Hot Rum Cow Issue 7 is available now. More details will be published soon. Picture the scene. A desperate team of starving and exhausted writers and designers, chained to their notebooks and laptops, prisoners in the brig of The Good Ship Hot Rum Cow – cramped, cowed and crazed. Driven on by the metronomic thump of the editor’s slavedriver drum and the constant threat of floggings, and fuelled only by the leftover powdered alcohol and cloud cocktails from The Future Issue, this motley crew of hired hacks and mac monkeys have produced a dark, potent and dangerous magazine. And in record time to boot.
For Hot Rum Cow‘s seventh instalment, we finally face the ‘hot hellish and terrible liqueur’ that gave us our middle name – rum. And we’ve produced for you a ripsnorting, swaggering saga of hot-blooded cut-throats, slavers, wreckers and rogues.
There’s the tawdry tale of rum’s history at sea, an exploration of rum’s relationship with reggae and religion, and a whistle-stop guided tour of the Caribbean’s finest styles. Chef Cyrus Todiwala crafts three fine dishes with India’s Old Monk and we meet rum’s Renaissance woman, master blender Joy Spence.
There’s also a personal paean to Croatian rakija, an experiment in home-brewing our own ‘austerity’ spirits and lessons in everyday drinking from Sir Kingsley Amis. Not to mention beer guts, monks, aphrodisiacs, screeching, coca, Champagne, cachaça and a night out at a gay bar with Lady Di.
Hot Rum Cow Issue 12 is available now. Bubbles improve life. They float, they explode, they make drinks fizzy. As you tip a glass to drink, they burst forth from the surface shooting the aromas of the booze up your nose. And as you quaff back the liquid, they dance...
Hot Rum Cow Issue 11 is available now. One Nation under Booze, indivisible, with hoppy beer and classic cocktails for all – welcome to America. There are no half measures when it comes to alcohol and the USA. Few countries have had a more complex relationship with the delightful/demon drink....
Hot Rum Cow Issue 10 is available now. Dr Emmett Brown. Bill S. Preston, Esq. Dr Sam Beckett. Gary Sparrow. To this inspiring roll call of the time travelling community’s bravest and brightest you can now add the creators of this humble drinks magazine (the finest available to humanity). Issue...