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Father's Day cocktails feature fine Guatemalan rum

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If dad enjoys a fine rum libation, here's a couple of good suggestions that feature world famous Guatemalan rum to celebrate the occasion of Father's Day.

The Botran family of Guatemala produces some of the most highly acclaimed rums in the world. Among the most sophisticated are Botran Reserva and Solera 1893 family reserve.

The Reserva rum was specifically designed to bring full rich rum flavor to cocktails at an affordable price. The Solera 1893 family reserve is a luxury rum experience for those that appreciate the very best aged rum.

Here are two delicious cocktails to make for dad on his special day which highlight the fine taste of great rum when combined with simple ingredients.

Botran Vanilla Rum Cola

4 ounces cola
1 1/2 oz Botran Solera 1893
3 drops vanilla extract
slice of orange
ice cubes

method: in a tumbler, add three drops of vanilla extract and the rum. Add ice and stir gently to combine the liquids. Pour cola to fill the glass and float a thick slice of orange at the top.

The smooth rum and creamy vanilla combine with the cola to create a delicious mixed drink. The orange slice provides an outstanding accompaniment with delightful aromas of tropical citrus.

Botran and Ginger

1 1/2 oz Botran Reserva
splash of ginger ale
slice of orange
ice cubes

method: fill a tumbler with ice and pour the rum slowly over the cubes. Stir gently to chill the rum. Finish with a splash of good ginger ale or ginger beer and garnish with a speared orange slice.

The classic combination of rum and ginger is as refreshing as it is delicious. The Botran Reserva rum brings full aged rum flavor to this bright mix and the orange adds a delightful aromatic touch.

Robert Burr is the National Rum Examiner. He publishes Rob's Rum Guide and hosts the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival and Rum Renaissance Caribbean Cruise, in addition to organizing the International Rum Expert Panel (RumXP).