Here in Canada, we love rum so much that we’ve even created a day to celebrate the fact.
Yes people, August 16 is National Rum Day.
And to celebrate this year’s event, global rum producer Bacardi challenged bartenders across the country to get creative and design new, innovative rum cocktails.
When you think of a typical rum cocktail you’d imagine a rum and coke mix, a mojito, or a dark ‘n stormy, but since these bevvies are classics, there’s room in the market for some new movers and shakers.
That’s why Vancouver bar manager and cocktail expert Chris Mosey of Yaletown’s Brix and Mortar created the ‘Bacardí Cup’ – a perfectly tropical summer cocktail.
Originally from England, Mosey brings inspiration from his world travels to his cocktail inventions and this one is no different. By combining rum with grapefruit juice, Amaro Nonino, fresh lemon juice, mango juice, oregano leaves, pineapple, and topped with ginger beer, it’s a new summer must-try.
The recipe can even be multiplied to make impressive, exotic looking pitchers that are ideal to serve up at a summer party or a backyard barbecue with your friends. And you can even try it out today since it’s National Rum Day after all.
- 1 1⁄2 parts Bacardi Gran Reserva Maestro
- 1 1⁄2 parts pink grapefruit juice
- 3⁄4 parts Amaro Nonino
- 1⁄2 part fresh lemon juice
- 1 part mango juice
- 5-7 oregano leaves
- 1 grapefruit slice
- 3-4 pineapple chunks
- Top with ginger beer
Simply combine all ingredients in a glass over cubed ice, top with ginger beer.
No need to garnish, the drink already looks stunning but a mint sprig/oregano sprig wouldn’t be out of place.
National Rum Day
When: Wednesday, August 16
Where: All across Canada