The Pink Pigeon Rum _DSC3867 photo copyright Cheri LoughlinWith Vanilla and other natural flavors

80 Proof / 40% alcohol

Suggested Retail Price: $34.99 / 750ml bottle

Availability: California, Arizona and Miami as of April 2012. More markets to follow.

The Pink Pigeon Mauritian Rum Tasting NotesThe Pink Pigeon Rum _DSC4014 photo copyright Cheri Loughlin

Color: Darker side of gold. Reminds me of end of season dried out cornfields in color.

Aroma: Just like smelling a bottle of vanilla extract. No burn. Sweet aroma.

Tasted Neat: Sweet enough to taste like vanilla liqueur. Coffee notes. Very much vanilla in flavor. Perfumed. Sort of mixing an average tasting rum with nice mouth feel with a good quality vanilla liqueur.

Mouth Feel: Somewhere in the lower range of medium.

Comparable Spirit: Marginally less sweetness than vanilla liqueur, but very much flavored like one. Not at all like any usual rum.

Possible Uses, Pairings and / or Cocktails:

The Pink Pigeon Rum _DSC3895 photo copyright Cheri LoughlinGreat base for homemade vanilla. This isn’t your ordinary Mojito or Daiquiri rum. Possibly a fruited daiquiri such as watermelon would work well. Might also pair nicely with warmed Horchata or add a splash to warmed chai tea.

Homemade Vanilla: 1 Vanilla Bean sliced to open. Place in glass jar. Fill with vanilla noted rum. Seal. Store in dark area. Lightly shake every few days. Allow flavor to meld with rum for 30 to 60 days. Use as you would vanilla extract. Vanilla bean can be used in next batch of vanilla by repeating the first steps. The second batch might take longer to achieve the same flavor profile as the first batch.

Playful Pigeon Punch – serves 2The Pink Pigeon Rum _DSC3864 photo copyright Cheri Loughlin

1 ounce Canned Coconut Milk

1 ounce Sweetened Pineapple Juice

3/4 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice

2 ounces Pink Pigeon Rum

Several Heavy Dashes Angostura Bitters

Top with Orange Crush Soda

Build over ice in small pitcher. Alternative: multiply batch according to number of servings needed. Build over block of ice in punch bowl.

Pink Pigeon Punch – serves 4The Pink Pigeon Rum _DSC3883 photo copyright Cheri Loughlin

7 ounces Pink Pigeon Rum

3 ounces Fresh Lemon Juice

3/4 ounce Agave Nectar

7 ounces Fresh Watermelon Juice

12 ounces Ginger Beer

Watermelon Wedge Garnish

Build over ice in punch bowl or pitcher. Stir. Ladle into punch glasses with watermelon garnish.

Review sample provided by representatives of Pink Pigeon Rum

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Review: The Pink Pigeon Mauritian Rum