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7 Cocktails From Around The Globe You Can Make For World Rum Day

Essence logo Essence 7/10/2020 Kimberly Wilson
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As if we needed another reason to celebrate summer with a cocktail in hand, July 11th is World Rum Day — a global celebration of rum and all of its distilleries. What better way to ring in the occasion then taste testing rums from across the globe when we can’t be there to taste them in person? 

a bottle of wine and a glass of beer on a table: Ingredients: 1 1/2 Zacapa 23 Rum; 1 oz. lime juice; 6-8 mint leaves; 1 tbsp. simple syrup or sugar; Mint sprig (garnish); club soda.   Instructions: Combine lime juice, simple syrup, and 3-4 mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Use a muddler to muddle the mint, juice and syrup combination. Add Zacapa 23 Rum and shake. Pour mixture into a glass and add ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with mint sprig. (Courtesy of Zacapa Rum) © Provided by Essence Ingredients: 1 1/2 Zacapa 23 Rum; 1 oz. lime juice; 6-8 mint leaves; 1 tbsp. simple syrup or sugar; Mint sprig (garnish); club soda. Instructions: Combine lime juice, simple syrup, and 3-4 mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Use a muddler to muddle the mint, juice and syrup combination. Add Zacapa 23 Rum and shake. Pour mixture into a glass and add ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with mint sprig. (Courtesy of Zacapa Rum)

Grab your girls (or your guy) and make it a family (socially distanced) affair. From Jamaica to Martinique, here are a few easy rum brands you can support, and then make the cocktails right from the comfort of your home!

a candle in a glass cup on a table: Ingredients: 2 oz. Chairman’s Reserve Spiced Rum; ¾ oz. Créole Shrubb; 1 oz. fresh lemon juice.   Instructions: Into a cocktail shaker with ice, pour Chairman’s Reserve Spiced Rum, Créole Shrubb, and fresh lemon juice. Shake hard and strain into a cinnamon sugar rimmed cocktail coupe. Garnish with an orange spiral. (Courtesy of Chairman’s Rum)

Ingredients: 2 oz. Chairman’s Reserve Spiced Rum; ¾ oz. Créole Shrubb; 1 oz. fresh lemon juice. Instructions: Into a cocktail shaker with ice, pour Chairman’s Reserve Spiced Rum, Créole Shrubb, and fresh lemon juice. Shake hard and strain into a cinnamon sugar rimmed cocktail coupe. Garnish with an orange spiral. (Courtesy of Chairman’s Rum)
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