Heated Conversation – Rum Fire

Rum fire was introduced to us at Smuggler’s Cove as the hogo-iest (Jamaican funkiest) rum. I hated it at first. And then… love.

Despite its very strong character, it makes for a surprisingly lovely base spirit in cocktails. For instance, it makes a killer daquiri base. We visited the Rum Fire table at the California Rum Festival and ended up grabbing almost all of the cocktail cards they had on display.

Since we have been getting into fino sherry, we decided to first make the Heated Conversation, a combination of separately delicious liquors: Amaro Montenegro, Fino Sherry, and (of course) Rum Fire. The cocktail was concocted by Forrest C of A Drink with Forrest and submitted to Mixology Monday.

Cocktail with long stemmed glass next to book
Heated Conversation cocktail with Rumfire


  • 1.5 oz Rum Fire Overproof Rum
  • 1 oz Fino Sherry
  • 1.5 oz Amaro Montenegro
  • Orange Peel for Garnish


Cocktail Glass


  • Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and stir until well chilled, roughly 30 seconds.
  • Strain into a cocktail glass
  • For garnish, twist an orange peel to express oils and garnish.

2 thoughts on “Heated Conversation – Rum Fire

  • 2018-10-03 at 9:04 pm

    Was this stirred or shaken? You imply both somewhat in the instructions. I’m assuming stirred by the photo and lack of citrus – but given the overproof maybe the additional dilution would be nice 🙂

    Thanks for all the great posts.

    • 2018-10-04 at 2:35 am

      Sorry about that, will make it clearer.

      This was shaken with a vengeance!

      Thanks for reading, let me know if you like it!


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