5 to Try: Charanda Cocktails

Charanda, one of Mexico’s few protected spirits, is gaining favor among American bartenders for its clear expression of sugarcane and slightly funky quality (akin to rhum agricole). While it works well as a substitute for more traditional rums in classic drinks like the Daiquiri, the spirit also stands on its own in modern-day creations like these charanda cocktails.

Charanda Güey
The sugarcane spirit spices up this twist on the Three Dots and a Dash.

Killer on Ice
An Old Fashioned-style rum cocktail.

Pátzcuaro
In this Cuba Libre meets Mojito hybrid, Branca Menta and ginger find flavor harmony.

Pet Shop Eyes
Raspberries tap into the fruity side of Mexican rum in this sweet-tart number.

Piña y Caña
Charanda plays with pineapple, falernum and lime in this simple rum sour.


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