Posted: Jun 07, 2012 11:00 AM
 
Rum has always been a warm weather favorite, and the stereotype has evolved from visions of umbrella drinks and coconut-shaped glasses (that previously came to mind when dreaming of rum cocktails) to more sophisticated rum drinks.

We're not saying you should pass on your fabulous umbrella topped cocktail. We're just offering options! These rum cocktails are simple enough for the at-home mixologist and time-efficient for the hostess with the mostess.

Try one (or all) of these delish rum cocktails and say hello to summer!

Lord panama

Lord Panama

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Ron Abuelo 7 Años
  • 5 ounces lightly sweetened iced tea
  • Lime wedge

Directions:

  1. Pour the Ron Abuelo 7 Años over ice in a highball glass then fill with lightly sweetened iced tea.
  2. Squeeze in a lime wedge.
  3. Stir to mix.

Dirty Mojito

Dirty mojito

* Available at Nobu Miami Beach

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce Ron Abuelo 7 Años
  • 2 ounces soda water
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 6-7 mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Directions

  1. Crush mint leaves with lime juice and sugar in a shaker.
  2. Add Ron Abuelo 7 Años and ice.
  3. Shake and pour into a glass.
  4. Top with soda water and garnish with mint.

The Panamanian Soother

Panamanian soother

Mixologist: Jonathan Pogash, The Cocktail Guru

Pitcher drink: Serves 8-10

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups Ron Abuelo Añejo
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 ounce agave nectar
  • 1 pack blueberries
  • 12 sage leaves
  • 2 bottles diet ginger beer (Barritts's or Regatta)

Directions:


  1. In a large pitcher, muddle the berries and sage together.
  2. Add remaining ingredients with ice.
  3. Stir very well.

The Panamanian Devil

The Panamanian devil

Mixologist: Jonathan Pogash, The Cocktail Guru

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Ron Abuelo Añejo
  • 1 ounce chilled espresso
  • 3 drops liquid smoke
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup
  • Spray of Lucid Absinthe

Directions:

  1. Shake first four ingredients with ice.
  2. Strain into martini glass rimmed with smoked chili powder.
  3. Spray on top of drink some Lucid Absinthe.
  4. Garnish with flamed orange peel.

Hemingway

Hemingway

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Ron Abuelo Añejo
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 teaspoon maraschino liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon grapefruit juice

Directions:

  1. Shake with ice.
  2. Strain over crushed ice in a rocks glass.
  3. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Abuelo Sparkler

Abuelo sparkler

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Ron Abuelo Añejo
  • 4 ounces sparkling wine
  • Ginger ale

Directions:

  1. In a tall glass pour Ron Abuelo Añejo and sparkling wine.
  2. Top with ginger ale.

Pomchi Smash

Pomchi smash

Mixologist: Paolo Votano

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 ounce Ron Abuelo Añejo
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 10 fresh raspberries
  • 5 mint leaves
  • Dash angostura bitters
  • Ginger ale

Directions:

  1. Muddle raspberry with the mint.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Shake hard and strain into a highball glass and top with ginger ale.
  4. Garnish with raspberry and mint.

Smoky Rose

Smoky rose

Mixologist: Gabriel Orta

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 ounce Ron Abuelo Añejo
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce agave nectar
  • 1/2 ounce apple cider
  • 4-5 chunks of apple
  • 1 rosemary sprig

Directions:

  1. Muddle apple chunks in a shaker and then pour in rest of the ingredients.
  2. Shake and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  3. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a slice of apple.



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