Caliche, an aged white rum, shares 11 cocktails that’ll make your day more spirited.

By Cari Jorgensen

August 16 is National Rum Day. It’s the perfect excuse to grab a bottle and share a drink with friends or pair it with your favorite cigar. Caliche Rum, which received a 4.5 star rating from Bev-X director Sean Ludford, has shared 11 cocktails they think will be perfect for your celebration.

Blended by Roberto Serralles, Caliche Rum is a white rum comprised of four different aged rums. After five distillations, Caliche Rum has notes of oak, vanilla and citrus and goes well in these cocktails.

Cali Strawberry Daiquiri

Cali Strawberry Daiquiri

2 oz Caliche Rum
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
¾ oz Agave Nectar
1 Fresh Strawberry
Garnish: Strawberry

In a shaker, combine all ingredients, then lightly muddle the strawberry. Shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass and garnish with a strawberry.

Cali Diet Daiquiri

Cali Diet Daiquiri

2 oz. Caliche Rum
3/4 oz. Stevia water reduction (10 drops of liquid Stevia to 1 oz. water)
*3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
1 lime twist for garnish

Put all ingredients in a shaker and shake hard. Strain into a martini or coup glass. Garnish with lime twist.

Orange Daiquiri

Orange Daiquiri

2 oz Caliche Rum
3/4 oz Fresh Lime juice
1/2 oz Fresh Orange juice
1/2 oz Honey syrup
1 dash Grand Marnier

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake until well chilled. Serve straight up in a chilled cocktail cup. Garnish with a lemon.

Watermelon Daiquiri

Watermelon Daiquiri

2 oz Caliche Rum
¾ oz St-Germain Liqueur
¾ oz fresh squeezed lime juice
½ oz simple syrup
4 watermelon chunks

Muddle watermelon in a cocktail shaker. Add additional ingredients and shake with ice. Fine strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with a watermelon wedge.

Hemingway Daiquiri

Hemingway Daiquiri

2 oz Caliche Rum
1/2 oz maraschino liqueur
1/2 oz fresh grapefruit juice
3/4 oz lime juice

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Strain into a rocks glass.

Cali Midnight

Cali Midnight

1½ oz Caliche Rum
¾ oz Port Wine
½ oz Lemon Juice
½ oz Triple Sec
Cinnamon stick for garnish

In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients over ice and stir until well mixed. Strain into an ice filled tall coupe. Grate cinnamon on top and garnish a cinnamon stick.

Cali Libre

Cali Libre

2 oz Caliche Rum
Regular or Diet Coke
Garnish: Lime wedge

Pour Caliche in a highball glass already filled with ice. Top with Coke. Garnish with lime wedge.

Cali Swizzle

Cali Swizzle

1 1/2 oz Caliche Rum
1 1/2 oz Pineapple juice
1 oz Orange juice
1/2 oz Lime juice
1/2 oz Velvet Falernum
Lime Wedge

In a cocktail shaker combine all ingredients, fill with ice and shake. Strain over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with fresh lime wedge.

Cali Sparks

Cali Sparks

2 oz Caliche Rum
3/4 oz Lime juice
1/2 oz Agave nectar
3 watermelon cubes approximately 1 square inch
2 oz sparkling dry wine (Any dry Prosseco or Cava)
Fresh Watermelon for garnish

In a cocktail tin muddle the 3 watermelon cubes, add the remaining ingredients, except for the sparkling wine, fill with ice and shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain into an ice filled highball or Collins glass. Garnish with a watermelon garnish.

Cali Absinthe

Cali Absinthe

2 oz Caliche Rum
1/2 oz Batavia –Arrack
3/4 oz Lime juice
3/4 oz Simple syrup
7 mint leaves
Mint sprigs for garnish

In a cocktail shaker combine all ingredients, fill with ice and shake. Strain over ice. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs.

Cali Gold

Cali Gold

2 oz Caliche Rum
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1/4 oz Fresh Pineapple Juice
¾ oz Simple Syrup
3 – 6 Cilantro Leaves
Garnish: Cilantro Leaf

In a rocks glass, combine all ingredients and lightly muddle Cilantro leaves. Top with crushed ice or preferably nugget ice. Garnish with a cilantro spring.

All recipes and images are courtesy of Caliche Rum.