Pic - Trevor Hart

Rum is definitely the summer must have this year. 

It's shaking off the reputation it's had as a strong, brown spirit and similar to other spirits like gin and whiskey it's being re-branded as a trendy, hip drink. 

Citrus is great with most premium rums and really brings out the flavour of the spirit. 

If sipping rum is a step to far for you then start your rum journey with this great Canchanchara cocktail which is easy to prepare and refreshing, especially on a hot summer's day.

The honey in this cocktail will also soften the taste and allay any fears that the rum will either be too bitter or too strong for some cocktail lovers who don't want a drink to sting.


50 ml Havana 7YO
20 mL Fresh lime juice 
25 ml Honey syrup (2:1 ratio)


Shake all ingredients with ice then strain into rocks glass over ice and garnish with lime wedge 

Pic - Trevor Hart