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May 18, 2022 - 7:41:55 AM
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rinemb

USA

14632 posts since 5/24/2005

AndrewD mentioned Rum in a recent what's for dinner topic. I thought rum a worthy discussion. As summer approaches we do enjoy rum in cocktails, usually of the vintage recipes. Admittedly, I enjoy a straight pull of black rum, as well.
Do you enjoy rum? What kinds and what brands? clear, spiced, brown, dark, black? Favorite recipes-cocktails or cooking? Stories you may have about rum?

Brad

May 18, 2022 - 7:53:21 AM

Owen

Canada

11228 posts since 6/5/2011

Stories?? 

Thanks, but no thanks... I'll invoke whatever our equivalent of the U.S. 5th. amendment is.  wink

.... but my wife's parents had a "farm museum" with a horse-drawn hearse with fake floorboards to allow for transporting "stuff" [during prohibition??].

Edited by - Owen on 05/18/2022 08:00:42

May 18, 2022 - 8:17:41 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

27367 posts since 8/3/2003

Years ago we used to make Mai Tais and they were so good and refreshing in the hot summer weather. I also used to drink rum and Coke but haven't done that in years.

My favorite liquor? Southern Comfort. Favorite drink: Southern Comfort and 7 Up.

Also like semi-dry wines in the blush or white type. Red wine has too much tannin in it and it gets me in the pit of the stomach.

May 18, 2022 - 8:36:20 AM
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banjo bill-e

Tuvalu

12237 posts since 2/22/2007

I don't know much about rum. I bought a friend a bottle of Mount Gay because that is what she likes, and bought a bottle for myself as well. Not sure what to do with it as most recipes call for coconut something or other and I'm not a big fan of that taste.

May 18, 2022 - 10:33:15 AM

csrat

USA

1118 posts since 9/14/2008

I don't drink much rum, but I have a few bottles in the cellar. Pyrat, Gosling, Plantation.

Everyone likes Pyrat, reserve and dark.

I use Gosling dark to make a Dark & Stormy. A favored cocktail.

Got a couple bottles of Plantation as a gift. Have only used it for mixed drinks.

If I'm drinking it straight, Pyrat. Has an citrus orange taste with a pleasant bite, like orange zest, as an aftertaste. Sweet, with a small bit of smokey, fruity flavor in the background. My friend mixes it with tart lemonade or strong iced tea.


Gosling Dark & Stormy:

2oz Dark Rum
5-6oz good Ginger Beer
1/2 oz Lime Juice
Slice of Candied Ginger
Slice of a Lime

Over ice, stir, drink, repeat

May 18, 2022 - 11:05:36 AM
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banjo bill-e

Tuvalu

12237 posts since 2/22/2007

OK Craig, no coconut, that is a recipe that I can get behind. I keep ginger beer and lime on hand so just need some Gosling's. Will have to wing it without candied ginger.

May 18, 2022 - 12:02:12 PM

351 posts since 11/9/2021

Ah, Rum. Ask a pirate about rum. At a typical pirate fest gathering after hours, I could find at least a dozen types of rum. Yes, Pyrate (don;t like the citrus tinge), countless types of Cap't Morgan (Ugh! spiced or flavored rums!), the occasional Mt Gay (not bad), some wiseacre who brings the 151 Bacardi or OverProof Rum (at least 181 min proof!!!). Me I like the dark rums, my fav is Cruzan Blackstrap Molasses Rum. Its like pancake syrup with some balls, in fact I did put it over pancakes one time! angelyes  There are several other brands of blackstrap, Royal Jamaican among them. Note: Its pointless to buy rum based on a claim of "aged", as Rum does not improve with time. Paying more 'n $25 or so a bottle , your paying for the label, not the rum. 

May 18, 2022 - 2:32:21 PM

Brian T

Canada

19252 posts since 6/5/2008

I've tried a bunch of rums, the white and light (Palm Breeze) are too bland.
I've tried a bunch of dark rums, I'm obviously after the cane molasses taste.
Kraken spiced rum is good on ice, once in a while.

Lamb's Dark Navy with a cola and lots of diced lime chunks is a fitting end to my day.
Mix a big one. Watch Rumpuss eat some fresh cat food. Nibble on the lime bits.

I like Gosling's but it's too smooth. I know I'm looking for that sharp bite.

May 18, 2022 - 3:02:17 PM

4206 posts since 11/29/2005

I drank a lot of rum over the years, not so much the past 15 or so.

Started on Bacardi White in Junior College and pretty much stuck with that until I left school. Took on Bacardi Dark after that for many years, then ended up with Bacardi 151 (does it sound like I preferred Bacardi? ((;) )

Worked my way through several Tequila's, from Cuervo to Patron. Still enjoy Patron on occasion, but I'm pretty much back to Gin or Bourbon now. I prefer my liquor on the rocks, no mixers or water. I like ones that have a "bite" to them.

May 18, 2022 - 4:21:14 PM

oly

USA

1495 posts since 5/27/2006

I'm a whiskey/bourbon guy, I tried a coffee rum (coffee flavored maybe) at a local watering hole, I have to go back there and get more info on that rum. And maybe drink some more.

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May 18, 2022 - 6:02:28 PM

15482 posts since 12/2/2005

Rum is my preferred spirit, and the Dark 'n' Stormy my preferred way to enjoy it.

I keep Gosling's on hand (that stuff is smooth enough to drink neat after dinner, like a cognac) but usually make my D&Ss with Bacardi Black, which has a significantly more aggressive flavor and thus I use less rum than I would if using Goslings.

There are many wonderful rums out there. One of the most intriguing I've tried is made in the British Virgin Islands and only available there; it tastes rather like a light or amber rum cut 50 : 50 with really high quality moonshine - the old stuff, not the new legal stuff. I like Pusser's, Barbancourt... I prefer dark rums and absolutely do NOT like spiced rums. And I learned my lesson on the overproofed rums more than half my life ago.

May 18, 2022 - 6:12:59 PM
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rinemb

USA

14632 posts since 5/24/2005

quote:
Originally posted by banjo bill-e

OK Craig, no coconut, that is a recipe that I can get behind. I keep ginger beer and lime on hand so just need some Gosling's. Will have to wing it without candied ginger.


That is one of my favorite rum cocktails as well.  I never have candied ginger around, so I never use it.  once I had some fresh ginger and put a small peel of that in it.  adds quite a bite.

brad

May 18, 2022 - 6:54:21 PM
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Brian T

Canada

19252 posts since 6/5/2008

I use XXX fine dice candied ginger in the bottoms of all my pumpkin pies.

Almost 7PM: Lamb's & cola and diced lime. Tortellini Alfredo, I think.

May 18, 2022 - 7:11:54 PM
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rinemb

USA

14632 posts since 5/24/2005

Below is a vintage rum cocktail we make. *We usually reduce, or eliminate any simple syrups, especially when a sweet liquor is included in the recipe. Brad


Hemingway Daiquiri

1 1/2 oz light Cuban rum
1/4 oz Maraschino liqueur
3/4 oz lime juice
1/4 oz grapefruit juice
1/4 oz cane syrup (optional)
Shake with crushed ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

May 18, 2022 - 7:13:49 PM

slammer

USA

3650 posts since 12/30/2008

My favorite hangover drink is a Moonglow ………….Rum (Bacardi) and papaya juice with lots of ice!!!
I’m a fan of Dark Rum also!!! No spiced rum for this guy.
Slammer!!!

May 18, 2022 - 10:53:40 PM
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2331 posts since 1/16/2010

Oh man…the absolute BEST rum..to me anyways, is PUSSERS British Navy rum. I drink it by itself with an ice cube, it’s very flavorful, a sort of butterscotch rum. It’s made today just like it was in the 1700’s, from the same wooden pot stills used from that era. It was the rum that was being issued to the British navy when they discontinued a daily rum ration in 1970.

Give it a try.

May 19, 2022 - 3:39:37 AM
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rinemb

USA

14632 posts since 5/24/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Texican65

Oh man…the absolute BEST rum..to me anyways, is PUSSERS British Navy rum. I drink it by itself with an ice cube, it’s very flavorful, a sort of butterscotch rum. It’s made today just like it was in the 1700’s, from the same wooden pot stills used from that era. It was the rum that was being issued to the British navy when they discontinued a daily rum ration in 1970.

Give it a try.


Seems "Navy strength" label on bottles of gin, mean high alcohol %.  Does that come from the rum?

Brad

May 19, 2022 - 3:41:08 AM
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rinemb

USA

14632 posts since 5/24/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Texican65

Oh man…the absolute BEST rum..to me anyways, is PUSSERS British Navy rum. I drink it by itself with an ice cube, it’s very flavorful, a sort of butterscotch rum. It’s made today just like it was in the 1700’s, from the same wooden pot stills used from that era. It was the rum that was being issued to the British navy when they discontinued a daily rum ration in 1970.

Give it a try.


What was the volume of the rum ration at 1970?

May 19, 2022 - 8:29:59 PM

Bart Veerman

Canada

5205 posts since 1/5/2005

I like mine mixed with a lot of orange juice making it kind of a moot point as to what kind of rum it is. Clear or amber (dark in U.S. speak?) is just fine as long as it definitely is not the spiced stuff. Cheap works for me smiley

May 20, 2022 - 6:51:46 AM

15482 posts since 12/2/2005

quote:
Originally posted by rinemb

What was the volume of the rum ration at 1970?


An interesting history of the rum ration, including quantities

May 20, 2022 - 6:56:13 AM

STUD

USA

35843 posts since 3/5/2008

Gawd...
I would love to try these drinks...
But...Alass..... :0/

May 20, 2022 - 7:22:16 AM

76240 posts since 5/9/2007

Back when I drank (pre '97) my favorite rum was Myer';s.

May 20, 2022 - 7:47:52 PM
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rinemb

USA

14632 posts since 5/24/2005

quote:
Originally posted by eagleisland
quote:
Originally posted by rinemb

What was the volume of the rum ration at 1970?


An interesting history of the rum ration, including quantities


Thank you, for the link.  I will put that on tomorrow's reading.  When I get back to town.  Brad

May 20, 2022 - 7:56:23 PM

Brian T

Canada

19252 posts since 6/5/2008

Thanks, Skip.
What a fascinating historical note.
In a minute, my rum ration (with dice lime and cola) will be some 120ml.
The dilution % is less than a glass of white wine.

May 21, 2022 - 12:01:04 AM

Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

26051 posts since 6/25/2005

Not really a rum drinker. Preferred Myers’s Original Dark—but there were far, far fewer choices back then.

May 21, 2022 - 8:33:25 AM

2543 posts since 7/20/2004

Mt Gay (M'ungey as it's called down there) is the standard bar rum down in the lower Carribean where I used to have a business. Pusser's is also excellent, but some of the best rum I ever had was from a little distillery on Grenada we toured while on a cruise. It had been in business for over 100 years, was out in the middle of nowhere, and with the open vats and antique machinery would have been an OSHA nightmare, but they made a half-dozen varieties that were all excellent. I brought home as much as I could legally carry, but it was gone in a month. I wish I could remember the name of the place, but as they reallly didn't have an export business outside the Carribean, I guess it doesn't matter.

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