Alcohol free rum – Can you believe it?
It seems there is a mixed message of liking concerning alcohol free rum and I am not surprised, white rum dark rum ones mixed with all the different mixes and brands.
Is it any wonder that we get confused searching for an alcohol free spirit? First It was beer then gin and rum. However, It maybe we want to be very kind to the supplier who gives us the opportunity and we do want to support just like we are with beer brands.
Overall Rank for Routin 1883 Syrup – 1L Rum (Alcohol Free – 00abv.com Rating 6/10
In reality this is an alcohol free rum syrup but a good addition to a mix and there is a sense of drinking rum and cola for example. Just understand its limitations but really this is where it started before the consumerism of rum. Good clear branding and it lasts a long while.
Philibert Routin 1883 gourmet syrups so you might see them more in coffee shops worldwide as that is what they are best known for.
However, many non alcohol champions like me also point out that you can have it albeit with a small amount into a mixer and it works to be fair. You certainly get the taste. So coffee or mixer the choice is yours but given it is a syrup just watch how much you use.
For those that watch out for things it is approved by the Vegetarian Society and is certified Kosher, gluten and cholesterol free, so you have to applaud their impressive credentials.
Cane sugar, water, acidifier: citric acid, coloring: E150a, natural rum flavoring
- Alcohol free
- Good veggie credentials
- Product known worldwide
- Excellent branding
- Great with cola
- Good for a splash in your coffee which is where it all started.
- Long lasting as you don’t need much
- The taste can be sweet for some people
- People can not get the concept in their head about what rum is so many manifestations.
- A syrup to make alcohol free rum drink rather than an established run bottled brand.
- A more online purchase so not in many bars but you might find it more in coffee shops where it’s a great addition.
To purchase online you are looking at around £17.99 for 1cl. A special product linked to an online purchase and you can buy it here now. I love how rum always seems to come as a litre even on planes!
This is for me a simple choice of rum and coke or a dash in your coffee. Either way it’s a nice pick me up!
At the end of the day it’s an option. I am not saying it’s like a Bacardi but it is more aligned to the traditional rum making of the Caribbean with french influence. It will certainly last and I expect the syrup style is not for everyone. However, it’s there to be mixed.
I would love to know what you think of Alcohol Free Rum, have you tasted it or is this taking alcohol free too far. I always respond to every comment.