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The 10 Best Budget Rums

Michael Dietsch 23 comments

Rum is a category of spirits that offers many wonderful values—bottles that taste like they should cost way more than they actually do. You can very easily find great rums, both white and dark, under $20, and today, I'll introduce you to a few of my favorites. More

Transform Your Cocktails With Smoked Ice

Elana Lepkowski 11 comments

You don't have to be behind a fancy bar to play with transforming cocktails. This drink starts as a light, fruity, tiki-inspired cocktail, evolving into a richer, heavier, and more savory beverage, just through the process of melting ice. More

Hazy Sunset (Pineapple-Rum Cocktail With Smoked Ice)

Serious Eats Elana Lepkowski 3 comments

Made with smoked iced, this fun tiki-inspired cocktail changes flavor over time. More

The Best Rum for a Daiquiri

Michael Dietsch 6 comments

Does the rum you use in a daiquiri change the drink's flavor? You bet. More

Cool Off With a Cherry Sumac Swizzle

Elana Lepkowski Post a comment

Ever tried sumac in a drink? The tart spice, made from the dried fruit of the sumac plant, is great in the cherry syrup that flavors this rum-based cocktail. More

Cherry Sumac Swizzle

Serious Eats Elana Lepkowski 1 comment

A classic swizzle is made with rum, lime, sugar, and mountains of crushed ice, but here, the lime is left out, in favor of a tangy syrup made from cherry and sumac (a tart spice). More

Grilled Summer Smash

Serious Eats Elana Lepkowski Post a comment

While habit drives many to favor clear spirits over their darker, aged counterparts on hot summer days, this refreshing cocktail featuring grilled fruit and aged Cachaça proves habits are made for breaking. More

5 Colonial-Era Drinks You Should Know

Drinks Corin Hirsch 3 comments

Traditional histories don't usually mention that our colonial forefathers (and mothers) swam in a sea of booze from breakfast till bedtime. More

Tiki 101: A Beginner's Guide

Drinks Michael Dietsch 11 comments

An introduction to tiki history, what makes a tiki cocktail, and the essential ingredients you'll need for your home tiki bar. More

Java Good Night

Serious Eats Lizz Schumer 1 comment

This rum-laced take on Thai iced coffee is made with Blue Bottle's New Orleans-style cold brew coffee. More

Escape Endless Winter With a Tropical Drink

Drinks The Serious Eats Team 2 comments

We're going to drink our way to a tropical place, where the sun beats down, the cocktails have umbrellas, and the pineapples are sweet. Care to join us? More

An Anti-Valentine's Day Drink: Black Honey

Drinks Elana Lepkowski Post a comment

Are you tired of the relentless stream of hearts, hugs, and assorted pink nonsense that has been surrounding you since the day after New Year's? Does it make you want a cocktail? A non-rose-colored one? More

Black Honey

Serious Eats Elana Lepkowski Post a comment

This rum and Cynar cocktail comes in exotic and sweet, and leaves you dark and bitter. More

Make The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co.'s Three-Rum Old Fashioned at Home

Drinks Lizz Schumer 1 comment

Winter temperatures call for warming your cockles, and this Old Fashioned variation from Mike Treffehn (head bartender at The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. in Philadelphia) really hits the spot when the mercury dips low. Blending three rums together to maximize the layered flavors, it's a tiki-inspired spin that brings out the best elements of each spirit. More

Three-Rum Old Fashioned

Serious Eats Lizz Schumer 1 comment

Mike Treffehn of The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. in Philadelphia shared this tiki-style drink recipe. It brings out the best in three rums with their own strong personalities. More

Drink This Now: Sparkling Jungle Bird

Drinks Elana Lepkowski Post a comment

When snowfall or an ice storm hits town, a warm tropical beach suddenly seems like the obvious cure to post-holiday winter blues. If you find yourself laying face-up on a beach somewhere (or want to convince some part of your mind that you are) you'll need a good drink. And nothing's more appropriate than this tiki cocktail. More

Sparkling Jungle Bird

Serious Eats Elana Lepkowski 8 comments

The Jungle Bird, a classic tiki drink, gets a sparkling makeover with Prosecco and tropical fruit-infused rum. Roasting the pineapple first adds rich, concentrated flavor to the infusion. More

Your New Christmas Cocktail: Matt Poli's A-go Flip

Drinks Lizz Schumer Post a comment

The A-go Flip is what would happen if eggnog left the farm for the big city, then came back for a family gathering, bringing a few tricks up its sleeve. More

A-go Flip

Serious Eats Lizz Schumer 5 comments

The A-go Flip, conceived by Matt Poli of The Publican in Chicago, is a deep and complex riff on classic eggnog. With rum and rich PX sherry as a base, it has the creamy feel we all know and love, with flavors that will make even non-noggers take notice. More

Fall Fruit Punch

Serious Eats Autumn Giles Post a comment

Pears, quince, and warm-spiced allspice dram combine for this tiki-inspired fall cocktail. More

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