Last updated on March 26th, 2018 at 01:54 pm
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Enjoying a “staycation” this year? Bring the tropics to you with this Spiced Ginger Rum Fizz!
While most of the world is off, relaxing in the sun, I am… well not. But just because I’m not jetting off somewhere doesn’t mean I can’t pretend I’m on vacation, right?
So, since good food and drinks are part and parcel of any vacation… I headed to the store to stock up on the “essentials” – including Bacardi Rum!
Phew…. good thing they are fully stocked!
And as part of this whole “staycation” thing, I’ve been doing some day trips – museums, the fair and some local art shows – it’s amazing how many incredibly fun things there are to do if you just pay attention! Speaking of which – see that little sign there? Well, right now, you can enter theBacardi Summer Music with Live Nation Sweepstakes online (no purchase necessary) where you could win a Live Nation® concert trip anywhere around the globe, concert gift cards, or an Ultimate Concert Access Passes – woo hoo!!!
In addition, you can also redeem an on-pack code placed on select Bacardi Superior bottles for $5 Live Nation Concert Cash®; 2 codes gets $15 Live Nation Concert Cash” You must be 21 years or older and some State exclusions apply.Bacardi Summer Music has all the details and restrictions.
This whole “staycation” thing just gets better and better!
So, what about this Spiced Ginger Rum Fizz? This summer, I’ve been “delving” a bit more into rum based cocktails like this Pina Colada with a Twist – and that is just the tip of the “tiki” world of rum cocktails! While we generally think of rum cocktails as being fruit based – but rum pairs especially well with a host of spices – vanilla, ginger, allspice, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg.
And that’s what I wanted to experiment with – infusing a simple brown sugar syrup with cinnamon, cloves and alspice.
For lightness, I decided to use one of my favorite summer ingredients – ginger beer. With a little bit of fresh lime juice, I was sure this combo would complement the sweet vanilla notes of Bacardi Superior Rum – and I was right! Bacardi Superior Rum is incredibly versatile and the perfect choice for this cocktail…
Although I made this Ginger Spiced Rum Fizz with Bacardi Superior Rum, I did try another variation with Bacardi’s Banana Flavored Rum ( I split the rum portion equally between the two!) – and it was terrific! So if you like bananas and rum… you are going to “go bananas” over this! (Sorry… couldn’t resist that one!)
So there you have it – summer “fun” even if the farthest you get is your own backyard! Now, the yard is calling and I’m off to make a Ginger Spiced Rum Fizz – cheers!!!
Spiced Ginger Rum Fizz
- 1 1/2 oz. Bacardi Superior Rum
- 3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
- 3/4 oz. Spiced sugar syrup*
- 1 - 2 oz. ginger beer
- fresh limes optional
- fresh mint optional
- Spiced Sugar Syrup:
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 6 allspice berries
- 6 whole cloves
- For the Spiced Sugar Syrup:
- Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. Boil for about 1 minute or just until the sugar is fully dissolved.
- Remove the pan from the heat and let sit for 30 minutes to infuse.
- Strain into a clean jar. Store extra syrup in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
- For the Ginger Spiced Rum Fizz
- In a shaker, add the Bacardi, lime juice and spiced sugar syrup. Add ice. Shake for 30 to 45 seconds.
- Pour over an ice filled rocks glass and top with 1 to 2 oz. ginger beer.