Better ingredients, better rum cocktails.
As with pizza, or anything else specifically crafted to be consumed, the quality of any rum cocktail is always contingent on the quality of the stuff used to make it, most notably the rum. By that measure, all of you mixologists will want to keep a ready supply of Plantation Rums on-hand at all times.
Just look at all the bright and shiny medals draped around the necks of those Plantation Rums pictured above! The image was snapped just a few weeks ago at the 2014 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival where Plantation stole the show, earning more Best in Show and Gold Medal awards than any other brand.
Plantation’s final tally of eight total medals was also #1, marking the second straight year that the Cognac Ferrand label went home with the most hardware.
- 2oz Plantation Rumba Blend
- 1/2oz Fresh Lime Juice
- 1/4oz Simple Syrup
So yeah, these rums are plenty special (more on the uncommon greatness of Plantation Rums here), which makes cocktails crafted with ’em a cut above as well. Case in point: Kate Perry’s delectable Plantation Rumba Daiquiri.
If you live in the general Seattle area, love rum and fine cocktails, and don’t know Kate, well, you should. Twenty-something, tres-cute, and funny, Kate crafts what undoubtedly must be among the best, most inventive cocktails in the Pacific Northwest behind the stick at Rumba Seattle and Corretto.
So celebrated is Kate’s mastery of mixology, in fact, that she was invited by the folks at Cognac Ferrand to attend the 2014 Miami RumFest and share one of her concoctions featuring Plantation Rum at their booth. Her Plantation Rumba Daiquiri was not only a great choice, it was also one of my favorite cocktails of the weekend. Here’s how you make it…
Step 1: Make Your Plantation Rumba Blend
Combine five parts Plantation Original Dark, four parts Plantation Three Stars White, and one part Plantation Grande Reserve Five Year Old.
Step 2: Mix Your Daiquiri
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake away! Fine strain your mix in a coupe glass and garnish with a lime twist.
Kate tells me that she always keeps “giant batches” of her Plantation Rumba Blend behind her bars to make it easier to keep these special daiquiris coming. One sip of your first one and you’ll likely always want to have some around as well.