This is a blog that will take you through the Rum lifestyles of a fine group of people that enjoy the fun and pleasure of fine rums. We will travel to distilleries, partys, and Rum Events to bring you the Rumstyles of all those we come in contact with.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Classic Rum Cocktails Evoke thoughts of the Tropicana and Carmen Miranda
The classic rum drinks, mojitos, daiquiris
and Cuba Libras, are having an exciting renaissance.After a visit to the Tropicana just outside
of Havana last year, I got the feeling that rum and the classics are coming
back.“RUM is not a blank slate. It's a
spirit that offers plenty of character and personality. Nonetheless, white and
amber rums are known as cocktail ingredients, married with everything that
Carmen Miranda can offer.”While
enjoying the show at the Tropicana, I was waiting for Carmen Miranda to step
out and offer me a fruity cocktail with a wonderful Cuban flavor.
The more that I experiment with new ideas,
the more that I find the classic base cocktails to be the best starting point
for new cocktails.The classic idea of
“something strong, something weak, something sour and something sweet” are the
real basis for some of the best cocktails.
·2 oz. Plantation Grand Reserve Rum
·2 oz.Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao
of ½ Lime
all ingredients in a tall shaker filled with ice.Pour into
an ice-filled old-fashioned glass and garnish with an orange twist.