Tomorrow is National Rum Day and for those of you who are 21+ and plan to celebrate, here are six tasty Rum recipes.
Using spiced rum, splashes of coconut, pineapple, and mango juice and even muddled berries and sage, these cocktails are perfect for your National Rum Day celebration!
Ron Abuelo Rum is produced entirely from estate-grown sugar cane in Panama by the family owned Varela Hermanos. The company dates back to 1908 and is still a strong contender in the Rum industry with many Gold Medals in Spirits Competitions!
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More than Rum. Varela Hermano, creators of Ron Abuelo Rum, are passionate about more than making delicious Rum. The family owned company cares about the environment as well and have implemented a variety of green initiatives to minimize the company’s total carbon footprint.
Proving their commitment to the environment, at the distillery alternative fuel sources including bagasse and shoots – wasteful byproducts of milling and harvesting – replace the use of biomass bunker oil. Additionally, as a pioneer for making environmental changes, Varela Hermanos was the first in Panama to eliminate the burning of the sugar cane fields before harvest. Now they solely institute the traditional method of manual cane cutting, which yields more nutrient rich soil. Both modifications drastically reduce CO2 emissions and greenhouse effects, establishing a more Eco-friendly distillery.
So enjoy a cocktail or two this National Rum Day and kick back and relax or have some friends over and mingle. Either way, enjoy the recipes, Xoxo!
Prefer to mix your rum with something icy and refreshing? Try this new cocktail from Jonathan Pogash, master mixologist:
1.THE PANAMANIAN SOOTHER
Mixologist: Jonathan Pogash
(Pitcher drink – served 8-10)
1 1/2 cups Ron Abuelo Añejo
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1 oz agave nectar
1 pack blueberries
12 sage leaves
2 bottles Diet Ginger Beer (Barritts’s or Regatta)
In large pitcher, muddle the berries and sage together. Then add remaining ingredients with ice and stir very well.
1-1/2 oz Ron Abuelo Añejo
1/2 oz Jumbie Coconut Splash
1 oz fresh mango juice
1 oz pineapple juice
Pour all ingredients into an iced filled shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a tall glass. Garnish with maraschino cherries and orange slices.
2 oz Ron Abuelo Añejo
1 oz triple sec
1/2 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
In a shaker filled with ice add all ingredients and shake vigorously. Strain into an ice filled rocks glass. Garnish with lime wedge.
2 oz Ron Abuelo Añejo
4 oz Sparkling Wine
In a tall glass pour Ron Abuelo and sparkling wine. Top with ginger ale.
2 oz Ron Abuelo Añejo or 7 Años
5 oz ginger beer
Pour the Abuelo over ice in a highball glass then fill with ginger beer. Squeeze in a lime wedge. Stir to mix.
Mixologist: Gabriel Orta, W Hotel, Miami, FL
1-1/2 oz. Ron Abuelo Añejo
3/4 oz. Lemon juice
1/2 oz. Agave nectar
1/2 oz. Apple cider
4-5 Chunks of apple
1 Rosemary sprig
Muddle apple chunks in a shaker and then pour in rest of the ingredients. Shake and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a slice of apple.
About National Rum Day:
No one seems to know who designated a day to celebrate rum. But, with National Rum Day is a fun time to explore a new relationship with this historic spirit.
You may be most familiar with rum cocktails – delicious on a hot summer day (think pina colada). But more and more, adventurous spirits aficionados are discovering a finer side of rum: the most delicious brands that are hand-crafted and aged to perfection to produce the kind of tipple designed to sip and savor, neat or on the rocks.
Among the finest are the aged Ron Abuelo rums, created entirely from estate-grown sugar cane in Panama by the family-owned Varela Hermanos. Varela Hermanos dates back to 1908 when Don José Varela established the first sugar mill in the Republic of Panama.
Ron Abuelo 7 Años – A rich blend of rums, aged for seven years in small oak barrels. Brilliant amber, medium-bodied with hints of fruity caramel, tea leaf and notes of toasted coconut. (SRP: $22.99 for 750ml)
Ron Abuelo 12 Años – Reflecting the passion to craft the finest aged rum in the world. Richer, darker and more full-bodied. Its character, softness and complexity will delight the most sophisticated and challenging palate. (SRP: $32.99 for 750ml)