The Rumset

This colorful and flavorful cocktail is ideal for summertime (or summer-themed) entertaining. To make it, combine 1.5 ounces of Papagayo Platinum Rum and 3 ounces of organic orange juice in a shaker. Fill a highball with ice and pour two thirds of this mixture into it, then add an ounce of pomegranate syrup to the…

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PureProfile: House-Made Grenadine (Pomegranate Syrup)

Most modern mixology aficionados cringe when they hear the word “grenadine.” The artificially colored and flavored syrup’s ingredient list reads quite a bit like that of children’s cough medicine, which does not make it a very good choice to mix into fine spirits. Why, then, does grenadine appear in so many time-honored cocktail recipes? It turns out…

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The Citrus Sipper

This tart and refreshing cocktail is ideal for summertime entertaining. To make it, combine 2 ounces of Papagayo Anejo or Spiced Rum, depending on your preference, 1 ounce of juice squeezed from a fresh grapefruit, a squeeze of fresh lime, and two dashes orange bitters in a shaker with ice. Stir. Pour into a highball…

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The Upgraded Hurricane

This take on the drink you may have consumed on Bourbon Street is refined for a more sophisticated palette with fresh, natural ingredients, but is no less festive.  Begin with fresh passion fruit juice.  You can make this behind the bar by cutting 3 fresh fruits in half, scooping out the flesh and placing it…

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The Summer Sunday

This refreshing original elevates whiling away a hot summer Sunday afternoon to a high art. In a highball glass, muddle two chunks of fresh-sliced watermelon. Add ice, 2 ounces of Papagayo Platinum Rum, and two dashes of Angostura bitters. Top off the glass with soda.  Stir and garnish with a small watermelon wedge…

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