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.”