National Rum Day August 16. Get Ready with these cocktails!

on 21/07/13 at 9:16 am

Spirits

August 16 is National Rum Day. In celebration of the day, here are a few recipes from Anchor Distilling, featuring a few of their craft rums from around the world. Enjoy!

Cuba LiberationCuba Liberation

1.5 oz fresh lime juice

2 oz Pink Pigeon Rum

.25 oz simple syrup

Mexican Coca-Cola

.25 oz Luxardo Fernet “float”

Add first three ingredients to a mixing glass with shaker and lightly shake with ice. Pour mixture into a Collins or highball glass over ice. Top with Mexican Coke (or any cola as a substitute) and pour Luxardo Fernet on top to float. Garnish with a lime wheel and fresh mint sprig.

English Harbour Old FashionedEnglish Harbour Old Fashioned

2 Luxardo Maraschino Cherries

2 orange slices

1 teaspoon sugar or 1 sugar cube

1-2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

1 teaspoon water

2 ounces English Harbour 5YO Rum

Muddle a cherry, an orange slice, and sugar with bitters and water in a chilled Old Fashioned glass. Remove the orange rind. Add English Harbour rum and ice; stir. Garnish with a Luxardo Maraschino Cherry and an orange slice.

Ypioca CaipirinhaYpioca Caipirinha

1 lime, quartered

2 tsp fine sugar

2 oz Ypicoca Prata (Silver)

Place lime wedges and sugar into an Old Fashioned glass and muddle. Fill the glass with ice. Add Ypioca Prata and stir.

Please let me know if your are interested in learning more about Pink Pigeon, English Harbour or Ypioca rums.

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