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Top 5 Cocktails for National Rum Day

The 16th of August marks a special day for rum connoisseurs, it’s the day you can dust off your bottle of aged rum and say cheers with a glass to National Rum Day! Bars as far as New York are celebrating the occasion by offering customers specially selected rum cocktails. Here at The Ice Co we do love a rum or two, especially when it’s paired with a couple of our Super Cubes.

Super Cubes melt extremely slowly (if you didn’t know already), serve with rum for little dilution meaning you’re promised to all the intense flavours your favourite aged rum has to offer.

Here’s 5 of our favourite rum cocktails….

Rum Old Fashioned

Traditionally an old fashioned is served with whiskey, to stir things up we’ve switched it with rum which tastes just as good. The key to making this cocktail is to add 1 Super Cube at a time and to stir slowly. It’s well worth the wait! Recommended rum: Don Papa

Ingredients:

X 2 Super Cubes

X 2 measures of dark rum

X 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

X 1 splash of water

X 1 tsp of sugar

Garnish: Orange peel

Method: Add bitters, sugar and water to a lowball glass and muddle until dissolved. Add 1 measure of rum, 1 Super Cube and stir slowly. Add the remaining rum and ice and stir. Twist the orange peel over the drink to slowly release the oils. Pop into the drink and serve!

Rum & Coconut

The title is a giveaway for what this recipe has to offer. If you’re counting your calories this might be the answer. Recommended rum: Malibu rum

Ingredients:

X 1 handful of Premium Ice

X 2 measures of white rum

Top up: Coconut water

Garnish: Mint

Method: Add premium ice cubes to a highball glass and pour in the rum. Top with coconut water and garnish with mint before serving.

Cuba ‘soda’

Cuba Libre was created in the 1900’s, we’ve switched the coke for soda to make this cocktail lighter and more refreshing. Recommended rum: Havana Club

Ingredients:

X 1 handful of Premium Ice

X 2 measures of white rum

X ½ squeezed lime

Top up: Soda water

Garnish: Lime wedge & cucumber slice

Method: Add Premium ice to a highball glass. Pour in the juice of ½ a squeezed lime and pour in the rum. Top up with soda water and garnish with a lime wedge and slice of cucumber.

Classic Mojito

You can’t go wrong with this classic…The very best mojitos are made with copious amounts of crushed ice, plenty of mint and a good quality white rum. Recommended white rum: Havana Club Anejo Blanco Rum

Ingredients:

X 2 handfuls of Crushed Ice

X 2 measures of white rum

X 12 mint leaves

X 5 lime wedges

X 2 tsp sugar

X 2 measures soda water

Method: Add lime wedges, mint and sugar to a highball glass. Muddle together the ingredients with a muddler or rolling pin. Add the crushed ice and pour in the white rum and soda. Stir well and garnish with a mint sprig before serving.

Dark ‘N’ Stormy

This cocktail originates from the island of Bermuda. Trademarked by Goslings Rum, a delicious world-renowned cocktail served all over the world.  Recommended rum: Goslings Rum

Ingredients:

X 1 handful of Premium Ice

X 2 measures of dark rum

Top up: Ginger beer

Garnish: Lime wedge

Method: Add the ice and rum to a glass and stir. Top with ginger beer and garnish with a lime wedge.

 

Share your #nationalrumday cocktails using the hashtag on Instagram & Facebook.

Looking for a cool bar to get the best rum cocktails to celebrate? Our friends at London Cocktail Club are hosting their own event in the city this evening. Head on over to their website for all the details… https://www.londoncocktailclub.co.uk/national-rum-day-rumble/

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