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2016 St. Croix Rum Festival set for May

The Flavor Of Rum is the theme of the 2016 St. Croix Rum Festival to be held at the historical Fort Frederik in Frederiksted, St. Croix U.S. Virgin Islands on May 29 of this year, from 3pm to midnight.

St. Croix Rum Festival - Flavor of Rum is the theme of the 2016 St. Croix Rum Festival on May 29 in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The St. Croix Rum Festival “Flavor of Rum” is scheduled for May 29 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, featuring a tasting of fine rum, as well as music and island cultural activities.

The event overlooks the magnificent backdrop of the Ann E. Abramson Marine Facility, the main cruise ship port in St. Croix, nearby to Frederiksted Beach.

Since the early 1800s, St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands has been producing some of the world’s most notable rums, including the popular Cruzan brand.

In addition to many fine rum samples to taste, the festival features the best local food from some of St. Croix’s finest cooks and restaurants, with live music from local and international entertainers, a Bikini Contest, a BBQ Rum Contest and a Flair Bartender Show Competition. Also on hand will be artists displaying handmade crafts — a celebration of Virgin Islands’ unique lifestyle and culture.

According to event promoter Mr. George Moore, “the St. Croix Rum Festival is about the celebration and appreciation of numerous rums — a treat for both tourists and locals.”

In addition to the Sunday rum festival, a schedule of St. Croix tours on Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28 will be offered to participants.

Visit the official St. Croix Rum Festival “Flavor of Rum” website for complete details and to purchase tickets.

The St. Croix Rum Festival “Flavor of Rum” is produced by George Moore Productions.

Cruzan Blueberry Lemonade Rum makes cool summer cocktails

Cruzan Blueberry Lemonade Rum - CruzanBlueberryLemonade200

Cruzan’s new Blueberry Lemonade flavored rum from St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands offers a bright, tropical fruit combination for summer cocktails.

A new flavored expression from Cruzan Rum of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands offers a delightful combination of ripe blueberries and lemonade to add the essence of fresh fruit to summer cocktails and punch recipes.

Like all Cruzan rums, Cruzan Blueberry Lemonade Rum is crafted by Cruzan Master Distiller Gary Nelthropp, whose family has been making rum on the island of St. Croix for generations.

It is made from natural ingredients including cane molasses and tropical rainwater, using a unique five-column distillation process, staying true to Cruzan’s goal of creating the cleanest-tasting, highest-quality rum on the market.

Here’s a recipe that features the new rum — perfect for sharing with friends while celebrating the summer season. Create singular cocktails or make a punch for your next gathering. This simple 8/3 ratio of rum to grapefruit juice is easy and delicious.

Cruzan Blueberry Lemonade Cooler

2 parts Cruzan Blueberry Lemonade Rum
3/4 part Fresh Grapefruit Juice
1 small pinch Sea Salt
Club Soda

Cruzan Blueberry Lemonade Rum - Blueberry Lemonade Cooler

Cruzan’s Blueberry Lemonade Cooler is a delicious recipe for a summer cocktail, or a punch.

Method: Combine rum, grapefruit juice and salt over ice in a shaker. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Double strain into a glass over ice and top with club soda. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel.

Cruzan Blueberry Lemonade Rum is now available with a suggested retail price of $14.99 per 750ml bottle.

Named for the people of St. Croix (Crucians), Cruzan Rum is synonymous with the spirit of the island’s unpretentious and authentic tropical lifestyle.

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