Rum is made with either pure sugar cane juice or molasses mixed with water and fermented. In some cases, yeast is added to aid natural yeasts in the fermenting process.Know More
While rum can be made from sugar cane juice, the majority is manufactured with molasses as its base. Historically, rum was invented in the Caribbean during the early 1600's during the colonial era when plantations grew sugar cane for European consumers. Molasses is a by-product in the production of crystalline sugar for sweetening and it is speculated that a slave perhaps was the first to discover that molasses with water added could ferment due to natural yeasts in the mixture.
Fermented molasses and water or sugar cane juice is then distilled to produce the liquor known as rum. In the distillation process, the fermented liquid is heated. This evaporates the alcohols, which are subsequently re-condensed to produce the pure spirits. The details of the distillation process are particular to each distiller or company, tailoring the spirits to their own recipe.
Some rums, particularly those for sale in the local Caribbean market, are bottled and sold directly from the distillery at varying strengths from 38 to 80 proof. Most rum is aged before sale. Other variations may include the infusion of herbs or fruit juices, the addition of water and also the mixing of different batches from a single distillery.Learn More
Bacardi is a type of white rum made from sugar molasses. The Bacardi brand's fermentation process gives Bacardi rum its distinctive taste.Full Answer >
In each 1-ounce serving, Malibu rum original contains 0 grams of sugar, 51 calories and 5.3 grams of carbohydrates. This coconut-flavored liqueur works well for making cocktails.Full Answer >
Original Malibu rum contains 21 percent alcohol and is consequently 42 proof. The coconut-infused rum has been made on the island of Barbados since 1893. Malibu rum is owned and operated by Pernod Ricard, who owns numerous other popular alcoholic beverage brands, including Absolut, Chivas and Beefeater London.Full Answer >
Add about a shot of rum, or 1.5 ounces, to each glass of eggnog; this amounts to about 15 ounces of rum per quart of eggnog. The amount of spirits ultimately added to the eggnog is dependent on the individual preferences of the person drinking it.Full Answer >