Rum is an alcoholic beverage made from the distillation of sugarcane. It was for the first time produced in the 17th century in the Caribbean. The white and dark rum are most often used in cocktail recipes. Rums are produced in various grades. The light rums are used in cocktail recipes. The dark or golden rums are often consumed neat although they are also used in cocktail recipes. White rum (also called light rum or silver rum) has very little flavor aside from a general sweetness. Its mild flavor makes white rum popular for use in mixed drinks and cocktail recipes. Dark rums (brown, black, or red rums) are usually made from caramelized sugar or molasses and aged longer. They have a stronger taste. Flavored rums are infused with flavors of fruits and are most of the time less than 40%. They are mostly used in tropical cocktail recipes or drunk neat with ice. Gold rums are also known as the amber rums. They are considered midway between light rum and the darker varieties. Overproof rums are much higher than 40%. They are usually used in mixed drinks and cocktail recipes. Premium rums are from boutique brands that sell carefully produced and aged rums. They have and flavor are consumed straight. Spiced rums get their taste from adding spices and caramel. Among the spices added are pepper, cinnamon, rosemary,... Send us your cocktail recipes with rum and we'll bring them online.