Platinum is an aromatic fresh spirit made from sugarcane juice, related to a cachaca. It is different to the usual white rum because it is not made from the traditional molasses, and it is pot-distilled to capture the flavours. Consequently it has a lighter style, more flavour and delightful fresh sugar cane and brown sugar floral aromas to add complexity to any drink. The aromas influence the flavour and the flavours mix exceptionally well into classic white rum drinks like the mojito.
The beautiful bottle is a stand-out on the bar, decorated in white and real platinum.
Make a simple sugar syrup 50/50 water and sugar
Juice some limes - about half a lime per drink
Cut some limes into 8 wedges - 2-3 per glass
Get a collins/tall glass and some ice
One nice sprig of mint per glass
A little Soda Water
Place the sprig of mint in the palm of your hand and slap it hard with the other hand.
3/4 fill the glass with ice so it holds the mint upright
Pour 1.5 measures or 45ml of Platinum Rum over the ice
Pour 15ml lime juice over ice
Pour 15ml sugar syrup over ice
Pour in a splash of soda water
Stir the drink so ice melts and dilutes it.
Add a straw and serve.