You didn’t think that I was going to let National Rum Day pass me by did you?
This is a tasty, refreshing drink perfect for hot days when you fancy a change from a Cuba Libre.
I’ve used my homemade Ruby Grapefruit and Lemon Marmalade but a standard Golden Shred is just as good for this. I also made this one with Kraken because I’ve finished off all of the Home-spiced Rum that I previously made. Make sure you use a really gingery ginger beer – something with a bit of a kick to it. If you like your drinks really boozy then by all means add in a little splash of Cointreau, I won’t judge you for it.
50ml Kraken or home-spiced rum
1 heaped tsp of orange or grapefruit marmalade
Mix the marmalade with the rum and a couple of ice cubes by stirring or shaking, whichever you prefer.
Strain through a fine mesh sieve into your chosen glass, you don’t want to end up chewing on little shreds of citrus peel.
Top with as much or as little ginger beer a you like and garnish with orange slices or a sprig of rosemary for a bit of colour.
Don’t forget to check on here for my recipes for Home-spiced Rum and Ruby Grapefruit and Lemon Marmalade.
- RUBY GRAPEFRUIT AND LEMON MARMALADE with thyme (colonialcravings.wordpress.com)