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Rum Gets Sophisticated

Posted: 04/20/2012 9:07 am

For far too long, rum didn't get a fair shake from drinkers in America. The spirit was sadly associated with overly sweet and fruity creations.

But today, the liquor is experiencing a revival. And bartenders around the country have discovered rum's complex flavor and amazing versatility. (It doesn't hurt that top-shelf rums are much more affordable than their bourbon and Scotch counterparts.)

Don't get us wrong; we love a well-made Piña Colada or a classic tiki drink. But rum isn't limited to just tropical concoctions. Read on for some of our favorite refined recipes.

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This provocatively named drink is a close relative to the classic cognac cocktail the Sidecar. The mix of rum and brandy is actually quite traditional -- and delicious.

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