It's Rum Time! Savoring Puerto Rico

A few years ago, my three good friends and I took a relaxing weekend trip to Puerto Rico. We wanted to go somewhere tropical, full of culture and that was close to Florida.

La Isla Del Encanto ended up being the ideal destination!

Two of my friends had previously been to San Juan, so they knew quite well all the good spots to eat and visit.

Hello personal tour guides!

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We started off the trip by checking off two mandatory Puerto Rican staples.

Eating delicious Mallorcas and exploring the breathtaking views of the 400 year old national historic site, El Morro.

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After sightseeing and walking under the heat all day, we had only one thing on our minds.

We quickly headed to a nearby bar to quench our thirst and enjoy Puerto Rico's national drink - and my personal favorite- the Piña Colada!

From the plethora of rum based drinks found around the island, to the cultural and historical significance behind them, rum plays a huge part of the Puerto Rican experience.

Did you know Puerto Rico is responsible for exporting over 70% of the rum consumed in the U.S? This beautiful country has been distilling rum for more than four decades, making the island the Rum Capital of the World.

Their roster only includes the finest brands like Bacardi, Don Q, Ron del Barrilito, Ron Llave and Palo Viejo.

Seeing that the Bacardi Distillery was located in San Juan and is the largest rum distillery in the world, we couldn't possibly leave Puerto Rico without paying them a visit.

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If you're a rum fan like me, I recommend checking out Rum Times!

Rum Times is a new web series created in partnership by Rums of Puerto Rico and HISTORY.COM, that explores world history through the eyes of Puerto Rican rum.

The series plays on the idea that, because Puerto Rico has been distilling this spirit for more than 450 years, Puerto Rican rum has probably been at the celebrations of many historical milestones throughout history.

In each episode, Rum Times recreates behind-the-scenes parties and celebrations of important achievements, such as the quest for electric light, the development of motion pictures, and the invention of sports.

What a fun and creative way to experience Puerto Rico and it's unique rum!

Now, pour yourself your favorite Puerto Rican rum cocktail and view the first episode of the series that showcases how Thomas Edison celebrated his invention of the light bulb.

Make sure to visit Rum Times to view the other episodes and obtain information and recipes for the world's best rum!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rums of Puerto Rico. All opinions are 100% mine.


Posted on May 4, 2015 and filed under Travel.