The Rum Blog

Growing up, I seem to remember that half my family members drank gin (& tonic) while the other half drank rum (& coke). This is in addition to wine, beer, and anything else that the occasion might have demanded. My background is a combo of English, Irish, and Scottish so family gatherings were never lacking in libations...

I am not sure exactly when, but I ended up on the rum side of the family. That is not to say that I never drink gin (or other liquors), but my go-to beverage is rum & coke. Like my maternal grandmother, I initially favoured Bacardi white (I know, BO-RING). I eventually got out of that rut, and decided to go on a mission; a very yummy rummy, rum-tasting mission. 
Join me as I travel through all the rums at the LCBO and outre mer ("across the sea") as well.
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Mixer(s) in a Bottle - Part 2

Posted by chez Jacquie on Sunday, July 27, 2014, In : Mixers 
This post may seem a little convoluted but I think it is best to start with the fact that I love grapefruit.  I eat one for breakfast every day.  I also used to mix white rum with pink grapefruit juice and a splash of cranberry. It makes a very refreshing summer beverage.

Now the story takes us to Rhum Corner.  As you may know, I tried numerous cocktails, one of which was called Wray & Ting.  I had no idea what Ting was, but I was excited to learn that Ting is a carbonated grapefruit soda from...

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Mixer in a Bottle - Part 1

Posted by chez Jacquie on Saturday, July 26, 2014, In : Mixers 
A couple of months ago, I heard that Coke from Mexico uses only sugar, not corn syrup.  I found this interesting because I try to eat things that don't have a lot of added, highly-processed ingredients.  While I don't think that sugar is good for me, if given the option I'd rather consume sugar than some cocktail of artificial sweeteners.  But I sort of forgot about this for a while, or rather, filed it away for future reference.
It came to the surface again while I was at Rhum Corner.  I noti...

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