Monday, July 8, 2013

Playing Around with Pink Pigeon Rum

     One of the new rum that I have come upon this year is Pink Pigeon, a very uniquely flavorful rum from Mauritius.   The rum gets its name from a pink pigeon that is indigenous to the area and no where else.  According to Wikipedia the pink pigeon is found on Mauritius in patches of forest in the national park region of the southwest, as well on Ile aux Aigrettes, a nature reserve off the southeast coast of Mauritius. Further plans to release populations of the pink pigeons in the east coast mountains are under way. 

     I discovered that this is a very difficult rum to use in cocktails, because of the very unique flavors, but I was able to come up with this one recipe that worked very well.

Candy Pigeon Burst
  • 1 1/2 oz. Pink Pigeon Rum
  • 1/2 oz. DeKuyper Butterscotch Burst
  • 1/2 oz. Crème of Coconut
  • Juice of 1/2 Lime
Place all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled, pour into a Collins glass and garnish with a lime zest.

Give this one a try I think you will be pleasantly surprised.   ;o)