Captain gets set for the season


DIAGEO is looking to quench the thirst of experimental drinkers this Christmas with the launch of a limited edition baked gingerbread-flavoured rum.

Captain Morgan Gingerbread Spiced is said to be ideal for Christmas-themed cocktails as consumers are expected to change up their regular drinks orders in venues during the festive period; CGA data showed the number of consumers trying something different in the on-trade almost doubled in the run up to last Christmas.

As the trend towards warm alcoholic drinks increases, the suggested serve for the new variant over the season is a measure of the rum with hot apple juice.

Amy Mooney, head of Captain Morgan – Europe at Diageo, said: “Rum is the commander of cocktails, thanks to its great flavour and versatile nature, so we wanted to be able to offer licensees a new spirit to really help drive sales this Christmas.

“With consumers looking for something warming, and more adventurous over the Christmas period, our delicious hero serve with apple, enjoyed hot or cold, is sure to re-inspire and attract a new wave of Captain Morgan fans.”