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If you’re tired of your usual tipple, or fancy getting into something exceptional ahead of the summer months, Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum could be the way forward.

A firm favourite with bartenders and listed in the country’s best restaurants and bars (such as The Experimental Cocktail Club, Nightjar and Hawksmoor), Appleton Estate produces a range of blends from the V/X to 30 Years Old all aged in oak casks on the estate. Each rum in the range (Appleton Estate V/X, 8 Year Old, 12 Year Old, 21 Year Old and 30 Year Old) has its own distinctive style while carrying the hallmark of Appleton Estate rums: the distinctive note of orange peel. What’s more, the entire production process – from grass to glass – is carried out on the Appleton Estate in Jamaica.

If you’re in need of inspiration as to how to enjoy it, we have two suggestions to get you started:

Jamaican Mule

Ingredients:

1. 50ml Appleton Estate V/X

2. 150ml ginger beer

3. A squeeze of lime

Method:

1. Pour Appleton Estate V/X into a glass filled with ice

2. Add ginger beer to taste and top off with a squeeze of lime

3. Garnish with a lime wedge

Mai Tai

Ingredients:

1. 50ml Appleton Estate V/X

2. 20ml fresh lime juice

3. 12 ½ml orange Curacao

4. 10ml orgeat

5. 10ml gomme

6. A sprig of mint

Method :

1. Combine all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker and shake hard

2. Strain and pour into a rocks glass filled with cubed ice

3. Garnish with a lime wedge and a sprig of mint

(For an even richer, fuller-flavoured Mai Tai, try using Appleton Estate 8 Year Old).

If you think you could help decide who the No1 bartender in the UK is, Appleton Estate Bartender Challenge is giving you the opp0rtunity to do just that. Click here to find out more and be in with a chance of winning.

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