Ring in the new year with some rum cocktails


As you host or head to a party tonight, here are some cocktail and bottle suggestions for anyone looking for rum drinks.

We start with Facundo Eximo, one of the premium sipping rums from Bacardi. Eximo is a blended, 10-year-old rum that is delicious when tried neat or on the rocks. It’s a great addition to any home bar or party lineup. It’s medium-bodied and spicy with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. It comes in a very attractive bottle as well as you can see in the photo below, so you’ll look good as well when bringing this to a party. This rum is so tasty it’s almost a shame to add it to simple cocktails like rum and cola, but we have a nice cocktail recipe for you to try as well.

Try this recipe for the Eximo Nior pictured above:

· 1 ½ parts FACUNDO EXIMO
· ¼ part cold brew coffee syrup
· ¼ part Amaro Montenegro
· ¼ part Combier orange liqueur
· Orange peel for garnish

Method: To make the cold brew coffee syrup, combine equal parts cold brew coffee and Demerara sugar. In a mixing glass, stir all the ingredients with plenty of ice. Strain contents into a coupe glass. Garnish with an orange peel.


If you want to save the Facundo Eximo for sipping (or for your home bar), you can always bring some excellent Bacardi 8 Años Rum and make some Bacardi Old Cubans:


· 1 ½ parts Bacardi 8 Años Rum
· 2/3 part simple syrup
· ½ part fresh lime juice
· 6 mint leaves
· 2 dashes Angostura bitters
· 2 parts Martini & Rossi Prosecco

Method: In a cocktail shaker, combine mint leaves, lime juice and simple syrup; gently muddle the mixture. Next, pour in the Bacardi 8 Años rum, Angostura bitters and ice. Place the lid on the shaker and shake well. Strain the mix into a coupe glass and top up with prosecco. Garnish with mint leaves and serve.

Enjoy and have a Happy New Year!