Aged: Unknown, likely none
Alcohol: 15% (30 proof)
Availability: Almost Everywhere
Price: $20-$25 (750 mL)
Before someone emails me to correct this, let me set the
record straight: Dulseda, like most rum creams, isn't
exclusively rum. Technically, most rum creams are actually
made from a "blend of Caribbean
rums". However, there are two basic reasons why I don't care:
I could use the same argument
against infused rums.
This stuff is crazy delicious.
exactly like you would expect a rum cream to taste like from reading the
label on the attractive bottle: Dulce de Leche cream liqueur.
sweet caramel aroma pulls you in, and every cavity-inducing
taste makes you want yet another sip. There's no serious
complexity to it - vanilla, cream, caramel, maybe an additional
hint of coffee - but its simple creamy richness is good as it
gets for rum cream.
Being a mere 30 proof might not get you where you want to be,
but try this cocktail, which I call "Three Kings," over the
holidays and you're sure to make it an annual tradition:
ice pour 1-2 parts Dulseda, 1 part gold/dark rum (I like using
Brugal Aņejo), 1 part egg nog, and optionally stir in a
half-dollop of homemade dulce de leche a top with dash of
freshly grated nutmeg.