Behind every great historical achievement, there’s a great party. Imagine the excitement that must have surrounded the invention of the light bulb. All the study and devotion that goes with the pursuit of electric light, culminating in that moment when the first filament began to glow. Now imagine the party that followed. It’s Rum Time. Puerto Rico has been distilling rum for over 450 years and is the Rum Capital of the world. This beautiful country, with it’s rich history of quality rum production, is a natural place to represent characteristics of rum, exploration and celebration. Throughout history, Puerto Rican rum has likely been at the center of many historical celebrations. Rum Times is a new web video series designed by Rums of Puerto Rico and HISTORY.COM. Created by J. Walter Thomspon San Juan, it shares the stories of some of the greatest achievements in history through the amazing parties that must have celebrated them. From the invention of the incandescent light bulb to the camera obscura, this series recreates the behind-the-scenes celebrations of some life-changing milestone achievements. Rum Times explores world events through the lens of Puerto Rican rum. Because Puerto Rico has been distilling rum for over four decades, this “nectar of the gods” has likely been at the bar of many historical parties. Imagine the rum cocktails that sat on those tables. Limes and lemons perched on tall glasses of fruit pastels, sparkling ice, and Puerto Rican rum. The first episode explores how Thomas Alva Edison and Joseph Swan were the first inventors to make the light bulb a commercial reality. Not long after, living rooms everywhere were lit up with parties and celebrations. Check out The Rum Times website to watch the original series. The site is easy to access and will allow you to learn more than you ever could have imagined. Go to It’s Rum Time and find great drink recipes and links to fascinating Puerto Rican decor and fashion history.
It even has a Spotify playlist that includes Electric Light Orchestra and A Tribe Called Quest. Listen to it while you make delicious rum concoctions like The Light Bulb. Inspired by the invention of the incandescent light bulb in 1878, this lime cocktail mixes club soda with Don Q Passion rum. Whether you fall in love with this sparkling delight or one of the many other rum recipes, you just may find the best rum you’ve ever had. Share your thoughts on this new series promoting Puerto Rican rum. See Puerto Rico’s beautiful country and it’s rich history in new ways from the viewpoint of a local standard that has been around for centuries.