I love rum and I love coffee so I thought, why not mix them? I’m sure I’m not the first one so I’m putting the question out in order to save me from wasting good rum in a bad mix.
-Not in the morning... I use a decent decaf coffee.
-I’m assuming spiced would work best. I tried Blackpool from Lemon Hart & Son and it was alright.
-Something aside from coffee flavoured rum.
-Preferably without the use of cream of milk. Just coffee and rum.
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I know it’s not exactly the same, but I love rum and hot chocolate. I’m not particularly fond of coffee but might try it with my tea tomorrow and see how it flies goes :)
Nothing like a strong Caribbean coffee (with rum of course)! I use El Dorado 8 Year, Pusser's Gunpowder Proof, Plantation OFTD, or any other decent dark rum. The spiced rums generally don't work very well for me. The Dictador 12 has coffee notes because their rum is aged in barrels that once held coffee beans. I tried this rum once with coffee and it was like wasting the rum. And you are right with coffee flavored rums not mixing well with coffee. One needs balance in their Caribbean coffee!
Google for "Carajillo" ;-)
Coffee and rum go very well. I heard that the Brugal distillery (Dom. Rep.) serve the rum for degustation with a little bit of coffee.
Hot chocolate with rum truly great.
Rum works great with tea, but not every rum with every tea. In the wintertime I like to experiment with tea and other hot drinks. Recently I done an experiment with licorice & cinnamon tea and thought the Bristol Black Spiced Rum would be a good mixer. No, it was not very delicious. I tried further on with Plantation O.F.T.D., and it fits perfectly. It also tastes great with apple & cinnamon tea (Twining’s).
Btw. lime blossom tea, lemon juice, honey and rum is my favourite recipe against cough and flu.
Another nice thing is hot apple juice and Kraken rum, it's my alternative to mulled wine.
Has someone ever tried a egg nogg ?
In Poland people (typically around 50 years old) are used to drink rum mixed with a cup of hot tea. Actually some of them think that rum is solely drank in that way and this belief is quite popular. I gave it a try but unfortunately many of the rum flavours are lost in this cocktail.
I tried some eggnog in bars and it was decent but not my type, too sweet. I've never done it at home. On the other hand I like hot buttered rum (but its also easy to make it too sweet).
In our part of the world, rum and tea or rum and Coke are deeply rooted in people's minds. Or they know it to preserve fruits with 80% Stroh Rum to use for desserts. They cannot imagine it's possible to drink it neat and enjoy.
Hot buttered rum sounds interesting, I have to try it next winter. What kind of rum do you use?
Rum and hot chocolate sounds perfect, it is -35C here today.
Thanks for the recommendations, I've been wanting to get the ED8 anyways so that's good to know.
I'll keep my eye out for Licor 43, though I doubt I'll see it over here haha!
That is quite interesting about Rum and tea. It sounds crazy to me, much like drinking rum neat sounds crazy to them. I may have to try it anyways. And I do happen to have some Brugal so good to know that may work as well.
Thanks for the suggestions so far!
Coffee and alcohol has been mixed since time immemorial, rum already possesses compatible taste tones, but Italians drink their espresso with added wine pomace liquor called "grappa" in a coffee drink called "correcta", then there is the great known "Irish coffee" consisting of Irish whiskey and coffee, white and dark russians with coffee liqueurs and vodka (which can be easily substituted for white rum). For a total birthday-cake-like overkill, you can try something like this Jamaican Coffee:
I used appleton 12 rare blend, i think that aged blended rums should generally work unless they are too sweet.
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