What cocktails can you make based on rum?

Later came the name "rum", derived from the word rumbullionthat in one of the dialects of English means "noise, excitement." And indeed, rum is an exciting and amusing drink, which has earned it the reputation of “real drink” for adventure seekers.

The immense popularity of the Roma among pirates is due to his ability to warm the body and increase morale, to amuse and dull the feeling of hunger. The same reasons prompted the British government to introduce alcohol (or rather, rum) into the sailors ’daily diet, and this tradition remained in effect until 1970.

Rum is made from thick molasses, which is called "molasses". It is produced by boiling sugar cane to the desired consistency. After this molasses is brought to fermentation, and then distilled.

Exist three kinds of rum. Two of them are the most famous - light and dark. The third, golden, is made in Cuba.

So which cocktails can you make based on rum?

First of all, it is an old classic cocktail Punch Planter (Planter's Punch)which has several blending options. Here is one of them. To make this cocktail, you will need:

  • 1 measure of dark rum;
  • 2 measures of fresh orange juice;
  • juice of half fresh lime;
  • 2 tablespoons of grenadine syrup;
  • 1 teaspoon of powdered sugar in a glass of drink;
  • crushed ice;
  • orange slice, cherry and pineapple slice for decoration.

Put crushed ice into a shaker, then rum, orange juice, lime juice, icing sugar and grenadine. After that, shake well, strain into a chilled low glass or a highball glass, garnish with cherries and slices of orange and pineapple.

Of course, speaking of rum-based cocktails, one cannot overlook the world-famous alcoholic cocktail. Pina Colada. In order to enjoy its divine taste, you will need:

  • 1 measure of light rum;
  • 2 measures of coconut cream;
  • 2 measures of pineapple juice;
  • crushed ice;
  • straw;
  • pineapple slice, cherry, slice of fresh coconut for decoration.

One of the ingredients of the cocktail, namely coconut cream, makes me take a slight digression from the topic.

Coconut cream is a very common component of cocktails and desserts in the West. If for some reason you do not find it on sale, it is possible to prepare this cream at home.

  • To do this, take condensed milk (1 measure), mix with coconut chips (one measure), whisk with a mixer, gradually pouring into the mixture pre-beaten egg white with sugar. Act at the rate of 1 protein per 400 grams of a mixture of condensed milk and shavings.

Now that we have our own cooked or bought coconut cream, we can proceed to the preparation of a cocktail. Put ice in a shaker, then rum, coconut cream and pineapple juice. Shake well, strain into a chilled Collins glass. Garnish with fruit and serve with a straw.

And, of course, it is impossible not to mention "Daiquiri" - one of the most popular drinks in the United States. This cocktail was born in Cuba, thanks to the ingenuity of American miners, in times of national shortage of alcoholic beverages. The name of the cocktail comes from the mine, where the Americans worked.

"Daiquiri" has a huge number of options, and many bartenders consider it a matter of honor to invent their own "Daiquiri". In this article I will limit myself to two types of this cocktail - the classic and the banana.

For "Classic Daiquiri" you will need:

  • 1 measure of light rum;
  • fresh lime or lemon juice;
  • a teaspoon of sugar or 4 drops of sugar syrup;
  • crushed ice;
  • lime slice or cherry for decoration.

Fill the shaker with ice for three quarters, add the rum. Mix lime juice and sugar, add to shaker. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass or martini glass. Garnish with a cherry or a slice of lime.

Banana Daiquiri:

  • 2 measures of light rum;
  • 2 measures fresh lime juice;
  • 1 drop of triple sec;
  • 1 teaspoon sugar;
  • crushed ice;
  • slice of ripe banana.

Put all the ingredients in a blender, mix for a few seconds until the mixture is smooth. Add crushed ice and mix for a few more seconds. Decant into a champagne glass and decorate the cocktail with a cherry.

"Tom and Jerry" - This is a cocktail designed for cold weather, served in a warm coffee cup.

It is believed that the date of its origin is the 1850s, when it was first mixed by Jerry Thomas, the famous bartender of those days. Later, the name of the cocktail was modified, perpetuating in this winter-warming drink the names of Hollywood heroes - a cat and a mouse. At the same time, the original recipe is much simpler and now does not include baking soda and hot milk, but the essence of the recipe of the drink remains the same - you should get a thick mixture saturated with alcohol, designed to warm up in the cold:

  • 1 egg;
  • powdered sugar;
  • 1 measure of light rum;
  • 1 measure brandy;
  • grated nutmeg;
  • boiling water.

Break the egg, separating the yolk from the protein. Then mix them by adding enough sugar to thicken. Pour the mixture into a pre-warmed coffee cup and add rum first, then brandy and finally boiling water. Sprinkle with grated nutmeg on top and serve a cocktail immediately, hot.

But cocktail "Long Island Tea" - summer cocktail designed to quench your thirst. But be careful! In fact, he can be very strong and intoxicating.

You will need:

  • 1 measure of light rum;
  • 1 measure of vodka;
  • 1 measure of gin;
  • 1 measure tequila;
  • juice of half a lemon;
  • 2 measures of cold tea “Earl Gray”;
  • chilled cola (to taste);
  • crushed ice and ice cubes;
  • lemon slices and a sprig of mint for decoration.

Fill a bar glass with crushed ice and add rum, vodka, gin and tequila, and then - lemon juice. Then add the tea, shake well together and strain into a highball glass filled with ice cubes and lemon slices. Add chilled cola and garnish with a sprig of mint.

The following cocktail is named after the delightful resort town of Acapulco. Those who have visited this wonderful place will be reminded of the happy days spent there, of the bars and restaurants of the resort. If you have never been to Acapulco, this cocktail will help you to lightly touch the atmosphere reigning in this lazy, idle town.

You will need:

  • 1 measure of light rum;
  • a tablespoon of lime juice;
  • 1.5 teaspoons of Triple Sec;
  • 1 teaspoon of powdered sugar;
  • 1 egg white;
  • crushed ice and ice cubes;
  • sprigs of mint for decoration.

Fill the shaker with half crushed ice. Add the remaining ingredients, shake thoroughly and strain into tall glasses over ice cubes (2–3 cubes per cup). Garnish with mint sprigs.

Enjoy your making and drinking cocktails! The main thing is to know the measure in everything.

Watch the video: Four Easy Rum Drinks (December 2019).

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