Rum vs. Vodka

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Rum and Vodka is that the Rum is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from sugarcane and Vodka is a alcoholic distilled beverage

  • Rum

    Rum is a distilled alcoholic drink made by fermenting then distilling sugarcane molasses or sugarcane juice. The distillate, a clear liquid, is usually aged in oak barrels. Most rums are produced in Caribbean and American countries, but also in other sugar producing countries, such as the Philippines and India.Rums are produced in various grades. Light rums are commonly used in cocktails, whereas “golden” and “dark” rums were typically consumed straight or neat, iced (“on the rocks”), or used for cooking, but are now commonly consumed with mixers. Premium rums are made to be consumed either straight or iced.

    Rum plays a part in the culture of most islands of the West Indies as well as The Maritime Provinces and Newfoundland, in Canada. The beverage has famous associations with the Royal Navy (where it was mixed with water or beer to make grog) and piracy (where it was consumed as bumbo). Rum has also served as a popular medium of economic exchange, used to help fund enterprises such as slavery (see Triangular trade), organized crime, and military insurgencies (e.g., the American Revolution and Australia’s Rum Rebellion).

  • Vodka

    Vodka (Polish: wódka [ˈvutka], Russian: водка [ˈvotkə]) is a clear distilled alcoholic beverage that originates from Poland and Russia. It is composed primarily of water and ethanol, but sometimes with traces of impurities and flavorings. Traditionally it is made by distilling the liquid from cereal grains or potatoes that have been fermented, though some modern brands use fruits or sugar as the base.

    Since the 1890s, standard vodkas have been 40% alcohol by volume (ABV) (80 U.S. proof). The European Union has established a minimum alcohol content of 37.5% for vodka. Vodka in the United States must have a minimum alcohol content of 40%.Vodka is traditionally drunk “neat” or “straight” (not mixed with water, ice, or other mixer), although it is often served freezer chilled in the vodka belt of Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Lithuania, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, and Ukraine. It is also used in cocktails and mixed drinks, such as the Vodka martini, Cosmopolitan, Vodka Tonic, Screwdriver, Greyhound, Black or White Russian, Moscow Mule, Bloody Mary, and Bloody Caesar.

  • Rum (noun)

    A distilled spirit derived from fermented cane sugar and molasses.

    “The Royal Navy used to issue a rum ration to sailors.”

  • Rum (noun)

    A serving of rum.

    “Jake tossed down three rums.”

  • Rum (noun)

    A kind or brand of rum.

    “Bundaberg is one of my favourite rums.”

  • Rum (noun)

    A queer or odd person or thing.

  • Rum (noun)

    A country parson.

  • Rum (noun)

    Any odd person or thing.

  • Rum (noun)

    The card game rummy.

  • Rum (adjective)

    Fine, excellent, valuable. 16th c.

    “having a rum time”

  • Rum (adjective)

    Strange, peculiar. 18th c.

    “a rum idea; a rum fellow”

  • Vodka (noun)

    A clear distilled alcoholic liquor made from grain mash

  • Vodka (noun)

    A serving of the above beverage

  • Vodka (noun)

    Neutral spirits distilled (or treated after distillation) so as to have no distinctive character, aroma, taste{{,}} or color


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