The Legend of Virgin Islands Rum

Cruzan…Sip, Relax and Enjoy.
The tropical isle of St. Croix, which lies 40 miles to the south of St. Thomas, was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493. For all its beauty he named it “Santa Cruz” (Holy Cross). Years later, under the French flag, Santa Cruz was renamed Saint Croix. Cruzan Rum comes from St. Croix and the name Cruzan comes from the name of the local people of the island known as “Crucians”.
In 1760, a sugar mill began crushing cane at the current site of Cruzan Rum distillery on St. Croix.
Since the early 1800’s, the Nelthropp family has lived on and been an integral part of this legendary island’s rich history. It is here, on the same grounds, that the family produces Cruzan Rum, thereby upholding the centuries old tradition of quality Virgin Islands’ rum. Using only the purest, natural ingredients and processes, the Cruzan Rum Distillery has vastly improved on the rums of yesteryear.
Cruzan Rum consistently achieves the light, distinctive taste which has made it one of the fastest growing, premium rums in the world. Cruzan’s line of rums has grown to include Cruzan Aged Dark, Aged Light, Aged 151 Proof and Black Strap, as well as 14 flavors, including the newest member of the flavor lineup Cruzan Peach. Cruzan has also reintroduced its Estate Diamond Rums in Aged Light & Aged Dark. For rum connoisseurs, Cruzan Single Barrel is the world’s first single barrel rum and winner of a Double Gold Medal at the prestigious San Francisco Spirits Competition.
Rounding out the portfolio is Cruzan 9 Spiced Rum, made with a unique blend of nine spices, and Cruzan Velvet Cinn, which takes the naturally sweet flavor of rich dairy cream a step further by adding a robust and lingering taste of bakery cinnamon. Cruzan reminds you to take your time with this one-of-a-kind rum and appreciate its smoothness and quality. We promise it’s worth the Don’t Hurry.
Cruzan Rum. The Don’t Hurry Rum.

Cruzan Rum

Cruzan Rum Punch

1.5 parts Cruzan(R) 9 Spiced Rum
1 part Cruzan Aged Light Rum
2 parts Mango Juice
1 part Pineapple Juice
1/4 part Grenadine
2 Dashes Bitters
Mix all together and top with a splash of Soda

Cruzan 9 Lives

1 part Cruzan(R) 9 Spiced Rum
1 part Cruzan(R) Aged Light Rum
3 parts Pineapple Juice
2 parts Orange Juice
2-3 dashes Angostura Aromatic Bitters
Shake all ingredients except bitters with ice and pour into a Hurricane glass. Garnish with 2-3 dashes of bitters and a pineapple wedge on the rim.

Cruzan Rum Breeze

1 part Cruzan Black Cherry Rum
1 part Cruzan Aged Light Rum
2 parts pineapple juice
Ginger Ale
Pour first three ingredients over ice in a long drink glass. Top up with Ginger Ale and garnish with a lime twist.

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