DON Papa Rum, the small-batch rum made in Bacolod, is fast becoming the must-stock spirit and bottle. Combining a well-balanced yet delicate flavor, Don Papa Rum is on the shelves of serious cocktail bars both in the Philippines and abroad. In Manila, cocktail concoctions infused with Don Papa Rum have already made their debut at top bars like Rocket Room, Long Bar, Aracama, M Cafe, Finders Keepers, and ‘Cue.
Don Papa Rum is also an increasing favorite for people’s home bars. In time for the holidays, the company is sharing a special cocktail called the Peppermint Papa, a recipe that highlights a much loved, local ingredient—chocolate tablea. Like the rum itself, this holiday recipe celebrates local elements in a comforting concoction.
Whilst Don Papa is an excellent sipping rum, easily enjoyed either neat or on the rocks, Don Papa Rum is also being used by top bartenders and mixologists to create interesting riffs on classic cocktails.
“We’ve seen a diversity in the way our rum is incorporated; we’ve made a new classic with the Don Papa Rum Old Fashioned, and other exciting original cocktails,” says Andrew Garcia, General Manager of Bleeding Heart Rum Co, makers of Don Papa Rum. “Peppermint Papa makes use of chocolate tablea and makes a perfect holiday drink.”
Per serving recipe per cup
1 1/2 oz Don Papa Rum
1 oz Kahlua
1/4 oz creme de menthe
1 unsweetened tablea chocolate (add 3/4 cup hot water)
Top it with whipped cream
Optional: sprinkle choco bits or strawberry syrup
Recipe for large, party-size servings
Place in a pitcher using a measuring cup
1 1/2 cup of Don Papa
1 cup kahlua
1/4 cup creme de menthe
5 unsweetened tablea chocolate (add 6 cups of hot water)
Top with whipped cream when ready to serve
About the brand
Don Papa is a premium aged small batch rum from Negros Occidental, Philippines. Distilled from some of the finest sugar cane in the world, Don Papa is first aged 7 years in oak barrels in the foothills of Mount Kanlaon before being blended to perfection. Don Papa small batch rum can be found in leading retailers and liquor stores