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If you’re anything like us, then you’re an avid cocktail lover. In which case, we think there are some essential ingredients that are a must have for your bar cart. Pubs and bars may be back open, but nothing quite beats a showing stopping performance from the dinner party host.
Firstly, you can’t have a bar (or a proper cocktail for that matter) without some alcohol! Our spirit of choice would obviously by rum, so it only makes sense that our rum of choice would be a bit of Duppy. Whether it’s our Spiced or our Aged rum, we think Duppy definitely belongs in your bar cart – because put simply, we’re the best rum around!
The Duppy Share Aged is our original liquid, the first step in our journey towards sharing the rum love, and so will always be close to our heart. It's a totally unique blend of a 3-year old Jamaican rum from the Worthy Park distillery, packed full of tropical flavours; and a smooth, buttery 5-year-old Barbadian rum from the Foursquare distillery.
The Duppy Share Spiced is our newer and more flavourful addition to the Duppy family, made from 100% Jamaican Rum. Leading with Pineapple and Kola Nut and following with 10 natural Caribbean botanicals and spices, like ginger, vanilla, clove, nutmeg and basil. We’ve created a punchy yet perfectly balanced rum that was even rated The UK's Best Spiced Rum by Great Taste Awards.
There are plenty of other spirits to choose from too, the likes of vodka, gin, tequila, whiskey and many others that can bulk out your bar cart and allow you to serve up lots of different types of delicious drinks.
Once you have chosen your desired spirit, you’ll need to get some mixers too. These can include juices, syrups, tonics, or liqueurs. Some popular additions include Vermouth, Bitters, Aperol, Campari, Kahlua, and Cointreau for use in a variety of drinks. If you're looking for something that pairs perfectly with a bit of Duppy, you can't go wrong with a ginger beer or ale. We'd recommend Fever Tree as a great addition to your next cocktail creation, since they have a variety of tasty mixers to choose from.
Of course, don’t forget you’ll need to stock up on ice to keep those drinks nice a chilled and then add any garnishes like fruit peels or fresh herbs to make your cocktail a little fancier! For a Duppy drink you can't go wrong with a wedge of Lime, Orange wheel or a sprig of fresh Mint.
Once you’ve gotten all your cocktail ingredients, you’ll have to make sure you’re decked out with the right utensils. The first essential bar tool you will need is a rather obvious one; a cocktail shaker! Next, you’ll need a jigger, a muddler, and a strainer. If your cocktail of choice is a little more complex to make, then you'll need these tools to get your cocktail shaken not stirred.
Lastly you'll need some stunning glassware – perhaps a Coupe, a Sling, a Collins glass and an Old Fashioned Glass would do the trick? Serveware for every ocassion and any drink that takes your fancy, and of course an insta-worthy pic!
Now your bar cart is complete and sure to wow all your guests!
Be sure to tag us in any photos of your new bar cart, featuring you bottle of Duppy on Instagram and Facebook @theduppyshare.