Jamie Jones, Director of Drinks at Scotch+Limon, 2017 winner of World Class UK and number 6 in the Global final answers our our questions and gives us the scoop on the latest cocktail trends of the year.
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On the one end of the bar you’ll find old school bartenders in casual dress slinging drinks for Happy Hour, and on the other end you’ll find moustachioed men and carefully coiffed women preparing a concoction for your sipping pleasure. The terms “mixology” and “mixologist” have become a regular…
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Rainy days are perfect for soaking up some Seychelles History – why not visit the Natural history museum in the…
This warm and inviting drink is the perfect beverage to enjoy on a chilly evening. The cinnamon adds a spicy note while the butter makes the drink luxurious and creamy. The spiced dark rum is the hero of this cocktail with flavors of vanilla and caramel being highlighted.
Deliciously yummy ginger and pineapple Takamaka Rum Mojito!
French influences seep into every aspect of the Seychellois lifestyle. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the islanders have a taste for Champagne, as it is woven into their souls. While rum will always be the go-to-drink for the locals, a glass of the bubbly will appear at every special occasion. When that once in a lifetime event does occur, the locals will combine the two to create a heavenly drink that can be enjoyed on earth. Or in our case: in the Seychelles.
Let’s be honest. Rum is not fully appreciated for the delightfully versatile spirit it is. It’s as at home in frivolously fruity drinks as it is just being savoured on the rocks.
The Seychelles has been an international destination for centuries, arguably before the written record of its discovery back in the 16th century. We’re used to travellers and merchants dropping in and leaving a some distinct part of their own culture behind in paradise, and the islands are still frequented by arrivals from all corners of the globe who have left their distinctive mark.
The Republic of Seychelles is made up of 115 islands. In total there are only 522 kms of roads amongst all the islands, meaning, if you’re going anywhere - you’re boating. This is ideal when you consider that every day is literally perfect beach-day weather. Coupled with warm waters and loads of adventure options, you’ll feel like you’re part of a tropical Takamaka Rum crew, because you’re bound to be enjoying the Seychelles’ finest rum. Here are a few water-based activities with the perfect Takamaka Rum cocktail to enjoy afterwards.