Wednesday, July 29
MIXOLOGY / Cuba Libre with Parce Rum
Craft cocktails are all the rage these days and, believe us, we're absolutely behind this fancy drink trend. But it seems like the classics are just a little overlooked. So today we're teaming up with Parce Rum to give the good ol' rum and coke, traditionally known as a cuba libre, a summer-y makeover.
In Colombia, parce is casual for "good friend". And we absolutely love that Parce is a very good friend to the environment! With every bottle purchased, they plant a tree in Colombia to protect biodiversity and prevent deforestation (you can read more about it here). Help Mother Earth just by having a drink or two? Yes please! ;) Now on to the recipe.
Cuba Libre with Parce Rum ///
2 ounces Parce 8 Year Rum
3 ounces Mexican Coke
.5 ounces Lime Juice
.5 ounces Ginger Simple Syrup*
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Add ice and garnish with a mint bouquet
*To make Ginger Simple Syrup: Bring 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar (or honey) to a boil in a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add 4 ounces peeled and cut fresh ginger; bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and let steep for 30 minutes. Pour syrup through a fine sieve into an airtight container; throw away ginger. Refrigerate up to 1 month.
Adapted from a recipe crafted exclusively for Parce Rum by Paul McGee, beverage director of Land and Sea Dept.