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We have compiled below the questions most frequently asked by those around Arrange Toi (friends, relatives, colleagues and families). If you cannot find the answer to your question, do not hesitate to contact us. We would be delighted to help you.
- What is arranged rum?
Arranged rum is a traditional alcoholic drink and a preparation based on white rum in which ingredients will macerate. The rum permeates and offers an authentic flavored drink.
The history of arranged rum is closely linked to the history of navigation and sea travel. At the time of the route to India, sailors prepared bottles of alcohol, which were inexpensive, to preserve fruit. during their voyages at sea for several months or even years, without having access to fresh food. To avoid scurvy and other vitamin deficiencies, sailors carried fruit and spices which they kept in liquor bottles.
Over time, this practice spread to French and English colonies in the Caribbean and Indian Ocean, where arrangé rum became a popular drink.
Today, arranged rum is a very popular drink in the West Indies and in many countries around the world. The recipes are numerous and everyone can prepare their own version using the ingredients of their choice.
- What is the origin of arranged rum?
The origin of arranged rum dates back to the time of the colonization of Reunion Island, when the colonists began to mix raw rum with spices, fruits and plants to improve food preservation. Rhum arrangé became popular and a traditional alcoholic drink of the Indian Ocean islands, especially Reunion and later spread to other parts of the Caribbean. Today, it is still highly valued in these regions for its unique flavor and distinctive character.
- How do you make arranged rum?
There are several ways to do it and many recipes for arranged rum, but generally we use spices such as cinnamon, vanilla, ginger, nutmeg and fruits such as mangoes, bananas, papayas, pineapples or yet the peels of citrus fruits, such as lemon and orange, are also often used to impart a tart flavor to the drink.
The most common method of making rum arrangé is to put the ingredients in a jar with rum and let it steep for several weeks or even months to allow the flavors to mix, marry and intensify. Some arranged rum producers use more traditional methods, such as hot maceration, to speed up the process.
- How to consume arranged rum?
Arrangé rum is often consumed as a liqueur, usually served after a meal or as an accompaniment to certain dishes. It is particularly appreciated for its unique and complex flavor which results from the combination of the ingredients used. It is also popular for its ability to warm hearts and awaken the senses.
- Which alcohol to choose?
Rum is traditionally used to prepare arranged rum. We recommend that you use a white rum without pronounced flavor for the infusion (40 degrees of alcohol minimum). However, you can also choose aged or amber rum, or even other spirits such as gin, vodka or tequila, depending on your preference. However, it is noted that the recipes offered by Arrange yourself are basically made to be infused with white rum. We do not guarantee the final result in terms of taste experience with other alcohol.
- What is the infusion time?
We recommend that you infuse our products for at least one month. There is no maximum duration, but the longer you wait, the more intense the aromas will be. Keep your bottle at room temperature and away from light. There may be the visual presence of a deposit in the bottom of the bottle during this period. It's completely normal, it's the sugar and the ingredients. We recommend that you stir your products at least once a week during the infusion.
- How much alcohol to add?
Our bottles are designed to hold approximately one 750 ml bottle of alcohol. Simply fill the bottle without it overflowing.
- Should we do a filtration?
It is not obligatory but preferable to filter your arranged rum after the period of one month requested for aromatization. This avoids a greasy texture in the mouth and will promote a more pleasant experience. Filtration also has the effect of stopping the infusion.
Here are some ways to taste rum arranged according to your desires and preferences:
Arranged rum can be savored as it is, at room temperature or over ice. Depending on the ingredients used for the infusion, it can have a mild or spicy flavor, and a smooth or grainy texture. Some prefer to drink it neat to appreciate its flavor and texture.
With a soda
Arranged rum can also be mixed with a soda to obtain a refreshing drink. The soda can be lemonade, tonic water, ginger ale or cola, depending on your taste. You can also add a slice of lemon, lime or ginger to add a touch of freshness and spice.
Arranged rum can be used as an ingredient in a cocktail to add flavor and depth to the drink. You can use it to prepare a Ti' Punch (with lime and cane sugar), a Coco Punch (with coconut milk and pineapple juice), or a Planteur (with orange juice and pineapple). The possibilities are endless, and you can experiment with different recipes to find your favorite cocktail.
For a lighter version, you can dilute the arranged rum with water. This will reduce the intensity of the drink and make it easier to drink. You can also add mint or lime to enhance the flavor.
Arranged rum is a very versatile drink that can be enjoyed in many different ways. Whether you drink it alone, with a soda, in a cocktail or with water, you can be sure to enjoy the unique flavor and richness of this traditional drink.
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Arrange Toi Chez Divins Nectars (Lévis)
Retrouvez les recettes de rhum arrangé à la boutique Divins Nectars. C'est une boutique avec un concept unique au Québec. Kombucha en libre-service, fabrication de vin sur place, grande variété de thé du monde, eau pure libre-service et surtout un boutique avec des produits merveilleux.
RDV au 11 rue Camiré, Lévis, QC
Arrange Toi au Mondes des Bières (Neufchâtel)
Retrouvez nos recettes de rhum arrangé à la boutique Le Monde des Bières (Neufchâtel).
Le Mondes Des Bières est une boutique spécialisée et votre destination pour découvrir des bières de microbrasseries, vins et produits locaux.
RDV au 9210 Bd de l'Ormière, Québec, QC G2B 3K5
The person behind the project
"My name is Florian and I am behind this project, driven by my passion for discovery and homemade.
I discovered arranged rum while vacationing on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean more than 10 years ago. This alcoholic and fruity blend intrigued me so much that I started making my own versions at home as soon as I got back from vacation. Over the years, I have shared my creations with my family, my friends and my loved ones, whether in France, my country of birth, or here, in Quebec, my province of adoption for 9 years.
This is how I realized that there was little supply and that arrangé rum was very little known in Quebec.
After 12 years in the health field, I wanted to do something close to my heart, to pursue a new
passion and take on a new challenge. The idea of a project to discover arranged rum in Quebec, with local flavors in a circuit concept
short, then came to me.
I am passionate about good things, local, artisanal products, products made with love and passion.
This is why I have chosen to offer quality artisanal products, made from carefully selected ingredients, to offer a unique traditional drink.
I am proud to share my passion with you and to offer you unique products that you will be able to make yourself.
I hope you discover new flavors, arouse your curiosity for this unique drink and that you have a good time.
Thank you for trusting me and allowing me to participate in helping you discover arranged rum.
I also thank Poisson.''
Our concrete steps to minimize our impact
We believe that quality and sustainability go hand in hand, and we have implemented several measures to minimize our environmental impact.
We know that respect for the environment is crucial, and we want to be a company that actively participates in preserving the planet. This is why we have chosen to work with a network of local and local suppliers , as much as possible, in order to reduce our carbon footprint (by walking there, for example) and also support local producers. We also know that it has a positive impact on the local economy , and that makes us proud.
In addition, we have designed eco-responsible packaging for our product, using a reusable and recyclable glass bottle, as well as labels made from recycled paper. We are aware that every small gesture counts, and we are happy to know that our choice to do simple but effective things contributes to the preservation of the environment.
We also work with local distributors for our products, to limit our impact on the planet. We think this is important because we want to be part of a community that cares about the environment as much as we do.
The logical approach to the environment involves considering the environmental consequences of every action we take. One of the key areas where we can apply this approach is in how we buy and store products.
An effective way to reduce our environmental impact is to favor the use of reusable and recyclable containers when we buy from distributors. This may include the use of reusable bags, glass bottles and containers, reusable food wraps, among others.
In addition, for the storage of products, it is possible to use reusable containers such as mason jars or brown paper bags. These options are not only environmentally friendly, but they are also more durable than single-use options.
By choosing reusable storage options , we can help reduce waste and conserve natural resources. Ultimately, the logical approach to the environment is to consider the environmental impacts of every action we take, including how we buy and store products.
Finally, we found an innovative use for the wood chips recovered in a collaborative carpentry workshop. We are proud to contribute to a circular economy and the recovery of natural waste by using these shavings to protect our bottles during shipments, rather than using additional packaging materials.
At Arrange Toi, we believe that quality and respect for the environment go hand in hand. Our goal to achieve is to think in an optimal way so that each action of Arrange You in order to minimize our impact on the planet.
We are happy to contribute to a more sustainable economy and to offer quality products to our customers.
Let's protect our environment locally for a global impact.