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So to start off this weekend, I have another cocktail recipe for you. This time it is compliments of Flor de Cana, (Spanish for "sugarcane flower"). If you are a regular reader of my blog, you'll know this is the rum I was asked to review and write about.
|A note from Sofia|
|We made the cocktails in quantity by using a bit of math with recipe below.|
All thumbs up for Flor de Cana 7 Year Rum!!!!
|My sister enjoying herself.|
|Bronze Medal winner in the 'San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2011' and received a "Excellent, highly Recommended rating in the 'Ultimate Cocktails, Spirits & Wine Blast New York 2010' among several other awards.|
Try this traditional Mojito. It is the recipe we used and enjoyed!
1 1/2 oz Flor de Cana 7 Year Rum
1Tbs superfine sugar
4 Sprigs of fresh mint
Muddle superfine sugar and lime in a mixing glass.
Slap the mint leaves in your hand and add it to the mixing glass (This brings out the flavor from the veins better and does not cause any harshness or vegetal flavors)
Add Flor de Cana and ice.
Using a cocktail shaker, give it a good shake.
Strain into a tall glass with more ice and top with club soda.
Garnish with a sprig of mint.
*If you do muddle, please do it gently so you don't end up with bits and pieces or 'green' flavors which can ruin your drink.
Now, feel some island flavor and quick ... cha-cha away from the bar !!!
Now, if you are concerned with calories, you can try the
1 oz Flor de Cana 7 Year Rum
2 oz White Cranberry Juice
1/2 the juice of a fresh lemon
Mix it up, add ice, serve in a highball glass, garnish with a half strawberry.
Total 93 Calories - How could you go wrong!
Find out where you can get Flor de Cana rum on their websites store locator. Of course you must be a legal age to enter the site. You can also follow them on twitter @flordecana ...
And if you are interested in more recipes for your summer parties with
Flor de Cana, go to their website and click on cocktails. I'll be experimenting some more since I like to tweak recipes to my liking. As I do, I'll let you know.
Now go on ... have a great holiday weekend!