We all love a Rum cocktail - a Daiquiri, a Long Island Iced Tea, a Mojito - but sometimes there just isn’t the time to whip out the cocktail shaker or go down to your favourite bar. Our Burning Barn Rum is incredibly delicious by itself or with your favourite mixer.

So let’s take a look at our top 6 mixers for rum.

  1.  Ginger Ale.    We know - you expected the number one spot to be Cola, but trust us. Ginger ale perfectly compliments the fiery heat of our Spiced Rum and flawlessly balances the unique flavour of our Smoked Rum. Add a squeeze of fresh lime and this long drink will titillate your taste buds and leave you refreshed. Our personal recommendation would be Fever Tree’s Ginger Ale.

  2. Cola.   Well of course, we couldn’t leave this one out altogether. Cola is easily the most famous rum mixer, and for a reason. The drink has a long history, dating from the the early 20th century when mixologists first used Coke in a Cuba Libre. The sweetness of the coke undoubtedly matches the natural sweetness from the sugarcane rum is distilled from. Our Spiced rum adds a fiery kick to this familiar drink that you definitely need to try. We would recommend using Square Root Cola.

  3.  Tonic.  Everyone’s heard of Gin and Tonic, but have you tried rum instead of gin? This zingy drink goes well with a little lime juice and has a sweeter flavour than the classic G&T. Give it a try, and let us know what you think. We would suggest using Double Dutch tonic.

  4.  Long Tail Mixers.  Long Tail make three zesty, flavourful mixers that are specifically designed for dark spirits. If you’re not a fan of tonic water, why not give these a try instead? Their range includes a Blood Orange flavoured mixer, an Island Spice flavour that is more botanical, and a Ginger Lime with chai. We’re sure you’ll like them as much as we do.

  5.  Hot Chocolate.   This indulgent drink is perfect for cuddling up next to the fire in autumn and winter. Add a few marshmallows and some whipped cream and you have the perfect evening. The hand-roasted spices in our BBR Spiced Rum work perfectly with this chocolaty drink, or use our Smoked rum and dunk in a malted milk to create what is, effectively, a liquid smore. Lucky you.

  6. Ice.   All our Burning Barn Rum really needs is a little ice for a smooth, complex tipple. Take a sip and see for yourself!

Let us know your favourites in our comments!

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