National Brand Ambassador
1.5 oz Sailor Jerry
.75 oz homemade banana syrup (1:1:1 ratio)
.75 fresh lime juice
Dash of Angostura bitters
Shaken over ice. Strained into a coupe glass with spiced banana dusted rim
(Spiced banana dusted rim is sugar carmelized with homemade banana syrup and Sailor Jerry)



February 26, 2010

INSIDE F&B charges chefs and bartenders with creating the next drink sensation
By Francine Cohen

Photo by Michael Harlan Turkell

February 25, 2010 will forever live in infamy as the day that the beloved pickle back jumped the shark.

We’re thrilled for its popularity.  And still intend to enjoy them now and again.  But the pickle back no longer holds its own as a secret insider liquid handshake since  the cat’s out of the bag thanks to this terrific article by Robert Haynes-Peterson,

Known well to those who have embraced the briiiiiiine, the pickle back has a special place in the hearts of industry folks (and a select and welcome group of aficionados) who find themselves at bars late into the night/wee hours of the morning, often following a grueling shift and looking for nothing more than a simple drink, a savory pick me up, and some good company.  Now we expect to see lots of people bellying up to the bar for their backs.

Whatever its vaunted origins (Texas, Bushwick Country Club, The Randolph, The Rusty Knot ) and supposed instigators of its popular appeal Continue Reading…