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We’ve left the best till last with Burning Barn’s Iced Tea. Double rum fun, this one is an extra boozy favourite using both our Smoked and Spiced Rum.

Pour extravagantly into a highball with plenty of ice, float the cola and add a wedge of lemon.

Serve in a long glass with plenty of ice and add pomegranate seeds for that extra splash of colour.

We’re taking matters into our own hands here at Burning Barn Rum. Summer is upon us, so what better way to kick off the season than with our favorite Summer Serves. These serves are the perfect partner to your sun lounger/ BBQ/ beer garden set up and we’ve got a cocktail sorted for each of our rums, so there’s no excuse not to get a little creative.

Don’t overestimate yourself with this one.


Our Spiced Rum Summer Cup is a summery as it gets, superbly refreshing with a unique fiery kick – a must at any summer gathering.

Mix all the ingredients together and serve in a Copa with fresh strawberries, cucumber and plenty of ice. Drink with abandon.

Coming in at numero uno is our Honey Rum Mojito. Add a little liquid gold to your traditional mojito with our Honey and Rum Liqueur. This one is a surefire crowd-pleaser with the sweetness from the honey meaning there’s no need to add sugar.

Ay Caramba! That’s three indecently good cocktails for you which are sure to impress even the most ardent cocktail critic. Get tagging us in your creations with @burningbarnrum.



For the Cocktail:

For the Cumin-Pepper Syrup:

A crowd-pleaser at any age, watermelon agua fresca might just be the most refreshing drink on your barbecue table. Think of this like a slightly herbal yet bright watermelon lemonade. Cumin and mint add a level of sophistication to this virgin drink, but don’t be afraid to add some vodka or mezcal to the mix!

No lonely hearts here- these pepper- cumin cocktails are made to share! This recipe comes together in two easy steps: making the simple syrup and shaking the cocktail. Combining earthy, spicy, tropical and sweet, you’ll never look at cumin the same way again.

Similar to the Sergeant Pepper, this cocktail gets its spice from it’s infused simple syrup, this time combining honey and cumin. If you’re a fan of an aperitif-inspired drink, this recipe is for you!

Spicy Mango Margarita.

Summer is calling, and nothing feels quite as classic as a margarita. While the standard marg holds a special place in our heart, as the weather heats up we’re reaching for frozen treats that combine spicy and sweet. The addition of cumin, chili powder and cayenne add complexity and heat to the party.

For the Cocktail:

Rumi’s spices aren’t just for your favorite grilling project- you can incorporate your favorite spices like cumin into your summer cocktail rotation for a warm, earthy surprise. This week, we’re rounding up some of our best recipes and tips for using cumin at your next happy hour or backyard bash.

Optional Ingredients For Garnish:

Add watermelon and mint leaves to the blender and blend them until smooth Then add ground cumin, sugar, lemon juice, rock salt, ice cubes and again blend to mix them well by one last churn. Serve up in glass, add chia seeds and enjoy. ( Credit: Yummly )

Get inspired this summer and experiment with Rumi Spices and blends in your favorite cocktails!

The Sergeant Pepper.

The Honey Havana Bear.

You want your party to be a success and that starts by making sure it’s safe. So clean the grill, address any issues before the party starts and never leave your youngest guests unattended!

During the summer, the thermometer can climb to more than 100 degrees, but even temperatures as low as 80 degrees can cause problems for young children or other at-risk demographics, such as the elderly. Make sure your guests have an air-conditioned area to retreat and that there is plenty of shade outdoors to shield from the sun. Keep in mind that summer brews up perfect conditions for pop-up thunderstorms and, depending on where you live, tornadoes can seemingly come out of nowhere. Keep your eye to the sky and move the entertainment indoors if the thunder rolls. While you’re at it, you might as well read more information on summer storm safety.

Summer is in full swing and that means lots of outdoor fun for people of all ages. If you’re planning to host a backyard barbecue, open-air birthday party, or other outdoor event this season, keep reading. Here, we’ll share six steps you should take to make your party safe and successful.

When you have your menu together, it’s time to start shopping. But you will need more than food and drinks. Stock up on non-toxic bug spray or set out fans, bring the sunscreen and make sure to have plenty of backyard games to keep everyone entertained. Don’t forget extra life jackets for non- and weak swimmers if pool time will be involved or if you live on a body of water. Grab a few packs of solar lights to help illuminate dark spots in the yard.

If you’re looking for other ways to get the kids involved, here are a few additional recommendations from

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If you’re just having a small neighborhood get-together, there’s probably no need to send formal invitations. However, when you’re planning on bringing in extended friends and family, try to give them at least a three weeks’ notice. In the invitation, you’ll want to include the date, time and any other pertinent information of interest to your group. If you don’t have a Facebook to create an event, there are numerous sites that offer free online invitations.

No matter what type of party you’re planning, the centerpiece will be the food. Try to get creative with your menu and skip the traditional burgers and brats. These greasy foods might be delicious but they will also sit heavy in partygoers’ stomachs and might slow everyone down, resulting in a party that’s more drab than fab. Instead, cook up a few healthy alternatives, such as chicken and grilled asparagus. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also grill eggplant, pineapple and other fruits and vegetables that will hold their shape. Wayfair offers plenty of fun and guilt-free ideas for main and side dishes.

Your first priority is to start planning. Several weeks before the event, eliminate any potential hazards in your backyard, such as poison ivy or dead tree limbs. Allstate also recommends filling any holes in the lawn and making sure your swing set and other playground equipment is in tip-top shape. Don’t forget to clean the grill and make a sweep through the guest bathroom to remove any exposed or low-lying cleaning chemicals young attendees might find intriguing. If you will have adult beverages at the party, encourage your guests to bring a tent and make it an all-night campout to prevent drunk driving.

Consider the decor inside your home. At some point, even if the party doesn’t move indoors due to the heat or weather, guests will likely be going inside for a restroom break or to get beverages or treats. Make your home as inviting inside as outside by ensuring the decor matches the season — keep it light and airy. One way to spruce it up is by putting up wallpaper that accentuates the summertime party vibe. Thanks to removable and repositionable options, you never have to worry about making a mistake. The choices of color, fabric and design are virtually endless, as some companies like Spoonflower now even offer custom made-to-order wallpaper, so you can individualize it to your specific taste.

Hire a CPR-certified babysitter or coordinate with a few adults to keep an eye on the kids. This is especially important around the pool, if you live on a busy street, or have pets. And please remember – it is never OK to leave children unsupervised near a swimming pool.

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