There’s a determined space in our hearts for kitschy glasses with paper umbrella garnishes, nevertheless rum drinks high-tail some distance past piña coladas and frozen daiquiris. A most favorite various for tropical blended drinks, rum has a heat, grassy flavor that pairs neatly with sparkling, daring flavors, such as citrus, ginger, or fruit juices like ardour fruit (as within the Typhoon, considered by many the signature drink of Recent Orleans; even though that distinction primarily belongs to the Sazerac). However some of one of the classic rum-primarily based mostly cocktails lean into elegance and straightforwardness: A mojito stirred with a portion of sugarcane or a nonetheless Cuban bitter (a.okay.a. the OG daiquiri).
Rum ranges in colour from particular to deep amber. Unaged white rum is clear with a nonetheless flavor, while historical white rums provide more complexity. Gold rum has a gentle amber hue and a heat, grassy flavor with vanilla, caramel, and citrus notes. Darkish rum affords a deeper colour and more intense flavor with steady notes of caramel and butterscotch. Darkest of all, dark rum is a advanced, corpulent-bodied spirit (particularly correct in sizzling buttered rum). Variations encompass spiced rum, coconut rum, rhum agricole (which you may perhaps agree with because the rum family’s comparable to moonshine), and more. So opt the invent of rum you adore most attention-grabbing, demolish out the shaker, and put collectively to mix a rum drink even Jack Sparrow would envy.