Get down with the rum renaissance by making one of these rum-based cocktails to celebrate Rum Day on 16th August
16th August is officially Rum Day, and we don’t know about you, but we’ve been having a major love affair with this sweet, smoky, spicy and warming spirit lately. Read all about this increasingly popular drink, which originated in the Caribbean in the 17th century, in our Rum Renaissance feature here.
Discover the different types of rum below, then whip yourself up these must-try rum cocktails…
White or light rum such as Bacardi Carta Blanca is minimally aged meaning its straightforward flavour profile is great for use in many cocktails like daiquiris and mojitos. Try in our Creamy Coconut Martini below. Bacardi Carta Blanca, RRP$44.99, 1L at Liquorland.
Golden rums like Appleton Estate Signature Blend Rum are aged in wooden casks for sweeter and richer flavours that add complexity to cocktails like a Cuba Libre or classic Daiquiri. Appleton Estate Signature Blend Rum, RRP$54.99, 1L at Liquorland.
Dark rum is aged in wooden casks for longer than golden rum, and examples such as Coruba Original Rum will give dramatic flavour to cocktails and short mixed drinks like a Dark and Stormy. Try in our amazing Vanilla Hard Shake. Coruba Original Rum, RRP$44.99, 1L at Liquorland.
Spiced rums, like Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, are barrel aged before being infused with spices like vanilla, ginger, nutmeg, clove and cardamom. Great sipped over ice or used to add pep to classic rum cocktails like our Triple Rum Punch below. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, RRP$46.99, 1L at Liquorland.