As a group of people that absolutely loves rum, we have pretty much tried everything in order to maximize its potential. One of the ways in which rum outdoes every other spirit is its ability to mix well with other drinks. These mixed drinks are something that not only takes the edge off of the bold taste of rum, but allows for a great deal of experimentation and creativity. As someone that worked as a bartender for years, I have had the luxury of mixing rum with pretty much everything in order to find the best combination.
And while the fun of mixing it up comes from creating your own unique concoction, I can safely say that there is nothing better than a rum mixed drink. Try it, take rum and mix it with virtually any mixer and see what comes out.
It may be surprising
Perhaps what is the most unique about rum based mixed drinks is that the taste of the rum always shines through. A lot of purists do not enjoy mixing drinks because sometimes you lose some of the flavor of the initial spirit. Not in the case of rum. Rum always retains that wonderful edge that not only tastes great, but also provides a light aftertaste that is crisp and refreshing.
The next time you reach for a mixed drink, use rum as your base and see how it is nearly impossible to go wrong. It might just open you up to a whole new world of mixed drinks.