Monday, August 15, 2011

National Rum Day

Do you know what August 16th is? National Rum Day!

Here's a few cocktail recipes from some local mixologists to help anyone who may be celebrating this historic holiday:

Turbinado – created by Jackson Cannon of Eastern Standard.
2 oz of Brugal Añejo Rum
1 oz Fresh squeezed lime
.75 oz Demerara syrup
Dash of Angostura bitters
1.5 oz ginger beer
Shake ingredients and serve in a highball glass filled with crushed ice, top with 1.5oz ginger beer. Garnish with bitters and a mint sprig.

Pineapple Mojito – created by Martin Sadlemire at the Wequasett Resort on Cape Cod.
3 oz Brugal Añejo Rum
1 oz Triple Sec
1 oz Pineapple Juice
Muddle in shaker 2 slices of pineapple, 4-5 wedges of lime and 6-8 leafs of mint. Fill shaker with ice and all ingredients. Shake and serve in a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with mint sprig.

And in case you don't feel like rummaging around in your home bar there are always the cocktail cupcakes like these from KickAss Cupcakes.

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