BACARDÍ® Añejo Cuatro, a golden rum inspired by Bacardi founder Don Facundo’s original recipe, is one of the most versatile premium rums you can find. You can appreciate its notes of mild vanilla and honey by sipping it straight. But the four-year-old rum’s distinct flavor also elevates all sorts of different cocktails.
These three recipes give an idea of how much you can do with a bottle of BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro. Each represents a unique style of rum cocktail, ranging from the simple and refreshing to the more complex and spirit-forward.
The only thread connecting these recipes is the presence of BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro—oh, and their incredible deliciousness. Discover what this aged rum adds to these cocktails. And learn how to make them yourself.
You can start simple, with the BACARDÍ Cuatro Mismo. The easy-to-drink cocktail is a smooth mix of BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro, club soda and lime. It’s a close cousin of the highball and every bit as refreshing as the Scotch whisky classic.
But like the highball, the quality of the Mismo depends on the character and flavor of the base spirit. That’s why BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro is such an inspired choice here. The vibrancy it brings to the fizzy and citrusy cocktail will have you demanding a refill.
The cocktail is almost as easy to make as it is to drink. Get the recipe here.
Maybe you want something more complex and fruity than the Cuatro Mismo. That’s where the Cuatro Smash comes in. This recipe combines BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro with ruby red grapefruit juice and St-Germain® elderflower liqueur, resulting in a refined take on a tropical cocktail.
The mild vanilla and honey notes balance the tartness of the grapefruit juice. Without the right rum, this cocktail would be nowhere near as smooth.
Craving a complex and subtly sweet rum cocktail? Here’s the recipe.
For all their differences, the Mismo and Smash are both refreshing rum cocktails. But that’s certainly not the only way to enjoy BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro. It can be the star of an elegant spirit-forward cocktail, such as El Presidente No. 4.
Essentially, this recipe uses the Manhattan as a template but replaces bourbon with aged rum and adds a splash of dry curaçao. These changes allow the rum to shine through, and BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro is ready for the spotlight. The unparalleled rum turns this remixed Manhattan into a cocktail worthy of its own category.
No description can do justice to the El Presidente No. 4. This is how you can pour one for yourself.