“As spirits, extracted from molasses, could not well be ranked under the name whiskey, brandy, or arrack, it would be called rum, to denote its excellence or superior quality.” – Samuel Morewood

Rhum Arrangé is basically flavouring a rum with a melange of flavours. It can really be anything: from herbs, to fruits, to vanilla, and even spices or a combination / mixture of those. While rum is good on its own, an arrangé is way more interesting. Think of it this way, a tomato is excellent on its own, but it just becomes way more interesting when seasoned with salt and dressed with olive oil. A rum arrangé is also an interesting choice for Apéritifs and/or digestifs. Apéritifs are an excellent way to entice the appetite at the beginning of a meal. So instead of serving the classical amuse bouche, why not pass around a shot of Rhum Arrangé instead? Or to end a meal as a digestif?

passion fruit and pineapple

To make a Rhum Arrangé, you first want to think of flavours and combinations. It is worth mentioning here that as with anything, it all starts with good ingredients. A good quality rum will make all the difference to the final product, and so will good quality fruits and flavourings. so opt for the best ingredients possible.

There are classic combinations that are known to go very well together such as…

Classic Flavour Combinations

  • Vanilla & Pineapple (recipe on this link)
  • Banana & Coconut
  • Coconut & Pineapple
  • Orange & cloves
  • Orange & Strawberries…

 

With that said, there are other combinations, less obvious, but make for a very interesting arrangé …

More Interesting Flavour combinations

  • Figs and Cinnamon
  • Lemon Leaf & Rosemary
  • Ashta (Zatte) & Vanilla
  • Tamarind and Vanilla
  • Guava & allspice…

 

The choice is yours, but since you are offering something new, then you might as well go for a combination that is interesting.

Another thing to take into consideration is that infusions take a while for the flavours to develop. Therefore you will have to leave your rum infusion for months and sometimes up to a year to macerate before consumption. This makes it all the more special, so you can serve them at special occasions, and even bottle them in a fancy looking bottle and gift them to friends and family…


It is very important to know that you must use glass bottles, and never attempt rum infusions in plastic, or any other disposable material!

 

 

 

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I go on my Culinary Trips on my own behalf, self-funded and do not earn any income for recommending any accommodation, restaurant, service, activity…etc. I share my experience with you to hopefully inspire you to try the locations, services and activities which I have personally found outstanding. The views expressed on my website are my own. 

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