Written in partnership with Nuffnang & Substation No. 41 Rum\r\nTime flies when you\u2019re 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\u2019re going to share four of the best make-it-yourself Substation No. 41 Rum cocktail recipes with you.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nLast 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\u2019s 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\u2019re going to pass our new-found rum cocktail-making knowledge on to you, because knowledge is power.\r\n\r\nThe best part is, it\u2019s 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\u2019s more affordable and cosy, but because there\u2019re no rules, no judgement and no lockout laws.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSubstation No. 41 Rum is full of rich flavours and aromas, meaning it\u2019s also greatly enjoyed by itself. When taking a whiff of the amber coloured spirit, you\u2019ll 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. \u00a0It\u2019s these smooth, yet rich flavoursome combinations that make it the perfect ingredient in so many cocktails. As you\u2019ll 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.\r\n\r\nSo let\u2019s 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.\r\n\r\n\r\nBerry Farmer\r\nThis 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\u2019s also a fantastic thirst-quencher. Here\u2019s what you\u2019ll need:\r\n\r\nIngredients\r\n\r\n \t45 ml Substation No. 41 Rum\r\n \t10ml Chambord\r\n \t30ml Lemon juice\r\n \tEgg white\r\n \t15ml Raspberry puree\r\n \t10ml Sugar syrup\r\n \tCrushed ice\r\n \tStrawberry for garnish\r\n\r\nCocktail Equipment\r\n\r\n \tCocktail Shaker\r\n \tShot Glass\r\n \tRock glass\r\n\r\nMethod\r\nAdd 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.\r\n\r\nFood Pairing\r\nCharcuterie, cheese & fruit board.\r\n\r\n\r\nMr Myrtle\r\nMr Myrtle goes great with a light entr\u00e9e, so we\u2019d recommend serving it with your first course. It\u2019s a drool-inducing cocktail that will make you feel like you\u2019re in the tropics. If you love mango, Mr Myrtle will be your new favourite drink. Here\u2019s what you\u2019ll need:\r\n\r\nIngredients\r\n\r\n \t30ml Substation No. 41 Rum\r\n \t15ml Cointreau\r\n \t15ml Lemon Myrtle sugar syrup\r\n \t15ml Lemon juice\r\n \t15ml Mango puree\r\n\r\nCocktail Equipment\r\n\r\n \tCocktail Shaker\r\n \tShot Glass\r\n \tMartini Glass\r\n\r\nMethod\r\nAdd all ingredients together and shake and bake baby. Make sure you double strain this cocktail and serve it in a martini glass.\r\n\r\nFood Pairing\r\nServe it with a light entr\u00e9e like a prawn cocktail.\r\n\r\n\r\nSmokey Jacket\r\nThe 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\u2019s how to make it:\r\n\r\nIngredients\r\n\r\n \t45ml Substation No.41 Rum\r\n \t5ml Chestnut liqueur\r\n \t1 Sugar cube\r\n \tDash of bitters\r\n \t6 Smoked macadamia nuts\r\n \tBig ice cubes\r\n\r\nCocktail Equipment\r\n\r\n \tStirrer\r\n \tCocktail muddler stick\r\n \tShot Glass\r\n \tShort tumbler or rock glass\r\n\r\nMethod\r\nCrush 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.\r\n\r\nFood Pairing\r\nGoes well with a red meat main meal such as a medium rare rump steak.\r\n\r\n\r\nLord Lamington Espresso Martini\r\nThis has to be one of the best Espresso Martini\u2019s we\u2019ve ever tried. It\u2019s no secret how much Australians love their lamingtons, so what better combo than adding that flavour into an espresso martini, another thing Australians can\u2019t get enough of. You can either serve the Lord Lamington Espresso Martini with dessert or instead of dessert.\r\n\r\nIngredients\r\n\r\n \t30ml Substation No.41 Rum\r\n \t15ml Malibu\r\n \tDash of chocolate sauce\r\n \t30ml Shot of espresso\r\n \t10ml Sugar syrup\r\n \tDesiccated coconut to rim the glass\r\n\r\nCocktail Equipment\r\n\r\n \tCocktail Shaker\r\n \tShot Glass\r\n \tMartini Glass\r\n\r\nMethod\r\nAdd 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.\r\n\r\nFood Pairing\r\nAny type of dessert or by itself.\r\n\r\nThere 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.\r\n\r\nIt\u2019s stocked exclusively at BWS and Dan Murphy\u2019s stores and at selected on-premise venues.