Rum: 5 things you didn’t know about the pirates’ favourite tipple


With the popularity of whisky and gin soaring over recent years, rum has been somewhat forgotten about – that is, until now.

 

Interesting facts about Rum!


About 2 hours from Joburg, on a farm along the R70 between Henneman and Riebeeckstad in the Free State, I joined the guys at Whistler Rum Distillery for their end-of-the-month jol. With a local singer strumming away, a Free State Sand Storm cocktail in hand and a big red sun setting in front of us, I took a sip and realised I didn’t know much about rum at all.

A week later I went to the Pan-African Rum Festival and tasted as many South African rums and cocktails as possible. Now I’m plotting my own cocktail mixes! But before I get ahead of myself, let’s go back to the basics of rum 101.

 

How To Make Rum Poached Pears


Poached pears sound so boring, right? In this recipe, the rum and the spices add warmth and great flavour to the light syrup, which is not overly sweet.

 

Copeland Rum loves citrus: Try this recipe for a Naartjie Daiquiri


Rum loves citrus. From its best friend the lime, to flings with grapefruit, and the perfect marriage of mandarins.

 
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There`s a Secret Collectible Sticker on Every Label of Sailor Jerry Rum


If you’re a regular Sailor Jerry drinker, there’s a good chance you’ve been accidentally throwing out a collectible sticker every time you finish a bottle of the rum.

 

Which Type Of Rum Goes Best With Eggnog?


‘Tis the season to fill your cup with the season’s classic boozy dairy drink. It’s eggnog season, everybody.

 

Drink Like a Gangster With ‘Peaky Blinders’ Whiskey, Gin and Rum


Plenty of shows with cult followings like Game of Thrones have related tie-in products. Many fans would agree that the best of those are usually some kind of booze.

 

Captain Morgan Was Actually a Real Person And He Didn’t Make Rum


From the Quaker Oats Man to Ronald McDonald, characters used to advertise a food, drink, or restaurant are a staple of the marketing world.

 
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Bruno Mars Turns His Hits Into Sips With Expensive Rum Cocktails


Bruno Mars is a dangerous man with some money in his pocket, and he’s cashing in on rum. When the singer recently stopped at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., to wrap his 24K Magic Tour, he offered cocktails made with the premium rum line he co-founded called SelvaRey (which aptly translates to “king of the jungle” in Spanish).

 

This Caribbean Rum Tour Gets You Drunk and Contributes to Hurricane Relief


There are a number of ways to help residents of the Caribbean recover from the aftermath of multiple hurricanes, but CheapCaribbean’s newest tour is definitely the most fun.

 
 
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