Watch: Jaffa Cake Rum - Is it any good?
Well to find it out, naturally, it fell to me, Foodtribe's resident Jaffa Cake connoisseur to see.
So there you have it, a cracking spirit. But does it work when mixed down? Well, after some *extensive* research, I'm happy to say that it does.
- 1 mug of black Earl Grey Tea
- 1 measure of Jaffa Cake Rum
- Make up the tea to about medium strength. You're looking for a balance of flavours. Neither component should overpower the other. Don't sweeten the tea as this will ruin the flavour. Nor should you add milk.
- Add in the rum and stir well.
Yes, this is literally tea with rum in. All in, an ideal winter warmer.
The key to this working is using a citrusy tea like Earl Grey as the citrus of the tea works well with the fruity note of the rum. The sweetness that the rum's spices bring to the drink alleviates the need to add sugar.
OK, so what if you don't like tea? Well, the Jaffa Cake rum does go nicely with a few other, more conventional mixers. Traditional lemonades are always a good start, nothing too sweet as this runs the risk of ruining the flavour of the rum. Bright and lemony is what you're after. I mixed it with San Pellegrino Pompelmo, their grapefruit lemonade and it worked exceptionally well. Again, the bitterness of the grapefruit flavour was balanced by the smoother notes of the rum.
Jaffa cake Rum
Dark and rich in colour, the flavour matches. Notes of all kinds layered atop each other beautifully.