Recently, I posed a booze-related question on Twitter and Facebook and—surprise, surprise—readers and friends of the paper weighed in. Here’s a look at their answers, and a favorite recipe below…
Jen Russo @jenrusso What is your favorite rum cocktail?
Marissa Meyer Jen, how about a Hurricane with Lilikoi juice?
@daffodilblog I’ve been making Cherry Cokes with the Bacardi Torched Cherry Rum @ Moana, and they are so yum…
Caren Iacovelli Teves macandcheesereview.blogspot.com/2006/03/passion- fruit-mojito.html
Ynez Tongson @angryshortgirl I just love rum, period. Rum makes everything taste better.
Anu Yagi @anuheayagi Martha Washington’s Rum Punch: cocktailtimes.com/original/martha_washington.shtml
Leslie Gibson-Seno Mojito! 🙂
Scott Johnson Rum, coconut water (from real coconut) squeeze of lime. Can’t go wrong with this; hydrate while you dehydrate.
Ron Wall Hmmm… since you ask: a toss-up between Meyers/OJ & MtGay/Tonic.
Karen Christenson An Island Girl @ Mama’s served martini style; it’s a few different rums muddled with fresh citrus fruits.
Jason Michael Castle I agree on the Mojito calls…but use champagne instead of club soda. A ‘Royal Mojito’ is sex in a hurricane glass. Fresh mint of course.
Jennifer Che A good VERY good mai tai—and a nice sunset on Maui.
@Lunas1831 Rum & Coke, natch.
Erin Horowitz Feldman Navy Grog…that’s rum, right?
Lisa Happe Rum mixed with POG juice!
@MsMariasan The Hemingway.
Here’s my own recipe for the first suggestion, the Hurricane with Lilikoi. My tasters voted and it was a hit:
1/2 cup ice
2 fluid ounces light rum
Meat of two Lililoi
1 ounce brown sugar syrup
1 cup lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage (I used Jarritos)
1 ounce lime juice
1 fluid ounce 151 proof rum
1. In a shaker, combine ice, light rum, lilikoi and lime juice and brown sugar syrup. Shake vigorously.
2. Add lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage and roll.
3. Shake well and pour mixture into a Hurricane or other large specialty glass. (I used a Pilsner and it worked fine.)
4. Float the 151 proof rum on top of the drink. Sink in a straw and enjoy!
Brown Sugar Syrup:
Combine 2/3 cup water and 1 cup light brown sugar and bring to a boil. Simmer over medium heat, about 3 min, till sugar dissolves. Cool, pour into a jar and refrigerate for up to one month.