Rum for all seasons: 5 easy cocktail recipes to try

MANILA, Philippines — If you’ve ever had a cocktail during a night out, you’d know that it’s so much more than just mixing up ingredients. Creating a good one takes time. There’s measuring, shaking, and sometimes even muddling involved (we’ll explain that later). So it’s understandable if you’ve always been too intimidated to make one yourself.

There’s no need to be scared, though, because some of the most delicious cocktails out there are actually simple to prepare. It’s all about starting with a good base and knowing how to balance flavors. Rum, one of the most versatile spirits out there, is a great starting point for experimenting.

If a mix calls for an ingredient that you don’t have, go ahead and improvise. Don’t be afraid to try something different. Soon, you’ll find that many of your pantry staples actually make for good flavor enhancers.

The next time you have people over, quit the usual “pour and drink as you go” routine. Treat your guests to cocktails you’ve concocted yourself. By the end of the night, your family and friends would have had an amazing time, and they might even be inspired to make their own drinks as well. – Rappler.com

Create great cocktails with a quality spirit like Tanduay Asian Rum. Enjoy its silky texture and smooth aromatic blend of multiple ages in charred oak barrels when you mix it with your next drink. www.tanduayusa.com