Rum is one of my favorite spirits to sip on simply because it makes me feel warm and cozy. Every time I enjoy a rum cocktail I feel as if I’m on a deserted island or the beach with my toes in the sand. From Malibu to 10 Cane this cozy cocktail always aims to please. Rum is distilled from sugar cane or molasses and usually aged in barrels. The outcome is sweet and delicious refreshment. Here are my top five favorite rums.
My initial attraction was the packaging of this product. On the bottle lies an octopus which actually derives from the name kraken. Kraken rum is actually inspired by the legendary kraken which was a giant octopus. Kraken rum is spiced black rum and is imported from the Caribbean. This cocktail is best on the rocks or enhanced with a hint of coke. For the waist watchers add a splash of diet coke or sprite.
No matter where I am or who I’m with I feel like I’m on a far away island when I sip this spirit. This rum is made in Barbados. This is white rum with a fruity coconut flavor. This is one alcoholic beverage that has such a sweet and delicious taste that you don’t even know you are drinking alcohol. My favorite Malibu cocktail is called a Caribou Lou and contains 2oz. of Malibu, 1 oz. of pineapple juice, and a splash of 151 rum.
Captain Morgan (Original Spiced Rum)
This happens to be dark spiced rum but there are also other variations of Captain Morgan such as Captain Morgan silver spiced rum, Captain Morgan Long Island Iced Tea, and Captain Morgan lime bite. The logo on this bottle is none other than Captain Morgan himself who just so happens to be a pirate. This spicy rum is produced by British alcohol conglomerate Diageo. My favorite uncle loves this rum and fixes up one of my favorite cocktails with the following ingredients: 2oz Captain Morgan (original), 2 oz. lemonade, and a splash of grenadine.
There a ton of flavors and variety made by Bacardi. Some of my favorite flavors include Bacardi Limon, Bacardi O, and Bacardi Apple. This particular fruitful flavored spirit has a mix of Marion berries with a slight hint of tart red raspberries. I enjoy this cocktail on the rocks with a splash of cranberry juice and a splash of sprite.
This product is made with virgin Trinidadian sugar cane, never molasses. This rum goes down very smooth. It has a young and light taste. 10 Cane is not as sweet as most other rums but is quite delicious. The hints of flavor are a blend of apple, caramel, and vanilla. I like to enjoy this cocktail on the rocks or with a splash of pineapple juice. The flavor of this rum is already apparent so I wouldn’t ruin it with impure mixers.