2 oz Light Rum
1 (Juice of) Lime
1 tsp Powdered Sugar
Lemon slice, cherry
Fill a glass with ice. Add rum, juice of lime and powdered sugar and shake to mix well. Strain into a collins glass over ice cubes. Fill with club soda and stir gently. Garnish with lemon slice and cherry.
I found a neat little video to go with the rum collins recipe so if you want to watch it, here you go. =)
How to Make the Rum Collins Mixed Drink
2 oz Light Rum
1 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
Cherry, Orange Slice
Shake all the ingredients in a shaker with ice and strain into a glass. Garnish with the fruits.
Black Cherry Mojito
1 oz Bacardi White Rum
1 oz Cruzan Black Cherry Rum (or 1/4 oz black cherry syrup)
4 mint leaves
1 fresh lime
Fresh mint, lime wedge, cherry
Muddle mint, lime and simple simple syrup in the bottom of a glass. Fill 3/4 (or 1/2 if you prefer) with ice. Add white rum, add black cherry rum (or syrup) and then top with Soda. Stir well. Garnish with mint, lime wedge and a cherry.
Some people like to do the first step in a separate glass. Then fill another glass with desired amount of ice, pour in the muddled ingredients on top of ice, add liquors and then top with the Soda. Stir well and garnish. Not much difference honestly.
Note: If you use syrup instead of Cruzan Black Cherry Rum, increase the amount of White Rum to 2 oz.
A lot of cocktails call for "simple syrup" and I got a few e-mails asking me if they can use anything to "replace" the simple syrup. So, I'm going to tell you that simple syrup is pretty much sugar water. You can make it at home, no problem.
Simple Syrup Recipe
1. Put one cup of water in a small saucepan.
2. Add two cups of sugar.
3. Heat to a boil while stirring.
4. Reduce heat and continue to stir until the sugar dissolves.
5. Cool to room temperature.
6. Find a clean container that will hold at least a cup and a half.
7. Using a funnel, pour liquid into container.
8. Seal and store in refrigerator up to a month.
You can also add 1 oz of vodka to the simple syrup after bottling it to help with mold/bacteria issues. It's just easier not to keep it around that long though. You can also do a 1:1 ratio and only do 1 cup of sugar per 1 cup of water. If you only want a really small batch, you can do half a cup of water to half a cup of sugar. If you refrigerate it, make sure it's in a container or bottle that will remain tightly sealed.
And as always... Don't drink and drive please. Remember to be responsible when you're out having drinks.
Have a great weekend y'all!