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Rum Day Cocktails

Break out the party hats because tomorrow is National Rum Day. Here’s the drink that we’re celebrating with.

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imageTomorrow is National Rum Day and we’re sure that you are planning a big party to celebrate the occasion, right? This year, instead of working behind the bar or in the kitchen, take a simpler approach by batching pitcher cocktails ahead of time.

Here is a unique pitcher drink recipe from our friends at Brugal Extra Dry Rum, a cask-aged white rum that eschews the typical sweet profile associated with rums, for a drier style. So whip up a batch of these crowd-pleasers, kick back and make it the best Rum Day ever. Happy Holiday!!

The Mary Isa-Basil
Created by Justin August Fairweather, Evelyn Drinkery NYC

24 oz. Brugal Extra Dry Rum (approx. one 750 mL bottle)
9 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
9 oz. Simple Syrup
36 torn Basil Leaves
24 Kiwi Slices
Cracked fresh pepper

Mix all ingredients together in a pitcher and stir vigorously with ice. Strain into glasses. Garnish with freshly cracked pepper and a basil leaf.