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It’s August 16th, also known as National Rum Day, not to be confused with National Rum Punch day which is in September. We are suggesting you RUM to the nearest store and check out something new to assist you in making the perfect cocktail in celebration. Are you ready for a little Rum history before you tap the bottom of that glass? Rum originates from sugar cane which is indigenoius to the Caribbean.
There are two different types of Rum light and dark. You’re probably wondering, how this affect your next drink order. Well, it depends on the drink and your pallet. First the color difference is based on timing, the longer the rum is aged in oak barrels the richer the color becomes as it takes on flavor and coloring from the wood barrel. The climate in the Caribbean also aides in the rum’s maturation process. Now, with a little history in your pocket you’re ready to take on the Rum isle at your local liquor store and/or navigate the shelve at your neighborhood bar.
Enough of the history of rum, let’s get start shaking and sipping. What can you make at home with with light or dark rum? Three words…whatever you want, but here’s some help.
Caz’s Cuba Libre (a fav of my family)
1oz Abuelo Rum (Panamanian rum)
2 slides or chunks mango
1 1/2oz Rum
Add teaspoon sugar, mint, mango and muddle. Add Rum, ice and fill with lemon/lime soda. Enjoy
Lastly, if you’re in a rush to get your Rum cocktail in for today and don’t want to figure out which Rum to purchase checkout this link of The World’s 10 best-selling rum http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/07/the-worlds-10-best-selling-rum-brands/
Cheers, remember to clink and drink responsibly!