Here's 5 Premium Rum Cocktails Your Favorite Celebs Are Sippin' On

Here's 5 Premium Rum Cocktails Your Favorite Celebs Are Sippin' On

Kick-start your Memorial Day weekend with these spirits!

Published May 24, 2019

Memorial Day weekend is officially a go! And what better way to kick off the summer than with some of our favorite stars and the leader in rum craftsmanship, Bacardi, with cocktails guaranteed to have you lit all weekend long. Bacardi is the largest privately held, family-owned spirits company in the world, which means they run the rum game. Karrueche, Rotimi, Swizz Beatz and more know what’s up! The liquor is shedding its beach-bum image as bartenders throughout the country begin to experiment with aged and full-bodied rums.

The complex-yet-often-misunderstood spirit has taken the premium-spirits world by storm with a variety of offerings that can be enjoyed either stirred, blended, shaken or sipped. Need some inspiration to ring in the holiday other than a piña colada? Set your Barcardi Superior to the side, just for now, and get a taste of the brand’s premium flavors.

From the four-year-aged Bacardi Añejo Cuatro with notes of vanilla, oak, clove and honey to the rich and complex body of Bacardi Gran Reserva Limitada, which has been aged for an impressive 12 years—there’s a drink for everyone.

See how these celebrities are enjoying premium Bacardi spirits with swag:

  1. Karreuche
    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 10:  Actress Karrueche Tran attends the Bacardi Premium Launch at The DL on May 10, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Bacardi)
    (Photo courtesy of Bacardi)
    • Cuatro Presidente
      • Ingredients:
        • 1.5 parts BACARDÍ Cuatro
        • .75 parts MARTINI & ROSSI Rosso
        • .25 parts dry Curacao
        • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
      • Method: Stir all ingredients with plenty of ice until very cold, strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with orange peel.
  2. Swizz Beatz
    Swizz Beatz, A$AP Rocky
    (Photo courtesy of Bacardi)
    • Ocho Neat
      • Ingredients:
        • 2 parts BACARDÍ Ocho
      • Method: In an old-fashioned glass, pour BACARDÍ Ocho and serve. No garnish.
  3. Rotimi
    (Photo courtesy of Bacardi)
    • Hotel Nacional
      • Ingredients:
        • 1.5 parts BACARDÍ Ocho
        • .75 parts pineapple juice
        • .5 parts apricot liqueur
        • .25 parts lime juice
        • .25 parts simple syrup
        • .15 parts apricot puree
      • Method: Shake all ingredients vigorously with plenty of ice. Serve in a coupe glass and garnish with a lime wheel.
  4. Broderick Hunter
    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 10:  Actor Broderick Hunter attends the Bacardi Premium Launch at The DL on May 10, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Bacardi)
    (Photo courtesy of Bacardi)
    • Ocho Old Fashioned
      • Ingredients:
        • 2 parts BACARDÍ Ocho
        • .25 parts simple syrup
        • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
      • Method: Add all ingredients into a rocks glass, fill with ice and stir until well mixed and very cold. Garnish with an orange peel.
  5. Chef Roble
    (Photo courtesy of Bacardi)
    • Tropical Storm Ocho
      • Ingredients:
        • 2.5 parts BACARDÍ Ocho
        • 2 parts mango puree or Juice
        • .5 parts lime juice
        • .5 parts grenadine
        • .5 parts simple syrup
        • 3 drops vanilla extract
      • Method: Shake (or stir) all ingredients vigorously with ice for 15-20 seconds. Strain and pour over new ice into a 16 to 20 oz glass, preferably a hurricane glass. Garnish with a blood orange slice and lime wedge.

Like what you taste? Then you might want  to plan your next trip to the world’s largest premium rum distillery, Casa Bacardi, and help give back to the people of Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria. At Casa Bacardi you’ll learn about the label’s rich history that dates back 1830.

It’s more than just a tour, it’s a guided experience where you can master the mojito in a mini-mixology class or have someone else mix your mojito for you at the waterfront bat bar pavilion. After a tasting where you’ll sample blends, some exclusively available at Casa Bacardi, you might just become a rum aficionado.

The one thing you won’t find at Casa Bacardi? Straws. Take a look at Barcardi’s #TheFutureDoesntSuck initiative to find out why and take the pledge to do away with straws completely. Whether you’re mixing a cocktail recipe from home or visiting the island, you’ll be doing a lot of good while you sip and repeat (straw-less)!

Written by Jazmine A. Ortiz

(Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images; Amanda Edwards/Getty Images; Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)

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