Get Yourself in a Swizzle Over Bermudan Rum

As any wine and spirit connoisseur will know, Bermudan Rum has established itself as the epitome of high-quality liquor thanks to the Gosling Family’s secret blended recipe. For your next holiday, travel to the island of Bermuda and treat yourself to its lavish taste.

Gosling’s Famous Bermudan Rum

Thank to William Gosling, Bermuda has a substantial liquor heritage. A vintner from London, he arrived in Bermuda with £10,000 worth of spirits and wines. He went on to found the Gosling enterprise, which is still family-run to this day. Though the raw material used are imported from Jamaica, Trinidad and Barbados (as sugar cane doesn’t grow in sufficient abundance on the island) the Gosling’s age and blend the distillate themselves. Two centuries later, it’s their old family recipe which has made Bermudan rum famous.

Bermuda’s Favourite Cocktails and Dishes

If that’s whetted your appetite, start planning your Bermudan getaway now – call Prestige Holidays to take advantage of our expert knowledge of the island and its luxury accommodation options. In the meantime though, here are some Bermudan cocktails and dishes to try at home:

  • The Rum Swizzle

Fill a pitcher with ice, add 4oz of Gosling’s Black Seal Rum, then 4oz of Gosling’s Gold Rum. Top with 5oz of pineapple juice and 5oz of orange juice. Flavour with a splash of grenadine or Bermuda Falernum, before adding 6 dashes of Angostura Bitters. Churn the mixture until a foam appears, and pour the drink into a martini glass after straining it. Delicious!

  • The Dark ‘n Stormy

You’ll only need two ingredients for this one: 2oz of Gosling’s Black Seal Rum and 6oz of Gosling’s Stormy Ginger Beer. Stir the liquid until the mix resembles a storm cloud and then pour it into a tall glass filled with ice.

“Classically Bermudan, the Dark ‘n Stormy is a light drink that is very refreshing.”

  • The Bermuda Fish Chowder

Step 1: Boil 6 rockfish heads in salted water. Once cooked, remove the meat from the bones and place to one side. Don’t throw the stock away.

Step 2: Finely chop an onion, pepper, carrot, potato, leek and celery, then sauté them in oil until the vegetables soften. Add tomato paste and leave to sweat.

Step 3: Pour in the strained fish stock, adding the fish meat, a tin of chopped tomatoes as well as two teaspoons of paprika, curry, thyme, marjoram, oregano, 1 teaspoon of tarragon, a pinch of salt, 4 garlic cloves and bay leaves. Leave to simmer.

Step 4: Season with ¼ cup of Gosling’s Black Seal Rum and Sherry peppers.

Best Cocktails at the Rum House Bar

If you want an authentic taste of Bermuda, there’s one place I would recommend for its top-notch cocktails and its colonial-era atmosphere.

The Rum House Bar, located in Grotto Bay, serves some of the best cocktails on the island. It boasts gorgeous wooden panelling, wicker furniture and indoor palm trees, and its floor-to-ceiling windows let you shelter from the sun while still admiring the ocean views. If you’d rather sit outside, there’s a terrace where you can enjoy your refreshing Bermudan cocktail.

For further information or additional tips, don’t hesitate to contact Prestige Holidays. One of our knowledgeable advisors will be happy to answer any enquiries and help with your booking.