Rum is a favorite ingredient for many classic cocktails, and the key to enjoying a great rum cocktail is pairing it with the right food.
To enjoy an evening with family and friends, having your stock of rum alongside food that goes well with your cocktails is important. As one of the oldest spirits, rum tastes great with barbeque dishes like jerk chicken or roasted pork, whereas dark sipping rums pair well with chocolates.
The versatility of rum is so great that even with some cornbread, coleslaw and roasted chicken, your evening is complete. Sweet, tangy, spicy, salty, whatever the flavor, there is a rum recipe that goes well with it.
Let us have a look at the rum cocktails and their perfect food pairings to help you make a great evening with friends and family.
For your daiquiris and mojitos
Mojitos aren’t very strong drinks. Made of five ingredients (white rum, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water and mint), mojitos go well with chips and dips or pair it with a main course like fajitas.
Daiquiri is yet another iconic rum cocktail, made with just three ingredients (rum, lime and simple syrup). A super simple yet delightful drink, daiquiri pairs extremely well with empanadas topped with salsa.
Classic cocktails such as Daiquiris and Mojitos are flavored with lemon. The sharp lemon flavor is a perfect match for seafood. This combination works perfect on the palate. When having Daiquiris or Mojitos, think shrimp, prawns and fish tacos.
For your pina coladas
A perfect summer vacation drink, pina colada is a sweet-rum based cocktail made with pineapple juice and cream of coconut. The cuisine that goes well with this is Mexican snacks like tacos, chips and salsa, or seafood cooked delicately such as shrimp, crab and lobster.
Since pina coladas that have a sweeter flavor, especially with added coconut and pineapple, chicken is a great food pairing. Especially fried chicken or chicken satay!
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For the golden rums and rum punches
The rum punch, which is sweet, will go with many food options such as fried chicken and deep fried fish. The sweetness of a punch also makes a perfect pairing with the smoky glaze of barbecued ribs and blackened fish or chicken.
Food for dark rum
While dark Rum and Coke must have the correct ratio of soda to spirit, Coke is a sugar mixer. A strong flavored drink calls for a strong robust food like pulled pork. Another great pairing for the classic dark Rum with Coke is beef like steak, American style barbeque and lest we forget, dark rum also pairs well with a burger. Go for it!
Food that is tangy and savory, with a dash of spice calls for a cocktail that balances the heat with some sugar. Cheers!
Some more rum and food partners
High quality rums go well with dark chocolate bars and brownies. They also pair well with desserts and dried fruits such as raisins. Rum with raisin ice-cream is a delicious treat too!
Fruits and Rum
Banana is yet another favorite food pairing for rum, like pineapple. Try rum with a banana or pineapple flavored tart or cake and feel the happy spirit come alive.
With so many food and rum options available, keep this in mind:
Firstly, if the rum is intense, the food needs to be just as strong.
Secondly, the sugar content in rum offers a wonderful balance to spicy foods.
With this in mind, putting together the right food to go with a rum cocktail is a fun filled creative journey.
Which rum cocktails and food pairings are you excited to try?
SeaSpirits Distillery in Woodinville, Washington is a go-to place to find some of the state’s best rum. SeaSpirits makes great tasting rum with best quality ingredients and state-of-the-art equipment, coupled with the perfect distillation process. Some of their better known rums are Silver Rum, Spiced Rum, Coconut Rum, and Barrel-Aged Rum. SeaSpirits uses only the highest quality yeast and nutrients when brewing their rum wash from cane sugar. This results in incredibly fine and tasty rums.
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