Don’t Be Bitter About Loadshedding, Get Rummed Up Instead

Are you rumming around at home with what’s left of your spirit stock?

These are the world’s five bestselling classic rum cocktails according to Drinks Internationals 2020 Annual Brands report.  Try these classics at home to make the most of your last rum tipple. You won’t be disappointed…

Daiquiri

Daiquiri Don’t Be Bitter About Loadshedding, Get Rummed Up Instead

Ingredients

  • 60ml white rum
  • 22ml fresh lime juice
  • 45ml simple syrup
  • 3 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters
  • 1 fresh lime

Instructions

  1. Shake all ingredients together in an ice-filled shaker and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Add lime wedges as garnish.

Check out the #BittersForBeginners ‘how to’ video here.

Mojito

Mojito 1 Don’t Be Bitter About Loadshedding, Get Rummed Up Instead

Ingredients

  • 60ml white rum
  • 37ml simple syrup
  • Soda water / Club soda
  • 3 dashes of Angostura aromatic bitters
  • 12 mint leaves
  • 1 fresh lime

Instructions

  1. Muddle mint leaves, two lime wedges and simple syrup in a glass. Add white rum and crushed ice to the mix, stirring consistently until the glass frosts. Top up with club soda and add bitters. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Dark ‘n Stormy

Dark n Stormy Don’t Be Bitter About Loadshedding, Get Rummed Up Instead

Ingredients

  • 75ml dark rum
  • 150ml ginger beer
  • 2 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters
  • 1 fresh lime

Instructions

  1. Pour ingredients into an ice-filled glass, squeeze a lime wedge over on top and add bitters. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Check out the #BittersForBeginners ‘how to’ video here.

Mai Tai

Mai Tai Don’t Be Bitter About Loadshedding, Get Rummed Up Instead

Ingredients

  • 75ml rum
  • 30ml orange liqueur
  • 30ml pineapple juice
  • 15ml lime juice
  • 4 – 5ml orgeat syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon white cane sugar
  • 1 dash vanilla syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters

Instructions

  1. Shake all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker and strain into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Pina Colada

Pina Colada Don’t Be Bitter About Loadshedding, Get Rummed Up Instead

Ingredients

  • 60ml white rum
  • 22ml fresh lime juice
  • 50ml fresh pineapple juice
  • 90ml coconut cream
  • 8 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters
  • Maraschino cherries or fresh pineapple

Instructions

  1. Blend ingredients with one large scoop of crushed ice and pour into a chilled glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry or pineapple slice.