Beach Bum
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Beach Bum
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The Beach Bum cocktail is a refreshing and tropical drink that is perfect for sipping on a hot summer day. This cocktail is made up of the classic combination of ... more The Beach Bum cocktail is a refreshing and tropical drink that is perfect for sipping on a hot summer day. This cocktail is made up of the classic combination of white rum and lemonade, with a hint of citrus from the addition of half of an orange and a lemon wedge. The bright and fruity flavors of the orange and lemon complement the smooth and slightly sweet taste of the white rum, creating a well-balanced and tasty drink. Close your eyes and take a sip of the Beach Bum and you'll be transported to a sunny beach, with the ocean breeze in your hair and the warm sun on your skin. This cocktail is perfect for those who want to kick back and relax, and let all of their worries drift away.
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White rum
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20% | 3 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Beach Bum

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add a few ice cubes to the highball glass
Squeeze half an orange (to produce about 75ml of juice) and pour it into the glass, to fill to about one third of the glass
Add the Bacardi, to fill about two thirds
Squeeze in a little lemon juice, top the glass up with lemonade, stir well and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Highball  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve the Beach Bum cocktail?

The Beach Bum cocktail is best served in a highball glass with plenty of ice. Given its cold and refreshing nature, ensure the drink is thoroughly chilled before serving. Stirring rather than shaking preserves the carbonation of the lemonade, offering a crisp texture.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute a different type of rum in the Beach Bum cocktail?

Yes, while white rum is specified for the Beach Bum, you can experiment with different types of rum. Dark rum will give a richer flavor, while spiced rum could add an interesting twist. The key is maintaining the balance between the sweetness of the orange and lemonade and the strength of the rum.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with the Beach Bum cocktail?

For the Beach Bum, a citrus twist or a small umbrella can enhance its beachy vibe. A slice of orange or a lemon wheel on the rim of the glass also complements the citrus flavors within the drink and adds to its visual appeal.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Beach Bum compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 20%, the Beach Bum falls into the moderate range of cocktail strengths. It's stronger than light cocktails like a Mimosa (around 10%), but less potent than a Martini or Old Fashioned, which can exceed 30% alcohol by volume. It's ideally balanced for those who enjoy a noticeable but not overwhelming alcohol presence.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving the Beach Bum cocktail?

The Beach Bum, with its refreshing and tropical profile, is perfect for summer gatherings, beach parties, or any casual events where a light and refreshing drink would be appreciated. Its laid-back nature suits relaxed environments and sunny days.

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