Ah, rum! That captivating spirit that launched a thousand ships throughout history in pursuit of its glory. A by-product of sugar cane, there are few rules when it comes to rum.
There are many variations of rum. Here are a few:
LIGHT RUM – also referred to as “silver” or “white”, light rum is clear in color and tends to have a milder, sweeter flavor.
DARK RUM – dark in color, dark rums are generally aged in charred barrels and tend to have a spicier flavor. However, some dark rums are made with the addition of caramel to achieve color.
OVERPROOF RUM – the standard rum has an ABV of 40% or 80 proof. Overproof rums have a much higher alcohol content, such as Bacardi 151 that has a proof of (you guessed it) 151 or 75.5% ABV.
Now that we’ve covered some of the types rums there are, here are a few of our favorite rum recipes:
2 ounces Dark Rum
1/2 lemon quartered
5 mint leaves
1/2 ounces Simple Syrup