Hibiscus Rum

A rich New England spirit with a fresh, fruity twist. Hibiscus Rum is crafted in handmade copper pot stills using organic blackstrap molasses. The addition of dried lemon peel and hibiscus flowers enhance its earthy rum body with tangy fruit notes to create a bright, versatile spirit well suited for cocktails.

Background
Hibiscus Rum was inspired by a cocktail we created at our bar back in 2016 called Hibiscus Rush. The cocktail combined our white Rum, lemon, hibiscus tea syrup, and club soda. We loved how the sharp floral and citrus flavors of hibiscus and lemon complimented the round earthy character of our white rum. We set ourselves on a mission to turn a cocktail into a spirit, and succeeded!

Hibiscus Rum was officially released in August of 2016. It was originally branded as “Rosid”, which is the subclass of angiosperms to which the hibiscus flower belongs. To eliminate any potential confusion or mispronunciation of the name, we re-branded the spirit as Hibiscus Rum in early 2020.

How It’s Made
Hibiscus Rum starts with organic blackstrap molasses, which has the highest amount of vitamins and minerals. This keeps the yeast in tip top shape and produces a more flavorful rum.

We let Hibiscus Rum ferment for one week, which is quite a long fermentation period. This allows for more complex and flavorful compounds to develop in the fermentation process.

The spirit is then distilled twice in our Charantais, direct-fire copper pot still. It’s then macerated with lemon peels, re-distilled, and proofed with hibiscus tea (10% sugar by weight).

Where to find it
Purchase bottles through our online shop or look for it at one of the many liquor stores we partner with throughout Massachusetts. Orders placed through our online shop can be picked up anytime within regular business hours. Unfortunately we’re unable to ship spirits at this time.

Cocktail Recipes
Let’s Drink!

Aries Rising
• 2oz Short Path Distillery Hibiscus Rum
• 3/4oz Lime
• 1oz Guava
• 1oz Coconut Syrup

Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with ice and shake well. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice and garnish with an edible flower or lime wheel.

Hibiscus Mojito
• 2oz Short Path Distillery Hibiscus Rum
• 3/4oz Lime
• 3/4oz Simple Syrup
• 4-5 Mint Leaves
• Club Soda

Add mint and simple syrup into a shaker tin and lightly muddle. Add Hibiscus Rum, lime, ice, and shake. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice and top with club soda. Garnish with a mint bouquet.

Daiquiri
• 2oz Short Path Distillery Hibiscus Rum
• 1oz Lime
• 3/4oz Simple Syrup

Add all ingredients into a shaker tin filled with ice and shake well. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a lime wedge. Cheers!

 

Availability: Year-round
Volume: 200ml and 750ml
ABV: 30
Proof: 60
Bird: Cardinal

 

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