A new City Life find for any rum or cocktail lover!

Established in 1959, Diplomático Rum is a family-owned business that operates at the foot of Andes Mountains in Venezuela. The family controls the whole production process, from the field to the bottle making, to ensure the quality of their rums exceed all expectations. The location of their distillery is perfect as it is near the purist streams of water and large sugar cane fields that are used to make their rums. Diplomático sources a variety of the best sugar canes, such as Romano, Venezuela and Canal Point, for their rums. From the fermentation to blending, Diplomático requires a unique process, when making each rum, in order to create the most refined tastes for their products. With three distillation methods, their rums are characterful and versatile, either to be sipped or mixed in cocktails. They have a variety of collections, starting with their Traditional Rums that include Mantuano, Reserva Exclusiva and Planas. They also have their Prestige Range, which includes Ambassador and Single Vintage, and The Distillery collection, which contains ​​Nº1 Batch Kettle, Nº2 Barbet Rum and Nº3 Pot Still. 

With the holidays around the corner, Diplomático has the perfect easy cocktail recipes to try with their rums. 

One recipe is called the Diplo Toddy. With the perfect blend of citrusy and sweet flavours plus a hint of cinnamon, it will certainly put anyone in a holiday mood!

Diplo Toddy


1.5 oz. Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva
1 oz. Freshly squeezed orange juice
0.5 oz. Freshly squeezed lemon juice
0.5 oz. Honey
Cinnamon sticks

Glass coffee mug

Mix all the ingredients in a mug and fill with hot water. Garnish with cinnamon sticks.

For a traditional taste, the Old-Fashioned Diplo is the perfect cocktail for anyone to enjoy this holiday season. It contains a blend of sweet and bitter flavours. 

Old-Fashioned Diplo

2.5 oz. Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva
0.25 oz. Sugar syrup
3 lg. dashes of Angostura bitters
Orange peel


Over ice

Orange peel

Add all ingredients to a stirring glass, fill with ice, stir and strain. Garnish with an orange peel.

It’s time to grab a bottle of Diplomático’s Reserva Exclusiva from your closest LCBO to try out these two recipes. It is the perfect staple to anyone’s holiday gatherings with family and friends. 

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