Bars around the UK have come up with original cocktails using Diplomatico rum inspired by its Latin roots and carnival.
The brand’s team has worked with bartenders at Hutchesons Bar & Brasserie in Glasgow and Mojo in Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester as well as Ace Hotel, Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings and Merchant House in London.
Each bar was given the challenge to come up with an original cocktail serve using Diplomatico Blanco, which is aged for six years, or Reserva, which is a blend of rums aged for two to eight years. Available in the bars throughout August, the drinks are inspired by the rum’s Latin and tropical roots or carnival.
Pionero by Sam Fish at Mojo
45ml Diplomatico Blanco
10ml Lime juice
10ml Manzanilla sherry
2 dashes of Yellow Chartreuse
2 pinches of salt
Shake over ice and strain. Garnish with sliver of celery.
At Ace Hotel, Nathan Merrimen has combined the Reserva with dessert wine, poire eau de vie and Peychaud’s Bitters for his cocktail. Nate Brown, co-founder of Merchant House, devised The Old Timer’s Club (pictured), mixing the blanco with Cocchi Americano vermouth infused with camomile and cocoa butter.
The Old Timer’s Club by Nate Brown at Merchant House
60ml Diplomatico Blanco
15ml Camomile and cocoa butter-infused Cocchi Americano
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice, stir down and serve straight up in a coupette. Garnish with a cherry.