Sipping Don Papa Rum at its Home in the Philippines

From inspiration in the fields of the island of Negros Occidental to bottling in the capital, Manila

In the Philippines, Don Papa premium rum is made from one of the oldest strains of sugarcane grown in some of the richest volcanic soils on the planet. The liquid is crafted in the foothills of active volcano Mt Kanlaon, on the island of Negros Occidental in the country’s Western Visayas region. Launched in 2012, the brand began when owner Stephen Carroll visited Hacienda Rosalia—one …

Celebratory, Fresh Fourth of July Cocktails

Forgo novelty drinks for real fruit-influenced flavor profiles

With such creativity dedicated to the world of cocktail-making, it’s become easy to focus on a particular style or type of ingredient. With Fourth of July drinks frequently dominated by novelty items and colorful synthetic materials, we thought we’d keep it fresh—literally—with fruit components. As with all mixed drink menus, you’ll still find cordials and bitters and simple syrup but each of the six options …