I have also become a big fan of Campari in the past few months. I know, based on previous posts, this is ironic, as my first experience was not enjoyable. But, it is an acquired taste, I guess. I have definitely acquired it!
So, in my first foray with new Rum drinks....I made something called Crimson Slippers, recipe found here. I used equal parts Campari and Rum, and given I did not have homemade triple sec I used Controy. I also left out the bitters, for no particular reason. Technically Campari is a bitter, so I guess that is why. And then I added a squirt of lemon. This was delicious. Sweeter than a Negroni, with a fair bit of body. The Rum and the Campari were nice foils for one another. Definitely going in the rotation!
The next Rum drink of the weekend is a classic called the Dark and Stormy. It is a riff on the Moscow Mule, only Rum rather than Vodka. I used spiced rum, Kraken, and ginger beer with a half a lime. Wow, what a refreshing drink. Perfect for summer!
Rum cocktails abound, so more to come in the next few warm months!