Original Mount Gay Rum Cocktails

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Upcoming TDN and Chat – Absinthe

To piggyback on Tuesday’s upcoming Absinthe Chat with the Wormwood Society (and friends), the theme for this week’s Thursday Drink Night will be absinthe! Whether using a nano-drop or a five ounce death pour, every drink of the night will be made with our favorite louching spirit [ok, that link is simply mindblowing].

As voted on by the participants, the best cocktail of the evening will win a bottle of Marteau absinthe courtesy of Gwydion Stone. The louching begins at 7pm EST.

Enter the chat room!

(If you have missed out on the fun so far, check out what Thursday Drink Night is all about.)

TDN Mount Gay XO Wrap-Up

I’ve been saying this a lot lately, but this past week’s TDN was one of the most well-attending and raucously fantastic events we’ve done to date. A record-breaking 46 cocktails were created and the majority of them were quite tasty, a tribute to such a wonderful rum. Chester Browne, head man of awesome at Mount Gay, joined us for drinks and some questions and even offered a bottle of Mount Gay 1703 for the winning cocktail.

Winning Cocktail

Aar matey

If there was any TDN I wanted to sabotage the voting, it was this one, but I could spot more than a few tiki gods eying me menacingly… so I squared up and voted for the tastiest drink. Stevi Deter, author of one of my favorite cocktail blogs, Two At The Most, took the prize with this unexpected delight.

Milanese Sailor

  • 1 1/2oz Mount Gay Extra Old rum
  • 3/4oz Ramazzotti Amaro
  • 1/4oz falernum
  • 1/4oz creme de cacao

Fill the spyglass nearest by with ice and donate the above ingredients. Shake. Do not hold up to your eye, but instead strain into a chilled wooden mug hand.

Stevi from Two At The Most

Featured Cocktails

The Mixoloseum Twitter page has a full list Mount Gay XO creations from the evening, but here are a few highlights:

Rum Honey Old Fashioned

Chet Baker

  • 2oz Mount Gay Extra Old rum
  • 1/4oz Punt e Mes
  • 1/4oz honey syrup
  • 2 dash Bitter Truth aromatic bitters

Build over ice cubes carved in Jamie’s likeness. Stir, but not enough to wear away that beautiful nose.

Southern Gothic

Bridgetown Sling

  • 2oz Mount Gay Extra Old
  • 1/2oz falernum
  • 1 1/4oz pineapple juice
  • 1/2oz cherry brandy
  • 1/4oz pimento dram
  • 2 dashes Bitter Truth aromatic bitters
  • club soda, to top
  • lime peel, for garnish

Shake with hand-cracked ice and donate to your skinniest collins glass. Top with soda and watch it bubble and foam. Like…

Gabe from cocktailnerd< ?a>

Prime Minister

  • 1 1/2oz Mount Gay Extra Old rum
  • 3/4oz Lillet blanc
  • 1/2oz Cherry Heering
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • lemon peel, for garnish

Delicately crack ice with an oaken gavel. Stir. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Matt from RumDood.com


  • 1 1/2oz Mount Gay Extra Old rum
  • 1/2oz Pommeau de Normandie
  • 1/2oz Domain de Canton
  • 1/2oz lime juice
  • 1 dash simple syrup

Shake with a passion normally saved for making fun of Gabe. Triple strain for kicks (and to annoy Gabe).

Paul from Cocktail Chonicles

Rikki Tiki Tavi

  • 3oz Mount Gay Extra Old rum
  • 3/4oz cognac
  • 3/4oz grapefruit juice
  • 3/4oz lime juice
  • 1/2oz orgeat
  • 1/4oz simple syrup

Flash blend all ingredients with 1c crushed ice. Garnish with the symbol of Ra.

Doug from The Pegu Blog

Rikki Tiki Tavi

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3 Comments to “ Original Mount Gay Rum Cocktails”
  1. BonzoGalNo Gravatar says:

    OMFGWTFBBQ those are good drinks. And that garnish in the bottom photo is 87-thumbs-up.

  2. A cocktail named Chet Baker. Lovely.

  3. TiareNo Gravatar says:

    Tasty drinks all of them! and that garnish at the bottom is happy FUN!


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