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About the ingredient rum. Including 290 recipes with rum, nutrition data, and where to find it.

 

What is rum?

Rum is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from sugarcane by-products such as molasses and sugarcane juice by a process of fermentation and distillation. The distillate, a clear liquid, is then usually aged in oak and other barrels.

Light rums are commonly used in cocktails, whereas golden and dark rums are also appropriate for drinking straight, or for cooking. Premium rums are also available that are made to be consumed straight or with ice.

Dark Rum, also known as black rum or red rum, classes as a grade darker than gold rum. It is generally aged longer, in heavily charred barrels.

Dark rum has a much stronger flavor than either light or gold rum, and hints of spices can be detected, along with a strong molasses or caramel overtone. It is used to provide substance in rum drinks, as well as color. In addition to uses in mixed drinks, dark rum is the type of rum most commonly used in cooking.

Fermentation

Most rum produced is made from molasses. Within the Caribbean, much of this molasses is from Brazil. A notable exception is the French-speaking islands where sugarcane juice is the preferred base ingredient.

Aging and Blending

Many countries require that rum be aged for at least one year. This aging is commonly performed in used bourbon casks, but may also be performed in stainless steel tanks or other types of wooden casks. The aging process determines the coloring of the Rum. Rum that is aged in oak casks becomes dark, whereas Rum that is aged in stainless steel tanks remains virtually colorless.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 fl oz (27g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 62Calories from Fat 0
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0.0
Protein 0.0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Rum is usually found in the beverages section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Rum is a member of the Beverages US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.

How much does rum weigh?

Amount Weight
1 fl oz 27 grams
1 jigger 1.5 fl oz 42 grams

Beverages

In Chinese:朗姆酒
British (UK) term:
en français:le rhum
en español:el ron

Recipes using rum

There are 290 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Auntie Lin's Pluto Coffee
Auntie Lin's Pluto Coffee
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Auntie Lin's Pluto Coffee recipe

Chocolate Waffles
Chocolate Waffles
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Chocolate Waffles recipe

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake
Gluten Free Chocolate Cake
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Gluten Free Chocolate Cake recipe

Best Oatmeal Pecan Pie
Best Oatmeal Pecan Pie
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Best Oatmeal Pecan Pie recipe

Rum and Raisin Christmas Popcorn Balls
Rum & Raisin Christmas Popcorn Balls
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Rum and raisin are a classic combination. Use both of them to give these popcorn a tasty twist. Make sure that you make enough, there will be lots of people who comes for a second or a third one...

Rum Rolls
Rum Rolls
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This recipe comes from one of my Norway friends, she gave me this good recipe: These rolls I make from leftover cake vreks! You can have any kind of cake in it but half of the crumbs must be from chocolate cake. I store leftover in my freezer and make this recipe when I want to.

Christmas Plum Pudding
Christmas Plum Pudding
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Christmas Plum Pudding recipe

Strawberry and Cream Cheese Tart with Strawberry Jam Glaze
Strawberry & Cream Cheese Tart with Strawberry Jam Glaze
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This cheesecake like strawberry tart is so fruity, creamy and refreshing, and it is so easy to make. Even you know nothing about baking, you can still make this delicious tart and everyone will tell you how good it tastes.

Heavenly Belgian Waffles
Heavenly Belgian Waffles
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Heavenly Belgian Waffles recipe

Mango Sorbet
Mango Sorbet
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Mango Sorbet recipe

Ultimate Dark Chocolate Mousse
Ultimate Dark Chocolate Mousse
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If you are a big fan of dark chocolate and mousse, this ultimate dark chocolate mousse will be sure to satisfy your cravings and taste buds.

English Berry Trifle
English Berry Trifle
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Light fluffy cake with delicious berries and creamy, rich custard. A perfect dessert when you have a company to serve.

Drunken Apple/Pumpkin Pie
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Drunken Apple/Pumpkin Pie recipe

Ayalla's Banana Bread
Ayalla's Banana Bread
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If you love banana bread you will adore this simple recipe that's easy to understand and follow.

Chocolate Zucchini Rum Cake (Healthier Version)
Chocolate Zucchini Rum Cake (Healthier Version)
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This healthier version of chocolate zucchini rum cake is made with whole wheat flour, grape seed oil, apple sauce, a small amount of butter. Also has much less sugar than the original recipe, and the cake is super moist, packed with chocolate flavor and absolutely divine.

Whole Wheat Christmas Cake
Whole Wheat Christmas Cake
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Whole Wheat Christmas Cake recipe

Creole Christmas Cake
Creole Christmas Cake
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This very rich cake from the West Indies is ideal for those who prefer not to ice their Christmas cakes.

Pumpkin Spice Pound Cake
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Pumpkin Spice Pound Cake recipe

Molasses Pumpkin Pie
Molasses Pumpkin Pie
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Molasses not only gives the pumpkin pie a darker and richer color, but it also lends a tangy flavor to the pie. Rum adds extra yumminess, and it's a great pair with molasses. Nobody wants to resist one slice of this delicious pumpkin pie.

Chocolate Cream Rum Balls
Chocolate Cream Rum Balls
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Chocolate Cream Rum Balls recipe

Shortbread Pecan Rum Balls
Shortbread Pecan Rum Balls
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Shortbread Pecan Rum Balls recipe

Chocolate Zucchini Rum Cake
Chocolate Zucchini Rum Cake
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If you think zucchini is just not your thing, this moist and chocolaty zucchini rum cake will knock your socks off and you even won't notice that there is zucchini in it. Such a deliciously sweet way to use up some of your seasonal zucchinis.

Vanilla Wafer Walnut Rum Balls
Vanilla Wafer Walnut Rum Balls
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Vanilla Wafer Walnut Rum Balls recipe

Honey-Rum Balls
Honey-Rum Balls
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These are the best honey-rum balls.

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