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View Poll Results: What is the best Rum cocktail?
Mojito 9 11.69%
Daiquiri 15 19.48%
Mai Tai 20 25.97%
Rum Punch 7 9.09%
Cuba Libre 22 28.57%
Ti Punch 4 5.19%
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:54 PM   #1
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Default What is the best rum cocktail?

With the global rise of the Mojito over the last few years increasing the saleability of rum to the masses, I was curious to hear feedback on the best cocktails from those that have always loved rum?
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:36 PM   #2
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I like the list except for the fact that it is very limited.

My favorite rum cocktail that an experienced tiki bartender would have no trouble making would be either a Ti Punch or a Dark and Stormy.

My absolute favorite rum cocktail is the one that I co-invented - the Navy Cross

Of the ones you listed in your poll, I'd probably choose the Daiquiri, but I prefer the Papa Doble version, if that counts.
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:38 AM   #3
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I agree the list is limited but I deliberately so.

The cocktails on the list are all very common place in any bar you go to with a claim to making cocktails.

My favourite has to be the Daiquiri from the list for its simplicity and story if nothing else.

However, I too think that a couple of my own are very good. Of course.

How do you make your cocktail?
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Old 02-08-2010, 04:17 PM   #4
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couldn't resist, cube libre for me. Its the one that started it long ago for me, and to this day when I get together with my brother in-laws in puerto rico, there is nothing better than a cube libre, shooting the breeze, and letting time go by.

Daiquiri's and mojitos are good too, if you're in the mood they can't be beat.
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Old 02-08-2010, 04:41 PM   #5
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I love 'em all, but I voted for the Mai Tai because it's one you can try so many combinations of rums in!
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:11 PM   #6
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I will agree with RonJames, Cuba Libre takes me there too...whether it is just a one drink night or an all day endeavor. However, rum punch was seriously considered.
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:20 PM   #7
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Put me on the Cuba Libre list as well...

Daiquiri was my runner up...
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:40 AM   #8
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It's surprisingly easy to "screw-up" a cocktail as straightforward as a rum punch.

I once asked for a rum punch in a bar in Georgetown (Guyana) and was brought two glasses - one with a shot of rum, and the other with some cherry juice. When the waiter saw the puzzled expression on my face, he promptly poured the rum into the cherry juice. I had to laugh . Needless to say, I never went there again.
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What's the best cocktail? Hmm, that depends who's making them!

Unless I'm in a swanky bar which looks like it knows what it's doing (both of which are rare occurrences), I only drink cocktails at home. In my house I can control all the necessary factors and I don't feel so cheated if I screw up. I hate paying through the nose for a badly-made cocktail.

In the UK, when I go out, I go to good pubs and I drink ale. I would never order a rum cocktail in a pub. We have so much great beer in our pubs, and so little good rum, that there seems no point.

To answer the question, my favourite cocktail would probably be a mai tai (if made well). However my usual preferred cocktail at home is a simple Appletons V/X and ginger beer with a splash of fresh lime juice and triple sec.
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:41 PM   #10
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My absolute favorite rum cocktail is the one that I co-invented - the Navy Cross
Umm...sounds interesting...recipe?
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