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Get in the mix for National Rum Day tomorrow

Published:Thursday | August 15, 2019 | 12:00 AM
Cherry Estate Recipe
Pier Passion
Signature Kiss
Signature Summer cooler
Signature Night Sky

National Rum Day is tomorrow and we’re back this week to share some impressive, brand new cocktails to toast to our beloved spirit, rum.

Cocktail culture has never been so exciting and diversified, with new trends constantly emerging, giving cocktail enthusiasts just enough time to catch on to the latest trends in flavour. So how do our favourite local watering holes keep up? With help from the JWN Academy and Appleton Estate Signature Blend, of course.

National Rum Day is the perfect occasion to encourage exploration, even among persons whose first choice wouldn’t usually be a cocktail. Each of the 10 featured Jamaican establishments for National Rum Day carried out due diligence in crafting each carefully balanced cocktail, which are sure to delight all those who partake. In answer to your unspoken question: yes. These Appleton Estate Signature Blend cocktails will absolutely leave you craving more. We promise that there is no cocktail you wouldn’t want to try, at least twice.

So, get ready for National Rum Day on Friday, August 16, to experience these perfectly balanced and beautifully complex cocktails. We assure you that there is something to suit every discerning cocktail enthusiast or novice over the legal drinking age. Also, on that date, Jamaica’s most popular spirit globally, Appleton Estate, is hosting National Rum Day celebrations at Murray’s Chillin’ in Clarendon, where a live free concert is being held, headlined by Maxi Priest and Wayne Marshall.

Twin Gates Lounge

One of the most important rules of mixology, the rule that will make or break a pleasant drinking experience, is balance. AR-43 presented by Twin Gates lounge is the right balance of acidity, sweetness and complexity that will captivate your taste buds.

AR-43 Recipe

- 1½ oz Appleton Estate Signature Blend

- 1/3 oz Blue Curacao

- 1 oz Triple Sec

- ½ oz lime juice

- Sprite to fill

Ribbiz Barbican

We heard somewhere (everywhere!) that Appleton Estate Signature Blend is the rum of this summer. Ribbiz Barbican seems to have got the memo with their creation of their Signature Summer Cooler. It definitely meets the summer checklist with melon liqueur, pineapple juice, and our favourite base, Appleton Estate Signature Blend. Cool down with this refresher and tell us how you liked it.

Signature Summer Cooler Recipe

- 2 oz Appleton Estate Signature Blend

- 1 oz melon liqueur

- ½ oz lime juice

- ½ oz simple syrup

- 2 oz pineapple juice

Pier 1

’Tis the season for passion, or so we heard from Pier 1. The Pier Passion is tropical bliss to be indulged on warm summer nights.

Pier Passion Recipe

1 ½ oz Appleton Estate Signature Blend


- 1 oz Triple Sec

- 2 oz orange juice

- 2 oz cranberry juice

- 1 tsp lime juice

Sky Dweller Ultra Lounge

Staring into a starry sky is a vibe with Sky Dweller Ultra Lounge’s Signature Night Sky. When sweet, sour, bitter and Appleton Estate Signature Blend intertwine, you get a cocktail that leaves you waiting with bated breath for the next sip.

Signature Night Sky Recipe

- 2 oz Appleton Estate Signature Blend

- ¼ oz simple syrup

- ¼ oz lime juice

- ¼ oz melon liqueur

- ¼ oz Apple Sour

- ¾ oz Blue Curacao

- Splash of strawberry syrup

Ocean’s 11

Pineapple and cherry is one of the most iconic flavour combinations. So, why not put them together in an Appleton Estate Signature Blend cocktail? Ocean’s 11 has done it with their Cherry Estate. You’re welcome!

Cherry Estate Recipe

- 1½oz AE Signature Blend

- ½oz cherry liqueur

- ½oz simple syrup

- 2oz pineapple juice

Ribbiz Ocean Lounge

Ribbiz Ocean Lounge’s Signature Kiss is sure to leave behind a delicate whisper of cherry with each sip of this fruity cocktail. It’s vivid red hue is also sure to make an impression along with its unforgettable flavour.

Signature Kiss Recipe

- 2 oz Appleton Estate Signature Blend

- 1/2 oz Cherry brandy

- 1 oz sweet & sour mix

- Top with cranberry juice