In the desert of southern Bolivia (more on that later) I bought what is arguably the cheapest rum in the world: Ron Pampeno Gold Label. It was about $1.50 for a 750ml bottle. Ever heard the expression “you get what you pay for”? Well this bottle out did it. I thought I was just buying a bottle of rum, but it came with a free, big, black fly in the bottom of the bottle, and some other stuff that looked like worm casings? The bottle said 80 proof, but there is no way it was above 60 proof. The taste, if you can call it that, was like watered-down, shitty rum. Still it was better than the bottle a friend bought that tasted like window cleaner. We drank the whole bottle (rum & cokes), but no one stepped up to drink the fly (maybe if it had actually been 80 proof).
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Prepare to have your mind fucking blown: Rum + Ginger Ale is really good. So good I can’t stop drinking it. In Panama rum is real cheap, like $6 for a 750ml bottle at the supermarket. This isn’t choke-it-down, gut-rot rum, this is grandpa’s! My rum of choice in Panama is called Abuelo. It’s only 70 proof, and a little sweet which balances the ginger nicely. Mix 1 part rum (ron en espanol) and 2 parts ginger ale over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.