Mixing Jester Rum Cocktails with Shakespeare Distillery

After successfully distilling gin in their Stratford-upon-Avon distillery for five years, Shakespeare Distillery have recently launched their brand new venture - Jester Rum! A British white rum distilled from scratch right here in Shakespeare’s County and I was lucky enough to be one of the first people to try it out! 

How has the Jester Rum been created?

They are the first distillery in Warwickshire to make their white rum completely from scratch at the Shakespeare Distillery. Many other rum brands choose to import their base spirit from places like the Caribbean, before simply spicing it themselves because distilling rum isn’t easy work. It requires patience, experience and dedication. Shakespeare Distillery have skilfully and slowly fermented quality British molasses to craft a flavoursome base to their rum. It’s then distilled twice to ensure the finest hearts of the spirit are captured, creating a premium handcrafted British spirit.

The name Jester is inspired by a sculpture of a jester; a tribute to Shakespeare’s work that stands at the head of Henley Street, the very street on which Shakespeare was born and lived.

Tasting notes of the Jester Rum

Tropical fruits combined with a hint of citrus lead the flavour profile in our signature white rum. Buttery smooth molasses make for a rich, long-lasting, yet mildly sweet finish.

How to serve the Jester Rum? Neat or in cocktails!

The Jester Rum is a great sipping rum for enjoying neat. Alternatively, it’s fantastic in your favourite rum cocktail or topped with premium cola and a squeeze of lime. Jester’s boldness makes it a very versatile spirit. Being a cocktail girl at heart I decided to create two of my favourites: Peach Mojito and Pina Colada.

Peach Mojito Cocktail


50ml Jester Rum

3 fresh peaches

2 teaspoons caster/ granulated sugar

4-6 mint leaves

Soda water


1. Slice the peaches

2. Place them into a cocktail shaker/blender and add the sugar and rum, shake until well combined

4. Pour into a glass

5. Add a splash of soda water 

6. Garnish with additional peaches and mint as desired.

Pina Colada Cocktail


60ml Jester Rum

60ml coconut cream

120ml pineapple juice

1 fresh pineapple

Garnish with pineapple wedges

Ice cubes


1. Chop fresh pineapple 

2. Add all the ingredients into a blender.

3. Pour into a glass and garnish with pineapple wedges

There you have it, 2 deliciously fresh rum cocktails perfect for the summer months ahead. I'm going to get making some more cocktails with the Jester Rum very soon, as they tasted amazing!

What's your favourite rum cocktail?

Liz x

*The gin was gifted by Shakespeare Distillery

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