Enjoy National Rum Day with a Rum Cocktail Recipe from Bacardi
This Sunday, August 16th is National Rum Day. It’s hard to argue that when you think of a great tasting rum cocktail, it usually includes BACARDI rum.
The history of rum dates back to the 17th century. In the Caribbean, sugar farmers discovered that molasses was by product of the process in crushing sugar cane. After the juice was boiled, molasses and sugar were produced. With so much molasses available, after a fermentation process … rum was born.
Bacardi began back in 1862. Facundo Bacardi and his brother Jose purchased the Santiago de Cuba distillery and this started th w world’s most popular rum to be commercially produced.
To this day, rum is as popular as ever and favorite spirit in many, delicious cocktails. The Flor de Violette rum cocktail features BACARDÍ Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron, which is a new, super-premium rum from Baracdi. The rum was specifically designed to enhance the overall, cocktail experience.
Rum is mixed with seasonally-appropriate floral flavors of St. Germain and Crème de Violette to create the Flor de Violette cocktail. The below drink recipe produces an incredible, lavender-hued cocktail that seamlessly blends each ingredient’s distinct flavor along with the subtle hints of pears, honey plus red currants from the rum.
Flor de Violette
1 ½ parts BACARDÍ Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron
¾ part lemon juice
½ part St. Germain
1/7 part Crème de Violette
1/7 part simple syrup
– Shake all ingredients vigorously with ice and strain into a coupe glass.
– Garnish with a lemon peel