Cuban Ginger

I’m a big bourbon and ginger ale fan and never really thought rum and ginger ale would go together, boy was I wrong! A simple cocktail to enjoy.

Cocktail Ingredients:
1/2 oz apple liqueur
2 oz dark rum
ginger ale

Directions:
In a tall glass (mojito glass) add ice cubes, apple liqueur, rum and top off with ginger all. Stir.

Culto A La Vida

Rum and cranberry, how can you go wrong on a hot day?

Cocktail Ingredients:
2 oz dark rum
Juice of half a lime
Cranberry juice
sugar

Directions:
In a tall drinking class (mojito glass) dissolve spoonful of sugar in lime juice. Add ice cubes and rum. Top of with cranberry juice and garnish with a lime wheel.

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.

Cuba Libre

Invented in Havana the Cuba Libre stands for “free Cuba”. The difference between this and a regular rum and coke is the lime.

Cocktail ingredients:
2 oz. Dark Rum
Cola
Lime or Lemon wedge

Directions:
Pour rum over ice cubes in a collins glass. Fill with cola and squeeze lime or lemon wedge into drink and drop into glass.