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Zacapa Rum honors the innovative women behind their product for Women’s History Month

March is the month we celebrate women and the countless ways in which they uplift and inspire us through their passionate pursuits.

Zacapa Rum is rooted in the craft of its network of women so this Women’s History Month, the brand is honoring the women who are central to their product – from distillation to creative mixology.

Zacapa No. 23 is an aged rum, handcrafted in Guatemala under the supervision of one of the only female Master Blenders in the world, Lorena Vásquez. Lorena is the innovative force behind the rum’s distillation process, which includes aging of the dark spirit in the “House Above the Clouds.” Located 7,500 ft above sea level, the unique location and climate allows Zacapa to achieve its deeply complex flavor profile. 

In addition to the rum brand’s Master Blender, Zacapa Rum supports the Guatemalan community by employing over 700 female weavers to craft their signature petate bands that encircle every bottle of Zacapa. This provides local women the opportunity to support themselves through small businesses and reinvest in their community.

To celebrate these wonderful women, Zacapa created a collection of distinctive cocktails, each crafted to embody their dynamic personalities. La Infusión, an aromatic twist on the classic Negroni blends the inventive spirit Lorena is known for into a basil-infused cocktail. While La Artista Brillante is a sparkling libation meant to reflect the magic Master Mixologist, Lynnette Marrero creates for the brand daily. Outside of the rum’s creation process, Zacapa also calls on expert female voices within the bartending community to be ambassadors for the brand. Lynnette is one of these industry visionaries creating revolutionary recipes while spreading her knowledge of the spirits space. 

La Infusión

Inspired by Lorena Vásquez, Zacapa’s Master Blender. This aromatic basil twist on the classic Negroni infuses the spirit of innovation that our master blender is renowned for.



  1. Combine the first three ingredients in an ice-filled mixing glass.
  2. Stir well, and strain into a rocks glass over a large cube of ice.
  3. Garnish with a basil leaf before serving.

*Basil Vermouth

  1. Gently clap basil between your hands to release oils then combine fresh basil leaves and blanc vermouth in a container and stir. Cover and let rest at room temperature for 24 hours, stirring occasionally. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve.

Glassware:  Rocks Glass

Lynnette Marrero, Master Mixologist

La Artista Brillante

Inspired by Lynnette Marrero, Master Mixologist 

A sparkling libation that reflects the magic this worldly mixologist crafts on the daily.



  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail tin and shake with ice. Strain into a rocks glass or wine glass over fresh ice. Garnish with an edible flower and large grapefruit twist.

Glassware: Rocks glass or wine glass

Lynnette Marrero, Master Mixologist

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