Bahama Bob's Rumstyles

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Botran Reserva in the Rum Lab Yesterday

Botran Reserva, a fine mixing/sipping rum from Guatemala fared very well in the Rum Lab.  It stood up to nearly all of the mixes and ideas that we threw at it.  We ended up with a great collection of new cocktails that you can sample at the Rum Bar in Key West  this coming Saturday, May 26th from 1 til 5PM.    I'll be behind the bar to create any of the five Botran  Reserva cocktails that you wish for only $5.00 each.     This will be a chance for you to get acquainted with the Botran Reserva, a rum that I know you won't want to be without in your rum collection.





Bahama Bob's Botran Cinnamon Sour 
     ·         2 oz. Botran Reserva
     ·         1 oz. Cinnamon Syrup
     ·         1 oz. Sour Mix
Place all of the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice and garnish with a sprig of mint.


Island Reserva
·         2 oz. Botran Reserva
·         ¾ oz. Banana Liqueur
·         ¾ oz. Crème de Cocoa
·         1 oz. Pineapple Juice
·         1 oz. Sour Mix
·         2 dashes of Fee’s Bitters 
Place all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled.   Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice and garnish with an orange wheel. 

Botran Surprise
     ·         2 oz. Botran Reserva
       ·         ¾  oz. Lime Juice
       ·         ¾ oz. Agave Nectar
       ·         Dash of Bitters
       ·         Top up with Barritt’s Ginger Beer
Place all ingredients except the Ginger Beer in a shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled.  Pour into a Collins glass and top up with Barrett’s Ginger Beer.  Garnish with a lime wheel or a sprig of mint. 

Coco Botran

·         2 oz. Botran Reserva
·         ¾ oz. Peach Schnapps
·         ¾ oz. Amaretto
·         ¾ oz. Hot Damn Cinnamon Schnapps
·         ¾ oz. Crème of Coconut
Place all of the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled.  Strain into a Collins Glass filled with ice and garnish with an orange and a cherry.

Botran Reserva Punch
·         2 oz. Botran Reserva
·         1 oz. Sour Mix
·         1 ½ oz. Pineapple Juice
·         ¾ oz. Grapefruit Juice
Place all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled.    Strain into a Collins Glass filled with ice and garnish with a lime wheel.

     Pick up a bottle of Botran Reserva and enjoy it to the max soon.   Try one of my recipes or just create your own, it is a great rum to work with and the results are all really enjoyable.   The rums flavor comes through even with the strongest mixes.   Join me on Saturday at the Rum Bar Key West or get your own bottle of Botran Reserva, but don't miss this gem of a rum.   ;o)