Bruno Mars Turns His Hits Into Sips With Expensive Rum Cocktails


Bruno Mars is a dangerous man with some money in his pocket, and he’s cashing in on rum. When the singer recently stopped at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., to wrap his 24K Magic Tour, he offered cocktails made with the premium rum line he co-founded called SelvaRey (which aptly translates to “king of the jungle” in Spanish).

In bottles adorned with a gorilla, a favorite motif on his Unorthodox Jukebox album, the sweet, smooth and indulgent liquors are offered in white and cacao flavors and literally turn his hits into sips (24K Gold Fashioned, anyone?)

Mars’ mixologist Brian Klemm spilled the star’s favorite rum-centric recipes to Pret-a-Reporter — just in time for the jungle king’s first-ever TV special, taped at New York City’s Apollo Theater and airing Wednesday on CBS at 10 p.m. Pop pop, it’s showtime.

Lucky for You
1 oz. SelvaRey Cacao Rum
3/4 oz. honey
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
Crushed ice
Chopped strawberries
Champagne

In a cocktail shaker, pour in cacao rum, honey and lime, and shake with ice. In a champagne flute, pour contents over chopped strawberries and crushed ice. Top with champagne.


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