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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Vizcaya Did Well in the Rum Lab

Well it was a pleasant surprise at the Rum Lab yesterday working with Vizcaya Cask 12.    It worked well with nearly everything, except it doesn't play well with grapefruit juice.     I was pleasantly surprised by the very good mixablity of this rum.       It really does well with pineapple, guava, mango, passion fruit, lime, and ginger beer.     I think that this has the potential to be a fabulous all-around rum that can be sipped or mixed in cocktails.     We experimented with swizzles, daiquiris, and traditional style cocktails, all yielding some really flavorful and refreshing beverages.    

  



  Vizcaya Cask 12 Cocktails:



Vizcaya 12 Swizzle
  • 1 1/2 oz. Vizcaya Cask 12 Rum
  • 1/2 oz. Amaretto
  • 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Falernum
  • 1 1/2 oz. Pineapple Juice
Place all ingredients in a shaker and shake til chilled, strain into a rocks glass.   Garnish as appropriate


Vizcaya Ginger-Mango
  • 1 1/2 oz. Vizcaya Cask 12 Rum
  • 1 oz. Mango Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
  • Top-up with Barrett's Ginger Beer
Place all ingredients except the Barrett's Ginger Beer into a Shaker and shake til chilled and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.    Garnish as you find suitable.

Vizcaya Keyz Daiquiri
  • 1 1/2 oz. Vizcaya Cask 12 Rum
  • 1/2 oz. Falernum
  • 1/2 oz. Cane Syrup
  • 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
Place all ingredients into a shaker and shake til chilled, strain into a martini glass and garnish with a lime wheel.

     These are only the tip of the iceberg of really delicious cocktails that we were able to create with Vizcaya Cask 21 Rum.     Just one other note, it mixes well with Brinley Gold Shipwreck Spiced Rum as well.     These rums are very compatible and work well in creating some "Tiki Style" cocktails.    I'm working on that idea for my next rum lab next week.      Just remember to try a new rum every day that you can.   ;o)