Thursday, October 14, 2010

Time Flies When Ye Arr Having Rum!

There are two basic types of Rum. Light (also known as "silver" or "white" rum) and Dark. Light Rum is most often used for mixing cocktails, and dark Rum is great for sipping straight. Of course there are exceptions, that's the beauty of mixing cocktails - there are no rules!

Rum is distilled from sugarcane, aged in oak barrels, and usually from South America and the Caribbean.

There is a multitude of "Tiki" type of cocktails that use Rum as well as some classic cocktails. Here are a few examples of Rum based cocktails: Pina Colada, Daiquiri, Cuba Libre, Mai Tai, Zombie, and the Rum Punch.

Those cocktails are all great, but here is one that I developed myself. Give it a try:

1 1/2oz Dark Rum
1 1/2oz Sweet Sour
1/2oz Honey Liquor
1/4oz Lychee Liquor
2drops Angostura Bitters

Shake all ingredients and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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