Made the Yucatan Shrimp? Use the Left-Over Butter!

Did you make yourself a batch of Island Adam’s Yucatan Shrimp and wonder what to do with the left-over butter?  Do what I do: Put it in a container in the refrigerator and use it in place of butter until it’s gone.  I use it for searing steaks, fish, and other seafood and also for Read More


What’s a Mojito?

A mojito (pronounced mo-HEE-toe), one of Cuba’s oldest cocktails, comes from the African word mojo, which means to place a little spell. One rum distiller traces the drink’s roots to 1586, when Francis Drake and his pirates tried to sack Havana for its gold. While the invasion was unsuccessful, Drake’s associate, Richard Drake, was said Read More


Caipirinha – The National Drink of Brazil!

Caipirinhas (cai·pi·ri·nha) are the national drink of Brazil, and you can think of them as a mojito without the mint, and instead of rum they use cachaça (kah·SHAH·sah). Great, what’s cachaça? Well it’s a lot like rum, except rum is made from molassas (a by-product of refining sugarcane juice) whereas cachaça is made directly from the sugar cane Read More