Road to Zion Cocktail Recipe: Boat Drinks

After one sip, you be jammin’.

One of the most common questions I get asked is what type of rum do I enjoy drinking. It’s an impossible questions, but I do have some favorites. Rum has experienced a boom in the last few years and people are discovering that it is much more than just the liquor you toss into your fruity drink. The right rums can be enjoyed straight up like a nice bourbon or scotch.

Due to rum’s flexibility and complex taste characteristics people have begun collecting rums. If you are someone that loves rum and want to start a small home collection, there are a few must have bottles and I would say Appleton Estate from Jamaica is one of those must haves. Appleton rum comes in several styles and ages, starting at their standard Appleton Estate Reserve all the way up to their Limited Edition 50 year old.

Now that we have established that Appleton is a good rum let’s make a Boat Drink with it! This week’s cocktail recipe is called the Road to Zion and it’s of course made with Appleton Rum.

Road to Zion Cocktail Recipe


  • 1.5 oz Appleton Estate Reserve
  • 1 oz Canton
  • 3/4 Fresh lime juice
  • 3 small piece of pineapple
  • 1 pinch of mint
  • 1 demitas spoon of superfine sugar
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Mixing Instructions: Muddle pineapple, mint and sugar in mixing glass. Add all ingredients and ice. Shake well and strain to chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with brandy cherry and orange twist. Raise glass and toast.

Recipe created by Bratislav Glisic.

Do you have a bottle of Appleton Rum in your personal collection? If so, which one? If you have the 50 year old I’m on my way to your place!


By |2016-12-31T11:58:22+00:00July 31st, 2013|Boat Drinks|8 Comments

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  1. Jeremy McDaniel July 31, 2013 at 10:05 am

    LOVE Appleton rums! From special gold to estate extra. You forgot to mention the V/X, probably a better mixer than the reserve. Wish more Jamaican rums, especially the white over proofs were in the US!

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    RumShopRyan July 31, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Me too Jeremy! Yeah, I didn’t list them all out, just went from the most affordable to the cream of the crop! Cheers!

  3. Jeremy McDaniel July 31, 2013 at 11:33 am

    And what is this I hear you have never been to Jamaica?!? Got to remedy that ASAP!! Negril if you can, beach is outstanding!

  4. theglassmonkey July 31, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Love Negril!! Hit the Appleton Rum Estates for a tour in Jamaica also. Holler if you need a guide!

  5. Henry July 31, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Have you tried El Dorado from Guyana?

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    RumShopRyan July 31, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    I have Henry, a very good rum brand.

  7. David August 2, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    What is Canton? is this champagne?

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    RumShopRyan August 6, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Here you go David, – Canton is a ginger flavored liqueur.

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