2014 Recipe File: Time Flies When You're Having Rum
While everyone keeps beating it into our heads that the end of summer is nearing, that is no reason to stop the party or stop drinking one of my personal favorite spirits, rum! Below are rum-spiked cocktails that will soothe your customers’ summertime sadness and ease them into autumn.
2 oz Appleton Estate V/X Rum
Build over crushed ice and garnish with sugar cane swizzle and mint sprig.
1 oz. Appleton Estate Reserve Rum
Add all ingredients, except for beer, to a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into a chilled pilsner glass. Top with the beer. Garnish with a lime wheel and mint sprig.
Maple Apple Punch
4 oz. Flor De Cana Rum
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and stir well. Pour into Collins glass and garnish with slice of lemon.
The Art of Choke
1 .25 oz. Cynar
Combine liquids in mixing glass, add mint and gently muddle. Let sit 1 min. Stir and strain into rocks glass over large ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.
2 oz. Flor de Caña 7 year old rum
Add all ingredients except for the bitters in a glass, stir add crushed ice, use a swizzle stick. Top of with angostura bitters. Pour in a Tiki mug or Tom Collins glass will work as well Garnish with an umbrella, cherries, lemon wheel, ears of the pineapple.
1.5 oz Caliche Rum
In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients over ice and stir until well mixed. Strain into an ice filled tall coupe. Grate cinnamon on top and garnish a cinnamon stick.
The Privateer Cutter
1.5 oz. Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition
In a mixing glass, stir all of the ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with orange zest.
Malibu Island Spiced Mojito
1.5 parts Malibu Island Spiced
Muddle lime, mint and Truvia in the bottom of a Collins glass. Add Malibu Island Spiced. Top with soda water. Garnish with mint sprigs.
3 oz. Ginger Chamomile (tea base)
Brew tea base or tea bag in 6-8 oz. of water. Brew hot for four minutes and flash-chill, or cold for one hour. Combine tea with ingredients, shake and pour into Martini Glass, or pour over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with orange slice.