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All the Rum Cocktails you Need to Know Ahead of Hong Kong Rum Fest

With Hong Kong Rum Fest back this weekend, now's a great time to brush up on your rum cocktail knowledge!

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Pina Colada

THE ORIGINAL PIñA COLADA

Makes 1 drink
Glass: Highball
Ingredients:
45ml Bacardi Superior Rum
30ml Fresh pineapple juice
3-4 Cubes of fresh pineapple
30ml Coconut water
2 Bar spoons caster sugar
Method:
Muddle pineapple with caster sugar in a shaker. Add ice and remaining ingredients, shake vigorously then strain into glass.
Garnish: Pineapple wedge and leaves

Mojito

MOJITO

Makes 1 drink
Glass: Highball
Ingredients:
60ml Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum
30ml Lime juice
30ml Sugar syrup
6 ‘clapped’ mint leaves
Top with Fever-Tree Soda Water
Method: Gently clap 6-8 mint leaves in the palm of your hand to release aroma. Then add all the ingredients to a highball glass, add crushed ice and stir. Top up glass with soda water.
Garnish: Mint sprig

Mai Tai

MAI TAI

Makes 1 drink
Glass: Rocks
Ingredients:
60ml Mount Gay Eclipse Rum
15ml Cointreau
30ml Lime juice
15ml Orgeat (almond) syrup
Method: Add all the ingredients to a shaker with ice.
Shake well.
Then strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
Garnish: Spent lime shell
Daquiri

DAIQUIRI

Makes 1 drink
Glass: Coupette
Ingredients:
60ml Mount Gay Eclipse Rum
30ml Lime juice
15ml Sugar syrup
Method: Place all the
ingredients in a shaker with
ice shake well.
Strain into a coupette glass.
Garnish: Lime wheel

Bacardi CocktailBACARDI COCKTAIL

Makes 1 drink
Glass: Coupette
Ingredients:
45ml Bacardi Superior rum
15ml Fresh lime juice
15ml Grenadine
Method: Pour all the ingredients
into a cocktail shaker and stir.
Then half-fill with crushed ice,
top up with ice cubes and shake hard (until the shaker is frosted).
Fine strain the mixture into a
coupette glass.

Dark n StormyDARK ‘N’ STORMY

Makes 1 drink
Glass: Highball
Ingredients:
45ml Angostura 5 Year Old Rum
5 Dashes Angostura Aromatic Bitters
Top with Fever-Tree Ginger Beer 
Method: In a highball glass,
build rum and bitters
over ice.
Top with ginger beer.
Garnish: 2 squeezed lime wedges

PunchPUNCH

Makes 1 drink
Glass: Rocks
Ingredients:
30mL Courvoisier VSOP
30mL Bacardi Gold Rum
30mL DeKuyper Peach Schnapps
30mL Freshly squeezed lemon juice
10mL Sugar syrup
60mL Chilled water
Method: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass.
Garnish: Wedge of lemon

Black StormBLACK STORM

Makes 1 drink
Glass: Rocks
Ingredients:
40ml Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum
Top with Fever-Tree Ginger Ale
Dash of ground pepper
Method: Build ingredients
over ice.
op with ginger ale
and stir.
Garnish: Orange slice and ground pepper

Boss DaughterBOSS’ DAUGHTER

Makes 1 drink
Glass: Rocks
Ingredients:
45ml Angostura 1919 Rum
15ml Amaretto
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
2 Dashes Angostura Orange Bitters
Top with Fever-Tree Lemonade
Method: Build all ingredients
over ice in a rocks glass and stir.
Garnish: Orange wedge
 

Cuba LibreCUBA LIBRE

Makes 1 drink
Glass: Highball
Ingredients:
45ml Bacardi Gold Rum
2 Lime wedges
120ml Cola
Method: Build ingredients in a highball glass filled with cubed ice and stir.
Garnish: Lime wedge