Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Today is National Rum Day in the United Kingdom

     Today is National Rum Day for those that live in the United Kingdom, we have to wait until Thursday August 16, 2018.  That doesn't mean that we can celebrate both of these days with a great rum or rum cocktail.  Here is one for today and I'll have another one for the sixteenth.

     Here is an idea for today,  Pilar Rum combined with a bit of lime and thyme syrup for a refreshing afternoon cool cocktail.

Bahama Bob’s Rum Thyme

  • 2 oz.  Pilar Dark Rum
  • Juice of ½ Lime
  • 1 oz Bahama Bob’s Thyme Simple Syrup

Place in a shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled and pour into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.  Garnish with a sprig of thyme or a lemon wheel.

Bahama Bob’s Thyme Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup Sugar in the Raw
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp.  McCormick’s Ground Thyme
Bring the water to a boil and stir in the sugar and the thyme. reduce heat and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.  Allow to cool and place in a refrigerator safe container.