NATIONAL Rum DAY: HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT Rum COCKTAIL

Introduction

When it comes to choosing a Rum, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, consider what kind of Rum cocktail you want to make. Rum is a versatile spirit that can be used in everything from fruity drinks to classic mojitos.

It comes in many variations that include light Rum, dark Rum, spiced Rum, white Rum, golden Rum, and even in flavors, such as coconut Rum. If you have a specific cocktail in mind, make sure to choose a Rum that will complement the other flavors in the drink.

Rum has a long and storied past, dating back to the 1600s when it was first produced in the Caribbean. It was originally made from sugarcane, and over the years Rum has taken on many different forms.

Today, there are Rums made from a variety of different sugarcane products, including molasses and honey. Each type of Rum has its own unique flavor, so choose one that fits your taste.

This year, we're shaking National Rum Day up with these delicious Rum cocktails that are sure to get the party started. What better way to celebrate Rum Day than by sipping on a delicious Rum based cocktail?

Rum Runner

How To Make The Rum Runner Recipe

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Aged Rum
  • 0.5 oz Blackberry Syrup
  • 0.5 oz Lemon Juice
  • 8 Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 3 oz Sparkling Wine

Glass:

Coupe

Garnish:

Blackberries

Instructions:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster 5 - 10 minutes

  1. In a mixing glass with ice, add in the Aged Rum, Blackberry Syrup, Lemon Juice, and Mint Leaves.
  2. Mix well and strain into a chilled Coupe Glass.
  3. Top with Sparkling Wine, garnish with fresh Blackberries, and serve.

Hocus Pocus

How To Make The Hocus Pocus Recipe

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz White Rum
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 0.5 oz Coconut Syrup
  • 0.75 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1.5 oz Pineapple Juice

Glass:

Coupe

Garnish:

Pineapple Wedge

Instructions:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster 3 - 5 minutes

  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour in the White Rum, Angostura Bitters, Coconut Syrup, Lemon Juice, and Pineapple Juice.
  2. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled Coupe Glass.
  3. Garnish with a Pineapple Wedge and serve.

The Caribbean Express

How To Make The Caribbean Express

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Dark Rum
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 0.5 oz Demerara Syrup
  • 1 oz Espresso Coffee

Glass:

Coupe

Garnish:

Coffee beans

Instructions:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster 5 - 10 minutes

  1. Add ice in a mixing glass and pour in the Dark Rum, Angostura Bitters, Demerara Syrup, and Espresso Coffee.
  2. Mix well and strain into a chilled Coupe Glass.
  3. Garnish with Coffee Beans and serve.

Optional: Replace espresso for cold brew coffee, garnish with a slice or two of banana, and drizzle chocolate syrup on top of the cocktail.

Tips For Making The Best Rum Cocktails

Use the Barsys coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

  • Experiment with various juices such as fresh pineapple juice, orange juice, or fresh lime juice to change up the flavor of your Rum cocktail.
  • Garnish with a lime twist, lime wedge, mint sprig, lime wheel, lemon twist, maraschino cherry, orange peel, orange twist, lemon wedge, or pineapple spear.
  • Change up the presentation and serve in a rocks glass, tall glass, martini glass, or oldfashioned glass and make sure to use a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Try using honey syrup, simple syrup, or agave nectar to sweeten your cocktail.

All About Rum

There's something about Rum that just screams summertime. Whether you're sipping it on the beach or mixing it into a refreshing cocktail, this distilled spirit is the perfect way to enjoy the warm weather. But what exactly is Rum, and how is it made?

Rum is a type of alcohol that is made by fermentation and distillation of sugarcane molasses or sugarcane juice. It originated in the Caribbean, and its name is thought to come from the Latin word for sugar, "sacchaRum." Rum can be made from any type of sugarcane, but most commonly it is made from molasses, which is a by-product of sugar production.

The fermentation process for Rum involves adding yeast and water to the sugarcane mixture, which then ferments for several days. After fermentation, the mixture is then distilled to produce the final product. Rum can be either clear or dark in color, and its flavor can range from sweet to dry.

Four Different Kinds Of Rum

White Rum

White Rum is the most common type of Rum and is typically used in cocktails. It has a light, delicate flavor and is often clear or pale in color.

Dark Rum

Dark Rum has a richer flavor and is often used in cooking. It is darker in color than white Rum and has a molasses-like sweetness.

Spiced Rum

Spiced Rum is made with spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. It is typically used in holiday cocktails and has a warm, spicy flavor.

Aged Rum

Aged Rum is aged in oak barrels for a minimum of two years. It has a deep, complex flavor and is often used in sipping cocktails.

So next time you're enjoying a Rum-based drink, take a moment to appreciate this delicious spirit and all that goes into its production.

Top 3 White Rums to Try Right Now:

Captain Morgan White Rum is a great choice for anyone who wants a crisp, clean taste. It's perfect for mixing in cocktails, and its light flavor won't overpower the other ingredients.

Bacardí White Rum is another excellent option that mixes well with a variety of different fruit juices.

If you're looking for something a little different, Mount Gay Eclipse Silver Rum is a good choice. It has hints of vanilla and caramel, making it ideal for sipping neat or on the rocks.

Top 3 Dark Rums to Try Right Now:

Gosling's Black Seal Rum is a delicious, full-flavored Rum that originates from Bermuda.

Myer's Original Dark Rum is a classic Jamaican Rum that is rich and molasses-y.

Kōloa Dark Rum is a Hawaiian Rum with notes of coffee and chocolate.

Top 3 Spiced Rums to Try Right Now:

Morgan Original Spiced Rum is a perfect blend of spices and Rum, with just enough sweetness to make it dangerous.

Humboldt Distillery's Organic Spiced Rum is made with only the finest organic ingredients, and has a deep, rich flavor that's perfect for sipping neat or on the rocks.

Kirkland Signature Spiced Rum is made with a blend of Caribbean Rums and features a bolder flavor profile that includes ginger, cinnamon, and allspice.

Top 3 Aged Rums to Try Right Now:

Cruzan Aged Rum is aged for a minimum of two years in American white oak barrels, and it has a rich, smooth flavor that's perfect for sipping.

Ron Zacapa Sistema Solera 23 is made in Guatemala, and it's aged for a minimum of 23 years in a solera system. As a result, it has a deep and complex flavor.

El Dorado 15 Year Old Aged Rum is produced in Guyana, and it's aged for at least 15 years in oak barrels. It has a beautiful amber color, and its flavor is both sweet and intense.

What Food Pairs Best With Rum

Rum is a versatile spirit that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Whether you prefer it neat, on the rocks, or mixed in a cocktail, there's a Rum out there for everyone. And when it comes to food pairings, Rum is just as versatile. From tropical fruits to rich chocolate desserts, there are many delicious options to choose from. Here are a few of our favorite food pairings for Rum:

Fruit

For a refreshing and light pairing, try Rum with pineapple or other tropical fruits. The sweetness of the fruit will complement the molasses notes in the Rum, and the acidity will help to balance the drink.

Chocolate

If you're looking for something a little richer, Rum pairs well with chocolate desserts. The sweetness of the Rum will bring out the sweetness in the chocolate, while the complexity of the Rum will add another layer of flavor to the dish.

Barbecue

For a truly unique pairing, try Rum with smoked meats or BBQ dishes. The smokiness of the meat will accentuate the caramelly flavors in the Rum, and the fat in the meat will help to round out the drink.

Conclusion

Rum is a delicious spirit that can be used in a variety of cocktails. Rum is the perfect ingredient to make any drink a classic, but remember, with many different types of Rum, be sure to choose one that fits your taste. And don't forget to have fun with these National Rum Day cocktails!

Cheers,

Team Barsys