Anyway, we were booked for a twenty-first birthday party in Aberdeen back in February 2018 with a simple brief: The birthday girl is a big rum fan, and her mother just got a new cream carpet. Result? Light coloured rum drinks for everyone!
Obviously, the only light coloured rum cocktail worth talking about is the Daiquiri. Simple, delectable and err, invented by the British Navy (probably)...so that was our starting point. But how to shake it up?
The Caribbean background of the Daiquiri took us down the route of using similar tropical ingredients - and we quickly jumped at the idea of a spiced coconut variant to give the original a little bit of a reboot.
For the non-rum drinkers, we also served up a whisky highball spiked with a dash of Earl Grey tea, and the ever-popular Lady Pamplemousse. A guaranteed crowd-pleaser if there ever was one.