Cocktail Making With Wray & Nephew

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With Wray & Nephew’s White Overproof Rum being notorious for its great strength, there has always been a common misconception that this drink is best served up as just a shot for the ‘wow’ factor. With Wray & Nephew’s 190 years of history stemming from Jamaica, the White Rum is more than just a drink, it embodies the Jamaican culture as a whole, and has always remained flavourful. full of strength (of course) and full of character.

Whilst changing misconceptions is always tricky, sharing an experience that involves enjoying Wray & Nephew in various other ways besides downing shots can can definitely influence other’s ideas on how to make great use of it and enjoy whilst doing so.

For someone who is always up for a challenge, I couldn’t turn down one that involved a make-shift cocktail tasting session involving the rum, and sharing the delicious way(s) in which the drink can be enjoyed.

Having tried a total number of three different recipes with Wray & Nephews Overproof Rum as the key ingredient, I was instantly drawn to a bright and colourful number; Reggae Rum Punch. This specific recipe holds great nostalgic value, as it was quick to remind me of the numerous house parties I’d attend back in the day with rum punch on standby at all times!

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Care for some Reggae Rum Punch? Here’s quick guide on how to create your own:

You will need:

- 50ml Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum

- 50ml Orange Juice

- 50ml Pineapple Juice

- 25ml Grenadine

- 15ml Fresh Lime Juice

- Pineapple wedge & mint to garnish

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How to make it:

Combine all the liquid components into a cocktail shaker with some ice and shake well. Pour into a hurricane or highball glass filled with fresh ice and then garnish with your mint and pineapple.

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Here are the other two recipes I tried out also:

Wray & Ting/Ting Wray

What you will need:

- Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum

- 4 oz. Ting

- Lime

How to make it:

Add the Wray & Nephew to a glass with ice and follow with Ting.

Add a squeeze of lime and garnish with a lime slice.

320 Main’s Planter’s Punch

What you will need:

- 1 ½ oz Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum

- 1 oz Lime Juice

- 1 oz Simple Syrup (1:1 sugar:water)

- 1 oz Water

- 2 dashes Angostura bitters

- Mint sprig to garnish

How to make it:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker along with crushed ice and shake. Pour into a glass and garnish with a sprig of mint.

See, Wray & Nephew’s Overproof Rum full strength isn’t something to shy away from, a little can definitely go a long way! Please do remember to always drink in moderation!

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Wray & Nephew. As always, all opinions are of course my own.

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