When it comes to liquor reputations, it's safe to say that rum doesn't have the best one. It's either that cheap liquor in your rum and coke, or it's drowned in a sea of over-sweetened piña colada mix. But rum doesn't have to be reminiscent of your first-ever drink, according to Lynette Marrero, a New York City-based mixologist, owner of DrinksAt6, and co-founder of Speed Rack, an all-female speed bartending competition. She's also bringing a make-your-own cocktail bar to this year's SAVEUR Summer cookout, where guests will be able to pair limoncello, rum, or bourbon with their choice of fruit and flavored sodas. Here, she sets the record straight on how to get the most out of your rum, the cocktail selection that she's bringing to our cookout, and where to find a great frozen cocktail that will put Bourbon street's slushies to shame.