National Rum Day is just around the corner!
On Tuesday, August 16th, there’s no better excuse to mix up an ice-cold cocktail to cool off and celebrate!
Cruzan Rum is the perfect go-to for the occasion and top mixologists from around the country are using their favorite expressions to whip up some amazing cocktails!
From Jane Danger (NYC, Cienfuegos) and Tiffanie Barriere (Atlanta, One Flew South) who combine the bold molasses flavors of Cruzan Black Strap with fresh ingredients like coconut water, strawberries, lime, and honey to Teddy Collins (Miami, Radio Bar) and Christian Guillen (Dallas, The Standard Pour) who created locally inspired cocktails featuring our aged light and dark expressions and more…
Cruzan® Black Diamond Swizzle
Recipe by Jane Danger, NYC
1 1/2 parts Cruzan® Black Strap
1/2 part Bitter Red Liqueur
3/4 part Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 part Simple Syrup
2 Fresh Strawberries
Muddle two strawberries in the bottom of a Belgian beer glass with the red bitter liqueur and fill with cracked or crushed ice. Then, in a cocktail shaker combine fresh lime juice and simple syrup. Whip and shake with no ice. Pour lime juice and cane mixture over ice, and fill again as needed. Gently float Cruzan® Black Strap Rum on top. Garnish with berries and lime.
Cruzan® Black Strap Belle
Recipe by Tiffanie Barriere, Atlanta
2 parts Cruzan® Black Strap Rum
2 parts Coconut Water
1 teaspoon Honey Syrup*
Squeeze of Half Fresh Lime
6 dashes of Angostura® Bitters
Method: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice and shake well. Pour into a rocks or tiki glass over fresh crushed ice. Garnish with nutmeg.
*Honey Syrup: Combine equal parts honey and warm water. Shake/Stir to dissolve.