Sometimes you find something that just tastes so good you start experimenting with it, finding more reasons to use it than for what it was originally created. You might call it a passion. Others might call it an obsession.
Cruzan’s Coconut Rum is my newest obsession. The St. Croix-based rum is mellow with a pleasant scent. First testing it sans ice or mixer, I found it to be tasty as a sipping beverage with a long-lasting finish. Chilling it and pouring over ice gave it a different take ~ refreshing and light.
For mixing purposes, the rum drinks bring summer back one last time before winter sets in again. Playing around with Cruzan’s coconut rum has been fun, creating several cocktails, frozen, on the rocks and ice cream concoctions.
Although I can certainly see how this will perk up my winter favorite, Bailey’s with hot chocolate, for now the tropical recipes will satisfy.
Below are two recipes Cruzan shared with me. Feel free to send any recipes of drinks or cuisine you create to email@example.com.
Bottom Line: Cruzan’s coconut rum adds a gentle flavor to mixed drinks while maintaining its right to perform as a solo act.
Mix all ingredients together. Top with a splash of soda.
Images and product sample furnished by Cruzan Rum