Martin's Rum
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Martin's Rum
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Rating

4.56 / 5
Martin's Rum is a warm and potent cocktail that combines the citrusy tang of lime, orange, and lemon juices with the rich depth of dark rum and the kick of ... more Martin's Rum is a warm and potent cocktail that combines the citrusy tang of lime, orange, and lemon juices with the rich depth of dark rum and the kick of overproof rum. A hint of whiskey adds complexity to the flavor profile, while sugar syrup and granulated sugar introduce a touch of sweetness that balances the acidity of the citrus and the robustness of the spirits. Served hot in an Irish glass, this drink offers a cozy yet spirited experience, making it particularly appealing during cooler weather or as a nightcap to warm the spirits.
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Dark rum
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Lime
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17.68% | 3.36 units *
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Hot

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

Martin's Rum is an intriguing concoction that plays with the fiery intensity of overproof rum softened by a mellow blanket of dark rum, all the while being uplifted by a citrus medley of lime, orange, and lemon juices. The addition of whiskey introduces a smoky undertone that meshes surprisingly well with the warming sweetness of the sugar, creating a multi-layered profile that excels as a fortifying winter warmer.

Method
How to make a Martin's Rum

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the 151 proof rum, dark rum, sugar syrup, and the three juices to a saucepan
Heat up slowly, ensuring the sugar has dissolved
Pour into an Irish coffee glass, garnish with a lime wedge and serve

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FAQ's

FAQ

Why is Martin's Rum served in an Irish glass?

Martin's Rum is served in an Irish glass primarily to enhance the drinking experience. The Irish glass is traditionally associated with warm or hot beverages. Given that Martin's Rum is described as 'Hot,' the glass is likely chosen to complement the temperature and character of the cocktail, promoting an intimate and cozy sensation, perfect for savoring the complex flavors of this alcoholic beverage.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

What does the alcohol content of 17.68% indicate about Martin's Rum?

The alcohol content of 17.68% in Martin's Rum indicates that it is a moderately strong cocktail. This level of alcohol content suggests that while the cocktail contains enough spirits to provide a noticeable warmth and complexity from the dark rum, overproof rum, and whiskey, it is also balanced with a significant volume of non-alcoholic ingredients like lime, orange, and lemon juices. This makes Martin's Rum an enjoyable drink that offers a balance between the strength of the alcohol and the flavors of the other ingredients.

FAQ

Can Martin's Rum be considered a type of rum punch?

Yes, Martin's Rum can be considered a type of rum punch. Traditional rum punch recipes often include rum, citrus juice, and a sweetener, among other possible ingredients. Martin's Rum fits this profile, combining dark rum and overproof rum with lime, orange, and lemon juices, alongside sugar syrup and a teaspoon of sugar to add sweetness. This blend of ingredients is characteristic of rum punch, making Martin's Rum a modern and complex take on the classic drink.

FAQ

What is the significance of not shaking or stirring Martin's Rum?

The direction for Martin's Rum to be neither shaken nor stirred is significant for a couple of reasons. Firstly, heating this cocktail likely involves directly warming the mixture, which negates the need for shaking or stirring, common methods to chill and mix cocktails. Secondly, the method of preparation can influence the texture, temperature, and integration of flavors in a cocktail. By not shaking or stirring, Martin's Rum maintains a smoother texture, allowing the layered flavors from the varied ingredients to blend harmoniously while retaining their individual characteristics.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

How does the combination of different types of citrus juice impact the flavor profile of Martin's Rum?

The combination of different types of citrus juice - lime, orange, and lemon - significantly impacts the flavor profile of Martin's Rum by introducing a complex, vibrant acidity and freshness. Lime juice adds a sharp, tangy profile, lemon juice contributes a bright, sour kick, and orange juice provides a sweetness and depth. This trio of citrus not only brings balance to the cocktail by cutting through the richness of the dark and overproof rum but also adds a layer of aromatic complexity that makes Martin's Rum a refreshing and nuanced drink.

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