Rum Blush

The Caribbean is probably best known for their rums (and beaches, we'll give you that one). Essentially made from sugar, rum has much more to it than people realize. Besides the fact that some rums are distilled from fermented molasses and others from sugarcane juice, there's even more variety when you start talking about the influence of barrel aging, spices and other tweaks to a rum recipe. 

We've recently discovered Afrohead Rum. Imported from Trinidad in the West Indies, Afrohead is a premium aged dark rum that's silky smooth with notes of toasty oak and honey. Lucky for you, they're coming to our 1 year anniversary event in August, so you'll get to taste it for yourself! 

For this cocktail, we kept it simple so you could taste (and appreciate) the flavor of the rum. One thing to note - we're using our favorite grenadine from Eli Mason (made here in Nashville!), but don't expect this to be as delicious if you just grab the bright red stuff off the grocery store shelf. 

equipment:

cocktail shaker
strainer
rocks glass

ingredients:

2 oz Afrohead Premium Aged Dark Rum
.75 oz fresh lemon juice
.75 oz Eli Mason Classic Grenadine
lemon slice for garnish

method:

Combine the rum, lemon juice and grenadine in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to chill and strain into a glass with fresh ice. Garnish with lemon slice.