One name you all need to know, Gertrude Lythgoe!

Also known as the Bahama Queen or the Queen of Rum Row. She is literally my all time favourite lady in history.

This beauty was the only woman to hold a wholesale liquor license in Nassau, Bahamas during the prohibition era (1920-1933).

She used her charm and business savvy to send shipload after shipload of the finest rum and whiskey to America while never breaking a single law.

“Impeccably dressed, and always carrying a gun, Gertrude remained ever a lady. She carried many monikers, but for four years she reigned supreme as “The Bahama Queen.”

Whatta’ woman!


Who’s ready for my first ever VLOG?!?!?

Today I’m giving you the low down on my favourite go to rum… Sailor Frickin’ Jerry!

In this video I’ll take you through the first time I tried Sailor Jerry, what I like about it and ALOT of waffling!

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Goodbye social life!

My course books have arrived and I have a sudden surge of regret running through my body! I’m not sure how I thought I would be able to juggle studying for a Certificate IV along with buying a house, dealing with a pup who is going through shitty adolescence, keeping this blog up and running as well as working full time! To say I am feeling a little frazzled is an understatement. So after filling out some pre-course tasks, I was in much need of a pretty strong drink.

I have been pretty obsessed with Bacardi Ocho 8 Year Old Rum lately, so decided to treat myself to a glass of that (on the rocks) in an attempt to settle my nerves.

Now, there have been some mixed reviews about this rum but I am not one to gossip, you can read those for yourselves elsewhere. All I know is that this rum is smooth, spicy and a little rough around the edges. You won’t find any sweetness here. This rum is more on par with a really tasty whisky than a caramel, honey, chocolate dripping rum- exactly what I needed.

It’s going to be a long six months ahead of me…. and I am already half way through the bottle! GAH!!!

Wish me luck guys!

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My favourite rum combo ever is fresh green apple and spiced rum. Sadly, it is not a combo that many bars offer and when they do, it doesn’t really keep very well when made- it turns into a brown slush if you don’t drink it fast enough.

This power couple are so good together it’s borderline ridiculous. The crisp tart green apple mixed with the spiced rum is a force not to be messed with. Top that with a little nutmeg and cinnamon and, well, let’s just say, every other drink may as well go home as there is no way they can complete.

On this occasion, due to my lack of a fruit blender, I have had to use fresh organic apple juice and a touch of Ginger Ale to complete this cocktail. And I got to say, it was the bees knees. So I thought I would share my recipe with you guys.

I hope you enjoy it:

Kara’s Spiced Apple Rumble

  • 100ml Bacardi Ocho 8 Year Old Rum
  • 200ml Organic Apple Juice
  • 20ml Ginger Ale
  • Grating of Cinnamon stick
  • Grating of Nutmeg


Pour 100ml Bacardi Ocho 8 Year Old Rum into a highball glass. Follow that with 200ml Organic Apple Juice in to the glass and top with ice. Add 20ml Ginger Ale and add some crushed up ice to the mix. Grate some cinnamon and nutmeg on top and dive in.


This is a super refreshing cocktail which is perfect for a summers day. You will find it not overly sweet but has a lovely tang to it. The spiced rum adds an apple crumble finish which I adore! As we are using apple juice in this cocktail, there is thankfully no risk of this cocktail turning into a brown slushy you would get if you used fresh apple.




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