Friday, July 29, 2011

What can I do with an Agricole?

Agricole with its nutty grassy tastes lend itself to some of the more unique tasting cocktails out there.     One of the most popular is the "National Cocktail of Martinique and Guadeloupe", called Ti Punch.
This is a simple concoction that I recently was asked to make at the Rum Bar in Key West last week, and was really surprised at how tasty it was.

     Ti Punch
  • 2 oz. of Rhum Agrigole
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 oz Cane Syrup
Place all ingredients in a shaker with Ice shake until chilled and strain into an old-fashion glass with a couple of ice cubes.      Garnish with a mint leaf or two.

     After some Experimentation, I found that you can make this neat little cocktail with a good little spiced rum as well like Brinley's Gold Shipwreck Spiced Rum.

    Island Planter , a fruit based cocktail is also very popular in the French West Indies.

     Island Planter
  • 1 1/2 oz Rhum Agricole
  • 1 1/2 oz Grapefruit Juice
  • 3oz  Orange Juice
  •  1/2 oz Cane Syrup
Place all ingredients is a shaker with ice and shake til chilled and strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice.    Garnish with a slice of lime.

These are only a couple of the great cocktails that can be created with the amazing varieties of Rhum Agricole.

      Today we are back in the Rum Lab again this time to create some new cocktails using Denizen Rum,
for a promotion on behalf of Denizen on Saturday August 13th from 2 til 5pm at the Rum Bar on Duval Street in Key West, Florida.    This is another day that we have set aside to create some new cocktails and enhance some old one with the liberating taste of Denizen Rum.    Let you Know soon what we find.    ;o)