St. Croix Crusta

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz. Rum
3 dashes Orchard Syrup
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1 dash Lemon Juice
2 dashes Maraschino

Instructions:
Using a lemon, peel the rind from it all in one piece.
Fit the rind into the glass, covering the entire inside.
Run a slice of lemon around the edge, and dip the glass into sugar.
Shake well with shaved ice and strain into glass.

Hemingway Daiquiri

Ernest Hemingway was a cocktail aficionado who had this drink named after him in 1921 in Havana, Cuba. Hemingway preferred the drink without sugar, you decide what you like!

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 1/2 Light Rum
Juice of 1/2 Lime
1/4 oz. Grapefruit Juice
1/4 oz. Maraschino Liqueur

Instructions:
Shake well with cracked ice.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Caipirinha

Brazil’s national cocktail made with cachaça, sugar and lime. It can be made with rum… but it won’t be the same.

Cocktail Ingredients:
2.5 oz Cachaca
2 Limes
Superfine sugar
Crushed ice

Instructions:
Cut the lime in half, and cut one half of the lime into four wedges and place in the glass.
Add one to three tablespoons of sugar.
Muddle the limes and sugar together. Be careful not to break the skin of the lime.
Pack crushed ice in the glass all the way to the top.
Fill glass with cachaca
Shake and garnish with a wedge or slice of lime.

Daiquiri

The Daiquiri is thought to have been developed in the late 1800′s in Cuba as a medicinal treatment for malaria. In recent years the Daiquiri has been frozen, we will leave that option to the newbies.

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz. Light Rum
1 tsp. Powdered Sugar
Juice of 1 Lime

Instructions:
Shake well with cracked ice.
Strain into cocktail glass.

Seven Sinful Years

A distinguished daiquiri with a little bite. Make with a nice dark rum, I prefer El Dorado 15yr.

Cocktail Ingredients:
2 oz dark rum
2 thin slices of ginger
1 oz light rum
1 oz dry orange curacao
Juice of half a lime
Dash of Angostura bitters

Directions:
In a Boston shaker buddle ginger with a dash of sugar water. Add all ingredients and shake well until frost forms on the glass. Strain into a pre-chilled Daiquiri glass and garnish with a slice of crystalized ginger and a lime wheel.

Daiquiri

Mmmmm… Perfecto for a hot summer day! This is the traditional Daiquiri, no blenders required for the mixing of the drink but it does require the perfect ice, crushed. Feel free to add flavors to it as it will easily soak them up.

Cocktail Ingredients:
2oz light rum
1 spoonful of sugar
The juice of half a lime
A dash of maraschino juice

Directions:
Add crushed ice to mixing cup, shake well until front forms on the outside. Pour in a martini glass and garnish with a cherry and/or lime and kick back, relax and enjoy!

Mojito

(pronounced [mo.hi.to])Mojito recipe
The Mojito is a traditional Cuban highball cocktail. This is one of our favorite hot day drinks as it is very light and refreshing. Once you get the individual drink down, try making a pitcher to last longer.

Cocktail ingredients:
12oz Rum (usually white rum but you can use dark depending on your taste)
12 mint leaves
24oz Club soda (or sparkling water)
1/2 Lime
Tbs Sugar

Directions:
Muddle mint leaves and lime juice and a splash of club soda in a glass. Only bruise when muddling to release the oil of the leaves, do not shred them. Fill glass with ice and add remaining club soda and rum. Stir ingredients together. Garnish glass with lime wedge and mint leave.

Variations:
The Mojito is a good drink to experiment with! Try adding new flavors like muddling strawberries with the mint or using a flavored rum to change the taste. Some recommended flavors to try are Apple, Melon, Orange and Raspberry. Angostura bitters may be added to cut down the sweetness of the drink.