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Last Minute Valentine's Day Drink From Ron Abuelo 7 Años

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Drinks From Ron Abuelo 7 Años

As evidence by the number of sold-out items that were on our grocery list, the majority of you couples are staying in and cooking for Valentine’s Day. So we decided to have more Valentine’s Day cocktail recipes for you to create at home. We hope you’ve enjoyed our previous Valentine’s Day and Galentine’s Day cocktails. We know you’ll enjoy these two sensual drink recipes by Ron Abuelo 7 Años, a delicious blend of rums with a weighted age of seven years.

Last Minute Valentine's Day Drink From Ron Abuelo 7 Años

These delicious rum cocktails were created by Ron Abuelo Global Brand Ambassador, Cristóbal Srokowski. There’s just something sensual about rum cocktails that make them perfect for Valentine’s Day cocktails. It may be the rich and darkness of the sugarcane molasses or its Caribbean history, islands that inspire escapism or hedonism. That’s what these two Ron Abuelo 7 Años bring to mind and we know you’ll enjoy them very much.

El Versalles

Last Minute Valentine's Day Drink From Ron Abuelo 7 Años

1 oz. Ron Abuelo 7 años
¾ oz. Fresh raspberries purée
¾ oz. Fresh passion fruit purée
½ oz. Triple Sec
½ oz. Simple syrup
Champagne flute
Shake all ingredients and double strain into a Champagne flute. Top off with chilled Champagne or dry sparkling wine and gently stir. Garnish with a raspberry.

Panama Dreaming

Last Minute Valentine's Day Drink From Ron Abuelo 7 Años

1 ½ oz. Ron Abuelo 7 años
6 Fresh Raspberries
¾ oz. Honey syrup
¾ oz. Tamarind concentrate
1 oz Fresh lime juice
Muddle the raspberries inside the shaker. Add the rest of the ingredients and shake. Simple strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a cinnamon stick, mint spring, and fresh raspberries.

About Ron Abuelo 7 Años ($24.99):

A reddish amber colored Reserva Superior. Matured in small oak casks, the Abuelo 7 Años is a versatile selection for sipping, mixing, and with food pairings. Rounded and balanced with aromas of dates, raisins, and vanilla. In the mouth, there is light minerality with notes of fig, cinnamon, and dried fruit.

Ron Abuelo is produced by Varela Hermanos, a third-generation family-owned company that dates back to 1908 when Don José Varela established the first sugar mill in the town of Pesé in the recently formed Republic of Panama. The rums of Ron Abuelo are made at Hacienda San Isidro in Pesé (a small valley in the Azuero Peninsula).

How to Celebrate National Rum Day With Bacardi Rum

How to Celebrate National Rum Day With Bacardi Rum

Tomorrow is National Rum Day; and while there are many ways to enjoy rum, we have three absolutely delicious ways to enjoy it. Rum is known for its versatility and mixability, and thanks to Bacardi’s Premium Rum Portfolio, you can enjoy some simple yet elevated cocktails from the comfort of your own home, to celebrate National Rum Day.

How to Celebrate National Rum Day With Bacardi Rum

Embrace your inner bartender or elevate your sipping experience, neat or on the rocks, with the following variety of Bacardi dark rums: Añejo Cuatro ($19.99), Reserva Ocho ($29.99), Gran Reserva Diez ($39.99), and Gran Reserva Limitada ($100.00). These rums from the world’s most awarded rum brand and leader in the rum category for over 158 years. We’ll show you why these make the perfect drinks to celebrate National Rum Day.

Bacardi Añejo Cuatro takes four years maturing in a barrel under the Caribbean sun to achieve its unique taste, which boasts notes of mild vanilla, toasted oak, clove, and honey, with a smooth finish.

Based on the original recipe from the family reserve created in 1862, Bacardi Reserva Ocho has a rich golden color and has warming notes of butterscotch, nutmeg, and dried apricots. Barrel-aged for a minimum of eight years with a rich, velvety body – the longer aging process sparks an additional layer of complex flavors from the barrel.

A master blender’s reserve, Bacardi Gran Reserva Diez is barrel-aged for a minimum of ten years. This libation has a dark golden hue that boasts bright notes of banana, pear, and tropical melon, that is balanced with caramelized vanilla and oak, resulting in a premium rum with deliciously complex flavors.

The Bacardi Gran Reserva Limitada is an extremely rare limited release. It is barrel-aged for an average of twelve years for a rich and expressive taste that is best enjoyed neat.

CUATRO PRESIDENTE

How to Celebrate National Rum Day With Bacardi Rum

1.5 parts BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro
0.75 parts Martini & Rossi Rosso Vermouth
0.25 parts Dry Curacao
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Stir all ingredients with plenty of rice until very cold, strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with orange peel.

OCHO OLD FASHIONED

How to Celebrate National Rum Day With Bacardi Rum

2 parts BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho
0.25 parts simple syrup
2 dashes Angostura® bitters
Add all ingredients into a rocks glass, fill with ice and stir until well mixed and very cold. Garnish with orange peel.

DIEZ ON THE ROCKS

BACARDÍ Gran Reserva Diez (MSRP: $39.99)

2 parts BACARDÍ Gran Reserva Diez
In an old-fashioned glass, pour BACARDÍ Diez over ice. Serve. No garnish.

However you choose to celebrate National Rum Day, all four of these premium dark rums are available for delivery now from www.reservebar.com.

Rum Cocktails

Mixology Astrology: RumHaven Cocktails for Each Zodiac Sign

We recently introduced you to a wonderful fragrance brand based on the zodiac signs; today we’re highlighting more zodiac-based goodies – cocktails!! Not just any cocktails, absolutely delicious rum cocktails from RumHaven. Last year we shared some wonderful summer drink recipes, including the RumHaven “Haven on Earth Cocktail“, which was a complete hit with friends; so we thought we’ share some more from the Rum made with coconut water. Since we’re in the season of Pisces (Happy Birthday Leap Year babies), we begin with the perfect cocktail for them.

Rum Cocktails

The following rum cocktails are based on Mixology Astrology and the personality on each zodiac sign. We present the perfect rum cocktail for the impulsive Aries, mysterious Scorpio, fun Leo, and so forth. Enjoy the following zodiac libations in good health.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) – Dreamy, Intuitive, Dancers
Daisies from Haven

A Unique Cocktail for Each Zodiac Sign from RumHaven
2 oz. RumHaven
1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
½ oz. Grenadine
1 oz. Club Soda
Add ingredients (except club soda) into a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake vigorously. Uncap shaker, and add club soda. Strain cocktail into an ice-filled double old fashioned rocks glass. Garnish with an orange peel Florette. The whimsical garnish fits this friendly sign.

Aries (March 21 – April 19) – Confident, Inspired, Sexy, Impulsive
Will You Have(n) This Rose

RumHaven Cocktail

2 parts RumHaven
¾ parts Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
¼ part Elderflower Liqueur
Prosecco
Add ingredients (except prosecco) into a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake vigorously. Strain cocktail into a chilled coupe glass. Top with prosecco. Garnish with a rose petal and enjoy! Because nothing says confident and sexy like a red rose.

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20) Loyal, Patient, Hardworking
My Slice of Haven

A Unique Cocktail for Each Zodiac Sign from RumHaven
2 oz. RumHaven
3 oz. Club Soda
Squeeze of Lime
Add ingredients into an ice-filled Collins glass, and stir together to combine and chill. Garnish with lime. Because this hardworking sign deserves a to kick up their feet.

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20) Eloquent, Quick, Fast
Match Made in Haven

A Unique Cocktail for Each Zodiac Sign from RumHaven

2 oz. RumHaven
2 oz. Pineapple Juice
2 oz. Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
Add ingredients into an ice-filled Collins glass, and stir together to combine and chill. Garnish with pineapple or grapefruit. Keep it playful with bright and fresh juices in this cocktail.

Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22) Reserved, Conservative, Family
Havenly Strawberry Sangria

Strawberry Rum Cocktail

½ cup RumHaven
1 750-ml Rosé
2 cup lemon-lime soda
6-10 large strawberries, sliced
Add RumHaven and chilled rosé into a pitcher. Add strawberries and refrigerate until ready to serve. Before serving, add lemon-lime soda. Make enough for the whole family with this group-style cocktail, sure to please everyone (Serves 8!)

Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22) Passionate, Fun, Successful
Haven Sent Daiquiri A Unique Cocktail for Each Zodiac Sign from RumHaven

2 oz. RumHaven
1½ oz. Fresh Lime Juice
½ oz. Simple Syrup
Add ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake vigorously. Strain cocktail into a chilled martini or coupe glass. Garnish with lime. Nothing like a fun, playful drink to keep this sign cool all summer.

Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 22) Organized, Diplomatic, Grounded
Haven on EarthA Unique Cocktail for Each Zodiac Sign from RumHaven

2 oz. RumHaven
2 oz. Pineapple Juice
2 oz. Club Soda
Add ingredients into an ice-filled Collins glass, and stir together to combine and chill. Garnish with pineapple or mint. A classic combination, perfect for this down to earth sign.

Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22) Tactfulness, Diplomacy, Communication
Craven Haven Colada

A Unique Cocktail for Each Zodiac Sign from RumHaven

2 oz. RumHaven
2 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 oz. Coconut Cream
½ oz. Fresh Lime Juice
Add ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake vigorously. Strain cocktail into an ice-filled Collins glass. Garnish with pineapple and cherry. This sign likes balance, and this cocktail brings just the right amount of sweet and savory to satisfy any craving

Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21) Mysterious, Intelligent, Analytical
Thank Haven

A Unique Cocktail for Each Zodiac Sign from RumHaven

2 oz. RumHaven
1½ oz. Fresh Lime Juice
¾ oz. Honey Syrup
2-3 Basil Leaves
Add ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake vigorously. Double strain cocktail into a chilled martini or coupe glass. Garnish with a basil leaf. An out of the box cocktail for an out of the box sign.

Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21) Adventurous, Generous, Honest
Haven and Hell 

A Unique Cocktail for Each Zodiac Sign from RumHaven

1½ oz. RumHaven
1½ oz. Pineapple Juice
½ oz. Fresh Lime Juice
½ oz. Simple Syrup
2-3 Slices of Chili/Jalapeño Pepper
Add ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake vigorously. Double strain cocktail into an ice-filled double old fashioned rocks glass. Garnish with chili or jalapeño pepper slices. This cocktail provides the kick that adventure-loving Sagittarius signs may need

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) Organized, Responsible, Leadership
Havenly Mojito

A Unique Cocktail for Each Zodiac Sign - Capricorn

2 oz. RumHaven
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
¾ oz. Simple Syrup
1 oz. Club Soda
6-8 Mint Leaves
Lightly muddle fresh mint leaves in the bottom of a Collins glass. Add ingredients, then ice, and stir together to combine and chill. Garnish with mint or lime. Because sometimes nothing beats a classic.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) Intelligent, Genius, Communicators
Cool Havenly Breeze

A Unique Cocktail for Each Zodiac Sign - Aquarius

2 oz. RumHaven
2 oz. Pineapple Juice
2 oz. Club Soda
Add ingredients into an ice-filled Collins glass, and stir together to combine and chill. Garnish with pineapple or mint to loosen up this sign. The perfect breath of fresh air to help loosen up this sign.

Sailor Jerry Tattoos for $20

Score Sailor Jerry Tattoos For $20.00 For Norman Collins 109th Birthday

Calling all tattoo addicts and anyone else who’s wanted a tattoo and didn’t have the budget for it. If you live in and around NYC, this is for you! In honor of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum’s Founder, Norman Collins, 109th birthday, they are giving away 109 Sailor Jerry designed tattoos for only $20.00 each. That’s right, full-on, exquisitely done Sailor Jerry Tattoos for only $20.00!! Who gives away professional tattoos for only $20.00? That’s unheard of. Keep reading for how to score just that.

Sailor Jerry Tattoos for $20

On Tuesday, January 14th, from 12 pm – 10 pm, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum and Daredevil Tattoo, will get you tatted. You can choose from one of the 18 available Sailor Jerry Tattoos shown below:

Norman Collins 109 Birthday Event Tattoos

We are proud members of the Sailor Jerry Rum tattoo club, having been first inked last year, at the Norman Collins 108th birthday celebration.  We are looking forward to adding to our Sailor Jerry Tattoos collection. Which of the above do you think we should get? Should we get the Eightball, Star, or Cherries? Which do you think would best compliment our previous Sailor Jerry tattoos? Better yet, which of these tats would you get?

Snake Tattoo

After you get tatted, head over to the Daredevil Tattoo’s museum to learn about the history of Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins. Learn all about how he built his reputation inking soldiers and sailors in WWII-era Honolulu. Continue the celebration 3 doors down at ForgtMeNot, who will be offering delicious $10.00 Sailor Jerry and Ginger cocktails.

Norman Collins 109 Birthday Event Cocktail

For those who don’t know, Norman Collins, the godfather of old-school American tattooing. He pioneered innovations in tattooing such as inventing the color purple for ink, promoted the use of clean and sterile needles and inspired future generations of tattoo artists. At 19, Norman Collins joined the U.S. Navy which exposed him to the art and culture of Southeast Asia; after his service, he made Honolulu his home where he built his reputation as the father of old school American tattoo and established his now-famous tattoo parlor on Hotel Street.

Exiled Menu: Havana Club Rum La Yuma Cocktail

Everyone loves and wants in on exclusive experiences; an inside view of elusive things not available to everyone. If we’re being honest with ourselves, we relish in having access to secret things; the off-menu items, hidden locations, and secret cocktails. We were lucky enough to enjoy one of these experiences, which we’re about to reveal, thanks to Havana Club Rum. Havana Club partnered with a local New York cocktail bar to offer a secret, exiled menu. This menu unveiled a brand-new cocktail, only accessible with a code phrase. This exclusive cocktail, the Havana Club Rum La Yuma cocktail, was only available for a limited time with the location and code revealed under the label.

Although aged in exile in Puerto Rican, it is a Cuban-born rum, holding true to its rich Cuban culture. As we enter the warmer seasons, we can’t help but think of getaways to tropical paradises, sunshine, summer cocktails, and carefree days. Although we enjoyed this Havana Club Rum La Yuma cocktail during a cold month, its refreshing taste and cooling ingredients are perfect for the summer. Lucky for you, the real Havana Club is available (not to be confused with the other) is available in bars and retailers nationwide and on www.drizly.com. Want to create this delicious rum cocktail for yourself at home, we reveal the recipe below.

Havana Club Rum La Yuma

2 parts Havana Club Añejo Blanco Rum
1 part Lime
1 part Cucumber Honeydew Cordial
Prosecco

The smooth and velvety finish of the rum gets a fresh taste and a dash of sour thanks to the cucumber honeydew cordial and lime. The Prosecco has a touch of effervescence to make this a truly refreshing cocktail. Trust us when we say, you’ll definitely enjoy sipping on this perfect summer rum cocktail. As one of the best-selling rum brands in the world, Havana Club rum is a must-have at your home bar.

Captain Morgan Apple Smash Rum Shot

Take the Shot: Captain Morgan Apple Smash for National Rum Day

They say “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” We wonder what a shot of apple rum will do! Just in time for National Rum Day, everyone’s favorite rum captain has launched a new shot flavor. Say hello to the Captain Morgan Apple Smash, a blend of Captain Morgan’s Caribbean rum with a burst of green apple flavor that is sure to be a favorite amongst any crew. Basically, it’s like a jolly rancher for adults….that you drink.

Now that we have your full attention, let’s get to know this captivating new rum. Not only does Apple Smash taste like an apple, it smells like one too! Like it’s predecessors, two of which we’ve previously highlighted, LocoNut and Watermelon Smash, the Captain Morgan Apple Smash packaging resembles the fruit the rum is mixed with. In this case, an apple and the bottle also emanates the aroma of tart green apple when you scratch it. The result is an experience that entrances your sense of smell and taste. You will absolutely want to shoot your shot with this delicious libation.

Captain Morgan Apple Smash Rum Shot

The ready-to-serve apple rum shot tastes delicious as a chilled shot, a mixed shot, or simply mixed with club soda for a fresh tasting cocktail. If the thought of a boozy jolly rancher sounds good to you (of course it does), then we highly recommend adding Captain Morgan Apple Smash to your home bar. Not just for today, National Rum Day, but for any day that requires adulting.

Captain Morgan Apple Smash Rum Shot

Speaking of cocktails, we especially love the Apple Smash with a splash of club soda or ginger ale. Both cocktails are easy to make and highlight the essence of this apple flavored rum shot. Try out these recipes below:

Captain Morgan Apple Smash & Soda

1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Apple Smash
4 oz. Club Soda
Muddle mint leaves in a highball glass. Add ice and stir.
Captain Morgan Apple Smash & Ginger

1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Apple Smash
4 oz. ginger ale
Add ice and stir. Garnish with lime

Captain Morgan Apple Smash is 60 proof with an ABV of 30% and gluten-free. The 750ml bottle is available now and retails for $15.99.

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delicious gluten-free and dairy-free rum drinks

BOM BOM Fully Baked: The Very First Alcohol with Hemp Milk

There was a time when milk-based treats were foods and drinks left many lactose-intolerant and vegan consumers without a way to enjoy said products. Now with the introduction of plant-based milk like Hemp Milk, that has all changed. While there are many Hemp Milk product to enjoy, there’s never been a Hemp Milk based alcohol to enjoy……….until now. BOM BOM Brands, the award-winning premium adult beverage company who introduced us to their premium Caribbean rums, BOM BOM Coco Mochanut and Nilli Vanilli, proves to be far from a two-hit wonder. With the introduction of BOM BOM Fully Baked, a creamy and delicious blend of chocolate chip cookie and brownie flavors with premium Caribbean rum and Hemp Milk, vegan and lactose-intolerant cocktail lovers can truly rejoice.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that you will get high off this delicious rum drink. Hemp Milk has increasingly become a healthy alternative for vegans and non-vegans alike, as it’s produced from the seeds of the hemp plant. However, hemp milk does not contain the chemical THC, found in marijuana (you’d need to press cannabis with a Rosin Press to achieve that). So a glass of BOM BOM Fully Baked is only full of pure rum deliciousness and enjoyment.

As our title states, BOM BOM Fully Baked is the very first alcohol product made with Hemp Milk. It boasts a 14.2% ABV, only slightly higher than RumChata and Bailey’s Almande. There are lots of great cocktail recipes to enjoy with Fully Baked. Here are a few of our favorite summer cocktail recipes, perfect to keep you cool on a hot summer day or night:

  1. SKINNY JANE MARTINI
    • Shake 3 parts BOM BOM Fully Baked and 1 part vanilla vodka. Strain and pour into glass. Garnish with shaved white chocolate or cake sparkles for a festive touch.
  2. FROZEN FUNKY MONKEY
    • Blend 3 parts Fully Baked, 1 part Banana Liqueur, and ice in a blender… garnish with cinnamon and sliced bananas.
  3. COCO BOM
    • Mix 3 oz. Fully Baked and 3 oz. coconut water together and pour over ice. Serve in a tall glass or coconut.
  4. CARIBBEAN COFFEE
    • Brew coffee and allow to cool. Pour Fully Baked and coffee into a tall glass with ice. Try it in the blender for a frozen coffee treat.

“We are thrilled that talking about Fully Baked is no longer on a ‘weed-to-know basis,'” BOM BOM Brands founders Kevin Mowers and Eva Maria Janerus said jokingly in a joint statement. The new flavor’s inspiration comes from the couple’s favorite ice cream flavor, Half Baked. “We decided to take Half Baked all the way with Fully Baked” they shared. “We want our company to always evolve and we never settle for just good or even just great, which is why Fully Baked uses Hemp Milk. Not only is it lower-calorie and vegan, like our Nilli Vanilli, but it’s nut-free as well and has no artificial flavors or preservatives.”

BOM BOM Fully Baked is sold in 750 ml sizes, with a suggested retail price of $19.99-$21.99 with a 50 ml trial size following in July.

The Cure for Winter Weariness: Bom Bom Premium Caribbean Rum

Since the warmer seasons are clearly not getting here fast enough, we are finding ways to enjoy the warmth, vibe, and essence of the warmer seasons now. When we think of summer, we think of laying on the beach soaking up the sun while enjoying a delicious rum cocktail. Nothing says summer like rum, which is why we highly recommend adding these two Bom Bom Premium Caribbean Rum flavors into your winter weather-weary lives. Founded in 2016 by Food Scientist Kevin Mowers and Eva Maria Janerus, these will have you shaking your Bom Bom.

Join us in saying hello to Bom Bom Premium Caribbean Rums, the award-winning premium cream liqueurs. The must-try creamy rum liqueurs are available in two flavors – Coco Mochanut and Nilli Vanilli. Both of which can be enjoyed hot, cold, on the rocks, frozen or mixed in cocktails. Bom Bom, what we can best describe as a creamy rum punch and summer-in-a-bottle, means “Good-Good” in Portuguese and also slang for “My Sweetie” in Spain.

Bom Bom Coco Mochanut is a delicious, all-natural, gluten-free, and kosher silky-smooth blend of chocolate, coffee, coconut and Caribbean Rum. At 18% ABV, it has a slightly higher alcohol content than Baileys’ 17% ABV. Shortly after its 2016 launch, it received 94 Points from the International Review of Spirits making it the highest rated in the category. Bom Bom offers a variety of Coco Mochanut cocktail recipes to warm you up or cool things down.

Bom Bom Nilli Vanilli is a delightful vegan, all-natural, gluten-free, dairy-free blend of almond milk, cookie flavors, and Caribbean Rum. At 14% ABV, it is slightly higher than RumChata (13.75% ABV) and Baileys Almande (13% ABV). The Beverage Tasting Institute awarded Nilli Vanilli a “Best of 2017” seal in their International Review of Spirits. The award was given in the cream category, which is a true testament to the wonderful flavor of this drink because the product is made with almond milk and contains no cream or dairy. We’ve already elevated our evening chai drink with a splash or two and can testify to the absolutely delicious result.You can also find a variety of Bom Bom Nilli Vanilli cocktail recipes to enjoy.

Both Bom Bom Premium Caribbean Rum flavors are currently available in 750 ml sizes and retail for $19.99-$21.99. They are currently sold in ten states at more than 1,000 liquor stores, restaurants, resorts, and bars.