Ever caught yourself daydreaming about sandy beaches and those swaying palm trees, all while you have your favorite rum drinks in hand? Well, grab your favorite sunnies, because we're about to take you on a tropical journey with Island Getaway Rum. No passport needed, just a whole lot of flavor and spirit!
Close your eyes and picture this: You, lounging in style with a glass of Island Getaway Rum, and with one sip, you're transported to a beachside retreat. Our cofounder Stephanie Houston, sums it up perfectly, "Rum is that vacation spirit that you enjoy when you are taking that vacation or getting time away from the daily grind." We all want those carefree moments with umbrella drinks in hand, our toes in the sand, and our phones on do-not-disturb. Who needs an airline ticket when you've got a bottle of paradise?
Now, let's dive into the good stuff—the rum itself.
Rum Drinks -The Spirit of the Islands
Rum holds the title of the oldest spirit in the game. Its story began centuries ago when the art of distillation was still in its infancy. Early islanders stumbled upon the magic of fermenting sugarcane juice, a.k.a. molasses, and voila—rum was born. Rum became the liquid embodiment of the cultures and traditions that define the vibrant island life we dream of.
Spreading across the Caribbean
From its humble origins, rum's popularity soared, spreading across the Caribbean and beyond. Each island infused the spirit with its unique essence, giving rise to an array of flavors that travelers and locals love. With the perfect tropical climate and an abundance of sugarcane, the Caribbean became the hub of rum production. Every island boasted its own distillation techniques and signature styles, adding to the diversity of rum.
But rum's influence didn't stop there. Rum didn’t just stay put on the islands. Oh no, it embarked on voyages of its own, becoming a staple on maritime journeys. Sailors and explorers carried barrels of this liquid gold, not just for a quick pick-me-up but also as a clever way to preserve water during long ocean escapades.
The Dark Tales of Pirates and Colonialism
Now, let's talk pirates—those legends of the high seas. Pirates and rum? They go together like, well, rum and more rum. As the age of piracy took the world by storm, rum played a starring role in the lives of these daredevils. It was their go-to for both revelry and boosting morale before their next big heist.
But the tale of rum's darker side doesn't end with pirates. Enter colonialism and the sugar trade, two factors that shaped rum's trajectory like no other. The demand for sugar in European markets led to the widespread cultivation of sugarcane plantations across the Caribbean. And what do you get as a byproduct of sugar production? You guessed it—molasses, the key ingredient that fueled the growth of the rum industry.
The Liquid of Island Cultures
Through the pages of history, rum has woven itself into island cultures, becoming a symbol of the diversity and resilience that define these lands. From Cuba's iconic Mojito to Jamaica's bold and robust Dark and Stormy, each island's rum cocktails tell a story—a story of identity, culture, and a shared love for the spirit.
And now, we raise our glass to Island Getaway Rum, the torchbearer of rum's legacy in the United States. With unparalleled craftsmanship and a deep-rooted commitment to tradition, Island Getaway Rum is your ticket to that island escape, no matter where you are.
Get to Know Island Getaway Rum
So, what's the secret behind Island Getaway Rum's irresistible rum? It's all about passion, determination, and the art of crafting exceptional rum like no other. With a fusion of time-honored methods and innovative techniques, we proudly create clean, vibrant rums right in the heart of Texas. A dedication to craftsmanship ensures every sip captures the essence of your favorite getaway in your favorite rum drinks.
Crafted to Perfection
From the very beginning to the final pour, Island Getaway Rum's production process is a labor of love aimed at achieving that perfect balance of flavors and aromas. We start by sourcing the finest Louisiana non-GMO molasses, the very essence that sets our rum apart. Secret blends of yeasts work their magic during fermentation, and our copper pot stills operate with the finesse of a master craftsman. The result? Bold, robust flavors that transport you to your happy place, sip after sip.
A Trailblazer in the Industry
Here's where things get exciting—Island Getaway Rum is the trailblazer you didn't know you needed. As the first Hispanic, female-owned distillery in Texas, we're shaking up the spirits industry like a cocktail in a shaker. Breaking barriers, challenging norms–Stephanie Houston and Island Getaway Rum are living proof that passion and talent know no boundaries.
A Twist on Tradition
Let's talk about our dark rum—the rebel of the bunch. While other distilleries might lean towards lighter varieties, we're all about embracing the dark side. Our dark rum is like a fine wine, taking its sweet time to mature. It starts as a white rum, then gets cozy in tanks with French oak staves. But that's not the end of the story—we bring back the molasses for a finish that's as rich and velvety as a sunset on the beach.
A Sugar-Free Delight
Speaking of twists, let's address the elephant in the room—added sugars. Newsflash: nobody wants them in their spirits. That's why Island Getaway Rum takes a stand with sugar-free rum. We let the authentic flavors of molasses shine through, ensuring each sip is a true taste of the islands. It's a commitment to integrity that guarantees an unadulterated, guilt-free experience with every pour.
Values that Make an Impact
But we're not just about crafting exceptional spirits; we're about making a difference. Island Getaway Rum proudly partners with the Nearest & Jack Advancement Initiative, propelling BIPOC business owners forward in the industry. Inclusivity and diversity aren't just buzzwords—they're part of our mission. And this impact? It's a ripple effect extending far beyond our beloved islands' shores.
Sip Your Way to Paradise
Our rum-making art is like a time machine, transporting you to the heart of island history, all the way from Dripping Springs, Texas. With each bottle, we're bottling up centuries of tropical allure, infusing every drop with the essence of a sun-soaked escape.
Craftsmanship in Every Step
Perfection isn't just a finish line—it's a way of life at Island Getaway Rum. We're all about the nitty-gritty details that turn good into great. From selecting the finest ingredients to the crafty hands behind our copper pot still, we pour passion into every step. Our double-distillation? It brings out the bold, rich flavors echoing the islands' spirit.
Aged in French Oak Barrels
The rum is aged in French Oak barrels further to enhance the character of Island Getaway Rum products. This aging process not only develops the body and texture of the rum but also infuses it with rich and complex flavors that make every sip a moment to savor. As the rum matures in these barrels, it absorbs the oak's essence, creating flavors you'll love.
Let’s Get Mixing
Now, let's get into the fun part—mixing up some seriously fabulous drinks with Island Getaway Rum. Our white rum is like a blank canvas, waiting for your creative genius to work its magic. Feeling fancy? Whip up a classic Daiquiri, shake things up with a Mojito, or let your imagination run wild with an inventive rum punch. Our white rum is like that versatile friend who's up for anything.
Ladies and gents, behold the masterpiece that is Island Getaway White Rum–the cornerstone upon which our rum empire is built. It's a blend of boldness and balance, like a
dance between a rugged island explorer and a smooth-talking charmer. With each velvety sip, the Caribbean sun seems to wink at you while the very spirit of the islands whispers in your ear, "Life is meant to be enjoyed."
The Heart of Our Lineup
As the heartbeat of Island Getaway Rum, our white rum sets the stage for the rest of the rum products. While it's the foundation for Island Getaway Rum dark rum, coconut rum, pineapple rum, and orange rum, its versatility also allows mixologists and rum lovers to make creative and delicious cocktails. Whether it's a classic Daiquiri, a refreshing Mojito, or an inventive rum punch, Island Getaway Rum’s white rum flavor profile acts as a blank canvas, ready to become whatever drink you desire.
A Labor of Love
Every batch of white rum starts with the highest-quality ingredients. Only using the highest quality molasses the distillation process begins. The fermentation and double distillation process is initiated in a copper pot still. This method allows Island Getaway Rum to extract the purest essence of the molasses, elevating its flavors and aromas.
The Creative Spirit
You, my friend, are the Picasso of your own mixology masterpiece. Let your creativity run wild as you venture into the realm of mixology to create your favorite rum drinks. Fresh fruits, aromatic herbs, daring flavor fusions–the stage is yours. With Island Getaway white rum as your base, there are no limits, only endless opportunities. Each concoction is your personal expression, a testament to your taste.
Raise Your Glass to White Rum
Whether you're sipping it neat, mixing it into your favorite cocktails, or raising a toast to new beginnings, Island Getaway Rum white rum promises an experience that will leave you wanting more. Cheers to the soulful essence of white rum, the heart of Island Getaway Rum's lineup, and the spirit of endless possibilities!
Welcome to the sultry side of Island Getaway Rum, where our dark rum embodies a trio of virtues: patience, artistry, and time-honored traditions. This isn't a rushed affair; it's a slow process that unfolds over nearly three months. We're not about shortcuts because we know perfection takes time. As our dark rum matures, it rests in French oak barrels, soaking up the oak's essence and emerging as a sumptuous, dark, velvety spirit.
As the months pass, the spirit evolves, gaining depth and character from the oak barrel. But the process doesn't end there. Molasses is reintroduced to the aged dark rum, giving it yet again a new level of richness and depth. This additional step infuses the dark rum with a velvety texture for a smooth taste.
Let's Drink to Dark Rum
Let's raise our glasses and drink to the rich and velvety notes of Island Getaway Rum dark rum. Whether indulging in its classic elegance straight up or incorporating it into your favorite cocktail, each sip of Island Getaway Rum promises a unique and unforgettable tasting experience that will transport you to the tranquil shores of a tropical paradise.
Say hello to our flavored rums–the true stars of the show. At Island Getaway Rum, we pride ourselves on crafting flavored rums that embrace the vibrant essence of the islands. Each of our flavored rums is a masterpiece that marries the rich flavors of natural ingredients with our high-quality rum. With no added sugar and 100% all-natural flavors, our rum-plus-extract formula ensures that every sip presents a balanced, guilt-free cocktail experience.
Drink your way to paradise with Island Getaway Rum flavored rums, where each bottle boasts a symphony of all-natural flavors. Through careful selection, the enticing combination of pineapple, coconut, and orange infuses our high-quality rum, ensuring that every sip is a harmonious blend that captures the essence of the exotic isles and delivers an unparalleled taste.
Finding guilt-free indulgence is like discovering buried treasure. But guess what? At Island Getaway Rum, it's not a myth—it's a rock-solid promise. We get it, real flavor comes from real ingredients. That's why we're all about keeping it authentic. With our unwavering commitment to all-natural goodness and a strict no added sugar policy, each sip becomes a voyage into the genuine essence of the islands. The natural sweetness of our carefully chosen ingredients creates a profile that lets you savor the true essence of the fruits and spices that grace our spirits in your favorite rum drinks. So, here's your ticket to guilt-free enjoyment. Revel in every moment as you whip up your favorite rum drinks, knowing you're sipping on pure paradise.
Our coconut rum is like that friend who's always the life of the party. With a glorious 40% ABV and no added sugar to cramp its style, this rum is your go-to for creating island-inspired drinks. Every sip is a one-way ticket to a sun-soaked paradise, where creamy coconut meets smooth rum. Enjoy it neat or go wild with a classic Pina Colada—either way, you're in for a treat.
Ah, pineapple—the fruit of the tropics. Imagine lounging on the beach, relishing the juiciness of a fresh pineapple. Island Getaway Pineapple Rum brings that experience to your glass. It's a tropical escape, a burst of sunshine, and a party starter all in one. Ripe pineapples meet exceptional rum, creating a symphony of flavor that elevates every cocktail. From classic rum punches to creative concoctions, the options are limitless.
You might not have considered orange rum before, but trust us—it's a game-changer. Island Getaway orange rum packs a zestful punch that's as invigorating as a sea breeze. Picture the tangy zest of freshly peeled oranges intertwined with the smooth embrace of our rum. It's a flavor journey that opens new doors in mixology. From classic orange daiquiris to imaginative blends, this orange rum is your ticket to citrusy paradise.
A Toast to Flavored Rum
As you sip on rum drinks made with Island Getaway Rum flavored rums, let each sip take you to your favorite vacation. With coconut rum offering a taste of sun-soaked beaches, pineapple rum delivering a burst of tropical delight, and orange rum bringing a zesty citrus flavor, our flavored rums will take you on a flavorful experience. So, whether you're unwinding by the beach, hosting a lively gathering with friends, or simply craving a moment of tropical escape, Island Getaway Rum flavored rums are there to help you create the rum drinks of your dreams.
Most Popular Rum Drinks
Here at Island Getaway Rum, we're all about the art of mixology—it's like our playground where our rums become the ultimate canvas for concocting the crème de la crème of rum drinks. We're talking about the heavyweights, the fan favorites, and the drinks that make taste buds go wild. From timeless classics to dazzling innovations, our spirits are the heart and soul of these refreshing, flavor-packed rum creations. So, get ready to sip, savor, and dive into a world where every drop is a tropical escape.
Coconut Mojito: A Taste of Cuban Heritage
Meet the Coconut Mojito, a spin on the classic Cuban cocktail that'll sweep you off your feet. This concoction takes the roots of the traditional Mojito, which hails from the vibrant paradise of Cuba and gives it a cheeky twist. This drink is a refreshing mixture of fresh mint, zesty lime, soda water, sugar, and rum. But hold on—there's a secret ingredient. We've thrown in a dash of coconut rum to shake things up. And let's just say it's a flavor-changer. This isn't your run-of-the-mill Mojito; it's a flirtatious mix of tangy lime, cool mint, and the creamy sweetness of coconut rum. Take a sip, and get ready for an island escapade that's etched in your memory forever.
Here's a recipe.
2 oz Island Getaway Coconut Rum
8-10 fresh mint leaves
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
Lime wedge and mint sprig for garnish
Muddle the mint leaves and lime juice in a glass to release the flavors.
Add simple syrup and Island Getaway Coconut Rum.
Fill the glass with crushed ice and stir well.
Top off with soda water for a refreshing fizz.
Garnish with a lime wedge and a sprig of fresh mint.
Sip, relax, and savor.
Pineapple Rum Punch: Nautical Tradition and Tropical Delight
Pineapple rum punch isn't just a drink—it's a voyage back in time, a nod to maritime heritage, and a one-way ticket to tropical bliss. Back in the day, pineapples weren't just a fruit; they were the emblem of hospitality, a sweet reward for sailors returning from their ocean trips. Pineapple rum punch captures this seafaring tradition by blending the ripe succulence of pineapples with the smooth embrace of our rum. With every sip, you're embarking on a flavor expedition, where the tangy zest of pineapple is enhanced with the inviting warmth of Island Getaway Rum pineapple rum.
Here's a recipe.
2 oz Island Getaway Pineapple Rum
3 oz pineapple juice
1 oz orange juice
1/2 oz lime juice
1/4 oz grenadine
Pineapple slice and maraschino cherry for garnish
Combine Island Getaway Pineapple Rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, lime juice, and grenadine in a shaker.
Add ice and shake well until chilled.
Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice.
Garnish with a slice of fresh pineapple and a maraschino cherry.
Put an umbrella in your drink and sip away.
Dark and Stormy: Unraveling the Legend
The Dark and Stormy—a cocktail that's not just a drink but a journey into the unknown, a tale of intrigue that unfolds with every sip. Just like the name suggests, it's like setting sail on wild waters, a nod to the bold souls who dared to navigate through tough ocean weather. This concoction is a living tribute to the sailors who braved the stormy seas, mixing the robust symphony of dark rum with the kick of ginger beer. Our dark rum isn't just any rum; it's the cornerstone of this legend, infusing it with its sumptuous, velvety depths while the zest of ginger adds that fiery twist.
Here's a recipe.
2 oz Island Getaway Dark Rum
3 oz ginger beer
Lime wedge for garnish
Fill a glass with ice.
Pour Island Getaway Dark Rum over the ice.
Top with ginger beer for a fiery kick.
Stir gently to combine the flavors.
Garnish with a lime wedge.
Drink and enjoy.
Choosing Your Tropical Adventure
Hold onto your sunhats because we're about to jazz up your rum drinks with a sprinkle of Island Getaway Rum magic—minus the sugar overload. Yup, you heard it right. Island Getaway Rum is here to amp up your faves—the coconut Mojito with its Cuban sass, the swanky pineapple rum punch, and the mysteriously charming Dark and Stormy—turning them into unforgettable adventures that party oh-so-perfectly with our top-notch rums.
Sip, Savor, and Sail Away: A Tropical Adventure with Island Getaway Rum
When it's all about the rum, Island Getaway Rum is the grandmaster of the island groove. It's not just about what's in your glass; it's about embracing the island vibe itself through rum drinks. As you raise your glass to the spirit of Island Getaway Rum, you're not just toasting, you're sneaking away to an island paradise. Our devotion to tradition and the artistry of our distillation process shines as bright as a beach bonfire under a star-studded sky.
Every drop of Island Getaway Rum is like a ticket to a tropical carnival, a journey that captures the heart and soul of these exotic lands. From the curation of ingredients to the skills of our distillers, each element adds a splash of island life. Take a sip, and watch your worries dance away like sand in a playful sea breeze. Here's to embracing the island spirit with every sip and to crafting memories as unforgettable and flavorful as the rum in your glass.