All posts tagged: rum

Watermelon daiquiri

a classic daiquiri is the perfect combination of rum, lime juice and simple syrup.  there are many variations and blended flavors you can enjoy or try, but the watermelon one with triple sec is our favorite for this hot summer. ingredients: 100ml watermelon puree 50ml rum 25ml lime juice 15ml triple sec 12,5ml simple syrup sugar and watermelon slices instructions: puree watermelon in a blender or food processor and strain; rim rock glasses with lime and dip in sugar; in a shaker combine the watermelon, lime juice, rum, triple sec and simple syrup; fill with ice and shake until chilled; pour over prepared rocks glasses; garnish with a small slice of watermelon. serves: 1 glass: on the rocks – watermelon daiquiri

Mazagran, the portuguese one

when life gives you lemons, make mazagran. this is a quite popular summer drink in portugal, but the name appears to have origin in a fortress called mazagran in algiers, during the 1840 war. the legend tells that french soldiers used water in their coffee in the absence of milk and drank the beverage cold to counter the heat; sometimes they added brandy to help the time run faster. portuguese recipe is bolder and usually uses lemon juice instead of water and rum alternatively to brandy. ingredients: 50ml espresso 25ml dark rum fresh juice of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons granulated sugar ice instructions: add your sugar to hot espresso, stir until dissolved and cool for about 30 minutes; top expresso with rum and lemon juice, and stir together; pour over prepared iced tall glass; garnish with lemon slice. serves: 1 glass: tall glass – mazagran