Taking a Taste Test of A New Rum From Mexico
Sorry, Luau Larry.
The rum is gone.
And you didn’t get any of it.
Oh, I offered. How can I acquire a bottle of your favorite beverage without inviting you over to enjoy it with me? Without getting your expert input, without your fantastic mixology skills to create the perfect pour.
So I was left to my own skills which, when it comes to rum, are considerable.
SX aged rum from SX Liquors infused with lemon and mint was my subject, and I jumped on it the way Kim Kardashian jumps on TV cameras.
Because it’s infused, there’s no need to add a lot of extra ingredients to it. In fact, I took a shot of it first, and found it to be very refreshing and smooth. Almost as if guided by instinct, I went to the fridge and pulled out orange juice. My normal drink, when I’m having the fine Caribbean rum, is to make a rum punch. I’ll use OJ, then a splash of another fruit juice (the Passion Darkness mix from Trader Joe’s is ideal, but you can use pineapple or guava).But the SX infused rum needs no such extra ingredients.
You can put a dark rum floater on it if you like for a little extra kick. But you have to be a real rum person to truly associate it (again, you missed it Luau Larry!).
The lightness of the rum proved to be a very nice mix. By this time, PubClubette Rosie had made her way over to PubClub.com’s version of Food Network’s “test kitchen,” the in-house tiki bar. Rosie, like a lot of girls, is more of a vodka drinker and had never even considered rum. That all changed when Luau Larry made her one of his specials, and now when she hears “rum drinks,” she comes running like Usain Bolt to a finish line.
Before we knew it, 3/4 of the bottle was polished off, and that’s when fellow BVI veteran “Skip” (short for skipper) showed up to the tiki bar. He took one look at the bottle and said, without hesitation, “hmm, mojitos!”
Darn, mojoitos! Yes, the lemon and mint are ideal for mojitos! All it needs is a splash of club soda. Unfortunately, I had no club soda and had already poured him a drink with the orange juice. And before you could say “hey mon,” the bottle was empty.
Oh, well, next time.
SX Infused Rum, which is actually made in Mexico and not the Caribbean or Central America, is currently available in bars and liquor stores throughout Florida, and will be expanding to.New York, New Jersey Connecticut, Georgia, South Carolina on the East Coast, and Arizona, California and Texas in the West. It will also soon be in its native Mexico, as well as Canada, Colombia (watch out Secret Service!), and Puerto Rico.
You can also find it in Lee’s Liquor in Las Vegas and before too long in the bars and clubs of Vegas.
The retail price is $29 for a 750 ml bottle.