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Rum Head

Tomorrow (8.16) is National Rum Day! Last month, we rounded up the best spots for rum-focused frozen brews for National Daiquiri Day, honoring one of the signature rum-focused drinks of New Orleans. Want some more boozy options to break up the hump day blues? Whether a mojito, a rum punch, a piña colada, or a simple rum & coke, celebrate this most hallowed of days with NoDef's round-up of the best spots in the Big Easy for this spirit. 

Daiquiri Day

Cane and Table's Nick Detrich on Drink's Caribbean, Rum-Filled Origins

Unwrap the straw and raise up a styrofoam cup. July 19 is National Daiquiri Day, and New Orleans, with its gallon pricing and drive thru options, is the Daiquiri capital. (Plus, there's a parade). Moving beyond Bourbon Street’s frozen flavors, NOLA Defender wanted to dig down to the roots of the subtropical favorite. Cane & Table’s Nick Detrich, an expert on rums and Caribbean cocktials, provided some guidance.

My, Oh Mai Tai: Nick Detrich Mixes a Classic (Video)

With Summer setting in, NoDef headed over to Cane & Table (1133 Decatur St.) to discuss warm weather libations with rabid, rum rajah Nick Detrich. To cut through the humidity, Detrich turned to his Tiki roots and offered a Mai Tai.

Gingeroo's Genesis

Old New Orleans Rum Distillery's Potent, Ready-Made Drink is Ready for Full Rollout

Don’t mistake the Old New Orleans Rum distillery's latest creation for a redheaded marsupial. Made with Old New Orleans Crystal Rum, cayenne infused rum, fresh ginger juice, Louisiana cane sugar and carbonated water, the Gingeroo is a delicious and effervescent beverage for rum connoisseurs and general cocktail lovers alike.

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