The aroma is strong with alcohol, but packed with very complex and strong flavors, with a warm and strong finish. The rum is best used in traditional Jamaican cocktails such as the daiquiri, or a Jamaican Mule. This blend of unaged Wedderburn rum and 1 1/2 to 3 year old Plummer rums really does not lend itself to further aging, because the wood will tend t dominate the fruits and spices that are so prevalent now, and further mute the aromas.
Smith & Cross lends itself to some bold cocktails:
Smith & Cross Punch
- 2 oz Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaican Rum
- 1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- 1/2 oz Cane syrup
- 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters.
Smith & Cross Swizzle
- 1 oz Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaican Rum
- 1/4 oz Falernum
- 1 1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
- 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters
garnish with a sprig of mint.
Try any of these traditional cocktails or try replacing any darker rum with Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaican Rum and watch the cocktail come to life. ;o)