1800's

Rum Old fashioned

In 1806 the word cocktail was first published and was given the definition of a “potent concoction of spirits, bitters, water, and sugar”. Most, if not all, of the classic cocktail authors consider the Old Fashioned to be of the utmost importance; it’s one of the six basic drinks listed in the highly renowned cocktail Bible, ‘The Fine Are of Mixing Drinks’. Try The Rum Diaries’ bartender’s favourite with Rum in place of Bourbon and see what the fuss is all about.

~ Bacardi 8Anos, Sugar Cube, Orange Bitter, Angostura Bitters $28.00
~ Ron Zacapa 23, Sugar Cube, Orange Bitter, Angostura Bitters $30.00
~ Don Papa, Sugar Cube, Orange Bitter, Angostura Bitters $34.00

1850's

The Rum Blazer

Originally made famous by Jerry Thomas while working at the El Dorado, San Francisco when a gold prospector demanded, "Fix me some hell-fire that’ll shake me right down to my gizzard”. Thomas rose to the challenge and the resulting drink is, well, hellishly, good. The Rum Blazer’s signature blue tongue of flame has made it a Rum Diaries stalwart.

~ Bacardi Fuego Spiced Rum, Port, Crème de Mure, Fruit & Spice $26.00 
~ Chairman's Spiced Rum, Port, Crème de Mure, Fruit & Spice $28.00 
~ Diplomatico Reserva Rum, Port, Crème de Mure, Fruit & Spice $32.00

1931

Mojito

The Mojito was originally called El Draque, as it was created by a pirate serving under Sir Francis Drake. Mint, sugar and lime were originally with aguardiente, an unrefined and very strong rum. The first mention of the Mojito is in the 1931 edition of Sloppy Joe’s Bar Manual, although the drink was perfected at La Bodeguita Del Medio, whose recipe we use at The Rum Diaries.

~ Bacardi Carta Blanca, Fresh Lime, Fresh Mint, Sugar Cube & Bitters $18.00

1934

The Zombie

Donn Beach, aka 'the Beachcomber' originally created this cocktail for a traveller about to fly to San Francisco. He drank three and later complained that it had rendered him a complete Zombie. The recipe was kept under lock and key and even Donn’s bartenders didn’t know how to make it. They poured the ingredients from bottles marked only by numbers and letters, the right combination of which was the only part of the code they knew. In tribute, we have our own blend of rum recipe which can never be revealed.

~ Rum Diaries Secret Zombie Mix, Grenadine, Passionfruit, Grapefruit, Lime Juice & Fireworks $24.00

1800s

Rum Old fashioned

Most classic cocktail authors consider the Old Fashioned to be of the utmost importance. It’s one of the six basic drinks listed in the highly renowned Cocktail Bible, ‘The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks’. Try this bartender’s favourite with Rum in place of Bourbon and see what the fuss is all about.

Bacardi 8 Anos, Sugar Cube, Orange Bitter, Angostura Bitters
Ron Zacapa 23, Sugar Cube, Orange Bitter, Angostura Bitters
Don Papa, Sugar Cube, Orange Bitter, Angostura Bitters

1850s

The Rum Blazer

Originally made famous by Jerry Thomas while working at the El Dorado, San Francisco when a gold prospector demanded, "Fix me some hell-fire that’ll shake me right down to my gizzard”. Thomas rose to the challenge and the resulting drink is, well, hellishly, good. The Rum Blazer’s signature blue tongue of flame has made it a Rum Diaries stalwart.

~ Bacardi Fuego Spiced Rum, Port, Crème de Mure, Fruit & Spice
~ Chairman's Spiced Rum, Port, Crème de Mure, Fruit & Spice 
~ Diplomatico Reserva Rum, Port, Crème de Mure, Fruit & Spice 

1931

Coeur de Pirate

Follow our treasure map to find out this old buccaneers recipe... Fresh lime muddled and shaken with Tanqueray Gin & Green herb Liquor with a spicy top of Ginger Beer.

~ Tanqueray Gin, Chartreuse Green, Fresh Lime, Fresh Mint, Raw Sugar & Ginger Beer

1934

The Zombie

Don Beach, aka 'the Beachcomber' originally created this cocktail for a traveller about to fly to San Francisco. He drank three and later complained that it had rendered him a complete Zombie. The recipe was kept under lock and key and even Donn’s bartenders didn’t know how to make it. They poured the ingredients from bottles marked only by numbers and letters, the right combination of which was the only part of the code they knew. In tribute, we have our own blend of rum recipe which can never be revealed.

~ Rum Diaries Secret Zombie Mix, Grenadine, Passionfruit, Grapefruit, Lime Juice & Fireworks 

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