I will state outright that I am not a tequila fan. I can occasionally stand to drink one margarita -especially a grapefruit or passionfruit one- here and there. And, by that maybe once every eight months or so. When I lived in California, tequila was everywhere. However, my family is from the Caribbean. Rum is the drink of choice.
I am amused, however, by the fact that there are hundreds if not thousands of songs that mention tequila. I do think that many more do mention whiskey. Especially a whiskey chaser.
I’m here to plead the case for rum to be sung about here and there, as well. There are many things that can rhyme with rum. There’s gum, come, bum, plum, mum, some, drum and so forth. Some good stories and lyrics can be spun about rum, succumbing, and plums.