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I’ve always thought of myself as a whiskey girl. I've never been shy about it. But I feel that it's time for me to start seeing other spirits. And I’m starting with Rum.

I admit that I've never truly given rum a chance. In the past, whenever I’ve thought to make a rum cocktail my mind immediately went to a mojito or daiquiri. But I’ve decided that if I’m going to truly accept Rum into my life, I need to break with tradition.

I was recently given a chance to sample Bacardi Añejo Cuatro, a blend of rums aged in American Oak for a minimum of 4 years. Just in time for my booze renaissance. I decided to approach this aged rum as I would any whiskey.

The Añejo Cuatro greets you with a golden brown hue and medium body. First taste is full of deep cherry and fruit flavors with a long woody finish. I decided to play on those fruit flavors and pair the Añejo Cuatro with Luxardo Maraschino liqueur.



  • 2 ounces Bacardi Añejo Cuatro
  • 3/4 ounce Honey Syrup
  • 1/2 ounce Lemon Juice
  • Bar spoon of Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
  • 2 dashes Hibiscus Bitters
  • Egg White


Combine ingredients in an ice-filled shaker.

Shake until well chilled.

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


I'm excited to see where my journey to explore other spirits takes me. So far, I think I'm off to a good start. For more rum cocktails, check out my FANCY RUM COCKTAIL featuring Bacardi Añejo Cuatro and sparkling wine.