I’ve not been feeling myself lately, so I decided to take a week off work and giving myself a little of that, “self-care” I’ve been hearing all about.

The weather has picked up this week after two weeks of floods, so I’ve spent some time pottering around my garden in…


Thoroughly enjoyed my first virtual rum session of 2021 hosted by legend Tom Bulmer and his merry rum distillers from across Australia.

First up, @brixdistillers Urban Cane 2020.

This argicole-style white-rum style spirit is fabulous! Fresh and grassy on the nose, yet creamy and smooth on the palate with some…


I’ve had my eye on this particular rum for a while. Produced by a small family-owned distillery in Madeira, Portugal, I was instantly hooked by the eye-catching branding and couldn’t put aside my curiosity of trying out an Agricole rum from Europe.

I was over the moon when I saw…


Brix Distillers is an excellent working craft distillery dedicated to rum in the heart of Sydney. Located in my favourite Friday night hunting ground of Surry Hills, this has been such a welcome breath of fresh air for the inner city for a rum fan like myself.

The rum I am…


INGREDIENTS

395g can sweetened condensed milk

60ml aged rum

100g unsalted butter, chopped

450g white chocolate chips

150g unsalted pistachios

120g dried cranberries

100g glacé cherries

METHOD

1. Pop your cranberries and rum in a bowl and allow to soak for an hour.


Today, Kara’s Rum Quest will be reviewing Victoria’s own, JimmyRum.

I have been following JimmyRum from the side lines for a while now. They are an Australian based rum distillery, who’s mission is to educate and delight your tastebuds while showing you how diverse, unique and exciting rum can be.


I attempt to make a TiPunch, Martinique’s national cocktail.

INGREDIENTS

  • 60ml Rhum Agricole
  • 1 bar spoon of brown sugar
  • 1 lime disc (allow a slither of lime flesh)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Pop your brown sugar in your glass
  2. Grab your lime and slice a small disc from the side — cut…

Fancy something refreshing, zingy and super bloomin’ easy to make? No need to look any further, I gotchu! My delicious Mojito Tart.


If you are looking to support wonderful Australian producers that focus on ethically, sustainably, and locally produced, then Lord Byron Distillery is the one for you.

Based in Byron Bay, this distillery is not only an absolute treat to visit, but knowing that this micro-distillery does everything it can to…


INGREDIENTS

Hot Spiced Buttered Rum (1 serve):

  • 30ml rum ( I used Dark Matter Spiced Rum)
  • 1 large tbsp of spiced batter mix
  • Boiling water

Spiced Batter:

  • 120g butter (room temp)
  • 1/2 a cup of brown sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon

DIRECTIONS

Kara’s Rum Quest

🥃 Rum Reviewer 📸 Photographer + Stylist 🍹 Cocktail & Content Creator 👩‍💻 Blogger 🌏 Sydney, Australia

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