So, should your mint leaves be crushed in a Mint Julep? According to the late Gaz Regan, the answer was a firm no, with the mint “only to serve as an aromatic garnish”. Here we check out three classic recipes from classic minds – the Mint Julep, the Old Fashioned and A La Louisiane
Rum Diary Bar in Newcastle is keeping with the whole fun rum thing – with boozy rum cocktails, Caribbean food and a dedicated cigar deck. The shipwreck vibe is strong but it’s a bit classier than its Melbourne stablemate.
“During this same period we have seen the non-Cuban hand rolled cigar industry boom. Many of these now well-established factories were set up by former Cuban cigar workers and families who owned factories before the Cuban revolution.”