A long, cool summer with delicious rum drinks
When it comes to tall, frosty, cool drinks, nothing does it quite like the specially light Rums of Puerto Rico, distilled at a high proof, these dry, clear rums make the simple drinks smoother, and your party drinks dependably flavorful.
For the boat, the beach, around the pool or just a quiet drink on the porch, you’re invited you to try these summer favorites! Salud!
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1. Rum martini
White or Silver Puerto Rico Rum with dry vermouth (or try a few drops of dry cocktail-type sherry). Stir with ice and pour. Add a twist of lemon or olive.
2. Rum Collins
1 ounce of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of sugar, 2 ounces of White or Silver Puerto Rico Rum. Shake with ice and pour unstrained into a tall glass.
3. Rum punch
Into a punch bowl over a block of ice or ice cubes, pour 1 quart of orange juice, 1 quart of pineapple juice (unsweetened), 1 quart of club soda, 6 ounces of lime juice, and 1 quart of White or Gold Puerto Rico Rum. Sweeten to taste. Serves 25.
4. Rum screwdriver
In a highball glass with ice cubes, pour 1 ounce of White or Silver Puerto Rico Rum. Fill glass with orange juice, or try it on-the-rocks in an Old Fashioned glass.
5. Rum and bitter lemon
Use 1-1/2 ounce of White or Silver Puerto Rico Rum, add ice and bitter lemon mix.
6. Rum gimlet
1 part Gimlet lime juice (sweetened); 4 parts White or Silver Puerto Rico Rum over an ice cube in a large cocktail glass, stir. Flat a thin slice of lime on top (optional).
7. Daiquiris by the pitcherful
For these rum drinks, ionto a large glass pitcher, pour the juice of 5 limes (5 ounces); add 3 scant tablespoons of sugar (or one can of frozen Daiquiris Mix); stir, then add 15 ounces of White or Silver Puerto Rico Rum. Add ice cubes until the pitcher is three quarters full and stir well. Serves 10.
8. Rum and tonic
1-1/2 ounces of White or Silver Puerto Rico Rum in a highball glass with ice cubes, then fill with tonic water. Add a squeeze of lime or lemon.