Rum is a Caribbean drink that is especially popular with old Navy Dogs (ex sailors). Most versions are vegan, but check as some may filter through bone char or fish bladder.
Tonic waters contain quinine, so avoid serving them if pregnant or you have an abnormal heart rhythm, kidney or liver disease or low blood sugar. Avoid grapefruit slices for certain medical conditions, and avoid rhubarb tonic waters for stomach/kidney issues.
Lost Years Rum is inspired by a love of the ocean. These award-winning vegan rums focus on sustainability, with each bottle sold saving up to 10 baby sea turtles, by supporting community-based conservation efforts at key nesting sites, in the Caribbean and Latin America. Choose from Silver Moon White Rum (with the sweetness of molasses, an ideal G & T alternative) or Lost Years Navy Strength Rum.
Pirate’s Grog Rum is a boutique company from the island of Roatán, just 40 miles off the Honduras coast. The name derives from days when pirates and buccaneers used the island as a resting point between voyages, providing a safe haven for trade (between plundering merchant vessels and sheltering from stormy weather). The original recipe is aged for five years in ex-bourbon, white American oak barrels for a smooth golden rum with notes of raisin, butterscotch and vanilla. ‘Old Grog’ was Sir Admiral Edward Vernon, who reduced the strength of the rum on board, to keep his crew a little less ‘three sheets to the wind!’
The London Chocolate Company Vegan Rum Chocolate Gift Box features chocolates handmade with Jamaican rum. Handmade on a weekly basis, with a 2-month shelf life (use a letterbox guard for homes with pets).
Vegan Rum Recipes
Vegan Rum & Raisin Truffles (The Minimalist Vegan) are very simple to make, using coconut cream and cacao, vegan chocolate, chopped raisins and rum extract. Keep alcohol, chocolate and dried fruits away from pets.
Vegan Rum Cake (Crumbs & Caramel) is a rich cake, soaked in a buttery rum sauce. The perfect dessert for a winter’s night.