Home Bar Must-Haves For Anytime Rum Cocktails
Do you enjoy sipping refreshing mojitos or daiquiris at home? Or maybe a piña colada is your favourite cocktail! If you wish to make these delicious rum cocktails at home anytime you want, then you may want to stock up on some essentials at your home bar. Rum is one of the most versatile and popular spirits, enjoyed by cocktail enthusiasts worldwide. To help you with your home bartending creations, we have rounded up all the items every rum lover should have in their home bar. With these things handy, you will be able to turn your home into a rum paradise!
Home Bar Essentials for Rum Cocktails
1. Bar Tools
If you want to whip up captivating gin cocktails at home, make sure to stock up on essential bar tools. Barware is vital to mix, shake, and stir your drink. This will help in creating well-balanced and smooth cocktails. For example, a cocktail shaker is essential to craft cocktails like Daiquiri, Hurricane, etc. Alternatively, you may need a mixing glass for drinks that need to be stirred and not shaken. A jigger is a must-have to measure the ingredients and a bar spoon to stir and mix your drink.
This has to be on top of your shopping list for your home bar essentials. Rum is a wonderful distilled spirit that is derived from sugarcane or its byproducts such as molasses. There are different types of Rum available in the market depending on colour, ageing, place of origin and the flavours infused into the spirit. We suggest Captain Morgan Rum - a versatile spirit that is perfect for crafting delicious cocktails like Mojitos, Daiquiris, Pina Coladas etc. Captain Morgan brand also has other expressions such as spiced rum, dark rum, white rum, etc. If you can find these, they will surely add a whole new charm to your home bartending concoctions.
Mixers are essential if you want to craft some delicious rum cocktails at home. They can be alcoholic or non-alcoholic. Some of the popular mixers for rum cocktails are ginger beer, cola, club soda, etc. You can also use fresh fruits as mixers. Coconut cream is also a key ingredient for many rum-based drinks. For example, Pina Colada uses pineapple juice or pineapple chunks and coconut cream in the recipe. Tropical fruits and rum are like a match made in heaven. So make sure to have an assortment of fruits such as mango, kiwi, pineapple, coconut, orange, banana, passion fruit, and guava at your home bar. Fresh lime juice is another mixer that is used to enhance the flavours of your drinks. Other cocktail mixers include grenadine, orange juice, and so on. Additionally, you may also need some sweeteners such as sugar or simple syrup, honey, maple syrup, etc.
If you plan on experimenting with different flavours and cocktail recipes, stock up on some liqueurs. Orange liqueur and cherry liqueur are commonly used in recipes.
5. Cocktail Garnishes
Want to craft visually appealing and tantalising cocktails? Garnish them with the right ingredients. For fruit garnishes, we suggest using fresh fruits for an added burst of flavour and colour. Additionally, you can also store dehydrated fruits, herbs, or spices to craft visually appealing drinks. Some popular cocktail garnishes are lemon wedges, pineapple wedges, cherries, mint sprigs, etc.
Well, that was a brief list of all things you will need in your home bar to whip up rum cocktails at home. Now, that you have all things handy, here’s a delicious cocktail recipe for you to mix at home:
6. Strawberry Daiquiri Cocktail Recipe
Daiquiri is one of the most popular rum cocktails. Take it up a notch using luscious strawberries and create a delightfully sweet drink that is perfect for any occasion! Here’s a strawberry daiquiri cocktail recipe using Captain Morgan Rum for you to try:
- Captain Morgan Rum - 45ml
- Strawberries - handful
- Lime Juice - 15ml
- Rich Simple Syrup - 15ml
- Lime Wedge - 1
- To begin your strawberry daiquiri cocktail, first, grab a blender and fill it with a cup of ice.
- Measure and pour Captain Morgan Rum, freshly squeezed lime juice and rich simple syrup into the blender.
- Chop a few strawberries and add them to the blender as well.
- Blend the ingredients until you get a smooth consistency.
- Strain the mixture into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a wedge of lime and a strawberry.
- Serve and enjoy!