Crafted in Florida, Big Five’s Cuban inspired small batch flavored rums are a cocktail making dream.
Each of the four expressions has won multiple awards across a range of categories and programs. The expressions include Cafecito, a Cuban Coffee rum with rich espresso, hints of sweetness, and subtle notes of cinnamon, dark chocolate, tobacco, and nutty almond. Big Five Coconut Rum is a smooth and fresh take on a classic coconut rum that’s just as good over ice as it is in a cocktail. The Spiced Rum expression uses a blend of clove, nutmeg, allspice, vanilla, and orange. Not into flavored expressions? Big Five’s Silver Rum is for you! This classic, clean, and suave rum makes for the ultimate mojito.
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A Cafecito is a small, sweetened coffee drink popular in Cuba, and Cafecito Cuban Coffee Rum brings the best of its namesake to the cocktail world. Enjoy the rich espresso and chocolate notes, which play well with bourbon and orange bitters in a cocktail made for sipping in the afternoon while visiting with friends and family in true Cuban fashion.
- 1 1/2 oz. bourbon
- 1 oz. Big Five Cafecito Cuban Coffee Rum
- 1/4 oz. creme de cacao
- 2 dashes orange bitters
- Orange peel
Preparation: In a mixing glass filled with ice, stir together all ingredients except garnish. Strain over a large ice cube in a rocks glass and garnish with orange peel.
Blended Lemonade Mojito
Refreshing and delicious, this cocktail combines nostalgia of frozen lemonade and tropical coconut flavors for an afternoon treat that’ll beat the heat. It’s important to use Big Five Coconut – at 70 proof (35% ABV) it doesn’t need support from any other rum for a standard strength cocktail, unlike other coconut rums at 23% ABV.
This recipe makes four servings for a large blender, but a single serving fits in your average in a blender cup if you’re testing the recipe at home!
- 8 oz. Big Five Coconut Rum
- 4 cups fresh lemonade
- 2 1/2 tbsp. lime juice
- 16 mint leaves
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
- 4-6 cups of ice
Preparation: Combine all ingredients into a high powered blender and blend until smooth! Serve with a sprig of mint!
Big Five Rum Punch
We love a good rum punch recipe, especially one that doesn’t require a batch (although, this recipe is easy to scale).
Orange bitters and Big Five Spiced rum balance out the sweetness of the pineapple and mango juice for a tropical cocktail you can sip until the sun goes down!
- 1 oz. Big Five Silver
- 1 oz. Big Five Spiced
- 2 oz. pineapple juice
- 1 oz. mango juice
- 2 dashes Orange Bitters
- Ginger Beer
Preparation: Combine rums, juices, and bitters in a shaker with ice, shake. Pour over fresh ice, and top with ginger beer! Garnish with Pineapple wedges, orange slices, and a tiny umbrella if you’ve got one!