Escape winter’s cold-weather woes with a tropical-themed party. It’s a great way to take a break from reality. At the very least, treat your tastebuds to a tropical escape with the Bahama Mama. The combination of aged rum, coconut, orange and sweet pineapple is balanced by sour lemon to create a fruity rum concoction like no other. So turn up the heat, put on your favourite summer shirt and let the vacation in a glass begin.
1 oz Brugal Anjeo Rum
1 oz Cruzan Coconut Rum
2 oz Orange Juice
2 oz Pineapple Juice
½ oz Lemon Juice
Splash of Grenadine
Garnish with an orange and cherry (optional)
In a shaker with ice, add all ingredients. Shake and pour into a tall glass. Garnish and enjoy.
If you don’t have coconut rum, use white rum and add coconut syrup.
Shaking ensures all the ingredients are mixed together well and creates a nice frothy texture because of the fruit juices.
Winter is a great season for many reasons and enjoying the mountains is one of them. Whether you ski or snowboard, you deserve a delicious cocktail at the end of the day.
The nine spices in Cruzan Spiced Rum – allspice, vanilla, pepper, ginger, mace, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon and juniper berry – infuse it with layers of flavour. Mix it with almond liqueur and tropical fruit juice for a delicious blend perfect for winter nights.
1 1/4 oz Cruzan 9 Spiced Rum
3/4 oz Amaretto liqueur
2 oz pineapple juice
Start by placing ice in a martini glass and putting it aside to chill while you prepare the martini. Next, pour all the ingredients into a shaker glass filled with ice and shake vigorously.
Discard the ice from the martini glass and strain shaken mixture into the now chilled glass.
This martini recipe is a variation on the original Downhill Racer, which uses white rum instead of Cruzan 9 Spiced Rum. Using the spiced rum adds more flavour profile, with the nine spices complementing the other ingredients.
Cocktails have always been about enjoying time with good people.
Punch is an excellent way to serve lots of friends without playing bartender the entire time.
If you have a more intimate crowd with just a few guests, this is the recipe to use. Light fruity apricot, rich aged rum, smooth cognac and fresh lemon combine for a cool and refreshing beverage.
1oz. Brugal Anejo Rum
1oz. Courvoisier VS
¾ oz. Bols Apricot Brandy
¾ oz. lemon juice
¾ oz. simple syrup
Pour all ingredients into a shaker and shake vigorously.
Pour into a glass and top with a few ounces of soda.
Garnish with a lemon twist.
Twisting a lemon peel over the drink will release the oils from the peel. This creates an aroma of fresh lemon to enhance the flavours in the drink and heightens your taste through the addition of your sense of smell.
Use freshly squeezed lemon juice for best tasting results.
Simple syrup is made by mixing equal parts hot water and sugar.
Next stop, the Caribbean! What better way to get us thinking of summer fun than drinking a tropical drink. The Caribbean Tear martini captures the flavours of pineapple, orange and a light rum infused with nine spices. Cruzan Rum uses rain water as its water source – tears from the heavens, legend has it.
1 1/2 oz. Cruzan 9 Spiced Rum
1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
2-3 oz. pineapple juice
Garnish with a pineapple wedge
Ice a martini glass to chill it while you make the martini. In a shaker, combine all ingredients over ice. Discard the ice used to chill the glass. Now strain the martini into the chilled martini glass.
If you prefer more fruity flavour variations, replace Grand Marnier with Bols Banna or Bols Apricot. For a splash of colour use Bols Blue.