An alcoholic beverage that is made from the fermented sugarcane juice, syrup, molasses and other sugarcane by-products. The most common brands of Rum in Zambia are Captain Morgan and Barcadi. Whether you are sipping it neat, on the rocks, chilled or blending it into a cocktail, Rum is a tasty and soul warming liquor.
After distillation, Rum is aged in oak barrels for 3-10 years which gives it a brownish hue. However, the amount of time and climate will play a role in the final colour too. The alcohol by volume is 40-80% making it 80-150 proof.
Rum is most common in mixed drinks. The most popular Rum cocktails are:
- Rum & coke
- Pina colada
- Long Island iced tea
- Mai Tai