The Wray we celebrate
Krysta Anderson, Gleaner Writer
The Bar @ 23, located on Dominica Drive in New Kingston, was the perfect location for a fabulous event of libations - the official launch of the lucky seven.
J. Wray & Nephew has decided to introduce something new to Jamaica, celebrating cocktails in a unique way by featuring seven new mixes made with Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum. A mingle frenzy ensued as invited guests got better acquainted with the new flavours fused with the Jamaican rum. With a choice of creamy, sweet or tangy, many found home with the taste which best suited their palate.
The formal proceedings, hosted by Oral Tracey, saw the crowd emitting bouts of laughter for his many stories.
J. Wray & Nephew Brand Manager Pietro Gramegna soon took to the podium, thanking everyone for attending. He explained that the company wanted to explore new ways of experiencing Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum, and these seven cocktails were the result of hard work, dedication, passion, evolution, culture, uniqueness, and simplicity.
Among the tasty cocktails are Wray Daiquiri, Wray Punch, The Contender, Creamy Wray, Wraytastic, Ginger Wray, and Wrayito.
For your palatable indulgence, Food has provided the recipes for the Creamy Wray and the Contender, for budding mixologists to try for themselves.
1oz Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum
3/4 oz Blue Curaçao
1/2 oz lime juice
3/4 Simple syrup
Add all ingredients to shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain over ice.
1/2 oz Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum
1oz Wray & Nephew Rum Cream
1/2 oz Amaretto
Splash simple syrup
Cream on top
In a glass with ice, add the ingredients, stir, top with cream and serve.