Cocktails and Spirits and Wine–Oh My!
**This is a sponsored post. I was provided a sample of Cruzan Passion Fruit Rum for the purpose of review. All opinions expressed are my own and no further compensation has been received. Now that we’ve got that out of the way…**
Why is the rum always gone?! Because it tastes so good!
Previously I had the opportunity to review Cruzan’s Key Lime rum, but the other flavor they released this summer just hit my doorstep: Cruzan Passion Fruit Rum. If you’re looking to extend those summer feelings and flavors, Passion Fruit Rum might be just what you need.
The aroma of passion fruit is quite strong in this rum and the flavor is spot-on, though admittedly not quite as smooth as their Strawberry rum. The fruit has never been one of my top favorites mostly thanks to the texture, but in juice form it’s hard to make a good tropical punch without it! To that end I put together a quick tipple to highlight it’s tropics-inducing properties.
1 1/2 oz Orange Juice
1 oz Passion Fruit Rum
1 oz Coconut Water
Combine over ice and shake until frosty. Strain into a prepared cocktail glass and sip into the sunset.
Cruzan’s Passion Fruit Rum is plenty sweet on it’s own and can stand up to quite a bit of fruit and acid without the need for additional sweeteners. The coconut water is my favorite low-key mixer of the moment, just make sure the one you’re buying doesn’t have any added sugars and you’ll be good to go.