Spiced rum is the pariah of rum enthusiasts and the joy of casual Rum and Coke drinkers. It’s easy to understand why. The big, spice-enhanced flavors characteristic of the style can overpower the natural characteristics of good rum. At the same time, those bold notes enliven otherwise simple highballs. Even spiced rum haters can find […]
Ask for a Hot Toddy today, and you’re likely to get a warm drink with whiskey, lemon, and spices. But if you ordered one in the earliest days of American history, that drink would have likely come with rum. The Hot Toddy originated in British-controlled India.
The Daiquiri — and I’m talking about the true Daiquiri, not the frozen slushy imitation — is an iconic rum cocktail. The mix of white rum, lime, and simple syrup shaken and served neat is a boozy, refreshing, and simple drink that can transport you into a summer state of mind. If, that is, you use […]
When it comes to summer drinking, the Mojito is a staple. Its citrusy, minty effervescence is the perfect thirst-quencher on those sweltering hot days beneath the sun. Whether you find yourself lounging poolside, party hopping, or simply sipping on a porch, the mojito is sure to deliver. Making Mojitos at home doesn’t have to be as […]
If you’ve consumed alcohol at any point in your life — especially on a beach in a Caribbean location — more likely than not you’ve tasted rum. However, rum’s sipping pleasures go much deeper than acting as a base for fruity, sugar-ridden punches and mixed drinks. In fact, rum comes in various forms; white, spiced, […]
When it comes to spirits, everybody loves rum. It’s deliciously sweet, lightly spiced, and generally pretty affordable. In fact, rum’s sweet and spicy balance makes it a perfect base for crafting cocktails. An array of fruits, juices, and liqueurs play beautifully off rum’s versatile profile. Many of our favorite cocktails begin with our beloved distilled […]
When it comes to quality rum, we recommend setting the sugary mixers aside and enjoying this delicious spirit on its own. It’s the best way to truly experience all that it has to offer. When looking for good-quality rum, you’re going to want to look to the sun-soaked Caribbean with its plethora of distilleries and bottles.
Americans drink 40 percent of the world’s rum. There’s Bacardi, Sailor Jerry’s, Appleton Estate, the list goes on. What it does not include is arguably the best rum of them all: Havana Club rum from Cuba. For 55 years, Americans have been starved of Havana Club.
If you’re into using inventive cocktail ingredients, then it’s time you get to know horchata. It’s milky, sweet, refreshing, and has the potential to make dangerously delicious drinks. Seriously. If the world is fine with milk vodka (which it is), then everyone needs to be head over heels about horchata. Horchata is a beverage by […]