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Cheers and Be Merry: A Rum Filled Weekend

Congratulations, you made it through yet another working week. You might as well give yourself a pat on the back to celebrate — or better yet, a drink or three. There’s no better time to get started than this week, when you can ring in the weekend with a few rum drinks to celebrate National Rum Day.

We found three perfect rum cocktail recipes to help you enjoy the Florida sunshine while feeling refreshed!

mai-tai-modern-tiki-cocktail-party-recipe-cards-dinara-mirtalipova-osbpAccording to legend, Victor Bergeron, aka “Trader Vic”, tested this drink on two friends from Tahiti in 1944. When they tasted it, one of them said “Mai Tai-Roa Aé”,  which means “‘Out of this world,  the best!” in Tahitian. Thus the name was born.

shipwreck-rum-punch-modern-tiki-cocktail-party-recipe-cards-dinara-mirtalipova-osbpUse grenadine and bitters for last, drizzling them will produce fun streaks of bright red that ultimately turn the drink a pale red – like watching a tropical sunset. The Hurricane is a bold drink complete of tons of flavor and a hint of bite. Fantastic.

the-hurricane-modern-tiki-cocktail-party-recipe-cards-dinara-mirtalipova-osbpIt’s sweet and creamy without having being cloying, thanks to a deep spiciness. Plus, it is pink! Which is a bit ridiculous but nevertheless entertaining and friendly.


All illustrations by Dinara Mirtalipova for Oh So Beautiful Paper.

15 Aug

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