4 Summer Cocktails for Blokes with Substation No. 41 Rum

4 Summer Cocktails for Blokes with Substation No. 41 Rum
October 12, 2017 Denise Barnes

4 Summer Cocktails for Blokes with Substation No. 41 Rum

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Written in partnership with Nuffnang & Substation No. 41 Rum

Time flies when you’re having rum, especially rum cocktails, and with summer practically upon us, what better time to get your sugarcane champagne on than right now. Find your loudest shirt and steel drum playlist because we’re going to share four of the best make-it-yourself Substation No. 41 Rum cocktail recipes with you.

Last week Man of Many flew up to Brisbane, the rum capital of Australia, for a night out at one of the most-renowned rum bars in the world and also home to the premium, top-shelf Substation No. 41 Rum. It’s here that master mixologists resident to the Substation No. 41 Rum Bar shared 4 mouth-watering rum recipes with us that were beautifully paired with a 3-course meal, and we’re going to pass our new-found rum cocktail-making knowledge on to you, because knowledge is power.

The best part is, it’s really easy to make at home which is great news for, well, everyone. At-home entertaining is becoming more and more popular, not just because it’s more affordable and cosy, but because there’re no rules, no judgement and no lockout laws.

Substation No. 41 Rum is full of rich flavours and aromas, meaning it’s also greatly enjoyed by itself. When taking a whiff of the amber coloured spirit, you’ll notice notes of rich vanilla and toffee, followed by aromas of fruitcake and plum pudding. It all comes together nicely with a hint of oak and white pepper.  It’s these smooth, yet rich flavoursome combinations that make it the perfect ingredient in so many cocktails. As you’ll see in the recipes below, classic cocktails usually made with whisky or vodka as its main ingredient, can easily be replaced with Substation No. 41 Rum to add in a new, exciting and delicious element.

So let’s get to it. Here are four Substation No. 41 Rum cocktail recipes that you absolutely have to try this Summer, complete with when to best drink them and food pairing suggestions.

Berry Farmer

This cocktail is great to start your afternoon or night and is the perfect balance of sweet and sour. Not only does it look and taste delicious, it’s also a fantastic thirst-quencher. Here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients

  • 45 ml Substation No. 41 Rum
  • 10ml Chambord
  • 30ml Lemon juice
  • Egg white
  • 15ml Raspberry puree
  • 10ml Sugar syrup
  • Crushed ice
  • Strawberry for garnish

Cocktail Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Shot Glass
  • Rock glass

Method
Add all the ingredients (except the strawberries and crushed ice) together in a cocktail shaker. Add the lid and give your best bartender cocktail shake a go. Strain it over ice and serve it in a rock glass. Garnish the cocktail with a strawberry.

Food Pairing
Charcuterie, cheese & fruit board.

Mr Myrtle

Mr Myrtle goes great with a light entrée, so we’d recommend serving it with your first course. It’s a drool-inducing cocktail that will make you feel like you’re in the tropics. If you love mango, Mr Myrtle will be your new favourite drink. Here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients

  • 30ml Substation No. 41 Rum
  • 15ml Cointreau
  • 15ml Lemon Myrtle sugar syrup
  • 15ml Lemon juice
  • 15ml Mango puree

Cocktail Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Shot Glass
  • Martini Glass

Method
Add all ingredients together and shake and bake baby. Make sure you double strain this cocktail and serve it in a martini glass.

Food Pairing
Serve it with a light entrée like a prawn cocktail.

Smokey Jacket

The Smokey Jacket is a very interesting, mouth-watering spin on an Old Fashioned. It pairs perfectly with your main meal or we would even suggest it as a nightcap. Here’s how to make it:

Ingredients

  • 45ml Substation No.41 Rum
  • 5ml Chestnut liqueur
  • 1 Sugar cube
  • Dash of bitters
  • 6 Smoked macadamia nuts
  • Big ice cubes

Cocktail Equipment

  • Stirrer
  • Cocktail muddler stick
  • Shot Glass
  • Short tumbler or rock glass

Method
Crush the sugar cube and 3 macadamias together with the cocktail muddler stick and add a dash of bitters. Add the Substation No. 41 Rum, chestnut liqueur and the crushed sugar, macadamias and bitters mix in your tumbler or rock glass. Add a few big ice cubes and stir it down for about 5 minutes with the stirrer. Garnish with macadamia nuts.

Food Pairing
Goes well with a red meat main meal such as a medium rare rump steak.

Lord Lamington Espresso Martini

This has to be one of the best Espresso Martini’s we’ve ever tried. It’s no secret how much Australians love their lamingtons, so what better combo than adding that flavour into an espresso martini, another thing Australians can’t get enough of. You can either serve the Lord Lamington Espresso Martini with dessert or instead of dessert.

Ingredients

  • 30ml Substation No.41 Rum
  • 15ml Malibu
  • Dash of chocolate sauce
  • 30ml Shot of espresso
  • 10ml Sugar syrup
  • Desiccated coconut to rim the glass

Cocktail Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Shot Glass
  • Martini Glass

Method
Add all the ingredients together and shake, shake, shake it. Double strain the cocktail mix and serve it in a martini glass. You can rim the glass with chocolate sauce and desiccated coconut.

Food Pairing
Any type of dessert or by itself.

There you have it. Your summer cocktails sorted with Substation No. 41 Rum. A proudly Australian made rum, created by passionate experts in the industry using only the finest ingredients.

It’s stocked exclusively at BWS and Dan Murphy’s stores and at selected on-premise venues.

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