This is the real deal when it comes to Jamaican rum. But what do you do when you have a stash of this nectar courtesy of a Jamaican friend but you are at a writers’ conference without access to fancy mixes? Not to mention you need something fast? Hit the vending machine and fill up your ice bucket and enjoy a good old rum and Coke. Because this rum is over proof (63% alcohol or 126 proof) pour about 1 fingers’ worth in your little plastic hotel cup full of ice then add in your Coke. If you are partying with agents and hope to pitch your book, give them 2 fingers’ worth! Cheers!