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5 Surprising Island Rum Drinks

May 10, 2011
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Rum Drinks
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Sparkling Sunshine
Recipe Courtesy of Rums of Puerto Rico

– 1 and 1/2 oz. Bacardi Torched Cherry rum
– 1/2 oz. Don Q. Cristal rum
– 1 and 1/2 oz. apple juice
– 1 oz. rosé champagne

Mix rums and apple juice, pour over ice and splash with the champage. Serve cold.

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**Black and Blue Mojito
**Recipe Courtesy of Mount Gay Rum

– 1 and 3/4 oz. Mount Gay Silver Eclipse rum
– 1/2 oz. simple syrup
– Handful of blackberries
– 4 lime wedges
– 5-6 sprigs of mint
– Splash of club soda

Muddle the berries and mint together in a shaker with the juice of the lime wedges. Add ice and rum, then shake and pour, splashing with soda. Garnish with blackberries and a lime wedge.

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**Botran Papa Doble
**Recipe Courtesy of Botran Rum

– 1 and 1/2 oz. Botran Solera rum
– 1/4 oz. Luxardo Maraschino liquor
– 3/4 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
– 3/4 oz. cane sugar simple syrup
– 1/2 oz. fresh squeezed grapefruit juice

Combine rum and other ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a martini or cocktail glass, garnishing with a lime slice.

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**DonQ Island Juju
**_Recipe Courtesy of DonQ Rum
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– 2 oz. DonQ Añejo rum
– 1 oz. tamarind purée
– 1/2 oz. demerara syrup
– 1/2 oz. lime juice
– 1/2 oz. Velvet Falernum
– 1 barspoon of absinthe
– Two dashes of orange bitters
– Mint and pineapple for garnish

Setting absinthe aside, shake rum and other ingredients together with ice. Strain into a highball glass filled with crushed ice and top with absinthe. Garnish with a mint sprig and pineapple wedge.

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**David Boxwill’s Black Cherry
**Recipe Courtesy of Mixologist David Boxwill and Ron Cartavio Rum

1 and 1/2 oz. 5 year Ron Cartavio Anniversario rum
– 1 oz. black cherry purée
– 3/4 fresh lemon
– 1/2 oz. simple syrup
– 1/4 Velvet Falernum

Combine ingredients in a shaker, shake vigorously and serve over ice with a lime garnish.

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