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Feb 5, 2012 06:37 AM

Flor de Cana 18 year old

My friends just brought me back a bottle of this stuff from their trip

Other than neat / rocks is there another way to use this - it seems a shame to mix it but wasn't sure if there was a variation on a cocktail that it would work well in

any ideas let me know or i will just let it mix with a couple ice cubes and perhaps a drop or two of lime juice

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  1. I just checked prices online, and at about $45 I don't think it's expensive enough that I'd feel guilty using it in a cocktail. (Everyone has a different threshold here, of course.)

    A few of my favorite cocktails to show off a well-aged rum:

    - Mai Tai (I love mixing these with some of the higher end rums in my collection when I'm in a celebratory mood)
    - Rum Old-Fashioned (just watch the sugar, since a lot of aged rums tend to be on the sweet side already)
    - El Presidente (traditionally made with white rum; I think it's 100x better made with something darker and deeper)


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    1. re: davis_sq_pro

      FdC 18 is pretty dry so the sugar should not be a problem - unlike if you were talking about El Dorado 12 or 15 year old.

    2. I like aged rums in a simple Daiquiri. Go easy on the simple syrup and the rum flavor should come through nicely.

      There's also the Rum, Gum, and Lime, which I guess is kind of a cross between an Old Fashioned and a Daiquiri. 3:1 rum to lime juice with a splash of soda water and a small amount of simple syrup with a large orange twist built on the rocks.

      1. i have a patient who brings me a bottle every few months. I use it in the summer with mint from my garden and limes to make fantastic mojito's