Bahama Bob's Rumstyles

Monday, October 17, 2011

Ron Centenario 7 Year Old

     The day spent with the Ron Centenario 7 Year Old in the Rum Lab was very productive.     This is a great sipping and affordable enough to be a mixing rum that brings cocktails to life.     We tried 21 different recipes and only 4 did the rum clash with what we were mixing it with.    This lab yielded some excellent recipes that take the taste buds to new and very exciting places.

  •      We found that the rum does not do well with clover honey, does not mix in very well and the honey just sits on the bottom of the glass.     Apricot Brandy, Apple Juice, and overproof rums all seem to clash with the flavor of the Ron Centenario 7 Year Old Rum.     Other than these ingredients, everything else that we threw at it melted together to yield some really fine cocktails.

Spicy Senorita
  • 1 1/2 oz. Ron Centenario 7 Year Old Rum
  • 1 oz. Spiced Rum
  • 1/2 oz. Pomegranate Liqueur
  • 1 1/2 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Cane Syrup
  • 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
Put all ingredients except the Pomegranate Liqueur in a shaker with ice and shake until chilled.    Strain into a highball glass filled with ice and float the Pomegranate Liqueur on and garnish with an orange and cherry.

Costa Rican Expresso
  • 1 1/2 oz. Ron Centenario 7 Year Old Rum
  • 1 oz. Coffee Rum
  • 1 oz. Amaretto
  • 1/2 oz. Dark Creme de Cocoa
  • 2 oz. Half and Half
Put all the ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake until chilled.    Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice.     Garnish with a sprig of fresh slapped mint.

Ginger Snaps
  • 1 1/2 oz. Ron Centenario 7 Year Old Rum
  • 3/4 oz Siesta Key Spiced Rum
  • 1 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • Top up with Barrett's Ginger Beer
Place all the ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake until chilled, strain into a highball glass filled with ice.    Top up the glass with Barrett's Ginger Beer.      Garnish with a thin slice of ginger and a lime.

    
Costa Rican Punch
  • 1 1/2 oz. Ron Centenario 7 Year Old Rum
  • 1/2 oz. Aguadiente ( Anise Rum)
  • 1/2 oz. Falernum
  • 1 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 3/4 oz. Orange Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Grapefruit Juice
  • Dash of Bitters
Place all the ingredients in a Shaker with ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice and garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.

     These are three of the wide variety of cocktails we came up with and a wide variety of ingredients that worked very well with this fine rum.     We have another bottle of this rum in the lab and I feel that we can further test the waters of the compatibility of  Ron Centenario 7 Year Old rum with many many more ingredients.      Lets just wait and see what tomorrow brings.      This is one of the better rums for a consistent result that we have used in the Rum Lab to date and I will have to say that I wound recommend it as a great all around sipping and mixing rum.         ;o)