Rum Sour
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Rum Sour
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.5 / 5
The Rum Sour is a tantalizing, refreshing cocktail that brings a beautiful balance of sweetness and tartness to the palate, perfect for sipping on a warm summer evening or as ... more The Rum Sour is a tantalizing, refreshing cocktail that brings a beautiful balance of sweetness and tartness to the palate, perfect for sipping on a warm summer evening or as a sophisticated cocktail party offering. This delightful concoction expertly blends the rich, complex flavors of Jamaican rum with the bright acidity of lime and orange juice, rounded off with the smoothness of egg whites and a hint of sweetness from sugar syrup. Served in an elegant cocktail glass, the Rum Sour presents a visually appealing and mouthwatering experience, making it a favorite among classic cocktail enthusiasts and those seeking a taste of tropical sophistication. Whether you're a rum aficionado or just exploring the world of cocktails, the Rum Sour offers a uniquely satisfying experience.
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Base ingredient
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Jamaican rum
Alcohol content
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11.11% | 1.2 units *
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Classic
Shaken

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Rum Sour deftly marries the warmth of Jamaican rum with the zesty vibrancy of lime and orange juices, creating a cocktail that dances on the palate with just the right touch of tropical flair and tartness. The addition of egg white introduces a silky texture that beautifully complements the sharp citrus and deep rum notes, making this cocktail a sophisticated choice for those who appreciate a balance between rich and refreshing flavors.

Method
How to make a Rum Sour

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Begin by combining all your ingredients in a shaker with ice, ensuring a vigorous shake for about 10-15 seconds or until the shaker feels frosted on the outside
Next, strain the mixture back into the shaker, but remove the ice this time for a dry shake; this step helps to emulsify the ingredients, giving a nice texture
Proceed with a good dry shake for another 10-15 seconds; this is crucial for achieving a smooth consistency
Finally, fine strain the cocktail into a chilled glass; this ensures your drink is velvety and free from ice shards or any larger bits
Enjoy your beautifully crafted drink, appreciating the layers of flavor and texture you've created

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Back  ·  Dry  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of rum is best to use for a Rum Sour?

For a Rum Sour, using Jamaican rum, as specified in the recipe, is ideal due to its rich and robust flavor. Jamaican rum typically offers a higher level of esters which contribute to a fuller taste, enhancing the cocktail's complexity and depth.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I make a Rum Sour without egg?

Yes, you can make a Rum Sour without egg. The egg white is used to give the cocktail a smooth texture and a frothy top, but if you're vegan or allergic to eggs, you can substitute it with aquafaba (the liquid from canned chickpeas) or simply omit it for a lighter version.

FAQ

Is it necessary to use fresh lime and orange juice for a Rum Sour?

While it's not absolutely necessary, using fresh lime and orange juice is highly recommended for making a Rum Sour. Fresh juices provide a brighter, more vibrant flavor compared to their store-bought counterparts, significantly enhancing the overall taste of the cocktail.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish is suitable for a Rum Sour?

A classic garnish for a Rum Sour would be a slice of orange or a lime wheel. Additionally, a cherry can be added for a touch of color and sweetness. The choice of garnish can be tailored to personal preference or to enhance the visual appeal of the drink.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How can I adjust the alcohol content in a Rum Sour?

To adjust the alcohol content in a Rum Sour, you can modify the amount of Jamaican rum included. Reducing the rum will lower the alcohol content and make the drink lighter, while increasing it will do the opposite. Remember, altering the amount of rum will also affect the total volume and the balance of flavors, so adjustments should be made carefully.

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