Sunday, May 13, 2007

Rum Cobbler, Rum Collins, Rum Cooler

These next three cocktails are all pretty similar, so I'm posting them together.

The first is the Rum Cobbler. Not a whole lot to say here--rum, sugar, club soda. The Rum Cooler is just about the exact same thing. The main differences are the kind of ice and garnishes.

1 tsp sugar or simple syrup
2 oz club soda
2 oz light rum (Bacardi Superior)

In a goblet, dissolve sugar in club soda, and fill with shaved ice. Add rum and stir. Garnish with fruits and serve with a straw.

The Rum Cooler is very similar but with cubes instead of shaved ice, which leads to a drink slightly less cold, but very similar in taste. I did have some fun making the really loooong orange peel spiral, showering the glass in orange oil in the process. So my Rum Cooler was distinctly orangey.

.5 tsp sugar or simple syrup
2 oz club soda
2 oz light rum (Bacardi Superior)
Club soda or ginger ale

In a collins glass, dissolve the sugar in the club soda. Add ice and rum. Top with club soda and stir. Garnish with a spiral of lemon or orange peel.

The Rum Collins is the same thing but with some lime juice added, which vastly improves things. Rum loves lime, and I love rum with lime.

1 oz lime juice
1 tsp sugar or simple syrup
2 oz light rum (Bacardi Superior)
Club soda

Shake all ingredients except club soda with ice and strain into a collins glass. Add ice, fill with club soda, and stir. Garnish with lemon and a marashino cherry.


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All these three cocktails look great. The making of all three cocktails are more or less equal and less time consuming . All these cocktails are perfect for hot summer evening.I like to spend my evening drinking these cocktails with cigars. I prefer to Buy Cigars online.

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