PONCE, PR – Don Q Rum forms a partnership with the Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to protecting and enjoying the world’s oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.
This Spring, Don Q began giving customers a reusable grocery bag made from recycled materals when they purchased its rums, and from May through the end of June, donated a portion of proceeds from sales of Don Q Coco cocktails and bartenders’ original Don Q Coco recipes in participating establishments to the Surfrider Foundation.
The signature drinks are
. Coco Bongo (Don Q Coco, coconut water and pineapple juice)
. Coco Splash (Don Q Coco, lemon-lime soda and orange juice)
As one of America’s oldest owned and operated family businesses, Destilería Serrallés has been producing exceptional rum for 150 years. Don Q and the Serrallés family maintain a commitment to producing the highest quality rum, and continually develop new methods in an effort to run a greener rum making operation. The distillery implemented a wastewater to energy system, which converts the 350,000 gallons of wastewater the distillery produces each day into irrigation grade water. This guarantees that not a single drop of wastewater reaches the ocean. Visit www.donq.com, @donqrum or http://www.facebook.com/#!/DonQ.
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, CA, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains more than 250,000 supporters, activists and members worldwide. For more information on the Surfrider Foundation,visit www.surfrider.org.
Make these suggested cocktails below –
- COCO SPLASH
2 oz. Don Q Coco rum
3 oz. Lemon-lime soda
1 oz. Orange juice
One Orange wheel
Pour rum, lemon-lime soda and juice into an ice-filled old-fashioned or tumbler glass.
Garnish with orange wheel and cherry.
- CUCUMBER MOJITO
1¾ oz. Don Q Cristal rum
¼ oz. Cucumber juice*
½ oz. Simple syrup**
Half Lime cut in wedges
Six Mint leaves
Splash Club soda
One Cucumber slice
One Lime wheel
Muddle lime, simple syrup, cucumber juice and mint leaves.
Add rum and ice, then shake.
Pour into an ice-filled highball glass.
Top with splash of club soda.
Garnish with cucumber slice and lime wheel.
*Cucumber juice: place a whole cucumber in blender with 1 oz. of water and ½ oz. of simple syrup. Blend on high until liquefied.
**Simple syrup: dissolve 8 oz. granulated sugar in 8 oz. hot water.
- Intensely Stormy
2 oz. Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur
1 oz. Caliche Rum
Splash of Soda