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August 14, 2013 Danielle H. Leave a comment

If you’re a rum fanatic then chances are you don’t need me to tell you that National Rum Day takes place this week on August 16. Although National Rum Day’s probably been marked in your calendar for months now you may need a little inspiration when it comes to crafting cocktails for this year’s rum-heavy holiday and I’ve got plenty of rum-centered drink recipes to choose from. Whether you’re looking to make the classic “Cuba Libre” with help from Bacardi or are in the market for something a little more off-the-wall, take the “Zacapa Rum Negroni” for example, you’ll likely find the ideal, National Rum Day cocktail below.

As for me, there’s probably a 78.7 percent chance (please don’t ask how I come up with these percentages) that I’ll be sipping on the “Sailor Jerry Root Beer Float” come Friday. I’m sorry, but I can in no way pass on a rum and ice cream combo.

Cheers to a safe and enjoyable National Rum Day!

Zacapa Rum Negroni (Pictured Above)

INGREDIENTS

1 ounce Zacapa Rum 23 2/3 ounce Sweet Vermouth 1/3 ounce Bitter Italian Aperitif 1/3 ounce Semi-Bitter Italian Aperitif

Grapefruit Twist for Garnish

Combine Zacapa Rum 23, sweet vermouth, bitter Italian aperitif and semi-bitter Italian aperitif in a mixing glass filled with ice and stir well. Strain contents into a coupe glass. Garnish with grapefruit twist.

May 25, 2013 Danielle H. Leave a comment

Although we still have a little less than a month before summer begins, for most of us Memorial Day weekend signifies the unofficial start of the summer season. And with that unofficial start you can expect plenty of people to break out the grills, a few seasonal cocktails, and other summer pleasantries this weekend. If you’re still in the market for a great cocktail or two for your Memorial Day festivities, I’ve compiled a list of six drink recipe ideas that come courtesy of Captain Morgan, SKYY Infusions, and more, and range from the pretty standard to the enticingly intricate.

Be sure to have an enjoyable and safe weekend and let’s try not to forget about the the men and women who lost their lives in the Armed Forces because that’s in fact what Memorial Day really is all about.

Spiced Moscato Grape (Pictured Above/Created By Lindsay Nader)

INGREDIENTS

2 oz. SKYY Infusions Moscato Grape 3.4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice 3.4 oz. Orgeat Syrup

1 small slice of Serrano pepper, seeds on

DIRECTIONS

In a cocktail shaker, gently muddle Serrano slice in Orgeat. Add rest of the ingredients. Shake and finely strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an edible orchid.

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