Monday, July 1, 2013

Rum in Classic Cocktails.

     Rum is such a versatile spirit, it can be put in many of the classic cocktails replacing Bourbon and Vodka.   I'm going to try and offer you a couple of ideas today for you to try.  Then take some of your own favorite cocktail ideas and work rum with them.

Zafra Manhattan

  • 2 oz. Zafra 21 Year Old Rum
  • 1 oz. Italian Dry Vermouth
  • 2 Dashes of Bitters
Place all the ingredients in a shaker filled with Ice and stir until chilled and strain into a chilled Martini glass and garnish with a cherry and an orange zest.

Brugal Especial Extra Dry Cosmo

  • 2 oz. Brugal Especial Extra Dry Rum
  • 1/2 oz. Cointreau
  • 3/4 oz. Cranberry Juice
  • Juice of a half Lime
Place all of the ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled, strain into a chilled Martini glass and garnish with an orange zest.

     These are some good examples of cocktails that can be made with the better rums out there without destroying the fine flavors of the rum.   There are many more of these out there that you can try.  I'll keep working on some of these ideas working with fine old classic cocktails and working rum into the mix.   Enjoy these ideas for now, there are more to follow.   ;o)