DonQ Passion Rum 034 - photo copyright Cheri Loughlin

Review: DonQ Pasion Rum

DonQ Passion Rum 034 - photo copyright Cheri Loughlin

Puerto Rican Rum with Natural Passionfruit Flavors

60 Proof / 30% alcohol

Suggested Retail Price: $12 to $15 range

Availability: United States offices opened in June 2009 with the purpose of increasing availability to all fifty states. DonQ Pasion Rum has limited availability in US at this time.

Tasting Notes

Color: Mostly clear with just barely there tinge of ecru w/ very light peach. Not perfectly clear.  

Aroma: Detect a bit of alcohol on the nose, but no burn. Passionfruit inclusion is barely there if at all. Fruit is extremely faint.

Tasted Neat: Light sweetness. Toasted type sweetness. Burn. Passionfruit is again very light. I do like the unusual sweetness with its mix of burnt sugar, roasted fruit feel. More fruit comes through in third to fourth sip. Not liking the after taste neat, but this is not a flavor that is meant to be sipped neat. It’s meant to be paired with favorite mixers.

Mouth Feel: Upper end of light.

Possible Uses, Pairings and / or Cocktails: Variation on classic Cosmo comes to mind first, using  Passionfruit Rum version. Might also go well with orange juice with squeeze of lemon. Possibly Sprite topper.

Holiday Highball

2 ounces DonQ Pasion RumMadras 017 photo copyright Cheri Loughlin

1/2 ounce DonQ Anejo Rum

1 ounce Passion Fruit Juice

1/2 ounce Simple Syrup

Sparkling Wine

Mint Sprig & Lemon Wheel Garnish

Combine rums, juice and simple syrup in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend & chill. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice. Top with splash of sparkling wine. Garnish with mint sprig and lemon wheel.

Pasion Madras

1-1/2 ounce DonQ Pasion Rum

1-1/2 ounce Orange Juice

4 ounces Cranberry Juice

Orange Slice Garnish

Build in highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish with orange slice.

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