Monday, April 15, 2024

4th Annual ‘Tis The Season for a Vacation Punch Competitors & Toy Drive


Younger St. Nicholas Punch – 1st Place

Every December, The Rum Collective joins forces with Seattle Gin Society at Liberty Bar and does extra than simply have fun our respective spirits; we drink them from a punch bowl for trigger. That’s to boost cash for the Toys for Tots Basis. In truth, over the previous 4 years, it is without doubt one of the highlights of the 12 months the place our mission turns into even higher; it turns into philanthropic. The occasion’s finish impact not solely  “will increase consciousness and develops appreciation for rum” but additionally brings a smile to some native space youngsters that vacation season. If solely each occasion might be extra like this one! This 12 months, friends introduced both $20 money or equal-valued unwrapped toy for a cup of every of the 4 completely different (two rum and two gin) punches within the competitors. Critically, “gin vs. rum punch”, you ask? Is that even a good competitors? It’s controversial  that almost all well-made rum punches would win. Nevertheless, that is all in good enjoyable and extra votes, made by poker chips deposited in to glasses, might be purchased for a small price. It turned obvious (over the previous three years) gin folks have extra money than rum folks, however this 12 months, attendees voted with out their pocket books and guess what? The Rum Punches took 1st and 2nd place. To not rub it in however nicely over half of the attendees had been “gin folks”. Huge shock, eh!


Let’s take a more in-depth take a look at these rum punches!

Younger St. Nicholas Punch feat. Diplomatico Anejo

This punch was created because the greeting cocktail for The Rum Collective’s third Anniversary occasion that includes Ron Diplomatico. It was well-received by friends then and now. Easy, refreshing and balanced, right here is the profitable punch of the occasion! 


Younger St. Nicholas

recipe by Rebekah Karnofski

(single serving)

0.5oz lime juice (recent pressed)

0.75oz grapefruit juice (recent pressed)

Korporal Krampus’s Quarterdeck Punch – 2nd Place

This 12 months we had particular visitor, Jason Alexander, create the second rum punch. Hailing from Tacoma Cabana, he tends and owns the most effective tiki bars within the nation and it is situated a handy 40 minutes south of Seattle, Jason does tiki with the perfect of them. His tiki punch that includes the just lately launched Misplaced Spirits Navy Model Rum woke up many palates to the complexity of flavors discovered on this type of cocktails. A kind of magical potion overflowing with comfortable endings, his was the primary punch bowl to go dry!

Jason Alexander serving it up

It was the United States Marine Corps who based Toys for Tots, so navy women and men are greater than welcome at this occasion. Along with a being an award-winning bartender and proprietor of one of many coolest up-and-coming cocktail bars in Washington State, Jason, additionally a marine, served his nation prior to selecting a station behind the bar. Respect! Properly, when some high quality overproof rum flows, lips loosen, and shortly the operating joke of the night recalled Proctor & Gamble’s Secret punchline and went one thing like this:

“Misplaced Spirits Navy Model Rum, Robust sufficient for a Marine, however made for the Navy”

In all probability good we did not have any of us from the Navy there! Haha!!

Should you make your approach (and it’s best to) to Tacoma Cabana, ask for this punch. Jason could serve it to you as he envisioned it (see photograph beneath). 

Superior!! 

Korporal Krampus’s Quarterdeck Punch
photograph credit score and permission by: Jason Alexander, Tacoma Cabana

Korporal Krampus’s Quarterdeck Punch

recipe by Jason Alexander

1.5 cups grapefruit juice (recent pressed)

1 cup lime juice (recent pressed)

1.5 cups vanilla spiced syrup (Tacoma Cabana house-made)

Along with sampling punches, the night time was crammed with many raffle prizes and two silent auctions. Though we did not meet the fundraiser aim, we managed to boost $736 {dollars} that night time for native space youngsters! The entire cash and toys raised on the occasion had been donated. To gather the donation we had the pleasure of getting a adorned marine, LtCol Michael J. Byrne current with us on the occasion.

Left to Proper: Gene Shook, LtCol Michael Byrne, Nicholas Feris
An enormous thanks to Ron Diplomatico, Misplaced Spirits (each distributed by American Northwest), 
Giffard and Vinum for his or her generosity and help!

A spherical of applause for Jason Alexander’s service and abilities!

Particular due to Andrew Friedman of Liberty Bar for his continuous help of our occasions!

Thanks to Toys for Tots for his or her dedication to serving to youngsters!!

Cheers and rumlove till subsequent 12 months!!!

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