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Celebrating Rum

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:

 

                              Mai Tai

RUM SMASH

 

2 ounces Dark Rum

1/2 lemon quartered

5 mint leaves

1/2 ounces Simple Syrup

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