Siesta Key Spiced Rum provided by the brand. All photos and opinions are my own unless otherwise stated.
Siesta Key Spiced Rum is produced in Sarasota, Florida, at Drum Circle Distilling. This is a small artisanal distillery with several awards for its various rums. The spiced rum uses natural ground spices and honey rather than pre-packaged flavoring. This truly enhances the flavor of this rum. It’s completely evident in the flavor that Siesta Key Spiced Rum is crafted with care. It’s absolutely lovely!
Retails for approximately $25 for a 750 ml bottle.
Siesta Key Spiced Rum Tasting Notes
Aroma: Toasted spice with sweetness on the nose. This reminds me immediately of cinnamon and sugar toast or Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. I detect a little allspice and possibly nutmeg with lots of vanilla.
Taste: I was pleasantly surprised to find this rum is only slightly sweetened considering the sweetness detected in the aroma. I was expecting the full on sweetness of Pigeon Rum, but not so. There is a healthy dose of cinnamon spice, especially in the follow through. It’s exceedingly warming on the tongue and throat. Subtle honey flavor is extremely gentle.
It appears that the Siesta Key rums are primarily sold on the east coast. However, I did find some online merchants that ship. If you’re fortunate enough to live in a state that allows liquor shipments, then you too can get your hands on a bottle of this fabulous spiced rum.
Siesta Key Spiced Rum would make an amazing Spiced Sidecar. I also thought it would be good in something like this:
Spiced Citrus Daiquiri Recipe
The citrus flavor in the Spiced Citrus Daiquiri blends harmoniously with the rum. There is subtle sweetness along with a splash of citrus zing. The spiced rum flavor is completely evident and balanced with fresh orange. There is the faintest hint of pineapple to round it out. This is a lovely fruit forward cocktail.
Spiced Citrus Daiquiri – recipe by Cheri Loughlin
2 ounces Spiced Rum
1/2 ounce Cointreau Liqueur
3/4 ounce Lime Juice
1 ounce Orange Juice
1/2 ounce Pineapple Juice
Orange Wheel – thinly sliced
Combine liquids in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until well-chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Float orange wheel on top of the drink.
This week I’ve been prepping the deck for spring sipping outdoors. Daiquiris, Mojitos and Gin and Tonics automatically come to mind. Siesta Key Spiced Rum will make a lovely addition to spring and summer sipping. But keep this spiced rum in mind when cooler temperatures roll back around. The warming spice notes will make this rum a great addition to spiced cocktails and coffees.
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Cheri Loughlin is the Omaha writer and photographer behind www.intoxicologist.net and author of Cocktails with a Tryst: An Affair with Mixology and Seduction. You can email Cheri with comments and questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.