Cocktail O’Clock with Mainbrace Rum

The sun is shining and the sky is blue…summer is here. And what better way to spend a summer’s evening than relaxing, sipping exotic cocktails? A real indulgence, I never really have a cocktail unless I’m on holiday…but hey we all need a bit of a treat in these days of Corona. So why not try these fresh and fruity concoctions made using delicious Mainbrace Rum. It’s created from a unique blend of two styles of rum, from Martinique and Guayana, to produce a smooth premium golden rum. And it’s yum! Here are my ingredients ready to go.

Planters Punch

My version of this classic cocktail is fresh and fruity. I used a mix of pineapple and tropical juice.

60ml Mainbrace rum

20ml grenadine

60ml pineapple juice

60ml tropical fruit juice


Mix all the ingredients together, stir well and serve.

Pina colada

It’s a classic. Simple and quick to make and evoking thoughts of tropical isles.

60ml Mainbrace rum

120ml pineapple juice

60ml coconut cream


Pour everything into a blender and blend before serving.

Pineapple ginger

Inspired by one of my neighbours – this is Holly’s favourite cocktail

60ml Mainbrace rum

100ml pineapple juice

Juice of one lime

A splash of ginger ale


Mix all the ingredients together, stir and serve

Poncha Regional

Poncha is a traditional drink from the island of Madeira. This is a regional version – the recipe came from my friend Gail who lives there. I used about a teaspoon of lemon skin and about half a teaspoon of honey as I didn’t want it too sweet, but add as much as your taste buds desire.

Juice of 2 oranges

Juice of 1 lemon

Equal measure of Mainbrace rum to juice

A bit of lemon skin pounded with sugar till it’s smooth

Honey to taste

Blend, strain, serve!

And here’s the rum – I love the bottle, too. Of course you don’t have to make cocktails, the rum tastes fabulous on its own, neat or over ice. But it is a bit of fun to bring some of that holiday feeling home with a feast of cocktails.

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