August Is Rum Month

As the summer kicks into the high-gear with the introduction of August, we’re greeted by another reason to celebrate: National Rum Month! While no one really needs a reason to indulge in a tropical rum drink that evokes the picturesque beaches of the Carribean, I can’t think of a better excuse to sip the lazy afternoons away.

Cruzan Rum is kicking off August with a long list of delightful drinks that will make you want to dip your toes in warm sand and watch the waves roll by. If you can’t get to the sun-soaked shores, then grab your shaker, a chilled glass, and enjoy a getaway with some island style libations.

Cruzan® Crush (serves 4-6)

Recipe By Teddy Collins, Miami
Ingredients: 
4 parts Cruzan® Vanilla Rum
4 parts Cruzan® Aged Dark Rum
6 parts Pineapple Juice
3 parts Lemon Juice
3 parts Apricot Simple Syrup*
Fresh Mint and Thyme
Method:
Combine lemon juice, apricot simple syrup and pineapple juice into a cocktail bucket or punch bowl. Lightly smack 10 mint leaves and drop into the bucket along with 2 stems of thyme and muddle softly. Add rums, crushed ice and stir. Garnish with fresh mint, thyme and 4-6 straws. Enjoy!
 
*Apricot Simple Syrup Instructions: Over medium heat, combine equal parts sugar and apricot juice. Stir until sugar has dissolved. Set aside and cool. 

Cruzan® LocoCoco (Serves 4-6)

 

Recipe By Tiffanie Barriere, Atlanta
Ingredients: 

8 parts Cruzan® Tropical Fruit Rum
8 parts Coconut Water
2 parts Pineapple Juice

 

Method: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail bucket or punch bowl and stir for 30 seconds with a swizzle stick. Fill bucket with fresh ice, stir once more and garnish with fresh pineapple, four straws, and enjoy!

 

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