Theme Team: Rum
Yo Ho Ho! Argh! So the next theme team is gonna be Rum! Now rum is probably one of my favorite alcoholic beverages. It’s a great mixer and good on it’s own. My favorite is simply, rum and coke. Now I’m not sure if you all know why rum has such a great sweetness to it? Well, it’s basically sugarcane. There’s 2 methods to the madness. Some will just use nothing but the sugarcane juice while others will boil down the cane juice and get molasses and use that. I, frankly, think there’s no wrong way to make rum. Frankly, I don’t think there’s a wrong way to drink it either. So here we go. Let’s set sail with rum, mateys!
Now I love this first drink!
- 1/2 oz dark rum
- 1/2 oz coconut liqueur (CocoRibe baby!)
- 1/4 oz coffee liqueur (Kahlua)
- 1/4 oz 151-proof rum
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 4 oz pineapple juice
- 1 pineapple stick
Shake well and pour over ice into tall collins glass. Garnish with pineapple stick.
Now of course, you can up the ante and double up on the ingredients and make a larger drink, something that’s designed to fit into a fishbowl or something. But to me this is what rum is about. Giving you that tropical feel wherever you may be. How else can you be in Fargo and feel like your in Key Largo.
- 2 oz Golden Rum (I use Barcardi Gold for this one)
- 1/2 Lime
- Iced Cola
Halfway-fill a tall 14 oz glass with coarse ice or ice cubes. Add rum. Squeeze lime above drink and drop into glass. Fill with coke. Stir well.
With this one you can sub in a Jamaican rum instead of the golden rum or go half and half on it. For an even rummier bite, you can float a teaspoon of 151-proof rum on top. This is a classic drink. I love it. Sometimes instead of the standard Coca Cola, I’ll use RC Cola instead. RC has this bite to it that lends itself well to the drink.
Isle of the Blessed Coconut
- 1 1/2 oz Light Rum
- 1/oz Cream of Coconut
- 1/2 oz Lime Juice
- 1/4 oz Lemon Juice
- 1/4 oz Orange Juice
- 1/2 tsp Sugar
- 1/3 cup Crushed Ice
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend at low speed for about 10-15 seconds. Pour into a deep saucer champagne glass.
A cool companion to this drink is to serve it with some toasted coconut slices. Or you can companion it with a bit of french vanilla ice cream with toasted coconut shavings on top.
Another classic rum drink:
- 1 oz light rum
- 1 oz golden rum
- 1/2 passion fruit syrup
- 2 tsp lime juice
Shake well with ice and strain into a prechilled cocktail glass.
You can always double and triple this recipe and pop it into a fun serving container. I say container, because this is one of the perfect drinks to serve in a coconut cup. Or again, try a hurricane glass.
This next one goes out to my buddy, Chris because, well, he loves the creature for which this drink is named for.
- 1 1/2 oz dark rum
- 1 1/2 light rum
- 1/2 oz Apricot Brandy
- 1 oz pineapple juice
- 1 oz orange juice
- 1 oz lemon juice
- 1/2 oz Barcardi 151
- 1 pineapple stick
Shake rums, brandy, and juices very well with ice. Pour into a tall 13-14 oz glass/ Float the 151 on top. Garnish with pineapple stick and sleep well tonight. :)
When I was picking out what to use for this post, there was just so many. I don’t want to use too many, so I’m just gonna give you 1 more for right now.
- 1/2 oz diced watermelon sans the seeds
- 2 1/4 oz light rum
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- 1/4 oz maraschino liqueur
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/2 crushed ice
- 1 slice of lime or watermelon
Put watermelon, rum, lime juice, maraschino liqueur, sugar, and ince into blender. Blend for about 10-15 seconds at low speed. Pour into tall 14 oz glass. When foam subsides add ice to fill glass. Stir. Garnish with lime or watermelon.
Heck, I think this one looks great in the picture. I never thought about adding the sprig of mint. This is a great drink for summer! It’s cool and very refreshing. Now that I see that mint, I’m thinking you could muddle the mint at the bottom of the glass before the drink into the glass. I’m actually going to try that this weekend.I just need to pick up some maraschino liqueur now.
Well, guys that ends our voyage on the sea of rum. Hope you’ve enjoyed it!
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