Raise your Glass to National Rum Day

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Though it is unclear where the word “rum” originated from, it is certainly true how versatile and sexy this liquid is.  You’ll find it at every bar and mostly every party – it is a hot number when prepared with sugary bananas Foster or taking the hourglass shape of a seductive red Daiquiri.  Rum is hands down a chameleon in alcohol form, mastering the ‘life of the party’ roll wherever it attends.

This national holiday declares everyone to broaden his or her rum perspective.  Celebrate National Rum Daytoday by honoring the grandest rums around the world, taking your palate on an awesome and lively adventure.  Our guide to the most delicious rum cocktails will make any soirée the party of the century.  So, ladies and gents, commemorate your rum right this holiday!


Sweet and spicy all in one bottle, Cayrum introduces all-natural ginger for the spice to all-natural honey for the sweetness to produce a sensational sip every time it meets your lips.  Born in Cabarete, Dominican Republic, Cayrum knows how to turn heads at every bash with her luscious looks and zesty personality.  She will be sure to leave a great impression on all of your guests.

The perfect drink to prepare your Cayrum: Spicy Kiki.



1.5 oz. Cayrum

12 Cilantro leaves

6 Serrano Pepper slices (.25 inches thick)

1 lime

1 oz. Simple Syrup


Directions for Spicy Kiki:

First, muddle the three pepper slices and cilantro in a shaker.  Next, add in the Cayrum, remaining three pepper slices, juice from one lime and simple syrup.  Top the mixture off with a touch of soda and then shake everything together.  Pour the drink into a rocks glass with ice cubes, and garnish the finished product with a pepper.

Angostura Rum

If you’re craving a day of luxury and lavishness,Legacy by Angostura is the bottle for a top-notch celebration.  Price value of $25,000 per bottle, Legacy is the most expensive rum in the entire world.  It screams lush, resembling sipping pure gold.  Another fun option is concocting a New Old Fashioned with Angostura 7 Year Old rum.

Angostura Rum
Angostura Rum

New Old Fashioned Ingredients:

2 oz. Angostura 7 Year Old Rum

3 dashes Angostura Bitters

1 sugar cube

Club soda


First, drop the sugar cube into a rocks glass.  Next, sprinkle with a splash of soda or water, in addition to the Angostura bitters.  The sugar cube should be muddled until it lines the glass’s bottom.  Add rum and ice.  Drink up!

Maybe it’s the holidays that bring out the tradition in you.  If you’re a traditional bunch, honor your rum with a classic and refreshing mojito, prepared with Flor de Caña’s 4 Year Old White Rum, originating in Nicaragua.


Mojito recipe:

1.5 oz. Flor de Caña 4 Year Old White

1 tablespoon of superfine sugar

Lime wedges

4 fresh mint sprigs


In a mixing glass, muddle the superfine sugar, mint leaves and lime.  Next, add the ice and Flor de Caña into a cocktail shaker and shake it up.  Strain the mixture into a tall glass filled up with ice.  Top off with the club soda and a mint sprig.  Sugarcane syrup can also be used as areplacement for the superfine sugar.

If you’re looking for a great spot to try a new rum concoction, head over to Hakassan. Featured on their newly launched cocktail menu is the Rum Daisy, a drink created by Bar Manager Camille Austin. The tasty-light drink is Asian inpsired and perfect on this warm summer day. If you are unable to make it Hakassan, make the drink at home!

Courtesy of Syndicate Media Group
Courtesy of Syndicate Media Group

Rum Daisy:

1.5 oz.  Denizen rum

.5 oz. yellow Chartreuse
.5 oz. simple syrup
1 oz. lemon juice
1 dash Angostura bitters
Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake well and double strain into a coupe glass. Top with a yellow edible pansy flower.

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