Recipes: Happy National Rum Day!

Happy National Rum Day, friends! To celebrate this sweet spirit, switch up your usual rum and Coke. Instead, get your glasses in order and whip up one of these festive (and undeniably summer-friendly) rum-based cocktails.

Early Riser
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.

Abuelorita
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.

Abuelo Sparkler
2 oz Ron Abuelo Añejo
4 oz Sparkling Wine
Ginger ale
In a tall glass pour Ron Abuelo and sparkling wine. Top with ginger ale.

Smoky Rose
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.

The Panamanian Soother (also refers to it as The Sage Panamanian)
(Pitcher drink – served 8-10)
Mixologist: Jonathan Pogash
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 a large pitcher, muddle the berries and thyme together. Then add remaining ingredients with ice and stir very well.

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