If you ferment and then distilled sugarcane molasses or sugarcane juice, you will have rum, but if you let the distillate age in an oak barrel, then you will have an exquisite rum.

An interesting fact about this liquor is that most of them are produced in the Caribbean and Latin American countries, like Guatemala. This Central American country is not only home to volcanoes, rainforests, and ancient Mayan sites, Guatemala is also notable for making great rums.

Every year on August 16, we celebrate National Rum Day and this Sunday won't be the exception. Social distancing is keeping us away from friends and family, and isolation can be brutal if we don't have much to do. Many people are constantly looking for ways to entertain themselves, whether is learning how to cook or even how to paint, there is certainly something for everybody. Now, if your thing is bartending, then this article is right for you!

Ron Zacapa 23 wants to help you craft your bartending skills and have shared five cocktail roundups to celebrate this year. To give you some background, this liquor is an ultra-premium rum crafted in Guatemala by Master Blender Lorena Vasquez with so much patience, that once you sip you can only taste its richness and quality.

Zacapa’s unique flavor profile lends well to a variety of serves. For those who prefer to slowly sip, try it on the rocks, and for others who prefer something a little more classic when it comes to rum, try the Zacapa Daiquiri.

Find the recipes below. 

National Rum Day: 5 Cocktails Recipe Using Guatemalan Liquor 

Daiquiri

Zacapa Daiquiri Zacapa Daiquiri Zacapa 23

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz Zacapa 23 Centenario Rum

1 oz Fresh Lime Juice

0.5 oz Simple Syrup

Lime wheel

PREPARATION

Combine all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a lime wheel.

Zacapa Manhattan

Zacapa Manhattan Zacapa Manhattan Zacapa 23

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz Zacapa 23 Centenario Rum

0.75 oz Sweet Vermouth

2 dashes Angostura Bitters

PREPARATION

Combine all ingredients in a glass with ice. Stir well until chilled and strain into a coupe glass.

Old Fashioned

Zacapa Old Fashioned Zacapa Old Fashioned Zacapa 23

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz Zacapa 23 Centenario Rum

2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Sugar Cube

Splash of Water

Orange Twist

PREPARATION

Combine bitters, sugar cube, and a splash of water into a rocks glass and stir to combine. Add Zacapa 23 and large ice cube to glass and stir. Garnish with an orange twist.

Zacapa Sour

Zacapa Sour Zacapa Sour Zacapa 23

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz Zacapa 23 Centenario

0.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

0.75 oz Simple Syrup

Edible Flowers

PREPARATION

Combine all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a coupe glass and garnish with edible flowers.

Zegroni

Zacapa Zegroni Zacapa Zegroni Zacapa 23

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz Zacapa 23 Centenario Rum

0.75 oz Italian Vermouth

0.75 oz Italian Herbal Aperitif

Orange Twist

PREPARATION

Combine all ingredients except orange twist in a rocks glass with ice. Stir gently and garnish with an orange twist.