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Three cocktails to try with Appleton Estate 8 Year Old Reserve

Enjoy the expression named Best Extra-Aged Rum at home

Published:Thursday | May 20, 2021 | 12:12 AM
Joy’s Cocktail
Joy’s Cocktail
Appleton Estate Daiquiri
Appleton Estate Daiquiri
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The Appleton Estate 8 Year Old Reserve has received international acclaim with its recent award as the Best Extra-Aged Rum, according to the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, which concluded in April. A panel of over 30 experts named the expression to the top position in this category.

With a brilliant honeyed bronze colour and a subtle green ring of ageing, owing to being aged for a minimum of 8 years in once-used bourbon oak barrels, the 8 Year Old Reserve is a rich, full-bodied rum with a smooth, complex and sophisticated taste, with intense flavours of molasses, warm oak, vanilla, holiday spice, and the brand’s signature orange peel top note – a result of being distilled in copper stills.

While smooth and balanced enough to warrant an elevated sipping experience, the Appleton Estate 8 Year Old Reserve is the key ingredient to creating extraordinary, sophisticated cocktails.

With more persons turning to at-home entertainment, we selected three cocktails you can try at home with Appleton Estate 8 Year Old Reserve. Cheers!

APPLETON ESTATE DAIQUIRI

There’s no need to pull out a blender for this one. The Appleton Estate Daiquiri reflects an indomitable classic with three key ingredients. Simple syrup and rum for a subtle sweetness and fresh lime juice for a tart counterbalance. Simply shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, strain and serve. We recommend a chilled coupette glass.

INGREDIENTS

1½ parts Appleton Estate 8 Year Old Reserve

1 part freshly squeezed lime juice

1/6 part Simple Syrup

Garnish with orange peel

DIRECTIONS

Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into a chilled coupette glass.

EPIC

As the name suggests, this super simple cocktail is Epic. You only need two ingredients, fresh coconut water and, of course, Appleton Estate 8 Year Old Reserve. Then, it’s just a matter of adding the ingredients to your glass with ice and stirring your cocktail to combine. Here’s a tip! Try pouring the rum over coconut water ice cubes for a refreshing spin.

INGREDIENTS

1 part Appleton Estate 8 Year Old Reserve

2 parts fresh coconut water

Ice

DIRECTIONS

Using the build method, add ingredients to a glass and stir.

JOY’S COCKTAIL

Named for Appleton Estate’s Master Blender, Dr Joy Spence, Joy’s Cocktail is best sipped from your patio. Ginger ale, a few drops of Angostura Bitters with the 8 Year Old Reserve is the pathway to an elevated cocktail that will impress your guests.

INGREDIENTS

1 part Appleton Estate 8 Year Old Reserve

3 parts ginger ale

5 drops Angostura Bitters

Garnish with orange peel

DIRECTIONS

Add ice, then the rum, ginger ale and bitters, stirring gently until combined. Garnish with a slice of orange peel.