Cruzan Rum Drinks Making Fall Fabulous!

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Rum’s not just for summer! I’m a Cruzan Rum Collector, and we keep our rum drinks going year-round here during the many occasions when we’re entertaining friends, family, neighbors, colleagues, and wedding groups. I love Cruzan’s “Don’t Hurry” campaign– so perfect for this time of year when the clock seems to be speeding up, the holidays are approaching, and for brides, wedding stress is a very real aggravation. A nice rum drink, hot or cold, is very welcome right now. From my friends at Cruzan Rum:

Master mixologist, Jesse Card, has created three deliciously seasonal cocktails made with the Cruzan Distiller’s Collection, a line of super-premium, blended aged rums that features Cruzan® Estate Diamond® Dark Rum and the new Cruzan® Estate Diamond® Light Rum, along with the popular Cruzan® Single Barrel Rum. Staying true to the spirit of The Don’t Hurry, Cruzan Rum doesn’t rush the aging process, which is why their rums are so amazingly good. It’s all in good taste.

Cruzan® Fig Pie 

Cruzan Fig Pie Get Into the Seasonal Spirit With The Cruzan Rum Distiller’s Collection

Ingredients

  • 2 parts Cruzan® Estate Diamond® Dark Rum
  • ¾ parts Orange Juice
  • ¼ parts 1:1 Brown Sugar Syrup (1 part brown sugar, 1 part water)
  • 1 tablespoon Fig Chutney

Method

  1. Combine all ingredients over ice in a shaker
  2. Shake hard for 15 seconds, double strain into a chilled coupe glass
  3. Garnish with grated nutmeg & skewered fig

Cruzan® Winter Break

Cruzan Winter Break Get Into the Seasonal Spirit With The Cruzan Rum Distiller’s Collection

Ingredients

  • 2 parts Cruzan® Estate Diamond® Light Rum
  • 1 parts Pineapple Juice
  • ¼ parts 2:1 Muscovado Syrup (combine 2 parts Muscovado sugar, 1 part water)
  • 5 parts Hot Peppermint Tea

Method

  1. Combine rum, pineapple juice and Muscovado syrup in a toddy glass and stir
  2. Slowly add tea to the glass and garnish with fresh grated cinnamon and stick

Cruzan® Sidecar

Cruzan Sidecar Get Into the Seasonal Spirit With The Cruzan Rum Distiller’s Collection

Ingredients

  • 2 parts Cruzan® Single Barrel Rum
  • 1 part DeKuyper® Triple Sec Liqueur
  • A splash of Lemon Juice

Method

  1. Combine ingredients and shake with ice in a mixing glass until chilled
  2. Pour into a cocktail glass (a sugar-rim garnish is optional

About Cruzan Rum Distiller’s Collection

Cruzan Distillers Collection Bottles Get Into the Seasonal Spirit With The Cruzan Rum Distiller’s Collection

All three products in the Distiller’s Collection are available nationwide. Cruzan Estate Diamond Light Rum and Estate Diamond Dark Rum have a suggested retail price of $19.99 per 750ml bottle, and Cruzan Single Barrel Rum features a suggested retail price of $29.99 per 750ml bottle. The Distiller’s Collection joins the Cruzan portfolio of rums that include Cruzan Aged Light Rum, Cruzan Aged Dark Rum, Cruzan Black Strap Rum, Cruzan 151 Proof Rum, Cruzan 9 Spiced Rum and 13 flavored rums infused with natural flavors, such as vanilla, key lime, passion fruit, coconut, mango and strawberry.
For more delicious recipes, please visit http://cruzanrum.com/rum-recipes

Fab Find! Kahlua Pumpkin Spice for Fall Weddings, Engagement Parties and Bridal Showers

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It’s time for Pumpkin-Flavored everything — from martinis to beers to muffins, donuts, lattes, and more. And for your fall wedding, engagement party, bridal shower, or other wedding event, the magic of a pumpkin flavor in Kahlua is spectacular. Plus, these would be AMAZING gifts to put in your wedding guests’ welcome baskets (a great twist on wine!) and fab gifts for your wedding vendors. Here are the details from the Kahlua folks, along with some fabulous recipes to try!

Just in time for fall, Kahlua® Pumpkin Spice is the newest seasonally-inspired liqueur to join the Kahlua portfolio. Adding a twist of pumpkin and delicious autumnal spices to the much loved 100 percent Arabica coffee and sugarcane rum blend, Kahlua Pumpkin Spice is a must-have for any quintessential fall moment. Whether it’s shared among family at a festive gathering, given as the perfect hostess gift at any holiday party, or added as a seasonal kick to a coffee break at home, Kahlua Pumpkin Spice is sure to spice things up this autumn.

“Seasonal pumpkin editions have become a celebrated turning point to ushering in the fall. From flavored coffee drinks and baked goods, to scented candles and even hand lotions, autumn sparks the start of an unavoidable ‘pumpkin craze!,'” said Michelle Sanders, brand director for Kahlua at Pernod Ricard USA. “With this popularity of seasonal offerings and entertaining during the fall season, we’re excited for Kahlua Pumpkin Spice to become the cocktail of choice for celebrating the season.”

In addition to classic Kahlua, Kahlua Pumpkin Spice joins the other seasonally-available favorite, Kahlua® Peppermint Mocha, which are both available for a limited time from September through December 31.   Available at major retail locations, Kahlua Pumpkin Spice is 20% Alc./Vol. (40 proof) and retails for a suggested price of $16.99 per 750 ml bottle.

To add a warming, seasonal surprise to your next celebration, try our signature recipes:

KAHLUA PUMPKIN MARTINI

1 ½ parts KAHLUA PUMPKIN SPICE

1 ½ parts ABSOLUT® VODKA

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake and strain into a chilled martini glass.

Garnish with orange zest.

KAHLUA PUMPKIN SPICE WHISKY COCKTAIL

1 part KAHLUA PUMPKIN SPICE

1 ½ parts JAMESON® Irish Whiskey

Serve in an old-fashioned glass with a large ice cube.

About Pernod Ricard USA®

Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S., and the largest subsidiary of Paris, France-based Pernod Ricard SA, which employs more than 18,000 people worldwide and is listed on the NYSE Euronext exchange (Ticker: RI).

The company’s leading spirits and wines include such prestigious brands as Absolut® Vodka, Chivas Regal® Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Malibu®, Kahlua® Liqueur, Beefeater® Gin, Plymouth™ Gin, Seagram’s Extra Dry Gin®, Martell® Cognac, Hiram Walker® Liqueurs, Pernod®, Ricard® and Avion™ Tequila (through a joint venture with Tequila Avion); such superior wines as Jacob’s Creek® and Brancott Estate®; and such exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines as Perrier-Jouet® Champagne, G.H. Mumm™ Champagne and Mumm Napa® sparkling wines.

Pernod Ricard USA is based in New York, New York, and has roughly 850 employees across the country. Pernod Ricard USA urges all adults to consume its products responsibly and has an active campaign to promote responsible drinking. For more information on this, please visit: www.acceptresponsibility.org.

SOURCE Pernod Ricard USA