Friday, October 11, 2013

Brugal's Especial Extra Dry

     I've been working with a lot of Vodka recipes and converting them to made with rum.   One of the problems with the conversion has been finding a rum that isn't to sweet.   I've finally run across the answer to the problem.  Brugal's Especial Extra Dry, the perfect white rum for making cocktails like martinis, cosmos, or any other of the dryer vodka cocktails.  

     This is a crystal clear dry rum that is absolutely perfect for mixing your sophisticated dry cocktails.  I've been experimenting with several new and classic ideas, Especial has made the change over is seamless.  Just use the Brugal Especial Extra Dry instead of the vodka and you will be amazed at the flavor and smoothness of your new found cocktails.

    I got a hold of a fresh cucumber the other day and started doing some experimenting with it along with the Brugal Especial Extra Dry and found a really tasty combination.

Cucumber Especial
  • 2 oz. Brugal Especial Extra Dry
  • 2 Cucumber Slices
  • 3/4 oz. Agave Nectar
  • Juice of 1/2 Lime
Lightly muddle the cucumber, agave nectar and the lime juice in a shaker, add the rum and shake until chilled.  Strain into a Martini Glass and garnish with a cucumber slice floated on the surface.

     This is a very light and unique tasting cocktail that I found very refreshing and perfect for an after work cocktail on the aft deck at sunset.