Cocktails at home

Rum has always been a favourite spirit for mixing classic cocktails, and it’s now enjoying a rapid rise in popularity as people are using it in new, interesting ways. Rum can make sweet, fruity cocktails, classics like Rum & Cola, or you can explore a top-end sipping rum with ice and a splash of water. Rum is a new way to enjoy fine spirits, with more accessible pricing than scotch or whisky.

Rum is made from sugarcane, then fermented, distilled, and finally aged in oak barrels. The majority of the world’s rum production happens in the Caribbean in Latin America, but one of rum’s strengths is that it can be produced anywhere in the world.

FLAVOURED RUM

While spiced, amber, white, and dark rums are well-established styles, rum’s versatility shines through in the many new flavoured rum products that are hitting shelves. Flavoured rums make amazing cocktails by adding spices, herbs, and fruity notes to your drinks.

Malibu White Sangria

Make it with

Malibu Coconut

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Jacobs Creek Moscato

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Malibu White Sangria

  • 2 oz Malibu Coconut
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple
  • 4 lime wedges
  • 1 orange or 1 grapefruit
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup of grapefruit juice
  • 1 cup white cranberry juice
  • 1 bottle white wine

Cut all fruit into chunks and put into bottom of a pitcher. Stir in wine, rum and juices. Pour sangria over ice and garnish with fruit of your choice.

(Source: MalibuRumDrinks.com)

Malibu Fizz

Make it with

Malibu Coconut

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Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore Di Valdobbiadene Brut Docg

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Malibu Fizz

  • 2 oz Malibu Coconut
  • 1 oz lime juice 1 oz cranberry juice
  • Prosecco
  • Optional: edible glitter

Rim glass in lime juice, then in edible glitter (optional). Pour first 3 ingredients into a glass, then top with prosecco

(Source: MalibuRumDrinks.com)

Spiced Lemonade

COCKTAIL CULTURE

Rum is the star of many classic cocktails like the Pina Colada, Mojito or Cuba Libre (aka Rum and Cola). Its natural sweetness makes it an easy choice alongside fruit juices and soft drinks, and its complexity and full flavour allow it to stand up to bold flavours like ginger, peppers, mint and bitters.

Make it with

Captain Morgan Spiced Rum

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Spiced Lemonade

  • 2 oz spiced rum
  • 5 oz lemonade
  • 1 oz iced tea

Mix over ice in a tall glass and garnish with a lemon wedge.

Perfect Storm

Make it with

Bacardi Black

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Perfect Storm

  • 2 oz dark rum
  • ½ oz fresh lime juice
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • Ginger beer

Add rum and lime juice to a glass filled with ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish with a lime slice.

3-Ingredient Piña Colada

Make it with

Plantation 3 Star

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3-Ingredient Piña Colada

  • 3 cups frozen pineapple chunks
  • 3 oz white rum
  • 2/3 cup coconut milk (add more milk for extra creaminess)

Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Garnish with a slice of pineapple.

SIPPING RUMS

If you’re the type to explore fine spirits, rum is a great choice with approachable pricing and flavours. Rum can express its uniqueness by the sugarcane product used to start the process or the kind of wood barrel used for aging. Appreciate the subtleties by adding a single ice cube or just a splash of water or soda water.

try

Bumbu Craft Rum

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El Dorado 15 YO

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