Here at loaded our love of all things booze is well documented and only on a par with our penchant for a good pun.
But finding the right tipple and the right way to drink it can be a tricky process, particularly when it comes to something like the pirate’s favourite grog, rum.
Never fear though, because loaded is ready and waiting with five essential bits of advice for anyone looking to enjoy this particular tipple as the winter chill sets in.
Don’t Put Any Crap In It
Coca Cola is for ninnies and garbage people. In the Caribbean, rum is enjoyed by itself, or with a splash of water and a few ice cubes.
Soda and Lime
Mix a good dark rum (Appleton) with some fizzy water and a few lime wedges, like a cool breeze in your mouth.
Also a staple mixer in the Islands, Coconut Water brings out the sweetness of Rum in the best way, plus it offsets the harshness of alcohol on your belly. So no more embarrassing stomach whale calls on a night out.
Most folks don’t know that Bitters is an accent for rum. Well, now you do. A few splashes and you’ll impress everyone with your sophistication.
This is lethal. The old recipe rhyme goes: One of Sour. Two of Sweet. Three of Strong. Four of Weak.
One cup of lime juice
Two Cups of Sugar syrup
Three Cups of rum
Four Cups of water
Mix it all up and have at it. Godspeed!
Loaded staff writer Danielle De La Bastide has lived all over the planet and written for BuzzFeed, Thought Catalog as well as print publications throughout the Caribbean.