Cannery Row Creative Cocktails Edition Spirits The Connected Table at Sante Magazine Vol. 26 No. 04

Hercules Mulligan Rum & Rye: A Truly Revolutionary Cocktail in a Bottle


For anyone wanting a beverage hawked by some fake huckster created by branding “suits” in a hi-rise office to cater to your lofty fantasies of historical significance in hopes you will buy their product, then Hercules Mulligan Rum & Rye, a new ready-to-drink cocktail born of the pandemic and currently sweeping the nation’s ready-to-drink (RTD) category by storm, is not your sip. Why, you may ask? Simple answer: because Hercules Mulligan actually existed.

While there may have been a bit of artistic license taken in giving his name to a product created 250 years after he walked the streets of New York City, the history books don’t lie. Mulligan was an Irish immigrant tailor who played a significant role in the American Revolution as a spy. Hired to do tailoring work on British officers’ uniforms, he would glean info in conversation with them and pass it on to fellow colonists. One tidbit proved so valuable, it helped save George Washington’s life.

Hercules Mulligan Rum & Rye (43% ABV, SRP: $38) is a blend of Caribbean rum and American rye whiskey which has fresh, organic ginger root macerated into the blend along with a dash or two of bitters. Billed as an Irish Old Fashioned by its creators, Hercules Mulligan Rum & Rye is available through Flaviar ( and more info on the brand can be found on the product website at

Author’s note: For all you Cannery Row loyalists, I know, I know, this cocktail isn’t in a can, but it’s still an RTD and definitely worth a look!

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