With fall just around the corner, Male Standard is opening up the conversation that now is the perfect time to acquire a hearty, at-home rum collection. With select choices of light and dark rums available, opening the gateway to an impressive line up of rum based cocktails is easy, and your chances of becoming the neighborhood bartender just got better. Master mixologist, Jesse Card, has created three deliciously seasonal cocktails made with the Cruzan Distiller’s Collection, a line of super-premium, blended aged rums that features Cruzan® Estate Diamond® Dark Rum and the new Cruzan® Estate Diamond® Light Rum, along with the popular Cruzan® Single Barrel Rum. Staying true to the spirit of The Don’t Hurry, Cruzan Rum doesn’t rush the aging process, waiting patiently until each rum is aged to perfection. All three rums are equally enjoyable neat, on the rocks or as a base in classic cocktails, so what are you waiting for?

 

Cruzan® Fig Pie 

 

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Ingredients

 

  • 2 parts Cruzan® Estate Diamond® Dark Rum
  • ¾ parts Orange Juice
  • ¼ parts 1:1 Brown Sugar Syrup (1 part brown sugar, 1 part water)
  • 1 tablespoon Fig Chutney

 

Method

 

  1. Combine all ingredients over ice in a shaker
  2. Shake hard for 15 seconds, double strain into a chilled coupe glass
  3. Garnish with grated nutmeg & skewered fig

 

Cruzan® Winter Break

 

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Ingredients

 

  • 2 parts Cruzan® Estate Diamond® Light Rum
  • 1 parts Pineapple Juice
  • ¼ parts 2:1 Muscovado Syrup (combine 2 parts Muscovado sugar, 1 part water)
  • 5 parts Hot Peppermint Tea

 

Method

 

  1. Combine rum, pineapple juice and Muscovado syrup in a toddy glass and stir
  2. Slowly add tea to the glass and garnish with fresh grated cinnamon and stick

 

Cruzan® Sidecar

 

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Ingredients

 

  • 2 parts Cruzan® Single Barrel Rum
  • 1 part DeKuyper® Triple Sec Liqueur
  • A splash of Lemon Juice

 

Method

 

  1. Combine ingredients and shake with ice in a mixing glass until chilled
  2. Pour into a cocktail glass (a sugar-rim garnish is optional

 

About Cruzan Rum Distiller’s Collection

 

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All three products in the Distiller’s Collection are available nationwide. Cruzan Estate Diamond Light Rum and Estate Diamond Dark Rum have a suggested retail price of $19.99 per 750ml bottle, and Cruzan Single Barrel Rum features a suggested retail price of $29.99 per 750ml bottle. The Distiller’s Collection joins the Cruzan portfolio of rums that include Cruzan Aged Light Rum, Cruzan Aged Dark Rum, Cruzan Black Strap Rum, Cruzan 151 Proof Rum, Cruzan 9 Spiced Rum and 13 flavored rums infused with natural flavors, such as vanilla, key lime, passion fruit, coconut, mango and strawberry.

 

For more delicious recipes, please visit http://cruzanrum.com/rum-recipes

 

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