Gold rum is a type of rum that is typically colored with caramel to give it some richness, color and flavor. They typically lack the flavor and richness of rums aged in oak barrels.

Due to a lack of legal requirements for the different types of rum, the best rule of thumb is that if a rum is very inexpensive and says "Gold" on the label, it is most likely caramel colored. 

The Brugal Gold Rum pictured is aged 1 year in a barrel.

Some popular cocktails containing Gold rum

  • Boo Loo — Gold rum, Demerara Rum, Jamaican rum, Pineapple juice, Lime juice, Club soda, Honey syrup, Pineapple
  • Puka Punch — Light rum, Gold rum, Dark rum, Demerara Rum, Falernum, Crushed ice, Lime juice, Orange juice, Pineapple juice, Passion fruit syrup, Honey syrup, Cherry, Pineapple, Orange
  • Church Bay Cooler — Gold rum, Sherry, Vanilla Soda water, Passion fruit syrup, Lemon juice, Mint, Lemon
  • Gun Club Shrub — Gold rum, Triple sec, Pineapple juice, Orange oleo-saccharum, White balsamic vinegar
  • Holiday In Osaka — Shochu, Gold rum, Cherry Liqueur, Club soda, Cranberry shrub, Orange, Cranberry
  • Dana Special — Gold rum, Campari, Passion fruit syrup, Lime juice
  • Mai-Kai Swizzle — Gold rum, Jamaican rum, Falernum, Orange juice, Cherry, Lemon juice, Mango juice, Rich simple syrup 2:1, Orgeat, Pineapple
  • Pearl Diver — Gold rum, Demerara Rum, Bitters, Crushed ice, Lime juice, Orange juice, Honey, Butter, Cinnamon syrup, Donn's Spices #2
  • China Clipper — Gold rum, Lemon juice, Simple syrup, Lemon peel
  • Patio Geist — Averna, Gold rum, Fernet Branca, Lemon juice, Raspberry syrup
Brugal Gold Rum
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