It’s The Summer of Rum:
Article by Bloomberg May 16th 2017
Make the sugar cane-based spirit your go-to drink.
Rum & Cola
Blacktail, New York, $16
Bar manager Jesse Vida’s elevated Cuba libre (aka rum and Coke) includes house-made cola syrup and Bacardi Facundo Neo, a mild blend of rums aged as long as eight years. Bitters and Fernet-Branca add herbaceousness; Champagne provides the bubbles. “Champagne brings a brightness,” Vida says, “but the drink still has the nostalgic flavor profile.”