There’s no better way to beat the heat than with a refreshing rum cocktail – and with National Rum Day coming up on Sunday, August 16th, there’s even more of a reason to celebrate the versatile spirit from home.
Inviting spirits lovers across the nation to embrace their inner bartender this month, the BACARDÍ Premium Rum Portfolio is here to help elevate your sipping experience this summer and beyond. As the world’s most awarded rum brand and leader in the rum category for over 158 years, the BACARDÍ Premium Portfolio offers a variety of dark rums ranging from four years in age to an average of twelve years.
Whether you enjoy sipping the spirit neat or on the rocks or prefer it in a delicious cocktail – BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro, BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho, BACARDÍ Gran Reserva Diez, and BACARDÍ Gran Reserva Limitada offer countless ways to savor the spirit all year long.
BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro (MSRP: $19.99)
BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro takes four years maturing in a barrel under the Caribbean sun to achieve its unique taste, which boasts notes of mild vanilla, toasted oak, clove and honey, with a smooth finish. When mixed into a BACARDÍ Cuatro Presidente cocktail (recipe below), this spirit is sure to help you through those hot summer days this August. Available for purchase and delivery via ReserveBar.com
- 1.5 parts BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro
- 0.75 parts Martini & Rossi Rosso Vermouth
- 0.25 parts Dry Curacao
- 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Method: Stir all ingredients with plenty of rice until very cold, strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with orange peel.
BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho (MSRP: $29.99)
Looking for a versatile yet quality rum to spice up your summer nights? BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho will do just the trick! Based-on of the original recipe from the family reserve created in 1862, BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho has a rich golden color and has warming notes of butterscotch, nutmeg and dried apricots. Barrel-aged for a minimum of eight years with a rich, velvety body – the longer aging process sparks an additional layer of complex flavors from the barrel. Best enjoyed neat, on the rocks or in an Ocho Old Fashioned (recipe below) – order it today delivery on ReserverBar.com
OCHO OLD FASHIONED
· 2 parts BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho
· 0.25 parts simple syrup
· 2 dashes Angostura® bitters
Method: Add all ingredients into a rocks glass, fill with ice and stir until well mixed and very cold. Garnish with orange peel.
BACARDÍ Gran Reserva Diez (MSRP: $39.99)
For the spirits connoisseur and budding at-home bartender this summer, try BACARDÍ Gran Reserva Diez! A master blender’s reserve, BACARDÍ Gran Reserva Diez is barrel-aged for a minimum of ten years. Best enjoyed neat or on the rocks (recipe below), this libation has a dark golden hue that boasts bright notes of banana, pear and tropical melon, that is balanced with caramelized vanilla and oak, resulting in a premium rum with deliciously complex flavors. Available for delivery via ReserveBar.com
DIEZ ON THE ROCKS
- 2 parts BACARDÍ Gran Reserva Diez
Method: In an old-fashioned glass, pour BACARDÍ Diez over ice. Serve. No garnish.
BACARDÍ Gran Reserva Limitada (MSRP: $100)
Looking to truly elevate your rum palate this summer? Purchase the BACARDÍ Gran Reserva Limitada – an extremely rare, limited release, which is barrel-aged for an average of twelve years for a rich and expressive taste that is best enjoyed neat. Available for purchase and delivery via ReserveBar.com