Drinking Dark Rum: Common Mistakes to Avoid for Beginners

Did you know that rum sales increased by 5.9% in 2020? What's more, customers weren't interested in drinking cheap rum. They were seeking out High-End Premium, Premium, and Super Premium brands. 

There are various types of rum, with dark rum being quite popular among rum enthusiasts. If you've never drunk dark rum, you're missing out on something special.

However, there are some mistakes you can make when drinking dark rum, which can ruin the experience. To get the most out of your dark rum experience, you need to know what those mistakes are to avoid them. Read on to learn about those mistakes.

Settling for Cheap Rum

As has already been said, nobody wants to settle for cheap rum. And there are a few reasons why.

While there are exceptions to the rule, cheaper alcohol is generally of much lower quality. This is because more expensive alcohol goes through a more intense purification process. This affects not only the taste of the drink but how your body and brain will be affected by it.

Drinking Too Much

Darker rums contain higher levels of congeners. These compounds can make the taste of the rum excellent, especially in the colder months of the year.

However, as those congeners pass through your body, they are digested into formaldehyde. You don't need to be a chemist to know that this substance doesn't belong in your body. Your body will perceive this as poison, which will lead to intense hangovers in the morning.

The good news is you can avoid this by not overindulging. Beverages like this aren't meant to be chugged but savored. Try to savor one or two drinks rather than seven.

Failure to Stay Hydrated

Alcohol in any form is dehydrating, and your body will draw on any water it can to fight this off. This includes the water in your brain, which causes drowsiness and brain damage. 

Keep yourself hydrated when drinking rum. And try to add in a mixture of vitamins and electrolytes to neutralize the congeners and reduce dehydration levels.

Drinking Dark Rum With No Guidance

If you're a beginner to dark rum, you should seek the counsel of rum experts to help the experience. Take the advice of your bartender as well as top-notch rum distributors.

We have a variety of dark rum recipe options for cocktails. For example, the grog cocktail is one of the best cocktail options using lime juice for rum. Or, if you want something sweeter, try our Brace the Main Sail recipe.

It's good to try dark rum straight, but for some, that isn't the best option. But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy dark rum. You just have to mix things up a bit with a good cocktail.

Rum is one of the most celebrated drinks in the world. It is great at parties, and it helped the Royal Navy through some hard times, hence the reason we rum fans celebrate Black Tot Day. Make enjoying this beloved drink as enjoyable as possible by avoiding these common mistakes.

Try Drinking Dark Rum From Pusser's

Now that you know what mistakes to avoid, you can make the most out of drinking dark rum. And if you want to enjoy a celebrated blend of rums, Pusser's has you covered.

Our award-winning rum is a great drink to enjoy all-year round. It's also excellent for special occasions, such as a Black Tot Day celebration.

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