OUR STORY

OUR STORY

Black Tears by Vigia is authentically Cuban, made from premium quality handcrafted rum distilled in Sancti Spíritus and then blended with natural vanilla, chocolate, coffee and pepper, using traditional methods.

Our story starts with the heartbreaking Cuban son bolero, Lagrimas Negras (Black Tears), back in the 1920’s. This intense and enchanting tune still plays everyday and is a fitting name for the only spiced rum from Cuba. It embodies tradition, friendship and passion and is spiced up with a unique combination of flavors.

At The Island Rum Company we have spent years developing something different and exciting from this magical island where rum was born. It was time to spice things up even more, so we did.

Black Tears by Vigia is proudly presented by chart topping Madcon and is the official rum of The Havana World Music Festival

HOW TO DRINK BLACK TEARS

tears'n'lime

5 cl Black
Tears
Squeeze of lime

Pour into a shot glass

Tears 'n'COKE

5cl of Black Tears
Quarter lime squeeze
Coke

Pour into highball glass full of ice

THE MADCON

5cl Black Tears
1cl Maraschino Liqueur
2cl Coffee Liqueur
3cl Fresh Lemon Juice
2 cl Sugar Syrup
Grapefruit

Mix all the ingredients together in a shaker. Pour over ice and use a slice of Grapefruit as decoration

Dark and Spicy Tears

5cl of Black Tears
The spiciest ginger beer you can find
Slice of ginger
Twist of lime 

Pour into highball glass full of ice. Add a twist of lime and a slice of ginger to finish

SOUR TEARS

5cl Black Tears
Grapefruit lemonade
Lime wedge

Pour into highball glass full of ice

SPICED MOJITO

By Wilson Hernandez

5cl Black Tears
Lime
Fresh mint leaves
(2cl Sugar syrup)
Ginger Beer

Pummel half a lime well with a mortar. Add around 10 fresh mint leaves and crush to get the oils flowing with the lime juice. Serve in a highball glass full of ice. Garnish with lime and mint sprig

Tears of Passion

5cl Black Tears
5cl Maracuya Juice
Ginger Ale
Lime

Pour into highball glass full of ice

MATE TEARS

5cl Black Tears
5cl Mate
10cl Apple Juice
Orange slice

Pour into highball glass full of ice, and top with a
orange slice for decoration

CUBAN PUNCH

5cl Black Tears
10cl Cherry Juice
5cl Apple Juice
Orange slice
Cinnamon stick

Pour into highball glass full of ice, and top with a
slice of orange and a cinnamon stick as decoration.