Here at Rosemullion Distillery, on the Helford Passage in Cornwall; we work hard to make our rums as delicious as possible for you to enjoy while you play in 2023. So if you want to improve your work/life balance then below we have outlined some quick, effort-free recipes for you to get the most out of your Rosemullion rum without having to think or do anything much except sit back and relax.

There are so many ways to drink rum, but if you’re not an experienced rum drinker – with a nose for flavour and a bank of rum-cocktail recipes to lean on – we thought it might be fun to have some easy tips and suggestions to ensure you get the best out of your Rosemullion Distillery rum.

Virgin Rum: a neat classic drink

First off the great thing to realise is that the classic way to drink rum needs no introduction, no recipe and no messing.  Just pour your measure of Rosemullion rum – whether white, honey, spiced, gold, chocolate, dark, chocolate or navy – straight into a beautiful glass and drink it neat.

But you might prefer to add some ice (bring it in a flask!) or a splash of water to take the edge off the hit a little. The water or ice will make sure that it’s refreshingly cool while at the same time ensuring that the vapours from the alcohol don’t overpower all the subtle flavours that we distillers take so much time and care to produce.

Holy Trinity

Rum lovers who like a classically chic hit tend to opt for the cleanest option out there – rum, lime juice and sugar – shaken with ice. It’s each to their own on the amount of

  • lime juice
  • sugar
  • rum

and ice…but if ever there was a reason for happy experiment, then this is it. Pour. Play! Enjoy. Any of our rums will do the trick.

Rum & Coke (aka Cuba Libre)

Rum and coke is one of the best flavour combinations in the world but is also often mistaken for an entry-level drink. And yet, bear in mind that rum and coke is one of the world’s most popular drink for a convincingly simple reason: it’s a fantastic combination. So one of the important things to ensure is

  • that you not only use a fantastic rum – like Rosemullion’s spiced rum
  • that you use a good quality cola so that you don’t drown out the subtle notes of the rum.

Everyone has their preferences regarding which brand of cola they opt for, and it’s worth knowing what yours is, but here at Rosemullion, when making rum and coke or Cuba Libre (the same thing but just with lime juice added) we prefer to pair our white rum with the award-winning Fevertree Madagascan Cola. Fevertree’s rich and distinctive blend has been especially designed to enhance the carefully crafted flavours of some of the world’s best rums – like ours.

“A white rum fermented, distilled, and aged in Cornwall,

that is supple and luxurious, with a smooth finish.

The depth of flavour reflects the fermentation and distillation

process that produces an excellent mixing rum.”

To make your rum and coke or Cuba libre there are no set measures as, again, it’s according to taste, but what you want to aim for is being able to taste the rum with a hint of coke as the background flavour, rather than a tiny hint of rum struggling to shine against the big hitter cola. All our rums are 100% single pot distilled rum, aged with a perfect balance of spices to complement the Cornish rum we produce.

For the rum & coke Cuba Libre classic we recommend:

  • 50 ml rum per person – preferably white rum
  • 100 ml cola per person – preferably good quality
  • ½ fresh lime per person
  • Ice
  • A tall glass
  1. Cut your lime into four small wedges squeezing juice from two of them into a tall glass.
  2. Fill with ice
  3. Drop in the remaining lime wedges
  4. Pour in the rum
  5. Slowly pour in the cola, stirring gently.

Our spiced rum also works well by replacing the cola with a good quality ginger ale and a squeeze of fresh lime.


Rum and Apple (or Orange) Juice – this is a delicious and refreshing drink all year round which you can easily angle towards a season like strawberries for spring or cinnamon for winter. You can also make this with orange juice and orange slices instead of apple. Take:

  1. Fill the highball glasses with crushed ice
  2. Pour in your measure of Rosemullion white rum
  3. Top up the glass with fresh-pressed apple juice and a slice of apple.
  4. Stir gently and drink

Strawberry Mojito – a wonderful and simple way to combine British summertime in a glass.

You will need:

  • 4oz of Rosemullion white rum
  • Lime juice
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 6 Fresh strawberries cut into small bite-size pieces
  • A sprig of mint
  • Soda or sparkling water
  1. Put some of the strawberries in each glass with several mint leaves on top
  2. Add lime juice and sugar.
  3. Gently ‘mull’ the strawberries, mint leaves, lime juice and sugar together until the strawberries start to break down a little and macerate with the mint leaves.
  4. Add rum, ice, and top up the glass with sparkling water or club soda.

Goofy chats and beautiful views, together with some of the best drinks in the world, make for happy days and romantic evenings. But whichever of our rums you choose – white, honey, spiced, gold, chocolate, dark, chocolate or navy – and whether you’re relaxing on a Cornish beach or playing hard in the city, all of us here at Rosemullion very much hope you enjoy your rum dos.

It’s worth mentioning that not much beats the pleasure of hanging out with friends on Cornish shores and clifftops, glass in hand, watching the waves roll in and the seagulls fly by. This is why all our spirits come in our beautiful, bespoke glass bottles which unfailingly give that wow factor when pulled out of rucksacks and baskets on beaches, rocks and decks. Cheers.

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