Rum boy rum: Ian Burrell will be giving expert advice at RumFest in October

How to make rum a drink for everyone at your pub

By Gary Lloyd

Leading voice on rum and TV presenter Ian Burrell has told pubs stocking a variety of rums according to quality will mean everyone becomes a customer because they are not being priced out.

Delicious balance: how to make a Mango Martini using Belgrove Hazelnut Rum (Credit: Getty/SolStock)


How to make a Mango Martini

By Rebecca Weller

In this week’s Drinks Masterclass, Belgrove Rum founder Edmund Wood shares how to create a Mango Martini (11% ABV) using the brand’s Hazelnut Rum.

Great flavours: how to make a Fox and Chance Funky Town cocktail (Credit: Getty/SolStock)


How to make a 'Funky Town' rum cocktail

By Rebecca Weller

In this week’s Drinks Masterclass, West Midlands cocktail bar Fox and Chance co-founder Blaise Bachelier shares how to make the venues Funky Town cocktail (10% ABV).

Versatile cocktail: Lab 22 general manager describes how to make the venues Transparency rum cocktail (Credit:Getty/SolStock)


How to make a 'Transparency' rum cocktail

By Rebecca Weller

Lab 22 cocktail bar general manger, Matthew Jones, illustrates how to make the venue’s “versatile” Transparency serve.

Drinks List 2023: Smirnoff Red most sold spirit in 2022 (Credit: Getty/pjohnson1)

drinks list 2023

Smirnoff Red most sold spirit of the year

By Rebecca Weller

Smirnoff Red, Captain Morgans Spiced and Jagermeister were the top three best-selling spirits in 2022, the Drinks List 2023 has revealed.

Fast-growing popularity: rum sales top £1bn and overtake whisky  (Credit: Getty/MarioGuti)

UK rum sales top £1bn

By Rebecca Weller

Rum sales in the UK topped £1bn over the past 12 months, making up 13% of the whole spirits category, data from CGA by NielsenIQ has revealed.

Sales of rum in the on trade see 1.7% growth: UK rum market now third largest in the world (Credit: Getty/andresr)

UK rum market is now third largest in the world

By Rebecca Weller

The UK rum market saw gains of 1.7% in the on trade to January 2022 when compared with 2019 and has become the third largest rum market in the world, according to a recent report by the Campari Group UK.

How important are cocktails to pubs?

Spirits Week – in association with Diageo

Cocktails 'vital part' of on-trade sales mix

By The Morning Advertiser

On day two of Spirits Week, brought to you by Diageo, CGA’s Tom Quinn serves up some key stats about the spirit and cocktail categories and runs through the recipe for spirits success.

Lockdown champion: 'Our latest numbers show that rum is lockdown’s champion, as the experimentation Brits liked to enjoy in pubs and bars carried over to their homes,' the WSTA's Miles Beale said

Rum crowned ‘the drink of lockdown’

By Stuart Stone

New figures from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) have revealed rum enjoyed the biggest growth across all spirits categories during lockdown.

Pineapple paradise: the new flavour follows rapid growth of more than 570% in global sales of the brand last year

Dead Man’s Fingers launches pineapple rum

By Alice Leader

Tapping into the booming cocktails trend, rum brand Dead Man’s Fingers is taking tropical fruit to the dark side with the launch of its new pineapple rum.

Sweet sales: new data reveals rum is becoming an increasingly popular tipple and could be in line to take the gin limelight

Rum on target to steal gin’s crown

By Alice Leader

New data shows rum is on course to hit the same heights as gin, as sales rose by 7% year on year in 2019, according to CGA.

Rum’s the word: while the overall rum market only grew marginally, excitement surrounds the category for 2020

Rum set to be next big spirit in 2020

By Nikkie Thatcher

Sales of dark and golden rums are on the rise as in the 12 months to June 2019, dark rums were worth £127m and golden rums £383m, according to a new report.

Perfect match: Britvic has released a spiced orange mixer for busy bartenders to use with rum

Britvic launches dark spirits mixer

By Emily Hawkins

Soft drinks maker Britvic has developed a mixer to be used with dark spirits, which have been billed as a growing trend in the sector.

On the up: rum sales rising fast

Rum sales hot on the heels of gin

By Nicholas Robinson

Sales of rum are expected to exceed the £1bn mark for 2017, just behind sales of gin, which totalled £1.2bn in the 12 months to September last year.

Drinks Trends: big categories this year and what is to come

Drinks trends

Drinks Trends: what was big in 2016 and what is to come

By Nikkie Sutton

We all know that gin and craft beer are the big movers and shakers in drinks trends right now. But what else is making the ground move for licensees, and what’s around the corner?

How to make a Mai Tai

Drink Deconstructed

Make the perfect Mai Tai

By Nicholas Robinson

Rum's fortunes are said to be turning, with the dark and spiced varieties growing in popularity. The Mai Tai, therefore, is a cocktail menu must, which isn't that difficult to crack.

Quick, easy and tasty cocktails

Drink deconstructed

Rum cocktail: Golden Daiquiri

By Nicholas Robinson

Dark and spiced rums are rising in popularity, so it's time to put some easy and refreshing rum cocktails on your bar menu, such as the Golden Daiquiri.

Rum: more than a shot in the dark?

Rum: more than a shot in the dark?

By Daniel Woolfson

Certain styles of rum are steadily entrenching themselves as major players in the spirits game, but uneven consumer demand for different styles of rum has made recent years turbulent for the category. Daniel Woolfson asks how operators can capitalise...

Back bar bulletin

Back bar bulletin

By Ben Winstanley

Your essential round-up of what's happened on the back bar.

Piña Colada day on Friday

Do you like Piña Colada?

By Laurie Macdonald

With national Piña Colada day two days away on Friday July 10 and the weather set hit the high twenties, there has never been a better time to cash in on this classic cocktail.

Bacardi Carta Fuego launched

Bacardi takes rum into the shot sector

By Jessica Mason

Following its first redesign in a decade, Bacardi is taking aim at the growing shot market with a new spiced brand, set for launch this April, The Publican's Morning Advertiser can reveal.

Making the most of Valentine's Day

Making the most of Valentine's Day

By Phil Mellows

Valentine's Day could be your biggest weekend since Christmas. The Publican's Morning Advertiser explains how to set the mood.

London Cocktail Week

7 things to do during London Cocktail Week

By The Publican's Morning Advertiser

London Cocktail Week (6-12 October) is a celebration of London’s cocktail culture and sees 200 of London’s best bars throw open their doors to offer £4 cocktails to wristband wearers for seven days.