Puerto Rican Rum Infused with Natural Mint
40 Proof / 20% 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.
Aroma: Light mint. No burn. Like Rigley’s Spearmint Gum aroma-wise.
Tasted Neat: Sweet with rush of sour almost immediately. Sweet to sour as in a sweet tart kind of way. Made my mouth water. Mint flows through nicely. Warming at back of throat. Perhaps tartness is hint of lime. Comes across as soft yet tart apple.
Mouth Feel: Lower end of medium. Not too thick even with the sweetness. Not too thin either.
Possible Uses, Pairings and / or Cocktails: Could possibly top with plain club soda and add a hint of extra simple syrup to sweeten the deal. More mint is always good. Betting this would be great in lemonade with splash of 7-UP or Sprite.
It would be fascinating to see the infusion process of natural fruit and/or herbs since the mint works so well with this one.
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DonQ Lazy Mojito
3 ounces DonQ Mojito Rum
2 ounces Club Soda
Lime Wheel & Mint Sprig Garnish
Build in highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish with lime wheel and fresh mint.
2 ounces DonQ Mojito Rum
3 ounces Unsweetened Iced Tea
1/2 Lemon – Juiced
Lemon Wedge & Mint Sprig Garnish
Build in highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish with lemon wedge and fresh mint.
Review sample courtesy representatives of DonQ Rum
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Tagged Club Soda, DonQ Lazy Mojito, DonQ Mo-Tea-To, DonQ Mojito Rum, DonQ Rum, Fresh Lemon, Iced Tea, Mint, Mojito, Mojito Rum, Rum
Dubonnet Rouge blends herbs, spices and fruit peels together with medicinal quinine and fortified wine. Although it was originally purposed to ward off disease by making the ingestion of quinine more pleasant just as other spirits of the past, Dubonnet Rouge’s use in cocktails has gone far beyond “medicinal use” and into the realm of modern mixology.
Just in time for Bourbon Heritage Month; The Dubonnet Mint Julep is an aperitif version of the classic bourbon Mint Julep. Each of the fresh herb additions pair wonderfully with the aromatics of Dubonnet Rouge. Get inspired to recreate a classic by sampling this classic variation.
Dubonnet Mint Julep – created by D. McKnight
2 ounces Dubonnet Rouge
3 ounces Bourbon
1 teaspoon sugar
Handful of mint
Place mint and sugar in mixing glass. Muddle briefly. Add remaining ingredients with ice. Shake or stir to mix completely. Strain into julep cup over fresh crushed ice.
There are much more traditional style recipes such as the Dubonnet Cocktail; 1 measure Dubonnet Rouge, 1 measure Gin, Dash of Orange Bitters & Lemon Twist Garnish. Served Up. But there is still room for more creative offerings within the mixology field.
Summer Thyme, courtesy of Michael Green, plucks fresh thyme from the garden for an inspiring cocktail utilizing the unique flavor of Dubonnet Rouge.
Summer Thyme – created by Michael Green
1 ounce Dubonnet Rouge
2 ounces Vodka
1 sprig Fresh Thyme
Squeeze of Lemon Juice
Salt and Pepper to taste
Lemon Slice & Fresh Thyme Sprig Garnish
Place all ingredients except garnish into cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill, allowing the aromatics of the fresh thyme to permeate the drink. Strain into rocks glass over fresh crushed ice. Garnish with lemon slice and sprig of thyme.
Dubonnet Rouge is a stylish and affordable aperitif as it stands among much higher priced liqueurs and aperitifs on the liquor store shelf.
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Posted in Cocktails, Whiskey Cocktails
Tagged Bourbon, Bourbon Heritage Month, Dubonnet, Dubonnet Mint Julep, Fresh Lemon, Mint, Mint Julep, Sugar, Summer Cocktails, Summer Thyme, Thyme, Vodka
The Donkey – Jim Hewes
2 measures Knob Creek Bourbon
1 measure Triple Sec
1 teaspoon Sugar
6 Mint Sprigs
1/4 to 1/2 measure Raspberry Schnapps
Raspberries & Blueberries Garnish
Place mint, sugar and schnapps in old fashioned glass. Muddle. Add crushed ice and bourbon. Garnish with berries and additional mint leaf.
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