This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rums of Puerto Rico for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
What’s your drink of choice? Rum is definitely in my Top 3. I seem to enjoy many concoctions of this deliciousness when I’m on vacation. Some of my favorite things in life are, history, parties and the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. Today I’m sharing great info on all three!
Have you ever heard of Rum Times? Rum Times is a new web video series created in partnership by Rums of Puerto Rico and HISTORY.COM. Rum Times explores world history through the eyes of Puerto Rican rum.
“The series plays on the idea that, because Puerto Rico has been distilling this spirit for more than 450 years, Puerto Rican rum has probably been at the celebrations of many historical milestones throughout history. Rum Times imagines behind-the-scenes parties and celebrations of important achievements such as the quest for electric light, the development of motion pictures, and the invention of sports.”
In the first episode, you learn about Thomas Edison and how he invented the light bulb. I’m positive Mr. Edison celebrated with rum on the rocks like most of us today.
” It’s Rum Time !” was a phrase I yelled a lot in Puerto Rico. Here I am hanging out with a random cat after I had a Pina Colada.
Did you know that almost two-thirds of the rum in U.S comes from Puerto Rico? Puerto Rico is also known as the Rum Capital of the world? Great brands like Bacardi, Don Q and Palo Viejo hail from Puerto Rico. Rum is a by-product of sugar production. Gaurapo aka Sugar Cane juice is drawn out, boiled at high temperatures and turned into molasses. The sugar cane workers realized you can ferment the molasses with water and end up with this delicious spirit!
My favorite Pina Colada recipe:
1 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup cream of coconut
1/3 cup white rum
1 cup crushed ice
Combine ingredients in a blender. Blend until desired consistency, pour into a Champagne Tulip and serve.
Now whip up my favorite rum recipe and watch Rum Times!