Faking a Bayou Vacation: 4 Rum Drinks on a Rainy Day

When it’s raining and gloomy outside, it doesn’t mean you need to bury your head under the covers and binge watch Netflix. (Although if you do, we totally recommend Bloodline.) Why not use the day as an excuse to make multiple drinks? DUH! Not that we ever need an excuse, but it did give us the perfect reason to try out a variety of drinks from Bayou Rum.

We invited our friend, John, over to join us and we tasted them on Facebook Live. Of course, as we began filming the rain stopped, but we didn’t let that stop us!

Overall, we are all now fans of Bayou Rums. Never hearing of them previously, even though they are the largest privately-owned rum distillery in the USA (and from my mother’s home state of Louisiana).  They sent us two of their four flavors: Spiced and Satsuma.
Their website has tons of great recipes. I printed some out to use as cheat sheets. No judging! It’s not easy. You try and make four drinks at one time – unless of course, you are a bartender.
Bayou-Rum-RecipesIn a nutshell, we all loved the Bayou Old-Fashioned, even if two of the three recommended ingredients were improvised.


  • 2 oz. Spiced Bayou Rum
  • 1 barspoon of Steen’s Cane syrup (we used simple syrup)
  • Dash of Jerry Thomas Old Fashioned Bitters (we used Angostura Aromatic Bitters)

And my favorite, and one I made seconds shortly after, was the:


1.5 oz Vanilla Vodka
1.5 oz Bayou Satsuma
1 oz  ½  and  ½
.5 oz OJ
.25 oz simple syrup
*Shake and strain into martini glass

Thanks to Bayou Rum for making our rainy day especially fun. Cheers!

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Prep time
One of our new favorite drinks!
Recipe type: Cocktail
Serves: 2
  • 1.5 oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 1.5 oz Bayou Satsume
  • 1 oz Half and Half
  • .5 oz OJ
  • .25 oz simple syrup
  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker.
  2. Skae and stain into a martini glass.



  • Priyadarshini Rajendran June 9, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    Looks like you had a fun time. We usually make chips and tea for a rainy day!

    • Kim & Robert June 10, 2017 at 8:01 pm

      Add this to your rainy day!

  • Abby Darlington June 10, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Love these recipes! Rum is my favorite!

    • Kim & Robert June 10, 2017 at 8:01 pm


  • Luci June 10, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    The Satsuma Creamsicle looks like the kind of drink for me.

  • Cori @ Sweet Coralice June 10, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    I’ve never heard of that brand either. The Satsuma Creamsicle looks and sounds delish! Will look for it next time we make a trip tonhe liquor store

    • Kim & Robert June 10, 2017 at 8:02 pm

      It’s my new favorite drink. Sooo good!


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