The Rum Diary in a glass: Three film-inspired cocktails

Channel your inner Johnny Depp and enjoy a taste of the tropics in a glass with one of these spirited sips.

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Paul Kemp Concoction
1 ½ oz Flor de Caña 4 Year Rum
1 oz guava juice
1 oz orange juice
½ oz lemon juice
1/3 oz simple sugar
1 orange slice
1 cherry with stem


Fill 3/4 of a cocktail shaker with ice and add Flor de Caña rum, guava juice, orange juice, lemon juice and simple sugar.
Shake well for 20-30 seconds, serve in a Tom Collins glass with ice and decorate with orange slice and cherry.


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Sanderson Swagger
1 1/2 oz Flor de Caña 7 Year Rum
1 Tbs superfine Sugar
Lime Wedges
4 sprigs of fresh Mint
Club Soda


Muddle mint leaves, superfine sugar and lime in a mixing glass.
Add Flor de Caña and ice in a cocktail shaker and shake.
Strain into a tall glass filled with ice.
Top with Club Soda and garnish with a sprig of mint.


Recipes and cocktail photos courtesy of Deussen Global.

In honor of the recent release of The Rum Diary, Flor de Caña rum has stirred up some spirited sips inspired by the film (and book) that utilize this favorited sugar cane spirit. So channel your inner Johnny Depp and enjoy a taste of the tropics in a glass with one of these cocktails.

The Classic Rum Diary

2 oz Flor de Caña 7 Year Rum
4 oz Coca Cola

Shake & strain over ice into a tall rocks glass.

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