August 16th marks National Rum Day - a great excuse for spirit lovers to kick back and celebrate... with a fine rum!
Now that summer is at its peak, I wanted to invite you to try something a bit different to celebrate the occasion - a premium Cruzan sipping rum, which can be enjoyed neat or on the rocks - just like your other favorite barrel aged spirits. Cruzan Single Barrel is aged in ex-bourbon barrels and have the same complex and full-bodied taste that is found in whiskey, but as a spirit distilled from cane molasses, this rum has sweeter nuances combined with a depth of flavor that you may find unexpected in a rum.
Cruzan Single Barrel Rum
• Color: Deep amber
• Aroma: Rich aroma with hints of dried fruit, wood and light, sweet bakery notes
• Taste: Balanced blend of caramel sweetness and oak, with a warm, buttery finish
• Proof: 80
Cruzan® Coconut Old Fashioned
2 parts Cruzan® Single Barrel Rum
1/2 part Rich Simple Syrup
3 dashes of Bitters
Coconut Water Ice Cubes (recipe to follow)
Cut a wide swath of orange peel and lightly press it in the bottom of a rocks glass. Add rum, syrup and bitters. Now drop in a few coconut water ice cubes and stir gently.
Coconut Water Ice Cubes:
Pour a can of coconut water (strain the pulp out first, if needed) in an ice cube tray – the bigger the cube tray the better – and freeze for several hours.