Rum, a sweet liquor originating in the Caribbean, is made by fermenting molasses, which is the sticky residue left after boiling down sugar cane. There are different classifications of rum: dark, spiced and white rum, each offering subtle differences in flavor. White rum is light bodied and colorless, and is the perfect foundation to many cocktails.
Aussie Beach Blond
A fruity, frozen cocktail made by blending 1/4 cup of crushed ice with 1 1/2 oz white rum, 1 1/4 oz Cointreau, 1 1/4 oz orange juice, 3/4 oz lime juice and 1 1/2 tsp sugar. Pour into a glass and serve with a garnish of an orange or lime wedge.
The Coast Colada is a spin on the classic favorite, Pina Colada. This cocktail is made by blending 1 oz white rum, 3/4 oz melon liqueur, 3 oz Pina Colada mix, 1/3 fresh banana and 1 1/2 cups of ice. Garnish with a slice of fruit of your choice.
Go Go Girl
A taste of the Carribean, the Go Go Girl is made with 1 1/2 oz white rum, 1 1/2 oz mango nectar and 3 1/2 oz pineapple juice. Mix all the ingredients together and serve in a highball glass over ice. Garnish with a slice of pineapple.
To make a Strawberry Kiss, start by pouring 2 oz orange juice into a highball glass. Add 3/4 strawberry schnapps, 3/4 oz white rum, 1/2 oz cranberry juice and 1/4 oz brandy (in that order). Add ice and stir thoroughly.
A sweet, simple cocktail, the Holiday Hangover is designed for the morning after. This drink is made by mixing 4 oz white rum with 5 oz lemonade in a highball glass.
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