Tipple Tuesday!

August 16th is National Rum Day and August 20th is National Lemonade Day, so….The featured drinks of the day are refreshing twists on the two.

Test your Rum knowledge below.


BACARDI Citrus Flying DragonBACARDI Citrus Flying Dragon - Rum Cocktail recipes


1 part lemonade

1 part Sprite

Pour ingredients over ice in a tall glass and garnish with a lime or kiwi wedge. For more BACARDI cocktails  click  here.

Homeward Bound with Sailor Jerry rumHomeward Bound

2 parts Sailor Jerry

1 lime wedge

4 parts Fresh (still) lemonade

Add Sailor Jerry and fresh lemonade to an ice-filled highball and squeeze ‘n drop lime wedge. For more Sailor Jerry cocktails click here.


Captain Morgan Pink Lemonade

Captain Morgan Pink Lemonade

1 ½ oz Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum

3 oz Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice

1 oz Tropicana Orange Juice

2 oz Club Soda

Lemon wedge

Add rum and cranberry juice to an ice-filled glass. Top with club soda and orange juice. Garnish with lemon wedge. See this and more Captain drinks here.


Cruzan Rum LemonadeCruzan Lemonade

1 part Cruzan Light Rum

A splash of lime juice

Lemon/lime soda

Pour the rum over ice in a tall glass. Fill with lemon/lime soda and squeeze a lime wedge over and drop in. Easy and fun! See a special Cruzan Rum recipe page for all seasons here.



Rum Fact

Following the lead of their pirate foes, the British Royal Navy swapped their daily beer rations for a daily ration of a half-pint (quarter-litre) of 160 proof (80 per cent) alcohol in 1740. The rum was usually mixed with the daily lime rations the sailors (nicknamed limeys) had to wash down to fight scurvy.


Rum Trivia

1. Why does BACARDI have a bat as a logo?

In 1862 Don Facundo Bacardi Massó purchased a small tin-roofed distillery for 3,500 pesos in Santiago de Cuba.  It was also home to a colony of fruit bats that lived in the rafters. In order for his BACARDI rums to become identifiable and sell, his wife Doña Amalia suggested the use of the Bat Device as the symbol for his rums. Shortly thereafter, his creation became known by the people as el Ron del Murciélago, or “the Rum of the Bat.”


2. Rum was originally known as?

b. Rumba
c. Rumbullion (correct)
d. Ramble


3. 1 ½ ounces of rum contains approximately how many calories?

a. 180
b. 18
c. 97 (correct)
d. 670


4. Captain Morgan is named after which famous buccaneer?

a. Stanley Morgan
b. Jupiter Morgan
c. Frank Morgan
d. Henry Morgan (correct)


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