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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 02-09-2010, 04:47 PM   #11
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I missed Ed's challenge on SuprBowl Sunday for the best festive cocktail.

I'm not big on mixes, but I put a little punch together one year that now is the talk of the town.

Punch infusion:

I cut up a range of fruit, what ever tickles your fancy (banana, pineapple, peaches, berry, apple, pear, and other tropical fruits). They become the Ice cubes.

Each party choose the rum that has made you smile, thinking life is good. Chill a fresh bottle.
Chill a bowl
Chill a bottle or two of ginger beer or a pop or juice you feel will compliment the drink but not take over the flavour of the rum. Just add enough mix to create caracter, a gentle bouquet that makes someone say nice as a passing gesture.
So in the chilled bowl we have the rum, the mix, and fruit as Ice cubes.
The beauty of this punch is the frozen fruit release their flavour at different times, the ice rum, bowl and fruit add the touch of water to wake up some of the flavours in the rum. I have omitted the ginger beer once and froze some fresh ginger slices, which created a spicy overtone once we got down to the second bottle of rum, and complimented a fine cigar with the boys once the girls were giggly.

Try it. Punch infusion
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:18 PM   #12
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Ever since I tried Don the Beachcomber's Navy Grog I can't think of another I have preferred more. The Dark n Stormy stuns me every summertime, the Daiquiri made with whichever rum I am in the mood for would also produce an instantaneous grin of satisfaction, as well as the Mai Tai (again Don the Beachcomber's version).

I voted the Mai Tai since it was the only one on the list standing the tallest.
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Old 01-27-2011, 06:27 PM   #13
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The cocktails on the list are all very common place in any bar you go to with a claim to making cocktails.
You are a lucky man if finding a proper Mai Tai is commonplace where you are from. Though it is having somewhat of a resurgence in the higher end craft cocktail scene, it is difficult to find a proper one at most bars anywhere in this country. (Don't get me started on the surplus of places that use pineapple juice and grenadine!)
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:22 AM   #14
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My first drink of the day is a ti punch. I don't know any other rum drink that is as simple and satisfying for the first drink. Then a good mai tai, navy grog, or daiquiri, rum punch will suffice. And the last drink is usually something along the lines of a rum old fashioned.
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:58 AM   #15
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I also miss the Ti Punch here (but if you compare this to regular bars, most of them don´t offer Ti Punch "Cocktails").

I voted for Mai Tai if it is properly made with a mixture of Jamaica (Appleton 12) and a nice Agricole (Clement VSOP or St. James Royal Ambre) and has no pineapple and/or orange juice in it

I also like some uncommon recipes like:

Rum Sour Triobar

6cl rum (dark and heavy)
6cl pineapplejuice
juice of 1 lime (more or less 5cl)
2cl simple sugar syrup

recommended is the Old Monk 7yo as a nice heavy rum (as a mixer not sipper), but if you don´t have this one it also works with Appleton Dark or Lambs Navy Rum.
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:37 AM   #16
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Cuba Libre

Hands down. It's the gateway to the rum world.

Three dot's and a dash is my favorite now. I'm in love with bitters. I add them to everything now, even my Cuba Libre.
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:29 AM   #17
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Cuba Libre

Hands down. It's the gateway to the rum world.

Three dot's and a dash is my favorite now. I'm in love with bitters. I add them to everything now, even my Cuba Libre.
Comparing the best to the best selling or best to the most popular?

If you ask which is the best rum in the world on this forum, most people would probably be appalled if you suggested that the best rum in the world was the most popular, which would probably be Bacardi White or Superior, depending on where you are in the world. But is this the best rum in the world? That my friend, depends on your criteria. If I owned that rum I would more than likely say that it was the best rum in the world. After all it is the one that makes me the most money.

Sure rum and coke is the gateway drink to the rum world, no one will argue that but if it really was the best rum drink why would so many people wander from it. On the other hand, to say that a ti punch, or any other drink, isn't great because it isn't available in your bar suggests that you need to go to some better bars. I'm not picking on anyone or their choice of rum cocktails, drink it any way you want to and use whatever metric you choose to validate your choice.

In the end, I am confident that you'll find that as the most diverse of all the distilled spirits it doesn't take a lot of looking to find better rum cocktails than rum and coke. Personally, it has been several years since I drank a rum and coke. And it wasn't the high fructose corn syrup sweetened concoction that is sold as coke in most places in the US and beyond. It was sugar cane sugar sweetened coke from Central America mixed with 12 year old Flor de Caña.

There is no doubt that rum and coke is the most consumed rum cocktail in the world, but few who have tried anything else would dare to suggest that it is the best.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:10 PM   #18
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Cuba Libre for me with the Mai Tai a close second. The best Cuba Libre I had was at a Brazilan eatery and they made it with the sugar cane sweetened cola and their house brand rum which was heads above any regular Cuba Libre I've had before or since.
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:05 AM   #19
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Done right, the Mojito is a great experience, but nothing beats the Cube Libre or "Rum & Coke" sans lime, the world's most popularly ordered rum cocktail.
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:45 AM   #20
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In a bar in Lima, Peru, I once drank a cocktail called "gin con gin". It was a large glass filled with gin and mixed with even more gin. My favourite rum cocktail would consist of the same things: rum together with even more rum! And a bit of ice of course.
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