The Ultimate Summer Rum Punch Recipe

Who doesn't love a good punch, and what better punch than a Rum Punch! As it is summer here in Australia at Christmas time, Rum Punch is the perfect summer drink. Don’t be put off by thoughts of the watery punches in glass bowls, with brown bits of bananas & sad cherries floating on top, you may have seen in the past. There are some excellent punch mixtures around and … [Read more...]

Chocolate Rum Fondue

Making a comeback from dinner parties of the 70’s, Chocolate Fondue is easy to make, but impressive to serve. The addition of Rum makes it a little more decadent, and very tasty! Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 5 minutes Ingredients (serves 4) 200g dark chocolate, finely chopped 200ml thickened cream 1- 2 tablespoons white rum (for a subtle taste) or … [Read more...]

How Did Rum Get It’s Name?

There are lots of theories about where the word rum came from. Some say it is a shortened version of Rumbustion which was a slang terms for "tumult" or "uproar”. which does have a ring of truth as consuming lots of rum could certainly cause a bit a fighting! Another explanation is that it is derived from the Dutch word roemer, which means large glass. In English this is … [Read more...]

Rum Islands Of The World

Did you know there are several islands around the world called "Rum Island"? There's one off the coast of Australia, one in the Falklands, one in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve (Canada) & one near Scotland! Australia’s Rum Island Australia’s Rum Island is an island lying in Bass Strait north of Tasmania. It is the site of the 1797 ‘Sydney Cove’ shipwreck. This … [Read more...]

Spiced Orange Daiquiri Cocktail Recipe

Rum and citrus (especially orange) just go so well together! If you like rum and oj, then you love this more fancy big brother. To make the spiced orange daiquiri cocktail you'll need some El Dorado spiced rum, orange peel, Cointreau, orange bitters, sugar, fresh lime and orange juice in the following proportions: Ingredients: 1oz (30ml) of El Dorado Spiced … [Read more...]