Homemade Rum Based Cocktails

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Homemade Rum Based Cocktails

Casa de Campo offers a lot of places for an evening drink, but there are those nights where you just want to stay in the comfort of your own home.

Since I moved to Dominican Republic, in Casa de Campo I’ve been on a search for the perfect house cocktail. Previously, it had been a stiff dry martini in an oversized chilled cocktail glass. However, since we are in rum land, which comes in a lot varieties and great quality here, what a better way to celebrate than rum based cocktails?

El Presidente Cocktail

“El Presidente”

My personal favorite from the bunch! Think of it like a Caribbean dry martini.

This recipe is adapted from The Savoy Cocktail Book by Harry Craddock, published in 1930. The drink is also known as El Presidente.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz of White Rum (I recommend Brugal Titanium)
  • 0.75 oz of Orange Curaçao
  • 0.75 of Dry Vermouth
  • 1 dash of Grenadine (optional, for the sweetness)

How to make:

  • Add al the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.
  • Shake, and strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Oh Gosh Cocktail

“Oh Gosh”

You will definitely say “Oh my Gosh!” after trying this extra citrusy version of a Daiquiri! So refreshing!

Ingredients:

  • 0.75 oz of aged aged rum (I recommend Brugal Gran Reserva XV)
  • 0.75 oz of Triple Sec
  • 0.75 oz of fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp. of simple syrup

How to make:

  • Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake hard and double-strain into a large, chilled coupette.
  • Garnish with a lemon twist.
Neptune Cocktail

“Neptune”

A perfect chilling-by-the-pool drink. Light, refreshing and divine.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz of Bacardi
  • 8 oz of Triple Sec
  • ¾ oz of passionfruit puree
  • ¾ oz of lime juice
  • 1 ¼ oz of honey syrup
  • 10 mint leaves

How to make:

  • Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a glass. Top with crushed ice.

There you have it. 3 ways to make the ultimate at-home cocktail. In Casa, every day can feel like a weekend. So make sure to sit back, relax, and enjoy the quality of the Caribbean in your glass. Cheers!