Feel the bliss of volcano grown rum…A sweet summer refresher for vacations…
~~~ Ricky West ~~~
In that spirit, Volcano’s Bliss has a thin upper crust that masks volcanic ingredients just below…
Zesty fruits of blackberry and pineapple. Maine Root – Ginger Brew and Harmless Harvest – Coconut Water . A thin layer of oreo crust is spread over the drink’s surface. Garnished with Orange and a blackberry.
Please, drink responsibly…
The bar price for Volcano’s Bliss is $15
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.”
This cocktail is a promotion of Fair Trade!
In honor of Flor de Caña & Liquor.com’s “Fair Trade Certified Cocktail Challenge,” Volcano’s Bliss has been given a complete overhaul! There are now five ingredients used in this drink that are sourced from fair trade certified producers! See the bottom of the article to learn more about fair trade.
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…
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.
Fair for Life is another fair trade organization. Unique in that it can certify every step of a products process and companies as a whole. Harmless Harvest coconut water, used in Volcano’s Bliss, is certified by this organization. Fair for Life is overseen by Ecocert IMO.
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.
- Harmless Harvest coconut water is certified by Fair for Life. It is distributed to Target and Wholefoods.
- Naked coconut water is certified by Fairtrade USA. It can be found at Safeway, Sprouts Farmers Market, and Target.