Rum is an alcoholic beverage made from the distillation of sugarcane first time produced in the 17th century in the Caribbean. In cocktails the white or dark variety is mostly used. The dark rums are aged longe giving them much stronger, spices flavors than light or gold rums. Some well known cocktails with dark rum are the Hurricane, the Planter's Punch and the Mango Freeze. Some shooters with dark rum worth trying out are the All Fall Down, the Unleaded and the The Mackinnon.