Producers have been having fun with this category, expertly blending rums and spices to produce smooth, flavoursome, enticing spirits to be enjoyed every which way.
Captain Morgan Original Spiced Gold Rum
This medium-bodied amber rum has a rich, distinctive nose thanks to the master blender's selection of smooth rums aged in charred white-oak barrels, which have been combined with spices. Fabulous over ice, in cocktails or even desserts.
Try it in a Sumggler's Folly:Fill a shaker with ice. Add 50ml Captain Morgan Original Spiced Gold Rum, 40ml pineapple juice, 20ml lemon juice, 20ml sugar syrup, 5 basil leaves and 2 grinds of black pepper. Add 4 chopped strawberries and shake until cold. Strain into a tankard over ice.
Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
This smooth spiced rum with vanilla notes is named after Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins, the father of ‘old-school’ tattooing, whose detailed designs made him a well-known local figure in Honolulu. Serve Sailor Jerry rum on its own over ice, or mixed into a long drink with ginger beer.
Try it in a Rockabilly Juice:Fill a mixing glass with ice. Add 50ml Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, 50ml iced tea, 12.5ml lemon juice and 10ml Curaçao, and shake vigorously. Pour into a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with a wedge of lemon.
Red Leg Spiced Caribbean Rum
Infused with vanilla and Caribbean ginger, RedLeg is a spiced rum made with Caribbean spirit. The secret to the great taste of RedLeg is all in the blending where it is left to rest in oak barrels.
Try it in a Cuba Libre:Squeeze 2 lime wedges over a highball glass, then drop the wedges into the glass. Add 50ml spiced rum, 2 dashes Angostura bitters and ice. Stir and top up with cola.