Rum is a distilled alcohol made from sugarcane and aged in oak barrels. Most of the world’s rum comes from the Caribbean and Latin America, though it is produced in other countries, including the United States. Rum has a colorful history in the Caribbean — especially with pirates and other less-than-savory characters.
Grades and variations are used to describe rums, and there are many types. Light rums, also known as white or silver rums, are often used as bases in cocktails due to their light flavor. Gold rums, also known as amber, are medium-bodied, aged rums that serve as a step between light rums and dark rums. Dark rums, are generally aged in charred oak barrels and have a strong flavor due to the length of aging. Dark rums are less frequently used in cocktails, and are quite popular as sipping drinks. Spiced rums contain added flavors including cinnamon and sometimes pepper. Flavored rums are infused with fruit flavors such as mango or lime and are usually used in tropical mixed drinks. Premium rums include many boutique brands and are aged to be consumed straight.
Popular tropical rum drinks include daquiris, pina coladas, mai tais, and mojitos. A rum and coke (Coca Cola) is a bar order often heard during happy hour! Ginger soda and rum is another simple but delicious rum drink. And rum makes a great addition to your favorite coffee.
Let Taste of Florida provide you with the very best real juice mixers for your rum cocktail! We offer many products to mix with your choice of rum, including Pina Colada, Rum Runner, and Mojito. Your high quality rum deserves a high quality mixer and at Taste of Florida we use real fruit and real fruit juice in all our products. It’s a committment begun in 1993, when Doug McWhorter, Founder & CEO of Taste of Florida, sat at the kitchen table developing real juice mixers. Since then, the family business has expanded to include more than 20 products distrubted in most markets by Anheuser Busch and Miller wholesalers.
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