The hot days of our extended summer in Arvada, Colorado caused me to try Flor De Cana Extra Dry Rum for the first time. I’m normally not much of a rum drinker, but the thought of mint, lime and rum in Mojitos sounds great during the warmer months of summer. A few weeks ago, I skimped at a bar and paid $1.00 less for the Mojito made with the cheaper Cruzan Rum over the pricier Flor De Cana Extra Dry 4 Year. That turned out to be a good decision. Here’s a dirty, little secret about expensive alcohol that the bar business doesn’t want you to know.
Don’t Waste Good Extra Dry Rum in Sugary Mixed Drinks
Mixed and sugary drinks like Mojitos don’t need an expensive rum to be enjoyed. In fact, you would be throwing your money away if you did. I decided the typical Mojito recipe with simple syrup is way too sugary for me. I prefer the drinks that are less sweet and dry so I can appreciate the actual spirits. Spearmint or peppermint leaves are sweet enough on their own and it is much healthier to forego all that unneeded sugar. Here is a way to make a fantastic, healthy Mojito using all natural ingredients.
Mojito Recipe Using Flor De Cana Extra Dry Rum
When using all natural ingredients, the quality of the spirit brand becomes makes a noticeable difference in the character, smoothness and flavor of the drink. Here is how I make a Mojito with three and only three ingredients: Lime, Mint Leaves and Flor De Cana Extra Dry Rum. Cut into a lime and squeeze a couple of slices into your stainless steel shaker along with a few mint leaves. Add about 2 jiggers of Flor De Cana Extra Dry Rum and add a cup of crushed ice. Shake like crazy and pour into a martini glass. Add a sprig of fresh mint and slice of lime for garnish. You will enjoy the heck out of sipping these on a hot summer day. And unlike, other, overly sweet mixed drinks, the brand of rum does indeed make a huge difference. Now, onto my review.
Flor De Cana Extra Dry Rum Taste Review
I am by no means an expert on rum, but I’ve tried a few of the popular ones; Bacardi, Cruzan, Captain Morgans. Until I tried the Flor De Cana extra dry, my favorite was Cruzan. But, the Flor De Cana Extra Dry is significantly better. This dry, white rum has an extremely smooth flavor and finish with very little burn. It is perfect for sipping and if you insist on a sweet, sugary drink, you’ll be happy knowing you’re drinking quality Rum. Flor De Cana Extra Dry is the best Rum I’ve ever tried.