National Rum Day

national rum day - new rum - shellback rumFriday, August 16th is National Rum Day.

Get in the spirit with Shellback Rum, a new premium rum from the Caribbean featuring a contemporary taste that allows experienced and novice rum enthusiasts alike the opportunity to discover a modern premium progression within rum.

On mixing with Shellback Rum from Barbados, Tony Abou-Ganim, The Modern Mixologist, had this to say:

“Shellback Silver gives us big notes of rich vanilla and luscious, ripe tropical fruits to play with; while Shellback Spiced is refined and balanced showcasing the vanilla, cinnamon and cloves that work beautifully in a variety of cocktails.”

This National Rum Day, Shellback Rum challenges you and your readers to rally All Hands on Deck and update your classic rum cocktails with a modern twist. For inspiration, check out the below cocktails created exclusively for Shellback Rum by mixology experts, Tony Abou-Ganim and Cheri Loughlin.


national rum day - milestone mojito cocktail recipeMilestone Mojito
Tony Abou-Ganim, The Modern Mixologist

1½ ounces Shellback Spiced Rum
1 ounce house made ginger syrup
1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
12-14 fresh mint leaves
1/2 clementine, quartered
Chilled soda water

In a highball glass, lightly muddle lime juice, ginger syrup, clementine and mint leaves. Add crushed ice and Shellback Spiced rum. Stir until outside of glass begins to frost. Top with chilled soda water. Garnish with mint sprig.


national rum day - deck hand daiquiri recipeDeck Hand Daiquiri
Tony Abou-Ganim, The Modern Mixologist

2 ounces Shellback Silver rum
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup
Fresh, seasonal fruits and berries

In a shaker muddle fresh fruits with the simple syrup, add fresh lime juice and Shellback Silver rum; shake with ice until well blended. Double strain into a chilled cocktail coup. Garnish with a thin slice of lime and fruit of your choice.


national rum day - skinny mai taiSkinny Mai Tai
Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

1 ounce Shellback Spiced Rum
1 ounce pineapple juice
1 1/2 ounces light orange juice
1/4 ounce fresh lime juice
1/4 ounce almond syrup
Lime wedge & mint sprig for garnish

Build in rocks glass over fresh ice. Stir. Garnish with lime wedge and mint sprig. 116 calories.