Updated on 08/15/2021 01:58 pm
Rum is one of the preferred and most consumed options around the world when choosing to prepare a drink at home, whether to relax, accompany a lunch, dinner or simply read a book with a traditional drink.
MORE INFORMATION | 3 cocktails with rum to enjoy the taste of the Caribbean
Every August 16 the International Rum Day and the options to toast are diverse: from the classic cuba libre to more elaborate cocktails like a good Mai Tai. So that this date does not pass you without saying “health”, here we leave you 4 recipes by Luis Llanos, Brand Ambassador of Appleton Estate, which you can do in your home, becoming a true bartender.
1. King Cola
A little rum and black soda and voila! It is ideal to enjoy it with family or the couple during a weekend.
- 2 ounces Kingston 62 Rubio rum
- Coca Cola or black drink
- Cubed ice
- 1 lemon wedge
Fill a tall glass with the ice and add the rum. Complete the glass with the drink and garnish with the lemon wedge.
2. King Mojito
If white rum and fresh cocktails are your thing, the classic mojito will be your great ally. Ideal to be enjoyed at any time of the day accompanied by a complementary snack.
- 2 ounces Kingston 62 White Rum
- 1 ounce of sparkling water
- Juice of 1 Tahiti lemon
- Mint leaves
- 2 teaspoons of white sugar
- Crushed ice
- In a long glass, pour the lemon juice, the mint leaves, the sugar and mix well.
- Complete the glass with plenty of ice, pour in the rum and add the sparkling water.
- Finally we integrate the mixture and decorate with the mint.
3. Jaimacan Daiquiri
This drink is a classic with an excellent flavor and it is also very simple to prepare since it uses few inputs.
- 2 oz. Appleton Estate Signature
- ¾ oz. Jelly syrup
- ¾ oz. Tahiti lemon juice
- Cubed ice
- Pour all the ingredients into a shaker and blend for 15 seconds, then serve by straining into a cocktail glass (Coupe or Martini).
- Garnish with the Tahiti lemon twist placed on the rim of the glass (it can also be a lemon wedge).
4. Jamaican Mai Tai
For those who prefer to experiment with a more elaborate alternative, they can surprise their companions with this classic of tiki cocktails. This alternative will take the Caribbean, summer and the beach to where you are.
- 2 oz. Appleton Estate Reserve 8 YO
- ½ oz. Almond syrup
- ½ oz. Tahiti lemon juice
- ½ oz. Orange Curaçao or orange liqueur
- Crushed ice
- Mint branches
- Pour all the ingredients into a shaker and blend for 15 seconds, then serve by straining into a glass filled with crushed ice (broken ice).
- Garnish with the mint and lemon on top of the crushed ice.