Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Celebrate National Rum Day w/ These Great Libations

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Celebrate National Rum Day - August 16!
Whether served as Royal Navy grog or pirate bumbo, Rum's history  is the stuff made of legends. Distilled from sugar cane by-products, there are Light Rums, White Rums, Golden Rums, Spiced Rums, and Añejo and Age-Dated Rums to enjoy. Here are a few recipes featuring Culinary Traditions purees and concentrates and Beverage Artistry fruit beverage blends. 
Carmelized Mai Tai
Dana M. Bruner, The Perfect Purée
  • 1 ½ oz. Culinary Traditions Carmelized Pineapple, thawed
  • ¼ oz. Culinary Traditions Meyer Lemon, thawed
  • 1 oz. Light Rum
  • ½ oz. Orgeat Syrup
  • Li Hing Mui powder for rimmer
Rim the glass with Meyer Lemon and dip into the Li Hing Mui powder, set aside. Combine all ingredients into a glass filled with ice. Shake vigorously in a Boston Shaker for 10 seconds. Pour into a glass and serve.
Manny Hinojosa, Bacardi Portfolio Mixologist
  • 1 ½ oz. Bacardi 8
  • 1 oz. Beverage Artistry El Corazon, thawed
  • ¼ oz. Falernum
  • 1 oz. Ruby grapefruit juice
  • ½ oz. fresh lime juice
  • Egg whites
  • Fresh basil
In a mixing glass, combine Bacardi, El Corazon, Falernum, fresh Ruby grapefruit juice, egg whites and fresh basil with ice. Shake with a Boston Shaker for 10 seconds. Strain over a glass filled with fresh ice. Serve. 
Guava Bella
Ryan Magarian
  • 1 oz. Culinary Traditions Pink Guava, thawed
  • 1/8 oz. Culinary Traditions Key Lime, thawed
  • 1 ½ oz. Vanilla Rum
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 oz. club soda
  • 1 dash of bitters
Combine all ingredients, except soda, into a pint glass with ice. Shake with a Boston Shaker for 6 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass. Top with soda and stir briefly. Serve.
No Muddle Mojito
Dana M. Bruner, The Perfect Purée
  • 2 oz. Beverage Artistry Mojito, thawed
  • 1 oz. Bacardi
  • 2 oz. club soda
  • 4 mint leaves
Combine all ingredients into a tall glass filled with ice. Stir and garnish with a wedge of lime and sprig of mint. Serve.
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