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Hattiers Drumbeat

An exclusive Hattiers cocktail recipe


While we love the classic rum cocktails as much as anyone, sometimes you need to march to the beat of your own drum. 

In 2018, we teamed up with legendary rum expert and award-winning bartender Georgi Radev in the hope of creating a premium rum cocktail worth of our rich aged premium rum. As expected, Georgi did not disappoint.

Now the creative director behind one of London's best cocktail bars, Laki Kane, Georgi has traveled the world learning about rum, tiki life and cocktail making and even created his own cocktail festival, the aptly named Spirit of Tiki in London.


Suffice to say, Georgi knows a thing or two about special rum and was only too happy to create an exquisite new cocktail worthy of the Hattiers label. Be warned, whilst a little more complicated to make, the result is a show-stopping cocktail that will seriously impress. 

The Drumbeat incorporates home-made Don's Mix, lemon juice and of course Hattiers Premium Rum. Garnished with a lemon twist and served with sweet Manchego Cheese that's drizzled in truffle infused honey; this is a statement cocktail with a double measure of 'wow'.

Don's Mix, named after it's creator and tiki legend Don Beach, is a delicious tiki mixer comprising of grapefruit and cinnamon. It's easy to make and has a range of uses in traditional rum cocktails.


You'll need:


  • 200ml of simple syrup (2 parts sugar to 1 part water)

  • 1 Cinnamon stick - Crushed but not broken into pieces

  • 1 tbsp. of Cacao Beans

  • Zest of a one pink grapefruit

To make, simply combine the ingredients and pop the mix in the microwave for 2 mins. Give it a good strain and away you go!

How to make Don's Mix

Simple Don's Mix Recipe

Drumbeat Cocktail Recipe

What you'll need...

What to do...

  • 50ml. Hattiers Premium Reserve Rum

  • 10 ml. Lemon juice

  • 10 ml. Don's Mix (see above)

  • 1 Lemon twist

  • A few triangles of Manchego Cheese

  • 5ml Acacia Honey

  • 5ml Truffle Oil

  1. Heat the Don's Mix in a microwave for 2 minutes.

  2. Combine the truffle oil and honey in small dish.

  3. Add the heated Don's Mix, Hattiers rum and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker and shake well.

  4. Fine strain the mixture into a tumbler glass with an ice block or a 2-3 ice cubes.

  5. Garnish with a lemon twist.

  6. Drizzle the slices of Mangchego cheese with the infused honey and serve.


When it comes to cocktails, attention to detail is everything. Appearance and fragrance make an immediate impression, long before the first sip is taken. So don't go to all that trouble and fall at the final hurdle, follow our guide to making a lemon twist and put the finishing touch on your next cocktail.


How to make lemon twist

What's in a garnish?

  1. Slice a ring from a fresh lemon.

  2. Slice into the ring from one side and cut away the pulp from the peel until you have one long piece of lemon peel

  3. Twist the piece of peel in a curl

  4. The lemon peel should naturally hold it's shape and is ready to use as a cocktail garnish

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