Friday, April 6, 2012

Plantation Rum: Barbados Grande Reserve

     Plantation Barbados Grande Reserve, one of the very special Plantation finished rums.    This is a very versatile rum that can be sipped or mixed equally as well.    I've had the pleasure of having it on the shelf of the Rum  Key West for several years now.    We use it in several cocktails including mojitos, corn and oil, and even mixed just with coconut water.    The deep mahogany color with light and sweetly aromatic aromas of the rum leads you to the sweet wood and fruit taste with a slow smooth warm and fruity finish.

     My experience with Bajan Rums tells me that this is column still produced rum because of the light color and the lighter more delicate subtle flavor of the rum.    Plantation's finishing of the rum makes this a really great tasting and inexpensive rum that is so very versatile.

Bajan Daiquiri
  • 1 1/2 oz. Plantation Barbados Grande Reserve
  • 3/4 oz. J.D. Taylor Velvet Falernum
  • 1/2 oz. Cane Syrup (simple syrup)
  • 1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • Dash of Bitters
Place all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled.  Strain into a Martini Glass and garnish with a lime wheel.

     You can make a multitude of cocktails with this playful rum from Barbados if you just let your creative juices run wild and don't be afraid of putting things together that you may not have put together before.    Have some fun with this one and enjoy the results of your labors.  ;o)