Old New Orleans Crystal RumMADE BY CELEBRATION DISTILLATION IN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
“My parents are avid rum seekers, and we trade rum and other spirits constantly. I’m giving them this warm and buttery white rum that is great mixed, but is also perfect sipping on its own (or in a holiday rum cake!).”—Geoffrey, Spirits + Wine Team
This standout white rum has the perfect balance of sweetness and bite for all of our favorite rum cocktails. Born in an old cotton warehouse in New Orleans' 9th Ward, it's distilled entirely from Louisiana sugar cane.
Head distiller and founder James Michalopoulos uses both a pot still (used for whiskey) and a column still (used for vodka) to get the best influences of both processes. The distillery took on eight feet of water during Hurricane Katrina, but thanks to the support of the community (and the growing popularity of this incredible rum), they made it through the aftermath of the storm and today they are thriving.
James is also a successful artist who specializes in brightly colored oil paintings of life and landscapes in New Orleans. Each bottle of rum is imprinted with one of his paintings.
Our new favorite cocktail:
2.25 ounces Celebration Distillation White Rum
.5 ounces fresh lime juice
.5 ounces fresh cucumber juice
.5 ounces light simple syrup (1 part sugar, 2 parts water)
Cucumber slice, for garnish
1. Combine rum, lime juice, fresh cucumber juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds.
2. Strain into a glass and garnish with cucumber slice.
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We think mojitos are the perfect pick-me-up after a long day, plus they're an awesome party drink. We recommend making them by the pitcher with fresh lime juice, fresh mint steeped in simple syrup and this Crystal Rum.