Wednesday, April 25, 2012

International Rum Lab

     The gathering of the international rum flock commenced yesterday afternoon on the boat and it turned out to be an unforgetable event.     We started out working on some new cocktails for Key West Rum, but it turned into a full out mixology extravaganza.   The British Tiki Mixology Team fresh off of their championship winning efforts at the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival were ready to party and mixed up some of their fun fare for all of us.     It was a great chance for many of the Rum XP's to let their hair down in Key West away from the pressures of the festival and have some fun.

     Mean while, the work of the lab was completed and we ended up with several new cocktails that bring the flavors of the new Key West Rum to the forefront.    This new rum that will be on the shelves in September or October is a great mixer, it does not clash with anything that we tried mixing it with and the cocktaill flavors were excellent.    This is going to be a must have in your liquor cabinet for making those premium cocktails.

Key West Coconutty  

  • 1 1/2 oz. Key West Gold Rum
  • 3/4 oz. Amaretto
  • 3/4 oz. Cream of Coconut
  • 3/4 oz. Grapefruit Juice
Place all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled.  Pour into a collins glass filled with ice and garnish with an orange wheel and a sprig of mint.

      With the finishing of the lab work it was off to the Hurricane Hole and a continuation of the party. This night was filled with Karaoke, food and more fun cocktails.    All in all a great afternoon into night Rum Lab and party in Key West for a crazy group of rum lovers.     ;o)