RE: Favorite Cocktail
Re spiced rum and ice, I find Cruzan 9 and Kraken really do a nice job, and they don't lower the proof, as so many do. I also add some soda. If Total Wine operates in your area,their house brands are good value. This is generally a summertime drink for me, in that my staple is scotch and soda or a vodka martini, stirred,not shaken. I am aware of recent controversies on forums, but, if one is in Newark, Delaware, one should try the upstairs bar at timothy's, and specify Scott. A superb host and mixologist.