Tag Archives: Spiced Rum

Fernandito

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Fernandito is a wonderful choice for winter sipping and holiday parties. Cranberry adds a nice festive feel to the glass with warming touches of spiced rum.

Fernandito – adapted by Cheri Loughlin

1-1/2 ounce Spiced Rum

1 ounce Cranberry Juice

1/2 ounce Orange Juice

1/2 ounce Lime Juice

Lime Wheel Garnish

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with floated lime wheel.

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Rogue Pirate

Rogue Pirate is a variation on the Bulldog, which usually contains Half & Half with Cola topper. It is also sometimes made with Vodka rather than Rum as used here. Root beer complements the spiced rum flavors and vanilla roundness. Perhaps appropriate for a laid back evening with friends or during game time.

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Rogue Pirate – created by Cheri Loughlin

1 ounce Spiced Rum

1 ounce Coffee Liqueur

1 ounce Chocolate Milk

1 ounce Root Beer

Place first three ingredients in large rocks glass over fresh ice. Stir. Top with root beer.

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Scarlet Pirate

Hint of vanilla and marshmallow, most likely from the rum. Lush fruit. Just enough citrus.

Scarlet Pirate – created by Cheri Loughlin

Scarlet Pirate - created by and photo copyright Cheri Loughlin2 measures Spiced Rum*

1 measure Pomegranate Juice

3/4 measure Lemon Juice

1/2 measure Premium Orange Liqueur*

Combine liquids in large rocks glass over fresh ice. Stir.

*RonDiaz Spiced Rum & 03 Premium Orange Liqueur (samples provided by representatives of RonDiaz Rum and 03 Premium Orange Liqueur)

There was also a suggestion to use Limon Rum in place of the Spiced Rum and leave out the Lemon Juice all together. Mix things up a bit and rely on your own taste preference for playful tasting.

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Classic Sidecar Gets Spicy

Tasting The Lash Rum almost becomes a game of “Would You Rather.”

Would you rather have a frozen dinner or freshly prepared meal by your favorite chef? Would you rather serve cocktails from a pre-made bottled mixer or have your favorite bartender shake freshly prepared cocktails to you and your party guests all evening long? Would you rather sip standard spiced rum with vague hints of spice or spiced rum that strikes out with bounteous flavor infusion and real spice deliciousness?

The Lash Spiced Rum Tasting Notes

The Lash Tasted Neat 1 photo copyright Cheri Loughlin35% alcohol. 70 proof.

Brilliant, rich color.

Aroma: Fabulous. Spicy indeed. Clove. Cinnamon. Nutmeg. This makes me want to run to my spice cabinet and open everything!

Taste: Molasses. Bit of dryness rather than sticky sweetness. Almost chewy in flavor, but not heavy in weight. Coffees. Hardly any vanilla. Rich mocha.

Definitely spiced rum to fall in love with! Phenomenal with chocolate covered espresso beans, too. Picking up the bottle one will notice a few floaters. This is due to settling of spices within The Lash. There are real spices used in the flavor process. The Lash is 4 year Oak Aged West Indies Rum using Bourbon Vanilla extract and natural spices.

The Lash Spiced Sidecar 1 photo copyright Cheri LoughlinSpiced Sidecar

2 ounces Spiced Rum

1 ounce Brandy or Cognac

3/4 ounce Cointreau

1/2 ounce Lemon Juice

Orange Twist

Place ice in large rocks glass. Add liquid ingredients in order given. Stir. Garnish with fresh orange twist over glass.

Delicious. Beats plain rum and coke hands down. This mixture retains the fortitude of The Lash. Bump up Cointreau to full ounce if this isn’t sweet enough for your taste. But it is assuredly magnificent.

The Lash sample for review courtesy representatives of The Lash. 

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Cocktails from the Ex Files

There is a reason why Exes are indeed part of the past.  However convoluted existence means every once in a while their life weaves itself in with yours and wires cross for a little spark of complicated living.  ‘Tis the season for just that sort of electrical shock reminder to the circuit board. 

Because the Honeymoon was over a long time ago. The Ex just chooses to revisit the wound now and again.

HoneymoonRitz Cocktail - photo property of Cheri Loughlin

1-1/2 ounce Applejack

1/2 ounce Lemon Juice

1/2 ounce Benedictine

1/4 ounce Triple Sec

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

Once upon a time in the recesses of your mind the thought of separation and ultimate disconnect from the significant other in your life brought instant gratification.  The belief of a life full of bliss, complete with miles of smiles and endless relief was in sight. All inclusive happiness with the signing of nullification papers is a total myth, but the Separator and Miles of Smiles drinks just might get you to your happy place when the Ex comes knocking with yet another irritating request.

SeparatorBoston Shakers photo copyright Cheri Loughlin

1-1/4 ounce Brandy

1 ounce Coffee Liqueur

1/4 ounce Half & Half

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend. Strain into large rocks glass over fresh ice.

Miles of Smiles

1/2 ounce Canadian Whiskey

1/2 ounce Peppermint Schnapps

1/2 ounce Amaretto

Place liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled shooter glass or serve in rocks glass over fresh ice.

Sometimes a face to face meet and greet is necessary. Donning the business as usual face must seem casual, ordinary and effortless.  No matter how difficult don’t let the Ex see you sweat, don’t let the Ex know you would rather walk on fiery coals or better yet stick pins in a voodoo doll in their honor than sit idly and have a civil conversation over coffee with them. A quick Lethal Injection or Stress Reliever to take the edge off might do the trick.

Lethal InjectionKamikaze Shot photo copyright Cheri Loughlin

1/4 ounce Coconut Rum

1/4 ounce Spiced Rum

1/4 ounce Dark Rum

1/4 ounce Crème de Noyaux

1/4 ounce Orange Juice

1/4 ounce Pineapple Juice

Place liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled shooter glass.

Stress Reliever

3/4 ounce Vodka

3/4 ounce Coconut Rum

1/4 ounce Peach Schnapps

1/4 ounce Cranberry Juice

1/4 ounce Pineapple Juice

Place liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend. Strain into large rocks glass over fresh ice.

It’s the Aggravation of going back in time, revisiting old wounds, reliving the same old conversations and remembering exactly why particular people who were once part of the future are now a thing of the past. They drive you wacky with their Screwball behavior.  If you two were still together is there any doubt that you would be Simply Bonkers by now?

AggravationChilled Martini Glass photo copyright Cheri Loughlin

1-1/4 ounce Scotch

3/4 ounce Coffee Liqueur

1 ounce Half & Half

Place ice in large rocks glass. Add ingredients in order give. Stir and serve.

Screwball

1-1/4 ounce Whiskey

3-3/4 ounce Orange Juice

2 dashes Orange Bitters

Place ice in highball glass. Add whiskey and orange juice. Stir. Add dashes of bitters. Serve.

Simply Bonkers

1/3 ounce Raspberry Liqueur

1/3 ounce Rum

1/3 ounce Half & Half

Place liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled shot glass.

Don’t do it! Don’t fall into the trap. It simply isn’t worth the time, effort or brain damage. Getting suckered into the trap of “just one more time for old time’s sake” is not only a bad idea, but the worst idea of all time. Falling into bed with an Ex is like going back to a Bad Habit.

Bad Habit

1/2 ounce Vodka

1/2 ounce Peach Schnapps

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into shot glass.

Old Lay

1-1/4 ounce Tequila

3/4 ounce Triple Sec

1/4 ounce Lime Juice

Dash Grenadine

Combine tequila, triple sec and lime juice in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into two chilled shot glasses. Add dash grenadine to top of both shots.

The Ex can leave a bitter taste in your mouth. It isn’t good to hold onto the past. Send the bitter notes packing with a toast to the future.

Bitters Highball

3/4 ounce Bitters

Ginger Ale

Lemon Twist Garnish

Place bitters in highball glass. Add ounce of ginger ale. Stir. Add fresh ice. Top with ginger ale to fill. Garnish with fresh lemon twist. Stir.

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