Rums as Ingredients

Appears in
On Food and Cooking

By Harold McGee

Published 2004

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Rums are delicious on their own, but it’s their aptitude for other foods that accounts for much of their popularity. Light rums go well with tart-sweet fruits and are the base for a number of tropical cocktails, including piña coladas and daiquiris. Medium and dark rums are a useful ingredient in sweets of all kinds thanks to their full caramel flavor.