Rum Journal: Reaching Cloud Nine With Nicaragua’s Flor de Caña.
Above: Flor de Caña (Photo: Compana Licorera de Nicaragua)
NICARAGUA’S Flor de Caña has long been aRum Journalfavourite among Central American rums.
As RJ discussed last year, Central America has developed into one of the world’s hubs of rum production, with leading lights like Ron Zacapa (Guatemala) and Ron Zafra (Panama — which we’ll discuss in a Rum Journal to come).
The Flor de Caña range includes five premiums and three super-premiums, topped by the 18-year-old Centenario Gold, a rum that took nearly two decades to complete.
To help kick off Rum Journalfor 2013, we bring you a cocktail mixed with Flor de Caña’s seven-year rum “Grand Reserve” that promises to bring your drinking experience to new heights.
Now this would be a cocktail worth trying! I love the idea of using the regular seven-year old Flor de Caña and then putting a dollop of the 18 year old Centenario rum as a floater on the top of the drink. Good stuff. Click through to see the complete recipe.
While we usually serve a simple rum and coke or sometimes a Maracuá fruit juice and rum to our guests for their welcome cocktail, using this recipe would definitely demand us to raise the rates! Worth it or not? If you know the Centenario you would probably say yes, absolutely worth it.