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RECIPES: Oscar Party Cocktails

Need some special recipes to make your Oscars party more memorable? 10 Cane Rum has come to the rescue, with these contenders for your vote. 10 Cane is a light rum with enough complexity to be sipped straight, like a fine spirit. So those at your party who don’t like mixed drinks can enjoy it straight up, or on the rocks as they watch the Academy Awards.

Slumdog Millionaire Mojito

– 1-1/2 ounces rum
– 1/2 ounce simple syrup
– 1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
– 8 to 10 mint leaves
– Splash of Champagne or other sparkling wine
– Garnish with mint sprig

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Directions: Place simple syrup and mint leaves in the bottom of a tall glass. Press gently with a muddler. Fill with cracked ice. Add rum and lime juice. Stir gently and top off with Champagne. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Revolutionary Road Rum

– 1 ounce rum
– 3/4 ounce blood orange puree
– 1/2 ounce citrus-infused simple syrup
– Garnish with lime-mint foam, or sprig of mint and lime wheel

Directions: Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top with lime-mint foam. Created by Anna Kimball, Rum Socialite, Chicago .

Benjamin Button’s Age Reverser

– 2 ounces rum
– 1 ounce pomegranate juice (see our favorite pomegranate juices)
– 3/4 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
– Dash simple syrup
– Garnish with pomegranate seeds or lemon peel twist

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, combine. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with pomegranate seeds or lemon twist.

Harvey’s Rum & Milk

– 1-1/4 ounces rum
– 2 ounces pineapple juice
– 1 ounce coconut milk
– 1/2 ounce orange juice
– 1/2 ounce dark rum

Directions: Combine rum, pineapple juice, coconut milk and orange juice into a mixing glass. Add ice and shake vigorously. Pour all contents into a highball glass. Top with a float of dark rum.

Best Cocktail in a Supporting Role

– 2 ounces rum
– 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
– 2 tablespoons honey

Directions: Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass. Stir until honey has dissolved completely. Pour into a rocks glass filled with ice.

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