Gum (Jum) and Tonic

I came across a recipe today and inspired by my cousin’s interest in this TV program, my interest was piqued, so I thought I’d give it a try.

L:R Gum & Tonic with Gosling's Gold and with Gosling's Black

 

The recipe comes from the Janitor (Glen Matthews)  from the TV show “Scrubs” and is described as a Gin, Rum and Tonic and is classified, by him, as a Breakfast Liqueur. The Janitor typically drinks his Gum and Tonic’s from a Thermos flask. The work Gum comes from combining the words Gin + Rum but for some reason he pronounces it “Jum”pecific details are sketchy; such as what sort of rum to use and the appropriate ratios.

For my purposes I mixed:

1pt Gin

1pt Rum

4pts Tonic Water

This is my usually gin and tonic ratios with half the gin amount replaced with rum. But as I couldn’t decide on what type of rum to use and I had Goslings Gold and Goslings Dark in the house I thought I’d try out both. I used Taurus Gin and Schweppes Tonic. Here are the results:

Gosling’s Gold (40% ABV)

An interesting combination but lacked some flavour, may have been improved with a squeeze of citrus but I’m not convinced. It does not do any of the ingredients justice. Although I quite like Gosling’s Gold and Taurus Gin in other drinks, I don’t think I would have this particular one again.

Gosling’s Dark (40%ABV)

Quite a good combination, flavours of the dark rum go well with the gin, and they don’t clash. It is improved significantly by a little squeeze of lime and with this addition is a tasty cooler.

“Gum (JUM) & Tonic” made with Gosling’s Black & Taurus Gin, served in the traditional container.

 

In conclusion:

I hope you’ve enjoyed this light-hearted post and if you are making a Gum (Jum) and Tonic I would suggest using a dark rum, such as Gosling’s, and add a squeeze of lime. Whilst not as good as a Gin & Tonic or a Dark “N” Stormy (two of my favourite drinks) it a decent drink in it’s own right.

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