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Published On 08/10/2016 Published On 08/10/2016
Courtesy of Bacardi

HAVANA CLUB®™ Rum Mule

Ingredients:

  • 1 part HAVANA CLUB Añejo Clásico
  • 2 parts chilled ginger beer
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 2 dashes aromatic bitters

Directions:

Combine and shake liquid ingredients in an iced shaker.
Pour entire contents into copper mug.
Squeeze limes into the drink, then drop them into the mug.
Stir a few times and enjoy. 
 

BACARDÍ 8 Old Fashioned

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts BACARDÍ 8 Años rum
  • 2 dash Angostura® Bitters 
  • ½ part (splash) water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 orange peel

Directions:

In an old fashioned glass, combine the sugar, water, and Angostura® bitters with a bar spoon.
Next, add half the BACARDÍ 8 Años along with two or three ice cubes, stirring repeatedly.
Pour in the second half of the rum and two or three more cubes, continuing to stir.
Cut a piece of orange peel approximately five centimeters long and squeeze it over the drink, releasing the zest. Drop the peel into the drink.
 

BANKS® East India Negroni

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Banks 5-Island Blend rum
  • 1 part Campari
  • 1 part Lustau East India sherry
  • 1 orange peel

Directions:

Combine liquid ingredients in an iced shaker, shaking vigorously.
Strain and pour into a tumbler.
Rim the glass with orange peel, then add peel into the drink.

GRAN RESERVA Maestro Tom Collins

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts BACARDÍ GRAN RESERVA MAESTRO DE RON®
  • 1 part freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tsp fine white sugar
  • Soda or sparkling water

Directions:

Pour the rum, lemon juice, and sugar into a cocktail shaker with cubes of ice and then give it a good, hard shake.
Fine strain the mixture into a serving glass and top it up with soda.
Finish by garnishing it with a lemon peel. 

FACUNDO™ PARAISO

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts FACUNDO™ Paraiso

Directions:

Pour and serve neat.