Episode 68: Bacardi 8

5 Minutes of Rum: episode 68: Bacardi 8 and a trio of cocktails.

Episode links:

Bacardi Limited (official)
Bacardi 8
Brother p-touch label maker
Smuggler’s Cove (book)
Sippin’ Safari
Beachbum Berry Remixed
5 Minutes of Rum episode 7 (Mai Tai)
5 Minutes of Rum episode 27 (ginger syrup)

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Queen’s Road Cocktail
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz orange juice
1/2 oz honey mix
1 1/2 oz gold Puerto Rican/column still aged rum (Bacardi 8)
1/2 tsp ginger syrup
Dash angostura bitters

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake with ice cubes. Strain into a cocktail glass.

Q.B. Cooler
1 oz orange juice
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz honey mix
1/4 oz falernum
1 oz soda water
1 oz gold Jamaican rum (Appleton Signature)
1 oz light Puerto Rican/column still rum (Bacardi 8, so column still aged rum)
1/2 oz Demarara rum (Hamilton 86)
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1/2 tsp ginger syrup
8 oz crushed ice

Combine all ingredients in a mixing cup. Mix with a spindle blender for 5 seconds and pour unstrained into a double old-fashioned glass. Garnish with plenty of mint sprigs.


The Arcane
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
3/4 oz ginger syrup
1/4 oz simple syrup
2 oz column still aged rum (Bacardi 8)
2 dashed Angosture orange bitters
8 oz crushed ice

Combine all ingredients in a mixing cup. Mix with a spindle blender for 5 seconds and pour unstrained into a collins glass. Alternately, build with crushed ice in a collins class and swizzle until the glass frosts over. Garnish with a piece of candied ginger on a cocktail pick.