Coconut Carolina Rum from Muddy River Distillery

Origins: Owned by husband and wife Robbie and Caroline Delaney, the distillery is located along the Catawba River in Belmont, N.C.

As the first rum distillery to open in North Carolina in 2011, Muddy River distills four rums including a silver rum and an aged barrel-rested rum, Queen Charlotte’s Reserve. Each spirit starts by fermenting U.S.-sourced molasses, and then it is distilled on one of the company’s custom-built stills: Independence, Democracy and Liberty.

Flavor: The coconut-flavored rum distilled by Muddy River is fresh and smooth with just a touch of sweetness; no aromas of suntan lotion here.
Muddy River’s Coconut Carolina Rum demonstrates how craft and care results in a superior product, especially compared with mass-produced varieties.

Visit: Located west of Charlotte, Muddy River Distillery is open for tours and tastings on Saturdays.

Carolina Colada

1/2 fresh pineapple
3 ounces Muddy River Distillery Coconut Carolina Rum
3 ounces coconut cream (Coco Lopez)
1 to 1½ cups ice
1 ounce fresh lime juice (optional)

Cube pineapple and place in freezer for a minimum of 30 minutes. Then, add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Serve in a fun tiki-inspired glass.

Optional: Top with floater of Muddy River Distillery Queen Charlotte’s Reserve Rum.

Muddy River Distillery
1500 River Dr. #100, Belmont
(704) 860-8389

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