Warm Your Cold Ass Up with National Hot Buttered Rum Day!

January 17th, 2013 — 11:51am

Los Angeles Magazine, 1/16/13

This Thursday is National Hot Buttered Rum Day (yes, there really is a holiday for everything), and it’s your chance to celebrate the colonial beverage which saved 17th century New Englanders from sobriety the cold as several local venues will be doing up drink specials for the occasion. It’s a big deal considering L.A. isn’t really a “hot cocktail” city OR a butter town for that matter. So take advantage and cozy up to one of these nontraditional beauties or, if you don’t feel like venturing out into the 40-degree night, try the traditional recipe we got from 1886 Bar below.

By the way, if rum isn’t your thing, just wait for January 25th when it’s National Irish Coffee Day.

Caña Rum Bar downtown will be serving up an old family recipe, courtesy of bartender Danielle Crouch’s mom. The Mexican-style Hot Buttered Rum—with a kick of chipotle, cacao, and Mexican rum—will be going for $9 all night.

At Cole’s, bartenders Brent Falco and Zahra Bates (formerly of Providence) collaborated on the special of the day, “Cole & Honey,” ($8 happy hour, $11 after) a concoction of brown butter, Appleton 12-year rum, hot water, Allspice Dram milk and honey foam, and grated nutmeg on top. Like Mom used to make!

Read the rest of the article here!

Written by: Caroline on Crack

***Also, don’t forget that on Thursday, Caña Rum Bar welcomes Anthony Valadez of 89.9 FM KCRW fame to start his Latido residency.  Anthony will be spinning everything from World Sounds to Cumbia.  Come on in for some Mexican – style Hot Buttered Rum and jams!

Spirit Guide: Tomas Estes Recently Released Book, “The Tequila Ambassador”

January 16th, 2013 — 4:08pm

One of my favorite personalities and mentors in the Tequila world, Tomas Estes has finally released his long anticipated book, The Tequila Ambassador, which gives you a welcomed and intelligent look into the world of agave spirit. The work is excellent and the photography by Simon Difford shines. Buy it. Enjoy it.

Taken from the back cover introduction below:

This work is a testimony to the passion and dedication of the worlds most globally recognized face of tequila: Tomas Estes. His first book on tequila documents a personal journey from the oranges groves of Los Angeles to the agave fields of Jalisco and the wilds of Oaxaca, coupled with a fascinating level of detail around a spirit category that has now come of age.

It includes conversations with some of the most influential figures in the modern tequila industry, including the last interview given by the late don julio Gonzales, creator of tequila don Julio. The tequila ambassador list 100 key cocktail recipes, each created by some of the luminaries of the bar world, reflecting the diversity of this misunderstood and enigmatic spirit.

Available at Amazon Books!

Raul Yrastorza, Las Perlas, GM

213 Video Series: Featuring Allan Katz and Caña Rum Bar’s Natural Daiquiri!

January 15th, 2013 — 1:02pm

Late last year we got together with Ted Newsome (ex-TWS Art Director, American Misfits, Built to Shred, all around nice guy) and crew to help us produce some shorts, highlighting some of our star bartenders at their locations making their specialties.  This month we feature Allan Katz at Caña Rum Bar and his take on the Natural Daiquiri.  Enjoy!

Music Monday: Anthony Valadez kicks off “Latido” at Caña Rum Bar January 17th!

January 14th, 2013 — 3:20pm

Join us at Caña Rum Bar January 17th for the kick off night of LATIDO that only KCRW’s own Anthony Valadez can bring you. He will be spinning the best sounds of Cumbia, Dub, Afrobeats, Samba, Soul, Latin, Roots, Punjabi and Mas. It will be a great night of music and so many premium rums to choose from that we are sure Thursday nights at Caña will be your destination spot every week.

Anyone who says they are there for Anthony will get a free a annual membership that is good for yourself plus 3 guests anytime as well as invites to free rum tastings. Enjoy great music and great cocktails…together is even better!

Dave Freeman – 213 Music Director