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Happy National Rum Day - favorite rum drinks?

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curseofleisure Aug 16, 2013 11:21 AM

Today is National Rum Day, according to Imbibe. So that got me wondering what some favorite rum drinks are of you chowhounds out there. The first three that come to my mind are the Mai Tai, the Hemmingway Daiquri and the Dark 'n' Stormy.

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    The Big Crunch Aug 17, 2013 11:30 PM

    What?!?! No one mentioned a Hemmingway Daiquiri?!?!? Oh, so wonderful on a hot summer day :)

    I really am a sucker for anything with maraschino in it...

    1. JMF Aug 17, 2013 08:43 AM

      I really enjoy fine rum a lot. Both straight or the rocks, and in cocktails. The El Dorado line is great, but I have dozens of other favorites as well.

      1. JMF Aug 17, 2013 08:38 AM

        Painkiller (see my version in photo with lime, lime zest, cinnamon, and fresh grated nutmeg)
        here's my adaptation
        1-1/2 oz. El Dorado dark rum
        1 oz. Coruba (or Myer's) dark Jamaican rum
        4 oz. pineapple juice
        1 oz. orange juice
        1 oz. Coco Lopez
        Cinnamon
        Nutmeg

        Shake all except spices with crushed ice. Pour into a tall glass or tiki mug, add crushed ice to fill. Sprinkle with grated cinnamon, freshly grated nutmeg, and small pieces of lime zest. Garnish with a scored lime (Tribal lime.)

        A scored lime garnish is a very old and rarely used tiki drink garnish that I use a lot in tiki drinks. I call it a Tribal lime. See photo.

        The Ancient Mariner– Beachbum Berry, 1994, his version of Trader Vic’s Navy Grog. Here is my adaptation of it.
        1 oz. El Dorado dark rum
        1 oz. dark Jamaican rum
        3/4 oz. lime juice
        1/2 oz. grapefruit juice
        1/2 oz. simple syrup
        1/4 oz. Allspice syrup

        Shake with ice and strain into a hurricane glass, then top off with ice. Garnish with a mint sprig and scored lime.

         
         
        1. MGZ Aug 17, 2013 08:33 AM

          If the sun's up, it's amber rum with an ice cube or two and a wedge of lime.

          After the sun has set, it's amber or dark rum, neat.

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            jpc8015 Aug 17, 2013 08:26 AM

            Cuba Libre. Classic.

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              quazi Aug 16, 2013 01:02 PM

              Mai Tai, Corn and Oil and a simple ol Daiquiri

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                curseofleisure Aug 16, 2013 01:29 PM

                What ratio do you use in your corn n oil?

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                ncyankee101 Aug 16, 2013 12:41 PM

                El dorado 12 year neat.

                Painkillers are also awesome, especially with the Pusser's ratio dialed up.

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                1. re: ncyankee101
                  JMF Aug 17, 2013 08:22 AM

                  I like Painkillers a lot, but I'm part of the Pussers boycot so don't use it anymore. I put a Painkiller on the menu in a bar recently using 1.5 oz. of El Dorado dark rum and 1 oz. Coruba Jamaican dark rum. Although I personally like the ratios reversed better, the majority of customers like it a little sweeter from the El Dorado demerara rum.

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                  foodieX2 Aug 16, 2013 11:27 AM

                  Mount Gay with tonic and Dark and Stormies are my preferences. Oh and my SIL's bajan rum punch.

                  1. boyzoma Aug 16, 2013 11:26 AM

                    My home made Tia Maria
                    Spanish Coffee

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