National Rum Day With the Following Brands is a Nice Way to Enjoy Pool or Beach Time During the Summer
National Rum Day might have you looking for a way to relax and refresh this summer? Just in time for National Rum Day (August 16th), enjoy the flavors of the tropics by sipping on some sweet rum varieties and rum-infused ready-to-enjoy canned cocktails.
Whether you prefer to sip your rum on the rocks, in a delicious cocktail with a quick and easy recipe, or in a ready-to-enjoy Tiki Rum Mai Tai or Mint Mojito canned cocktail, Cutwater Spirits and Zaya Rum has something for all rum-lovers!
Taking a break from Booze this summer, or looking for a great alternative to traditional cocktails? Check out a delicious non-alcoholic Light and Stormy Cocktail from Three Spirit.
BALI HAI TIKI RUM + RUM COCKTAILS
Cutwater Bali Hai Tiki Gold Rum: The Cutwater Bali Hai Tiki Gold Rum is distilled from pure cane sugar and combined with pineapple and coconut flavors to create the perfect tropical spirit. 40% ABV.
The Bali Hai
2oz Bali Hai Tiki Gold Rum
3/4 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1/2oz Ginger Syrup
2oz Fresh Orange Juice
- Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker
- Strain over ice in a tall glass, then garnish with a lime wheel
- Add a straw and finish with 6 dashes of Angostura Bitters
Cutwater Bali Hai Tiki Dark: Cutwater Spirits combined their barrel-aged rum, aged four years, along with their white rum to bring out the buttery rich flavors of caramel, toffee, and vanilla in this Tiki spirit. 40% ABV.
Tiki Dark Mai Tai
1.5oz Cutwater White Rum
.75oz Bali Hai Tiki Gold Rum
1oz float Cutwater Bali Hai Tiki Dark Rum
1oz fresh lime juice
.5oz orgeat almond syrup
.5oz orange liqueur
- Add all ingredients except Bali Hai Tiki Dark Rum to a cocktail shaker with a little crushed ice.
- Give the tin a quick shake, dump into a Mai Tai glass, and top with more crushed ice.
- Float 1oz Bali Hai Tiki Dark Rum on top.
- Garnish with a mint sprig and an orange slice.
Cutwater Bali Hai Tiki Monkey: Cutwater Spirits combined their rum with cream, natural banana, cold brew coffee, and cocoa nib flavors for a decadent Tiki spirit that will put you in vacation mode. 18.5% ABV.
3oz Bali Hai Tiki Monkey
1oz Bali Hai Tiki Gold Rum
- Blend all ingredients together with ice
- Drizzle chocolate syrup on the side of the glass, and pour
- Garnish with shaved chocolate
CUTWATER CANNED COCKTAILS
Cutwater Tiki Rum Mai Tai: Cutwater Barrel Aged Rum, Bali Hai Tiki Gold Rum, pineapple, coconut, and citrus combine to balance this bright cocktail with an aged depth. 12.5% ABV.
Rum Mint Mojito: Featuring notes of muddled mint, lime and cane sugar with award-winning white rum and soda water, this Cuban classic is a poolside legend. 5.9% ABV
Zaya Gran Reserva Rum– Produced in Trinidad & Tobago, Zaya Gran Reserva is an ultra-premium rum comprised of a blend of rare rums aged up to 16 years, carefully selected by the Zaya master blender to achieve a delicate balance and unique profile. On the palate, Zaya offers rich notes of vanilla, caramel, cocoa, apple, banana, and cherry and gives way to a heavy, velvety smooth finish. (40% ABV).
4 to 5 Mint Leaves
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup (2:1)
3/4 oz. Lime Juice
1 1/2 oz. Zaya Rum
Method: Add mint leaves to a Collins glass. Add lime juice & a dash of soda water. Gently muddle for several seconds. Add simple syrup, rum & ice. Top with soda water & give it a gentle stir. Garnish with a sprig of mint & lime.
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Light and Stormy Cocktail
2 fl oz Social Elixir
Ginger ale/ ginger beer
Method: Fill a tall glass with ice and add the Social Elixir.
Top with ginger ale and garnish with a wheel of lime.