As an “everyday drinker” I’m always looking for the next cool cocktail. Fathers Day is June 21st this year, what are you getting your dad? Typically, I’ll ask for a bottle of red wine figuring it’s hard to go wrong but this year, perhaps Rum should be on the list? Tommy Bahama Rum is giving us reason to pause before asking for another bottle of wine this Fathers Day.
TOMMY BAHAMA RUM: A GIFT WORTHY OF OUR NATION’S FIRST FATHER THIS FATHER’S DAY: When celebrating his inauguration in 1789, founding father George Washington not only demanded that barrels of rum be present to celebrate, but that at least one of those barrels would be from Barbados. He was in agreement with the common belief that Barbados rum was richer and more complex than all other rums.
In the last few years there has been a dramatic shift in demand for Father’s Day gifts that more tastefully celebrate this occasion and embrace our nation’s roots. A recent survey, from Kane’s Beverage Journal, shows that one-third of men who drink said they would prefer a bottle of high-end liquor to any other gift for the holiday. This year, honor and follow in our founding father’s footsteps and celebrate Father’s Day with Tommy Bahama Ultra Premium Rum, handcrafted on the island of Barbados.
Tommy Bahama Rum is made in Barbados at the legendary R. L. Seale Distillery. R. L. Seale has been crafting rum for more than eighty years and four generations, and their experience shows in every elegant bottle of Tommy Bahama. Tommy Bahama Rum’s two delightfully distinct flavors, Tommy Bahama White Sand and Tommy Bahama Golden Sun, are both made with the finest blackstrap molasses and the cleanest, clearest water naturally filtered through coral stone. Tommy Bahama Rums are fermented using specially selected yeast imported from the wine-growing regions of South Africa. Tommy Bahama White Sand Rum is aged a minimum of two years in American white oak barrels. A clear, light-bodied rum, White Sand has a smooth entry and clean finish with hints of tangy, tropical fruit. Tommy Bahama Golden Sun Rum is a blend of rums aged up to ten years in American white oak barrels. A full-bodied, amber rum, Golden Sun has an elegant, fruity nose and a taste nuanced with hints of coffee, roasted nuts, and sweet pralines. Tommy Bahama Rums have no added sugar or artificial blenders.
Toast our fathers – past and present with these refreshing Tommy Bahama Rum cocktails:
2 parts Tommy Bahama White Sand® Rum
1 part fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon superfine sugar or simple syrup
Shake rum, lemon juice, and sugar with ice then pour into a Collins glass. Fill remaining glass with club soda and garnish with an orange wheel and cherry.
2 parts Tommy Bahama Golden Sun® Rum
1 part premium orange liqueur
Serve in a snifter over crushed ice. Garnish with an orange twist.
Tommy’s Classic Daiquiri
2 parts Tommy Bahama White Sand Rum
1 part freshly squeezed lime juice
½ part simple syrup
Shake ingredients with crushed ice. Serve straight up in a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel. The classic daiquiri is widely known as JFK’s favorite aperitif.