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.

V/X Swizzle
Created by Jon Gasparini

2 oz Appleton Estate V/X Rum
.75 oz. Black Tea Syrup
.75 oz. Fresh Lemon
2 Dashes Barrel-Aged Bitters

Build over crushed ice and garnish with sugar cane swizzle and mint sprig.

VX Swizzle with VX Rum

Brooklyn Tai
By Jonathan Pogash for The Crowne Plaza in White Plains, N.Y.

1 oz. Appleton Estate Reserve Rum

.75 oz. almond syrup

.75 oz. fresh lime juice

1 dash angostura bitters

Brooklyn Lager Beer

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.

Brooklyn Tai with Appleton Estate Reserve Rum

Maple Apple Punch
Created by Jonathan Pogash

4 oz. Flor De Cana Rum
2 oz. Apple Cider
1 oz. Maple Syrup
1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and stir well.  Pour into Collins glass and garnish with slice of lemon. 

Maple Apple Punch with Flor De Cana Rum

The Art of Choke
Created By Kyle Davidson

1 .25 oz. Cynar
1 oz. Flor de Cana 4 Year Old White Rum
.25 oz. Green Chartreuse
.25 oz. Demerara Syrup
.25 oz. Lime Juice
1 Dash Angostura Bitters
2 Sprigs Mint

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.

The Art of Choke iwth Flor de Cana 4 Year Rum

Mostquito Coast
Created by Flor de Caña

2 oz. Flor de Caña 7 year old rum
1 oz. Fresh pineapple juice
1 oz. Fresh lemon juice
.75 oz. Pistachio Syrup
.25 oz. Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
Chile de Arbol Tincture to taste
Angostura bitters

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.

Mosquito Coast by Flor de Cana Rum

Cali Midnight
Created by Caliche Rum

1.5 oz Caliche Rum
.75 oz Port Wine
.50 oz Lemon Juice
.50 oz Triple Sec
Cinnamon stick for garnish

 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.

Cali Midnight by Caliche Rum

The Privateer Cutter
Created by Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition

1.5 oz. Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition
1 oz. Mount Gay Barbados Extra Old Rum
0.5 oz. Amaro Nonino
0.25 oz. Cointreau

In a mixing glass, stir all of the ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with orange zest.

Privateer Cutter with Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition

Malibu Island Spiced Mojito
Created by Malibu Rum

1.5 parts Malibu Island Spiced
2 packets of Truvia
3 lime wedges
3 mint sprigs
3 parts soda water

Muddle lime, mint and Truvia in the bottom of a Collins glass. Add Malibu Island Spiced. Top with soda water. Garnish with mint sprigs.

Malibu Island Spiced Mojito

Captain’s Brew
Created by Captain Morgan

3 oz. Ginger Chamomile (tea base)
1 oz. Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
1 Tablespoon agave nectar (or sweetener of choice)
.50 oz. orange juice
Orange slice

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.

Captain's brew with Captain Morgan



Re: 2014 Recipe File: Time Flies When You're Having Ru...
by: leahk
September 8, 2014

Thumbs up to this. Rums are always the best. Nice line: TIME FLIES WHEN YOU'RE HAVING RUM! haha. BTW, Brooklyn Tai is also good even if you don't use a lager.