Whether you are running a bar or entertaining some friends at home, you want your guests to have the best time possible. Of course, enjoying a few drinks can be a big part of that, but it is important for you as host to be able to help your guests to avoid overdoing it.
Whether it be mixed in Punches or served on the rocks, rum can be enjoyed in so many ways which is probably the reason for it being the new bartender’s drinks of choice. White, golden, dark, spiced or over-proof, rum can be very diverse depending on a variety of different factors affecting the raw ingredients, distillation, ageing and blending.
Compared with any other spirit, rum has the longest and happiest relationship with mixed drinks. It is thought by many to be the most versatile of categories to work with when devising new ways of drinking and mixing cocktails. Whether you choose a light-flavoured white rum or a heavy full-bodied one, both will combine perfectly with fruit, sugar and spices to create a wide array of great tasting cocktails.
Some of the world’s most popular classic drinks are made with rum: just look at how many bars around the world serve Daiquiris, Mai Tais, Zombies and Mojitos. Generally most people associate rum with Punch, but please don’t be afraid to try it in many classic aromatic cocktails like Old Fashioneds or Manhattans - the outcome is always very good.