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   Friday, September 20, 2019 

Vote for your Country in the Battle of the Islands! Rum Recipes - A Rum Recipe For All Occasions

By Ashley Stevenson

 Food / Beverage     

There are literally thousands of wonderful rum recipes for the mixing of rum with other spirits or mixers in cocktails, shooters, punches. In addition, there probably isn't a cook book in existence which does not contain some wonderful rum recipe seeing rum used in making sumptuous dinners, desserts and the like.

Rum is one of the world's most versatile beverages, made form molasses and sugar cane juice, the by products of sugar cane. The distilled liquid is clear and it is traditionally then aged in oak barrels. Rum has played a colorful part in world history. The exchange of rum played a major part in the proliferation of the slave trade in the United States.

The greatest rum producing regions in the world are in the Caribbean and in parts of Central and South America also. The Caribbean islands were the first source of rum and today production has extended throughout countries such as Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Colombia, Venezuela and today, popular brands of rum are even produced in places as far flung as Australia where Bundaberg Rum is a favorite.

Settlers to the new colony of the United States found that the beer and wine they were shipping form the mother country often went off on the long sea journey. In an attempt to find alcoholic beverages to their taste the new settlers turned to Rum and, such was their thirst for the stuff that they had to find a way to produce it quickly and cheaply. In their quest to produce enough sugar cane to then harvest the by products for rum production, the early settlers sought out slave labor form Africa, often using the rum as the currency for the trade.

Rum is an integral part of the culture in most of the Caribbean Islands to this day and many of the world's famous and most popular brands come from this region. Rum also played a prominent part in Royal Navy history. It was mixed with water or beer to make a mixture which was called 'grog'. This is of course a slang term for alcohol which exists to this very day. Rum also plays a part, albeit possibly a slightly romanticized one, in the history of piracy on the high seas.

These days rum is produced in many different varieties, from dark rum to light rum, spiced varieties to over proof rums. Literally thousands of popular cocktails are made with rum and there are many recipes for the use of rum in breads, cakes, stews and other dishes.

Rum truly is the versatile spirit and one of the most popular the world over.

 About the Author     

Ashley Stevenson is a freelance journalist and internet marketing expert. Rum Recipes - A Rum Recipe For All Occasions

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