when ppl paint and what not I always see them say use vodka, what about a clear rum?
When vodka dries there is no alcohol flavour left, where with others there is.
I used RUm on my Sesame cake. Of course, it was the figurines, but it didn't really smell like Rum and it was some high proof stuff.
I prefer to use clear vanilla extract. It's cheaper and smells better. You can also use lemon extract, but I found it took longer to dry.
Based on personal experience, rum is not the best choice for painting. You want an alcohol that evaporates quickly for drying. Vodka does a good job while rum takes much longer. I prefer Everclear. I'm not sure if it is available nationwide but it is by far the best I have found for it's fast drying properties. Could be the fact that it's 90 proof LOL!
A really strong rum works. Mine was almost instantly. And I saved my friends from the bad hangovers.