Looking for a way to warm up during a blizzard, or after a day on the slopes? This season, curl up by the fire at your favorite winter retreat with the FACUNDO Bishop and The 8th Day – two après ski-inspired cocktails to help you defrost from your snow-filled outdoor adventures.
The flavors featured in the FACUNDO Bishop blend together seamlessly when heated, as the rich taste of Port wine is accentuated by the spice of cloves and the citric bite of orange. Intended to keep you warm during the whitest of winters, the FACUNDO BISHOP is finished with FACUNDO EXIMO, a mix of medium to heavy bodied rums blended and then aged in fine oak barrels for over a decade. The smooth taste of the rum complements the bold flavors of the cocktail, creating a vibrant drinking experience to melt the chill away.
Similarly, The 8th Day is an easy-to-mix twist on the popular cold weather beverage, the chai latte. This spiced drink, made with HAVANA CLUB Añejo Clásico, will perk up even the grayest of winter days and is perfect to sip on while watching the snow fall. Warmed coconut milk adds a tropical flair to the seasonal cocktail, harkening back to HAVANA CLUB Puerto Rican Rum’s Cuban origin and adding a bit of Caribbean sunshine to your ski-filled excursion. HAVANA CLUB Añejo Clásico is a dark rum with oaky hints of vanilla and almond, as well as fruity notes akin to pineapple and apricot, creating a robust and velvety finish.
One sip of these cocktails will instantly engulf you in a sense of toasted luxury, creating an atmosphere of ease as the weather turns snowy and bitter cold. Whether unwinding after a grueling day of skiing or simply savoring on a chilly night, these libations are sure to bathe you in warmth from the first taste.
· 2 parts FACUNDO EXIMO Rum
· 1 part Ruby Porto
· 1 teaspoon white sugar
· Orange wedges
Method: Place port, orange, and cloves in a small pot. Warm and allow to simmer for 2-3 minutes, but do not allow the liquid to boil. Pour contents into a snifter or stemless wine glass. Add EXIMO and stir. Add sugar and serve warm.
The 8th Day
• 1 ½ parts HAVANA CLUB Añejo Clásico Puerto Rican Rum
• 3 parts Chai Tea
• 1 ¾ parts coconut milk
• 1 part simple syrup or 1 tbs White Sugar
Method: Prepare Chai Tea. While the tea steeps, warm coconut milk over medium heat, do not boil. Combine ingredients in a high temperature resistant mixing glass, adding rum last and stir. Serve in an Irish Coffee Cup or preferred glass coffee cup, and garnish with a cinnamon stick.