August 13, 2020 – National Rum Day falls on Sunday, August 16 but if you want to get an early start on Saturday, or even Friday afternoon, it’s OK with us.
Rum makes the best summer cocktails which is hardly surprising considering its Caribbean birthplace back in the 1600s. As we bake our way through August’s heat, a hint of tropical breeze is very welcome. Cruzan hails from St. Croix; Sailor Jerry from U.S. Virgin Islands while Bacardi calls Puerto Rico home.
We’ve chosen three cooling cocktail recipes using reasonably priced rums that are readily available. They are really different but easy to make whether just for yourself or a few friends gathered at least six feet apart which is surely an oxymoron!
by Shaka Grill at Boca Raton Resort & Club
2 oz Cruzan Vanilla Rum
3 oz House Whipped Cream
0.5 oz Sprite
3 oz fresh fruit such as mango, strawberry or banana puréed
Method:Blend fruit purée with 1.5 ounces of Cruzan Vanilla Rum. Blend Sprite, whipped cream and remaining Cruzan. Alternate pouring between two mixtures into drinkware. Garnish with fruit of choice (i.e. mango or strawberry slice)
Courtesy of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
1.5 parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
½ part lime juice
4 cubes of sugar
4 pieces pineapple
10 mint leaves
Method: Muddle pineapple, mint and sugar in the bottom of a shaker. Add ice, lime juice and Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum and shake well. Pour into glass and top with ice, lime and mint.