A unique meet and greet opportunity with the creator of the first rum certified “Made in the U.S.A.” will take place April 16 at Texaz Grille in Phoenix.
Serving special rum drinks at the bar and tequila lime shrimp appetizers, Texaz Grill will welcome Kelly Railean of Railean Distillery. The distiller for Texaz, Railean Distillery is the first women-owned distillery to produce American rum.
Railean will meet with and serve guests, joined by Texaz Grill owner and chef Steve Freidkin.
The Texas-based distillery uses unsulfured, grade-A sugarcane molasses from the Gulf Coast. Railean recently introduced the first handcrafted American Agave Spirit, crafted with 100 percent Blue Agave.
The event will run from 4 to 7 p.m. April 16. Texaz is located at 6003 N. 16th St. in Phoenix.
If you can’t make it to the event but still want a taste of Railean’s rum, try her caipirnha — the national drink of Brazil — recipe below.
Railean Rum Caipirinha
What you need:
1/4 of a lime
1 tablespoon of sugar
2 oz Railean Reserve XO Rum
How to make it:
Muddle the lime and sugar in a 12 oz glass. Add rum and fill glass with ice.