Eau de Vie

Good, aged rum like Mount Gay Eclipse can be drunk like a whiskey or a cognac: straight up or on ice. Like gin, however, rum makes an excellent cocktail ingredient because of its "legs": the flavor will persist, but not dominate in a mix. Some of the most famous cocktails are rum-based: the Daiquiri, the Pina Colada, the Zombie and the Mai-Tai.