Rum with a Twist
Rum has been a maritime staple for many a moon, with daily naval rum rations starting in 1731 and only really drawing to an official close on Black Tot Day, July 31st, 1970. Of course, sailors weren’t exactly sipping on Diplomatico on the rocks back in the day; quality was known to be pretty sketchy at the best of times, necessitating mixing into grog and precursors to what we now know as flavoured rum
These days rums aren’t flavoured or spiced as a need to disguise dire distillates, in fact consumers cannot seem to get enough of the category, with flavoured and spiced growing to half of all off-trade rum sales and moving in the same direction in the on-trade
Alt // Spritz
The last year has seen spritz serves hit the 7th most popular cocktail in the UK*, and growing only behind the flavoured Martini in popularity...
Essentially a rum sour. The Navy had a big role to play in the Daiquiri, they were mixing lime with sugar spirits as early as the era of Sir Francis Drake in a bid to fight scurvy
A Modern Classic
Ago Perrone is one of the world’s greatest bartenders and manages the multi-award winning Connaught in London. Here he shares the story of how he came up with the Mulata Daisy cocktail, a rum drink that has the potential to be a modern classic.
Rum is the New Gin
As the gin boom continues, early adopters seeking a different flavour are looking beyond the UK’s classic dark spirits of choice to aged rum.
There are no two ways about it. There is very little that Ian Burrell doesn't know about rum, so we sat down and talked to him about exactly that.
Rum is a rising star in the bar. here Dan Dove, owner of Amico’s Bar, proves that great rum cocktails exist outside London and shares how his Essex bar has kept sustainability front of mind while making luxury rum a staple.