Gold rum

Rums are made in various grades. Light rums are commonly used in cocktails, whereas "golden" and "dark" rums were consumed straight or neat, iced ("on the rocks"), or used for cooking, but are now commonly consumed with mixers. Premium rums are made to be consumed either straight or iced.

Rum plays a part in the culture of most islands of the West Indies as well as the Maritime provinces and Newfoundland, in Canada. The beverage has famous associations with the Royal Navy and piracy. Rum has also served as a popular medium of economic exchange, used to help fund enterprises such as slavery, organized crime, and military insurgencies.

Gold rums, also called amber rums, are medium-bodied rums that are naturally aged. These gain their dark color from aging in wooden white oak barrels. They have more flavor and are stronger-tasting than light rum and can be thought midway among light rum and the darker types.

Gold rum is also great with

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The history of this cocktail tracks from a recipe created in the late 1950s by Italian bartender Benito Cuppari while working on the Cristoforo Colombo cruise liner. Initially served in half a pineapple shell this was elevated to a souvenir ceramic pineapple and quickly evolved the ship's signature cocktail. The Barracuda cocktail is an old classic in the history of mixology, one of those simple, aromatic, and velvety sparkling drinks. The warm flavor of rum combines beautifully with pineapple and lime and, the touch of prosecco is there to close the loop. The Barracuda is an alcoholic cocktail based on gold rum, Galliano liqueur, pineapple juice, fresh lime juice and topped with Prosecco. The ingredients for making the Barracuda cocktail are readily available. Although the Barracuda cocktail has a medium-high alcohol content, it is an excellent aperitif, thanks to its aromas and smooth rhythm. In this symphony, you will find a thousand tips, but be careful because, in the end, it is an aperitif cocktail. It is tricky since alcohol is not so perceptible on the palate: a sort of boosted fake Mimosa. No more than two before dinner.

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The Zombie is a Tiki cocktail made of fruit juices, liqueurs, and various rums. In a cocktail shaker, pour the light and dark rums, pineapple and citrus juices, passion fruit syrup, simple syrup, and bitters. Add the high-proof rum now, or reserve it for a float. Fill the shaker with ice. The Zombie is a classic Tiki drink by legendary bartender and restaurateur Donn Beach, of Don the Beachcomber.