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Rum Swizzle

We have tried to Rum Cooler, so why not the Rum Swizzle!  I guess the best way to describe this would be to call it the “Advanced Rum Cooler”, and I have to say after tasting this, it is definitely the better alternative, fixing any of my critiques.  Best of all, this doesn’t need a lot of unique ingredients to upgrade your cooler…

  • 2 ounces dark rum (Myers)
  • 0.5 ounce lemon juice
  • 0.5 ounce triple sec
  • 5-6 ounces of ginger ale
  • lemon wheel

Dave’s Thoughts:

  • Take one part Rum Cooler, add a couple of parts lemon juice and triple sec, and you have the new and improved Rum Swizzle!
  • Drink retains the flavor of the rum, but really softens the flavor, making a much more drinkable beverage, loosing all the harshness.

Tasting Notes:

  • Dave’s Rating: 8/10
  • Strength: 4/10
  • Sweetness: 5/10
  • Skip the Rum Cooler, this is better.

Rum Cooler

It is well-known that I love a rum and coke.  So tonight it’s a variation on rum with a sugary beverage – the Rum Cooler.  Instead of coke, this one takes ginger ale – so its a great drink when Mexican coke is not available at the local store!

  • 2.5 ounces dark rum (Myers)
  • 6 ounces ginger ale
  • lemon twist (optional)

Simple to make – fill a glass with ice, pour in the rum, add the ginger ale, give it a sir and serve with a lemon twist.

Dave’s Thoughts:

  • I really enjoy the flavor of dark rum – the thick raw sugar cane flavor with the hint of vanilla in the aftertaste, and that is exactly what you get here.
  • The ginger ale is actually hard to discern, although that is not a negative here.
  • The first taste is a little harsh, mirroring that of the rum, but the reward is great overall flavor.

Tasting Notes:

  • Dave’s Rating: 7/10
  • Strength: 4/10
  • Sweetness: 6/10
  • This is a great alternative when you burn out on rum and coke.