Mixing it with The Jester

A new local white rum celebrating a Shakespearean landmark makes the perfect Caipirinha cocktail

Local independent artisan spirit producer and gin specialists, the Shakespeare Distillery, has launched its first British white rum, named Jester after the famous sculpture on Stratford’s Henley Street, just yards from the Bard’s birthplace.

The twice-distilled 40 per cent ABV spirit combines tropical fruits with a hint of citrus while buttery smooth sugar cane molasses make for a rich, yet mildly sweet finish. The rum can be enjoyed neat or as a cocktail – the master distillers at Shakespeare recommend this classic Caipirinha cocktail to showcase the spirit’s natural smoothness and complexity. Easy to drink and very refreshing. As always, consume responsibly.


  • 6 lime wedges
  • 25ml sugar syrup
  • 50ml Jester rum


Muddle the lime wedges and sugar syrup in a rocks glass. Add in the Jester rum and fill the glass with crushed ice. Churn, top with a little more crushed ice and garnish with a lime wedge.

For more recipes and details on Shakespeare Distillery visit: shakespearedistillery.com