6 Wicked Ways with Rum

Author: The Grogfather   Date Posted:21 March 2016 

The humble rum is one of the most versatile spirits. Being just as comfortable in a warming winter Sour by the fireplace as it is with a swirling mini parasol sticking out of a fruity poolside Mai Tai, this great cocktail come poolside sipper all-rounder boasts an agile versatility that many other premium spirits fail to achieve. (Can you imagine drinking a Chivas Regal 18YO scotch whisky by the pool on a summer’s day? Perhaps not.) Try mixing up your favourite cocktails with these six wicked ways with rum.

a Mojito cocktail by QLD's The Grogfather

1. Awaken the Kraken

This glamourous, milky delight is one for a winter’s night on the town or at home in front of the fireplace with someone special.

Serve over crushed ice with crushed coffee beans on top.

2. Ginger Spiced Mojito

Think Christmas drinks or a backyard BBQ done with style and sass.

  • 60ml Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum
  • 15ml ginger syrup
  • 3 lime wedges
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of mint sugar
  • 15ml sugar syrup

Build over crushed ice and top with ginger beer.


3. Spiced Mai Tai

Best enjoyed on a Caribbean beach. Preferably from a coconut.

Put all ingredients into a shaker and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain into a glass filled with ice and serve with mint and a pineapple wedge.

4. Dark Rum Sour

One for the refined gentleman and stately lady.

Put all ingredients except the Angostura in a shaker and shake until foamy. Pour into a coupe glass and add a few drops of angostura over the top. Serve with a very fine slice of citrus peel on top.


5. Mango Daiquiri

The ultimate pool party drink. Make in by-the-blender batches and keep them coming all day.

  • 60ml Bundaberg Five White Rum
  • 1 cup frozen mango cubes (or any other fruit that tickles your fancy)
  • 30 ml fresh lime juice
  • Teaspoon sugar syrup
  • 1 cup ice cube

Blend until almost smooth then serve in a martini glass with a lime wedge on the side.


6. The Man About Town

Not for the faint of heart, this fiery bittersweet glass packs a punch.

Pour over ice in a coupe glass, stir until icy cold and serve with a fine slice of orange peel on top.

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