Thursday, August 16, 2012

Yo Ho Ho, A Pirates Life For Me...Or At Least The Rum!!

Welcome to what I have dubbed as Free-Form Wednesday! Today is not about eating well or learning about how to make anything in particular, it is about grabbing some new recipe ideas and having a good time while doing it. I woke up today and along with some rambling thoughts while drinking my orange juice decided what to throw into the blog. I like the idea of not really planning it out and spending a few days doing research. When you think about it, a day of just letting your brain jump out and do what it wants is a really fun idea. I am not the most spontaneous person and this might be my chance to let go and take a walk on the wild side...Let me know what, you, the reader think of the idea for a day of free thinking.

Rum, you can cook with it and you can drink is all about mixing it up along with some ice and sitting back to enjoy the sunshine, good friends and good times...cheers!

~ Bermuda Rum Swizzle ~

2 oz Spiced Rum
1 oz Orange Juice
1 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/4 oz Grenadine
1/4 oz Falernum
Dash of Bitters

Shake this up with some ice and serve with either a lime or orange wedge.

You are probably asking about Falernum right now. This sweet syrup is now available in most liquor stores and has a a great flavor combination including almond, ginger and lime.

~ Island Mai Tai ~

1 oz White rum
1 oz Spiced rum 
1 oz Malibu rum
1 oz Orange Curacao
1 oz Sour mix
1/2 oz Grenadine
4 oz Pineapple Juice
2 oz Orange Juice

Shake all the ingredients together with ice and serve in a tall glass with a little cocktail umbrella and a slice of pineapple

~ Captain Morgan Pink Lemonade ~
1 1/2 Captain Morgans Spiced Rum
3 oz Cranberry Juice
1 oz Orange Juice
2 oz Club Soda

Fill a tall glass with Ice and add the rum along with cranberry juice. Top with club soda and orange juice.

~ Sailor Jerry Butter Rum ~
1/2 oz  Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
1/2 oz  DeKuyper Buttershot Liquor
1/2 oz  Vanilla Vodka
5 1/2 oz  Cream Soda

Pour the spiced rum, DeKuyper Buttershots liqueur, vanilla vodka and cream soda into a tall glass almost filled with ice cubes. Stir well and serve.

~ Bahama Mama ~
3/4 oz White Rum
3/4 oz Spiced Rum
3/4 oz Coconut Rum
3 oz Orange Juice
3 oz Pineapple Juice
Splash of Grenadine

Pour alcohol over the ice and add in the pineapple and orange juices. Stir and top with a a splash of grenadine. Garnish with an orange slice or cherry

~ Raspberry Mojito ~

2 1/2 oz White Rum
2 Lime Slices, cut into wheels
1 Tbs Agave Syrup
1 Sprig Fresh Mint
6 Fresh Raspberries

Take 3 raspberries and 1 of the lime wheels along with the mint, place into a metal shaker. With a muddle press or the back of a spoon crush the lime, mint and raspberries together. Add agave and stir. Add in ice and rum. Shake and then pour into a rocks glass filled with ice and the second lime wheel. Top with remaining raspberries.

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