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Jun 25, 2011 10:15 AM

Cocktails featuring demerara rum

i just went on a rum run and bought Martinique and Jamaican rums for mai tais. I also picked up a bottle of Demerara rum (Lemon Hart 151) but I don't really know what to do with it. It's a bit strong for sipping. Does anyone have ideas for cocktails that feature the flavor? I've browsed the tiki blogs, but I haven't found anything that tickled my fancy.

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  1. Consider yourself lucky to find LH 151. I can't get it here. If using it for mai tai's, use it as a float on top

    1. Beachbum Berry's Hart of Darkness, published in "Beachbum Berry Remixed," is one of my favorite drinks for LH151:

      1/2 oz lime juice
      1/2 oz passion fruit syrup
      1/2 oz honey mix (50/50 honey/water)
      3/4 oz soda water
      1 1/2 oz LH 151
      1/4 oz lemon juice
      8 oz crushed ice

      Blend everything for 5 seconds in a blender*. Pour into a tall glass, add additional ice to fill.

      * Note: Berry recommends using the blender for most drinks, but I don't like breaking mine out too often so I substitute a 15-20 second hard shake.