Hurricane

Welsh Rum Hurricane with Wreckers Rum

Wreckers Hurricane

Ingredients

120ml/4 ounces Wreckers Rum
60ml/2 ounces Passion fruit juice
30ml/1 ounce orange juice
1/2 lime
1 tablespoon simple syrup 
1 tablespoon grenadine
Garnish: Pineapple leaf or Maraschino cherry

Lets Go…
Prepare a cocktail shaker half filled with ice,
Squeeze in the juice from the lime
Pour in the Wreckers Rum and the remaining ingredients into the shaker,
Jig it until the outside of the shaker tin becomes frosty.
Strain into your favourite glass/hurricane glass.
Garnish with a Pineapple leaf or cherries.

Serve and enjoy!

The History of the Hurricane
The creation of the passion fruit–coloured relative of the daiquiri is credited to New Orleans tavern owner Pat O’Brien. The bar allegedly started as a speakeasy called Mr. O’Brien’s Club Tipperary and the password was “storm’s brewin'”.
In the 1940s, he needed to create a new drink to help him get rid of all of the less-popular rum that local distributors forced him to buy before he could get a few cases of more popular liquors such as scotch and other whiskeys. He poured the concoction into hurricane lamp–shaped glasses and gave it away to sailors.
The drink caught on, and it has been a mainstay in the French Quarter ever since.

Can pirates’ plonk become the next craft spirit?

Source… ‘thegrocer.co.uk’ 14 Jun 2018 | By Ash O’Mahony…

It’s time for rum to ditch the pirate image. After decades of ‘ahoy there’ puns and packaging that would tempt Captain Jack Sparrow, the spirit is going premium. Waitrose tipped rum to be the next big thing at the tail end of last year, and sales suggest it’s on to something. The retail market has shot up an impressive 7.9% in value over the past year on volumes up 5% [Kantar Worldpanel 52 w/e 20 May 2018], suggesting that not only are prices rising, but people are buying more of the stuff. So what’s steering this ship?

Encouragingly, it’s the younger generation that is fueling this rum boom. Nearly 80% of 25- to 34-year-old spirit drinkers are partial to rum, according to a poll of over 1,400 consumers conducted exclusively for The Grocer by Harris Interactive. This compares with just half of the over-55 crowd (see below). These younger shoppers are prepared to go higher end than older generations. “We know that millennials are drinking less than their parents,” says Faith Holland, head of category at Captain Morgan. “As young people are drinking less, they are seeking higher quality in their purchases. We’re finding that customers are drinking less, but better.”

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The rise in younger drinkers is mostly down to changing perceptions. No longer a cheap and cheerful plonk, rum is increasingly being seen as a sophisticated option. “Similarly to the way in which gin has come a long way from being ‘mother’s ruin’, consumers are viewing rum in a different light,” says Lyme Bay Winery’s Fran Taylor.

Rum brands are unveiling more premium lines to cater for this new drinker. Lyme Bay Winery, for one, launched a premium Caribbean spiced Lugger Rum in May, and Don Papa unveiled a small batch Rare Cask in November last year. Despite the hefty £65 price tag, the majority of the 6,000 bottles had sold out by Christmas. The launch was so successful the brand is planning a second Rare Cask batch this November at Harvey Nichols (see innovations, below).

Retailers are taking note. Waitrose spirit buyer John Vine last year upped its range of premium rums, favouring those with a focus on their country of origin. “Our shoppers are interested in both the regional differences and individual flavour profiles of authentic rums,” he says.

see the full article here…

Dark and Stormy Sea

Dark and Stormy cocktail

Ingredients

25ml Wreckers Rum

25ml tequila

Fiery Ginger beer

Chunky Broken Ice Rocks

1/4 Lime

What to do

Simplicity is key with this beautifully refreshing spiced spring special,

Grab your favourite high sided tumbler, Fill 1/3rd with your beaten up ice, hit it with 25ml of Tequilla then sooth in the Wreckers Rum, top up the glass with Ginger Beer, add the lime and mingle.