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Old 11-01-2010, 19:22   #31
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I invited a guest to go on a daysail one sunny day while in the SF Bay. He brought Bud Light and drank my Corona. He's never been on my boat since.
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Old 11-01-2010, 19:28   #32
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Ahhhhhhhh you neophyte imbibers - there is only ONE rum worth drinking (whether for a single drink or a headache-free whole bottle binge): Cruzan Single Barrel Rum. Properly mixed with some Coke and a squeezed lime wedge and your lips will never need a watermaker. Rum Hydration all the way....
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Old 11-01-2010, 19:38   #33
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Looks delicious:
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Old 11-01-2010, 19:48   #34
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Not only delicious but enjoyed by both Captain and Admiral! And when I cruise into the USA - there's no worries as its NOT Cuban (St. Croix V.I.). I was converted about 4 years ago and I should be buying stock with all the recommendations I've made. Best with ice...
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Old 11-01-2010, 20:03   #35
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My favourite drink is rum with lemonade. About 1/4 lemonade, 3/4 rum. I usually drink Mount Gay Eclipse due to availability and cost. Recently tried Pussers 15year and was very impressed.

A lot of people here drink Bundaberg Rum, but I think it tastes horrible. It has a very rough amateur-distilled quality to it.

I'll certainly keep an eye out for Cruzan.
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Old 11-01-2010, 20:13   #36
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TrevC,
I'll have to try your lemonade/rum suggestion although your proportions suggest an end more than a means
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Old 11-01-2010, 20:27   #37
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Cruisersforum should have an entire sub-forum dedicated to rum

I've developed a scary tolerance to Rum. One time I did actually measure the quantities. My 3 drinks worked out to being over 12 shots of rum. I was a bit embarrassed to tell my wife what it worked out to. This quantity results in a slight rum buzz/relaxation, but not much further. Interestingly enough, 4-5 beers has a much stronger effect.

Luckily there seems to be a family history of high alcohol tolerance (and what must be) strong livers. The high caloric intake is what worries me most. Beer belly.
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Were you embarrased because her tolerance was higher than yours? *grin* I don't care about a beer belly cuz I only look at myself with my rum-glasses on. I've found Mount Gay the next closest tasty rum. Appleton's and Bacardi are substitutes for methyl hydrate when winterizing any gas motor.
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Luckily for me, she sticks to the Gin

Isn't Appletons supposedly a "higher class" of rum than Mount Gay? A couple of my mates here see Mount Gay as the "cheap" rum, and regard Appletons as top-shelf stuff. I've always thought Mount Gay tasted better, less harsh.
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It s amatter of personal taste (mine being the correct one) but I too find Appleton's harsh. Cruzan Single Barrel Rum is very smooth and has a bit of a sweet quality - a great nose and a nice finish. Its almost bourbonesque... Most importantly, we collect the cork (it has a 'cap') and we use that to close off wine bottels that we don't finish. Those rum caps work great.
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The strange thing is that I remember Appletons tasting better. Perhaps around 7-8 years ago? Either my tastes changed, or their rum did.

You've sold me on the Cruzan. I can already hear Ali saying "you don't need more rum! you already have 2 bottles!". I usually respond with: "Ok, I'll drink them first!"
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Well, since we have 33 bottles of wine on the boat I would say wine. However, we do have a complete full bar to keep them company-
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Rum goes well with dang near anything: coke (diet in my case), 7-up, tonic, coffee, hot tea, orange juice, cranberry juice, neat, cubes, lime juice ... THE single most versatile alcoholic bevg. For me, never the spiced stuff, however.

I learned the greatness of rum early on in my sailing career from a great English chap who was the first to point out to me that the sun was always over the yardarm, somewhere.
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I was rather disappointed that the local large bottle-shop didn't have Cruzan. I did get some Cockspur rum, which seems to be about equal in quality to Mount Gay (Eclipse).

I took a look around the good beers too, but they're all between $50-60AUD carton here. Such a rip off. The same amount can buy 2 bottles of rum, or a bottle of something top shelf
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I drink Pyrat XO Reserve or Barbancourt 15-year-old , straight or with ice -- why put a poisonous adulterant like coke in good rum?
When I'm in a Bourbon mood its Makers Mark also straight or with ice.
But mostly I drink beer. The best is a local brew called Resurrection from Brewers' Art in Baltimore -- very hard to get hold of but we have an in. When I can't get that one of the Sam Adams brews which are more readily available.
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