Also available in pineapple cups! Double portions erupting out of a pineapple!
“A soft ascent to a juicy flower bed.”
“Fiery, complex flavors.”
“The rum taste combines well with the citrus taste”
“The first note on the palate is banana, then tropical fruit and just enough of the rum to shine on the finish. Many mixed drinks, especially with rum can over power the taste of the actual rum. This was an amazing palate experience.”
I learned where to find fair trade certified versions of some of my favorite ingredients by designing this drink and acting on the opportunities it has given back to me. I’m deeply thankful…
Dear readers, you may be asking what is fair trade? Here is a summary of fair trade features, all information sourced from Fairtrade America:
Fairtrade certified companies ensure that farmers who harvest the ingredients are informed of what their produce is worth protect their livelihoods with a set minimum price. Farmers worldwide are given more financial security and opportunities to communicate with each other. The risk of exploitative child labor is minimized. Protection from climate change and sustainability are key features of fair trade. Use of genetically altered products are forbidden.
Companies with Fairtrade certification do much to see that their employed farmers and the environment are respected.
Man of the West, supports initiatives that treat those who produce the food we love fairly and treat our environment with care!
Sadly, Volcano’s Bliss didn’t win the contest. The victor of the San Francisco bracket was Robert Kramer of Chandler, Arizona. Congrats Robert, and wishing you all the best!
Fairtrade International is the organization that certified four of the five fair-trade ingredients used in Volcano’s Bliss. This organization creates guidelines for fair trade certification and Florcert oversees the organization.
For Bay Area natives, listed below are the liquor, soft drinks and fruit you love. The same ones I used to compose Volcano’s Bliss.
Listed below them are Fair Trade companies that produce them and distribute to the Bay Area. I’ll tell you what stores you can buy them at too.
Flor de Caña is amazing rum. 25 year Flor de Caña is the best rum I have tasted to date! All bottles are cheapest when bought at Total Wine.
Maine Root ginger brew might be the only fair trade ginger beer in USA. And man, is it good! This ginger beer can be bought at Wholefoods. As a side note, I became personally acquainted with Maine Root’s administration in the making of this drink.
A flavor extravaganza to be sipped with single malt Macallan’s scotch…An unforgettable wedding desert for scotch lovers!
~~~ Ricky West ~~~
Malt’s Honeymoon is the marriage of a scotch and flavor assortment…Single malt scotch dilutes very easily when mixed with other ingredients. Scotch aficionados take this loss of flavor very seriously. To avoid this dilution, and show respect to the fine Macallan scotch, the liquor has been segregated from the complimentary flavors that it is paired with!