NEW YORK CITY (NOVEMBER 1, 2010) – The culinary cocktail trend has given the expression “liquid lunch” a whole new meaning. In celebration of National Sandwich Day on November 3, Flor de Caña® rum, the pride of Nicaragua and the rum of choice among America’s top mixologists, is embracing this movement by creating some of the most unique concoctions imaginable – Sandwich Cocktails.
The days when your mother made your favorite PB&J sandwich just the way you liked it—no crust, jelly, and two banana slices—are long gone. Flor de Caña rum has enlisted some of the finest mixologists behind the bar to liquefy three iconic lunchtime favorites into sandwich libations including Peanut Butter & Jelly, a Cheeseburger and the BLT. Yes, it is possible—and it’s the best thing since sliced bread!
“Food-inspired cocktails are a natural fit for Flor de Caña rum as it highlights the brand’s versatility,” says Paul Caffrey, Brand Manager. “The flavor profile of Flor de Caña 7 year old rum complements sweet and savory ingredients; our crustless cocktails reinforce the mixability of Flor de Caña rum, while also having a bit of fun at the same time!”
Trevor Burnett of the Toronto-based cocktail consultancy Tipicular Fixin’s says, “The cheeseburger cocktail I created is well balanced and allows the character of Flor de Caña 7 year old rum to add a complexity to the beef stock reduction that a neutral spirit could never achieve. Notes of dark caramel, burnt toffee, and toasted nuts also create a well-rounded tasting experience, offering the satisfaction of what one might call comfort food in a glass.”
Created by Gianfranco, Tippling Bros.
1.5 oz Flor de Caña 7 yr rum
.5 oz Lustau Palo Cortado Vides
.25 oz Strawberry jam
.25 oz Peanut syrup*
1 Egg whte
1 Yellow banana
Shake all ingredients in a boston shaker without ice, then add ice and shake vigorously again.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass that is rimmed with minced salted-peanuts.
Garnish: A banana slice.
1) Combine 2 parts water with 2 parts sugar in a pot
2) Bring sugar water to a boil
3) Add 1 part minced peanuts
4) Simmer for 10 minutes
5) Strain to remove peanut particles
Created by Niccole Trzaska
1.5 oz of Bacon-infused Flor de Caña 7 yr rum
2 oz Sacramento tomato juice
Dash Worcestershire sauce
Pinch celery salt
Pinch black pepper
Squeeze of lemon juice
Dollop of horseradish
Fresh Cilantro to taste
Pour all ingredients over ice shake and then strain over ice.
One piece of bib lettuce
wrapped around a thick piece of crispy apple wood smoked bacon and an avocado slice. Use a toothpick or skewer to secure with a cherry tomato.
Created by Trevor Burnett and Whitney Munro, Tipicular Fixin’s
1 oz Flor de Caña 7 yr rum
2 muddled Roma tomatoes
1 oz Iceberg lettuce water
1 oz Beef (well reduced)
2 tbsp Toasted bread crumbs
1 tsp Dry mustard powder
2 tbsp Aged cheddar
1 large Kosher dill pickle
Salt and pepper to taste
Muddle tomatoes, add ice, and slowly poor lettuce water. Stir rum and beef jus together in stainless shaker. Float rum mixture over ice. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Garnish: Cheddar frico and pickle knot.
Heat pan to medium heat, sprinkle in cheddar and use sides of spoon to gather cheese into a circle. Brown and remove from pan to cool on plate.
Mix bread crumbs with dry mustard. Wet rim of glass with pickle juice, dip glass in crumb mixture.
About Flor de Caña® Rum
Celebrating over 115 years of rum production, family-owned Flor de Caña is the most-awarded rum in the world. Flor de Caña premium and super premium rums are the only rums in the world that are 100% aged or “slow-aged,” guaranteeing each age stated on the bottle is the actual age of the rum. Flor de Caña slow-aged rums are never blended with younger vintages to ensure the highest-quality and consistency. Flor de Caña rums are distilled and handcrafted from estate-grown sugar cane at Flor de Caña’s fully self-sustaining facility in Nicaragua. The only rum produced in Nicaragua and the most popular in all of Central America, Flor de Caña offers a diverse selection of aged products, including 4 year old White, Gold and Limon; 5 year old; 7 year old; 12 year old; and 18 year old. They may be enjoyed neat, on the rocks or in a variety of mixed cocktails. Flor de Caña is distributed in the U.S. by Skyy Spirits LLC. www.skyyspirits.com.
About Skyy Spirits, LLC
Skyy Spirits, LLC is the US-based wholly owned subsidiary of Gruppo Campari (Reuters CPRI.MI – Bloomberg CPR IM) and the definitive marketer and distributor of super-premium and luxury spirits brands in North America. Launched in 1992 with the introduction of its flagship brand, SKYY® Vodka, Skyy Spirits has grown exponentially, building a portfolio unrivaled in its quality, innovation and style, making it a top choice among distributors, retailers and consumers. Skyy Spirits manages Gruppo Campari’s portfolio in the US of such leading brands as SKYY® Vodka, SKYY90®, SKYY Infusions®, Campari®, Wild Turkey® Straight Kentucky Bourbon, American Honey®, Russell’s Reserve®, Glen Grant® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Cabo Wabo® Tequila, Espolón™ Tequila, Ouzo 12®, X-Rated® Fusion Liqueur® and Jean-Marc XO Vodka®. Skyy Spirits is also the exclusive US distributor of Cutty Sark® Scotch Whisky, The Glenrothes® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Bowmore® Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Auchentoshan® Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Glen Garioch® Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Flor de Caña® Rum, Carolans Irish Cream®, Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey®, Irish Mist® Liqueur, Midori® Melon Liqueur, ZEN Green Tea Liqueur TM, Hibiki® Whisky and The Yamazaki® Single Malt Whisky.
Skyy Spirits was founded and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. More information on the company can be found at www.skyyspirits.com and www.camparigroup.com. Please enjoy Skyy Spirits brands responsibly and in moderation.
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