July 18, 2017
| July 18, 2012 | Food & Drink
14 years aged Diplomatico Ambassador rum
Award-winning Venezuelan rum producer Diplomatico is hitting the Hamptons hard this summer in honor of its 20th anniversary. Nick and Toni’s, Stephen Talkhouse, and new restaurant Andrra have all hosted tastings of Diplomatico’s five rums, Blanco, Añejo, Reserva, Reserva Exclusiva, and Ambassador. Aged in sherry casks for 14 years, the Ambassador is perfect to serve neat or over ice. Only 1,600 bottles are made per year, so drink it slow and savor the notes of chocolate, aged dried fruit, coffee, and vanilla. Use the lighter Blanco white rum (also chocolaty in flavor) for cocktails, such as the refreshing Hemingway Daiquiri (below). Tonight, stop by La Super-Rica for two-for-one Diplomatico cocktails and the spot’s Wednesday Night Sailing Afterparty (5 PM). The brand will also have a tasting table at Bay Street Theatre’s Rock the Dock bash this Saturday–and look for it at the Great Chefs Dinner on July 28. Whip up this recipe on July 19 for National Daiquiri Day!
2 ounces Diplomatico Blanco
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce grapefruit juice
1/2 ounce Luxardo maraschino liqueur
Dash simple syrup
Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a brandy-soaked cherry.
Diplomatico rums are available at Springs Wines & Liquors in East Hampton, as well as other liquor purveyors throughout the East End.