Who doesn’t like to go on a holiday to a tropical beach paradise? Since holidays don’t happen as often as we would like, it helps to unwind and take a break from the stresses of life. After a hard, long day at work, a smooth relaxing drink can be a man’s best friend.
Simplicity is the key to happiness and a drink is the last thing that needs to be complicated. To enjoy a relaxing drink, you don’t have to be a wine connoisseur. All it takes is a bit of imagination and some fine rum and you are on your way to reliving the memories of a warm and cozy holiday destination of your choice. Here are some popular cocktails that you can try:
- Rum and Coke: This combo is a classic for a reason. The beauty of this cocktail lies in its ease of preparation. One part rum to two parts coke, a wedge of lime and ice is all it takes to make a solid cocktail. If you want something light you could use SeaSpirits Silver Rum or substitute it with SeaSpirits Barrel-aged rum for a full-bodied taste f0bh5qc.
- Classic Daiquiri: This is probably the most popular rum cocktail since the beginning of the 20th century. Though Daiquiri’s are available readymade, nothing beats the crisp taste of a handmade Daiquiri. All you need to get started with a classic Daiquiri is a half teaspoon of sugar, half a juiced lime, and 1.5 – 2.0 ounces SeaSpirits Silver Rum. Serve either blended or shaken with crushed ice. If you want a hint of spice you can substitute SeaSpirits Spiced Rum.
- The Hurricane: This cocktail is for people who want a dash of fruity flavour to complement their rum. Like its namesake, The Hurricane can advance from a Category 1 to a Category 5 with a simple tweaking of ratios. Combine 1.5 -2.0 ounces of light and dark rums like the SeaSpirits Silver and SeaSpirits Barrel-aged along with some passion fruit syrup and lime juice. Shake with ice and strain into a glass full of ice.
- The Planter’s Punch: A recipe originally from Jamaica, this cocktail is embellished with the flavors of tropical fruits. Like ‘The Hurricane’, it uses a combination of light and dark rums with an addition of equal parts of lime, lemon, orange, pineapple juice and grenadine. Shake with ice and strain into a glass filled with ice and topped off with a cherry. To spice things up you could substitute SeaSpirits Silver with SeaSpirits Spiced.
Rum is one of the most versatile drinks on the planet and the possibilities are endless. These are but a few cocktails that you can make with rum. So during the holidays or any day, invite your friends over and treat them to an amazing cocktail. Have fun and start mixing. Cheers!