12 Drinks of Christmas, Day 12! Happy New Year, Enjoy the Games and this Great SIPS from Bumbu Rum!

I recently featured Bumbu Rum in the 12 Drinks of Christmas series (Day 8, Find the piece here! -and it’s a brand that’s new to me. So I am featuring a couple of more cocktails because this brand deserves a little Christmas (or New Years) love.


These cocktails are new to me but they sound absolutely divine.






1 ½ oz Bumbu Rum

¼ oz Coca-Cola reduction (see below for recipe!)

6 drops of Angostura bitters

½ oz Batavia Arrack

Add all ingredients into a mixing glass.
Add ice and stir for 20 seconds.
Strain over 1 large ice cube.
Garnish with a flamed orange chip.

Coca-Cola Reduction: Courtesy of CocktailDudes.com

3 (12 oz) bottles Mexican Coca Cola.

Pour the cola into a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
Reduce to low and simmer until the volume has reduced to 6 oz (⅙ the original volume) – about 30 minutes.
Remove from the heat and allow it to cool to room temperature.


“Summer Somewhere”

Recipe courtesy of  Courtesy Sons of Essex, New York




60mL Bumbu Rum
15mL Strawberry Purée
45mL Orange Juice
30mL Lime Juice
15mL Brown Sugar

Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Add ice and shake. Serve over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Courtesy @sonsofessexles in #NewYork
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Meet the “Sweet Music” cocktail. What song are you listening to while sipping this?
40mL Bumbu rum
20mL Wild Ginger ginger beer
20mL St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur
Twist of lemon

Add all ingredients over ice in a rocks glass, g
Garnish with a twist of lemon.


Sweet Music
Meet the “Sweet Music” Cocktail”! Courtesy of The Sinking Ship!






40mL Bumbu rum
20mL Wild Ginger ginger beer
20mL St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur
Twist of lemon

Add all ingredients over ice in a rocks glass, and garnish with a twist of lemon.



Bumbu Punch   Created by Tommy Warren, Head Bartender at Bedford & Co
Photo courtesy of Chilled Magazine



2 oz. El Dorado 3 Year Rum.
3/4 oz. Bumbu Rum.
1/2 oz. Lime Juice.
1/2 oz. Passion Fruit Purée.
1/2 oz. Pineapple Juice.
1 oz. Simple Syrup.

Fill small shaker with ice and combine all above ingredients.
Shake 20 times and empty all contents glass.
Top with 3/4 oz. Bumbu Rum.
Garnish with orange slice, cherry, umbrella and bendy straw.


Here’s the Bumbu story or stories since there are two: one for the Original, one for the Blend! (The content of the stories is from the Bumbu website: http://www.bumbu.com/countries.php

The Original:

Our flagship Bumbu Rum is based on the original recipe created by 16th and 17th century sailors of the West Indies, who blended native Caribbean ingredients into their rum and called it “Bumbu” – truly the original craft spirit.

Using the same all-natural native spices and no artificial colors or flavors, our rum is an authentic revival of this piece of Caribbean history, distilled in small batches and blended by hand. We’re pretty sure our great-great-grandfathers would approve.


The Blend:

The Heart of the Rum:

Our rum heritage isn’t just historical – it’s geological. Unlike most Caribbean islands (formed by volcanos), Barbados was created by coral reefs. Here, our ground water is purified as it’s forced through our natural limestone, making Barbadian water some of the finest in the world. Distillers elsewhere must filter their water before using it in their process – not so here.

This exceptionally pure water, coupled with carefully selected sugarcane from across the Caribbean and South America, lends the lightness and smoothness that’s central to Bumbu’s remarkable drinkability.

The Cane:

Our master distillers select sugarcane from some of the world’s best countries for producing the crop. The minerals and other elements present in sugarcane contribute unique characteristics when distilled into rum:

Barbados: Soft and sweet, with hints of vanilla and banana
Belize: Medium-bodied, with notes of coffee and cocoa
Brazil: Light and fruity with aromas of tropical fruits like mango and papaya
Costa Rica: Full-bodied and aromatic with hints of coriander and ginger
Dominican Republic: Full bodied and sweet. Notes of toffee and vanilla
El Salvador: Dry and light with floral aromas and exceptional smoothness
Guyana: Rich, heavy and earthy, with chocolate and caramel flavors
Honduras: Medium-bodied, with notes of orange and cinnamon


The Distillery:

Bumbu is made at a historic Barbadian distillery founded in 1893 and continuously operated for more than 120 years. Our rum is distilled using two continuous stills and aged up to 15 years in grade-A, once-used Kentucky bourbon barrels. The yeast used during fermentation is a distillery secret that dates back as far as 1840, when some of our original iron pot stills were cast.


Bumbu is now the fastest-growing ultra-premium rum in the United States! 
For the latest brand news and updates, please visit us online at www.bumbu.com
Follow Bumbu Rum on these social platforms:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OriginalBumbu/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/originalbumbu
#bumbu #thecraftrum

This is one amazing rum! It’s definitely worth the effort to find it and buy it! Do buy a back-up bottle too because this rum will vanish faster than most!!


Thanks to Bumbu Rum for all the photos!



Stevie Wilson,




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