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#CaptainRumDay Competition for National Rum Day

El Picante
Francisco Lopez

To celebrate National Rum Day on Saturday, August 16, Captain Morgan is hosting a fun competition for us in the media. The brand is challenging me and other select influencers to create an original cocktail recipe using Captain Morgan’s new white rum along with eight unconventional ingredients, yikes.

So this is how it works:

I received a package of Captain Morgan White Rum along with eight unconventional ingredients: Chocolate, Bacon, Sriracha, Pistachios, BBQ Sauce, Red Licorice, Salsa and Potato Chips. I have to create my own signature cocktail using any ingredients/mixers i want, but i must incorporate at least two of the unconventional ingredients included in the package, a max of 1.5 oz. of liquor may be included in cocktail recipe. The competition officially started on Tuesday, August 12 and will run through National Rum Day (8/16).

Once I have finished my cocktail members of the Captain Morgan brand team (~20 people) will vote on the best cocktail via a secret ballot. So it will simply be the cocktail that gets the most votes wins. The winner will be announced on Monday, August 18. When I win I will let you guys know what my prize was, until then here is my amazing cocktail, I call it “El Picante

El Picante

1.5oz Captain Morgan White Rum


.75oz of Lemon juice


.75oz of Orange Juice (Tropicana)


1 drop of BBQ sauce


4 dashes of Sriracha sauce


A light squeeze of Kool Aid liquid (Cherry Flavored)


Grate half of a square of Hershey's Milk Chocolate

Shake with ice.
Strain into a rocks glass with lots of ice.

For more ideas on cocktails and places to have a great drink, click on #Drinks. Cheers and Salute!