When we think of rum, we automatically think of mojitos, summer and drinking on a terrace. But with the right ingredients, rum can also be warm and soothing.
Let us introduce you to Chic Choc Spiced Rum, a Canadian rum using various spices from Quebec’s Chic Choc Mountain region on the Gaspé Peninsula, making it the first spiced rum from Quebec. And we love supporting local products!
This young rum debuted less than two years ago and is lighter in colour, as well as spiciness, especially in comparison to the usual spiced rums on the market. There’s a balance between spicy and sweet with the six natural plants and spices which are: whiterod berries, lovage root, wild angelica, pine forest spikenard, sweet gale and peppery green alder. Delish!
We used Chic Choc Spiced Rum to make a traditional Dark n’ Stormy Cocktail, the cocktail was slightly sweet but the lemon contrasted the sweetness of the cocktail. Chic Choc Spiced Rum is very easy to drink and not as harsh as other spiced rums. And don’t worry if you don’t have a sprig of spruce as a garnish, a zest of lemon will do. We just chose to sneak into Senior Diva’s garden, under the cover of darkness of course, to snip off a few branches of her beloved spruce tree!
Dark n’ Stormy
- 1½ oz Chic Choc Spiced Rum
- 2 oz Ginger Ale
- ½ oz lemon juice
- 1 sprig of spruce
- Add ice to a glass
- Add Chic Choc Spiced rum, ginger ale and lemon juice.
- Garnish with sprig of spruce