Is rum the world's most adaptable alcoholic beverage? The delightfully drinkable and endlessly mixable Diplomático Rum selections are a strong indicator that the answer is "yes."
With Diplomático's expertly produced varieties, which span a wide range of rum flavors from bright, light white rum to the deepest, richest matured expressions, there is something for every taste as well as to complement and finish any specialty cocktail.
Rum drinks are becoming increasingly popular as bartenders and mixologists realize the versatile, practically limitless possibilities of the naturally sweet and nuanced spirit as a component to any cocktail, whether traditional or innovative.
Classic with a Touch of Adventure — Rum Old Fashioned with Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva
The Reserva Exclusiva is Diplomático's premier rum, developed for individuals who prefer sipping their cocktails, and features rums aged up to twelve years in fragrant wood. It comes as no surprise, then, that it tastes great in an elegantly straightforward Old Fashioned.
Rich, semi-sweet chocolate flavors are highlighted when premium rum is used in place of the typical bourbon or rye in an Old Fashioned, and the spirit's natural citrus overtones highlight the ideal orange peel garnish. When you give it a try, you'll realize how easily Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva improves the traditional Old Fashioned. You might never use the old recipes once more.
• 2 oz. Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva
• ¼ oz. Sugar syrup
• 3 Large dashes of bitters
• 1 Orange peel (garnish)
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass, fill with ice, stir, and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with an orange peel.
Warm, Spicy, and Perfect for the Season — Chai Tea Cocktail with Diplomático Planas
Nothing beats a warm, spicy chai tea throughout the winter when you're needing a little more heat.
Drinkers all over the world enjoy the delightfully herbal and renownedly scented hot beverage as a beloved morning or mid-afternoon pick-me-up, but a dash of rum can transform any chai into the perfect winter warmer to warm your evening like a crackling hearth.
The gentler, delicate Planas, a "white" rum with just a touch of wood aging for balance and body, offers delicate hints of coconut and tropical fruit beneath the spice, is the ideal match to the chai's robust tastes of cinnamon, clove, and other fragrant botanicals. You might start using this as your go-to seasonal libation.
• 1 ½ oz. Diplomático Planas
• 2 oz. Hot Chai tea
• ½ oz. coconut syrup
• ¼ oz. lemon juice
• Cinnamon stick (garnish)
Add ingredients into a glass or mug. Stir. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
An Old-School Traditionalist with a Hidden Twist – Classic Manhattan with Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva
The robust, steadfast Manhattan is one of the most revered cocktails in history thanks to its unique blend of sweet vermouth and a deep, dark spirit (typically bourbon or rye).
For well over a century, the Manhattan has stood for sophistication and good taste, but you can give the classic your own spin by substituting a superb, well-aged rum for the usual whiskey.
The Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva is the ideal choice because it is made from rums that have been aged up to twelve years. The Reserva Exclusiva also includes natural tastes of citrus, chocolate, and sweetened spice to blend with the vermouth's aromatized fruit and provide a game-changing variation on this mixologist classic, with the wood giving bourbon-like notes of vanilla and coconut.
• 2 ½ oz. Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva
• 1 oz. sweet red Vermouth
• A drop of bitters
• Maraschino cherry (garnish)
Add all ingredients to a shaker, fill with ice, shake, and strain into a glass. Garnish with a cherry.
Like Diplomatico, craft rum has the unique potential to substitute for almost any other spirit in any concoction you can think of. High-quality rum can easily replace bourbon, scotch, vodka, or brandy whenever you're in the mood to brighten up a mixed drink with a hint of sweetness and spice. Expressions range from the lightest of the light to the darkest and driest.