I Gotta Crush and 3 more rum cocktails

Captain Morgan Cherry Vanilla Cola Float (Photo courtesy of Captain Morgan)

Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum is revealing its unique take on a classic combination of flavors with the launch of its newest offering Cherry Vanilla.

Available on shelves for a limited time, Captain Morgan Cherry Vanilla blends the signature taste of its spiced rum with the sweetness of dark cherries, the notes of rich creamy vanilla and a hint of spice to create a contemporary twist on a timeless classic. It is available in a 750mL bottle with an ABV of 30% at a suggested retail price of $15.99.

To celebrate, Captain Morgan has coupled with reality TV fan-favorite “Grocery Store Joe” aka Joe Amabile who is no stranger to the perfect pairing. As an entrepreneur with more than 10 years of experience in the food industry, Joe knows firsthand about experimenting in the kitchen (and bar) and how adding a little spice to the sweet and nostalgic can inspire creative expression. In need of some cherry vanilla inspiration? Try Joe’s signature Captain Morgan Cherry Vanilla cocktail, “I Gotta Crush” which blends cola, lime juice, maraschino cherries, and fresh mint for a sweet balanced flavor.

“I’m all about finding the perfect match not just when it comes to love,” Amabile said.

Below is Joe’s I Gotta Crush Cocktail recipe plus three more to try.

I Gotta Crush Cocktail 

  • 2 oz Captain Morgan Cherry Vanilla Spiced Rum 
  • 1.5 oz Cola 
  • .5 oz Lime Juice
  • Crushed Ice 
  • Maraschino Cherries 
  • Fresh Mint Leaves 
  • Lime Wedges 
     
    Instructions: Clap mint leaf in your palms to release the aromas and place at the bottom of a tall glass along with one lime wedge, lime juice, and two Maraschino cherries. Using a muddler, muddle the mint, lime, and cherries. Then fill the glass 2/3 full of crushed ice. Pour in Captain Morgan Cherry Vanilla Spiced Rum and Cola. Give it a good stir. Garnish with a mint spring, lime wedge, and/or Maraschino cherry.

Cherry Vanilla & Cola Float

  • 1.5oz Captain Morgan Cherry Vanilla
  • 4oz. Cola
  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Garnish with Maraschino cherry 
     
    Cherry Vanilla & Cola
  • 1.5oz Captain Morgan Cherry Vanilla
  • 4oz. Cola
  • Garnish with Maraschino cherries
     
    Cherry Vanilla Bombshell
  • 1oz Captain Morgan Cherry Vanilla
  • 1oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1oz Bitter Aperitivo
  • Garnish with rum-soaked cherry & serve with no ice

Published by Jonathan Greene

Jonathan Greene is the host of the Hops & Spirits Podcast. Jonathan loves craft beer, whiskey and telling great stories.

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