Rum Lovers Pour Kasama on National Rum Day
Rum lovers around the world will reach for Kasama rum on National Rum Day. Kasama – is a new, small-batch Filipino rum that has burst on to the spirits scene thanks to female founder Alexandra Dorda. Dorda is a second generation spirits entrepreneur, – and she wants to share her favorite tropical cocktail recipes with rum enthusiasts getting ready to celebrate on August 16.
Named after the Filipino term for “together,” Kasama pays homage to Alexandra’s heritage. Kasama tastes and looks like a vacation in a bottle. Hoist your glass and anticipate notes of sweet pineapple, a hint of vanilla, and a pinch of sea salt.
Sharing Alexandra’s version of the tropical classic piña colada below as well as some festive recipes when celebrating National Rum Day. Kasama is also great for your next backyard BBQ or picnic this summer.
Here are three recipes that are sure to make a Kasama rum believer out of you.
- 2 oz. Kasama Rum
- 1 oz. Briottet Creme de Banane
- ¾ oz. Fresh calamansi juice (or lime juice)
- ¾ oz. Pineapple juice
- ½ oz. Cream of coconut
- 1 dash Angostura bitters
Method: Combine all ingredients and swizzle with crushed ice until a frost forms on the outside of the glass. Garnish with a pineapple.
- 2 oz. Kasama Rum
- 2 oz. Grapefruit juice
- 2 oz. Coconut water
- 1 oz. Lime juice
- Pinch of sea salt
- Grapefruit for garnish
Method: Combine the liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Sprinkle salt and garnish with grapefruit slices.
- 1 part Kasama Rum
- 2 parts coconut water
Method: Combine over ice and stir.
Kasama, named after the Filipino term for “together,” pays homage to founder Alexandra Dorda’s Filipino-Polish heritage with a rum that defies the category. Kasama is produced & distilled in the heart of the Philippines, blended & bottled in Poland, and enjoyed in the United States. The brand envelops a sunny spirit inside & out – the convivial bottle holds a golden rum that’s aged 7 years in ex-bourbon American oak barrels with dominant notes of sweet pineapple, a hint of vanilla, and a pinch of sea salt.
Leaving behind the typical tropes associated with old-school rum brands like sailors & pirates and absent of heavily spiced flavor profiles – Kasama brings a refreshing approach in both branding & palate to a category in need of a breath of fresh air.