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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The Regal Gin & Juice

This simple variation on the cocktail famously associated with Compton, California is a breeze to mix, and a surefire hit at any party. Begin with 2 ounces of Juniper Green Gin in a shaker with ice. Add 1.5 ounces of organic grapefruit juice and stir. Pour into a lowball glass and top off with soda. Slap…

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The Classic Daiquiri

Unfettered by artificially-flavored syrups and mixes, the classic daiquiri is much simpler than its more familiar cruise ship-going cousin, the frozen daiquiri, but possesses a refreshing appeal all its own. Begin with 2 ounces of the Papagayo Rum of your choice. Papagayo Añejo is ideally suited, its rich aged flavor pairing perfectly with the citrus of the lime,…

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The Sand Snake

This original cocktail is sleek and seductive, but with a bite. Begin with 1.5 ounces of Highland Harvest Blended Malt Scotch Whisky in a shaker with ice. Add half an ounce of grapefruit juice, half an ounce of cherry juice, and half an ounce of sweet vermouth, along with a squeeze of lemon, and stir…

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Planters Punch

The Planter’s Punch is said to have originated in Jamaica, and references to it exist as far back as 1878. This updated variation nixes the grenadine, which today is usually artificially flavored and colored. Instead, we use a pomegranate syrup, which is how grenadine of old would have been made, taking us back to the…

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