It’s no secret that we gays love our vodka. But in summertime, our minds turn to the tropics. Not only because we enjoy seeing half-naked guys scale palm trees to knock coconuts down to the sand below, but because we think rum should be the official booze of summer.
So as we’ve started drinking more of the delectable island nectar, our tastes have gotten a little more sophisticated.
That’s why the brand-new Brugal Extra Dry is smack in the middle of our radar. A blend of rums aged in White American Oak barrels for two to five years, it’s triple filtered for a crisp, clear appearance that tastes equally pristine.
Brugal Extra Dry is the ideal star of any tropical drink because it perfectly balances the sweetness of the other ingredients.
We like to think of it as the sassy queen of rums – just dry enough to keep from being annoyed by all the other fruits at the bar.
Enchanted Dry Daiquiri
Created by Tim Cooper of GOLDBAR in NYC
2 oz. Brugal Extra Dry Rum
.25 oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
.25 oz. Velvet Falernum
.5 oz. Basil Syrup
.75 oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice
.75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
Basil leaf garnish
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a fresh basil leaf.