Rum is a delicious spirit that you can enjoy in many different ways. If you're looking to try some new rum cocktails, you've come to the right place. Here are 21 recipes that will bring out the best of this versatile liquor. Cheers.
- White Rum Cocktails
- 1. Chai Tea
- 2. Rum Runner
- 3. The Daisy
- Dark Rum Cocktails
- 4. Mai Tai
- 5. Dark and Stormy
- 6. Rum Sour
- Spiced Rum Cocktails
- 7. Captain and Ginger
- 8. Spiced Rum Bloody Mary
- 9. Hurricane
- Golden Rum Cocktails
- 10. Rum Sidecar
- 11. Caribbean Rum Punch
- 12. Dirty Banana
- Rum Lime Cocktails
- 13. Mojito
- 14. Rum and Coke
- 15. Daiquiri
- Cocktails with Bacardi Rum
- 16. Rum Mule
- 17. Coquito
- 18. Zombie
- Christmas Rum Cocktails
- 19. Christmas Punch
- 20. Spiked Eggnog
- 21. Hot Buttered Rum
- Final Thoughts About Rum Cocktails
- 📖 Recipe
White Rum Cocktails
White rum is a versatile spirit that you can use in many cocktails. These are just a few of our favorites:
1. Chai Tea
Don’t let the name fool you; this cocktail packs a punch of sugar cane rum. The rum, alongside some brewed chai tea, orgeat, orange juice, and other flavorful extras creates a tropical cocktail that will dazzle your taste buds.
2. Rum Runner
For those who don't know, a rum runner is a delicious cocktail made with rum, fruit juice, and liqueur. It's said to have originated in the Bahamas, and it's become a popular choice for tropical-themed parties and vacations.
3. The Daisy
For rum lovers, the Daisy Cocktail is an old-school must-try. The best part about this cocktail? It requires few ingredients and little effort. Who knew something so simple could taste so good?
Dark Rum Cocktails
If you're looking for a slightly more sophisticated beverage than your typical rum and Coke, then you may want to consider making a dark rum cocktail. And if you need recommendations, how about three?
4. Mai Tai
A Mai Tai is a dark rum cocktail that originates, surprisingly, from California. The name Mai Tai means "good" in Tahitian, and it's no wonder why this drink is so beloved. The Mai Tai is a refreshing and flavorful cocktail that is perfect for any occasion.
You’ll make this drink with dark rum, orange liqueur, lime juice, and sugar. The combination of these ingredients creates a delicious and balanced drink that will transport you to a tropical paradise.
5. Dark and Stormy
Despite what the name might imply, the dark and stormy cocktail is warm, spicy, and zesty. The dark rum gives the drink a smooth, smoky flavor, while the ginger beer adds a spicy kick...
6. Rum Sour
With only three ingredients, you won’t have to go bankrupt making the the rum sour. And, as a result, you get a drink that you can easily make at home that’s enjoyable too.
Spiced Rum Cocktails
If you're looking for a rum cocktail that packs a flavorful punch, you’ll probably want to try a spiced rum cocktail. More specifically, you might want to try these three spiced rum cocktails:
7. Captain and Ginger
If you’re looking for a simple and zesty rum cocktail, look no further than the captain and ginger drink. The spiced Captain Morgan’s rum and ginger create a spicy explosion of flavor that you won’t soon forget.
8. Spiced Rum Bloody Mary
Spiced rum in a Bloody Mary? Most of the time, bartenders will use vodka for a traditional Bloody Mary, but swapping the spirit for spiced rum creates a zestier, spicier brunch beverage.
Another tropical rum cocktail, the hurricane is one of the most popular alcoholic beverages in New Orleans with origins dating back to the 1940s. You can make this beverage frozen, over ice, and with an extra shot of spiced rum for added deliciousness.
Golden Rum Cocktails
Golden rum is a type of rum that is made from sugarcane juice or molasses and then aged in oak barrels. If you want to give it a try, check out these three golden rum cocktails below.
10. Rum Sidecar
One of the tastiest ways to enjoy rum is in a rum sidecar. The Rum Sidecar is a classic cocktail that dates back to the early 20th century. It is made with rum, orange liqueur, and lemon juice, and the perfect balance of sweet and sour makes it irresistible.
11. Caribbean Rum Punch
Made with a mix of rum, fruit juice, and spices, Caribbean rum punch is the perfect way to cool off on a hot day. Plus, making this cocktail can add some tropical flair to your next party. You can also find many variations of this rum punch, so you can play around with the recipe and add your personal touch to it.
12. Dirty Banana
The dirty banana is known for its creamy texture and sweet taste, often garnished with a slice of fresh banana. While the drink gets its name from its banana liqueur, the combination of rum and banana liqueur gives the concoction its signature yummy flavor.
Rum Lime Cocktails
What goes better with rum than lime? The tart citrus cuts through the sweetness of the rum, creating a refreshing and delicious drink. Here are three of our favorite rum lime cocktails to put you in the vacation mindset.
You can never go wrong with a classic, refreshing cocktail staple like the mojito. While you can opt for vodka, mojito purists will always choose a light rum. In addition to light rum, mojitos are always made best with fresh limes.
14. Rum and Coke
Nothing beats a classic like a rum and coke, especially when you give it a splash of fresh lime juice. That acid addition cuts the sweetness perfectly for a refreshing beverage you’ll order again and again.
No, this cocktail is not the sugary sweet frozen drink you probably think. Instead, this daiquiri is more like an alcoholic limeade made with rum, sugar, and fresh lime juice.
Cocktails with Bacardi Rum
Bacardi is probably one of the most well-known rums available, and with good reason. It provides a high-quality flavor at a lesser price than more prestigious brands, but you can still use it to make fancy rum cocktails, including:
16. Rum Mule
Made with just three ingredients–rum, ginger beer, and lime juice–the rum mule is as easy to make as it is delicious. The combination of rum and ginger beer is incredibly refreshing, while the addition of lime gives it a lovely zingy flavor that lifts the spirits.
If you've never had a coquito, you're missing out on one of the best drinks in the world. Coquito is a traditional Puerto Rican cocktail made with rum, coconut milk, and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. It's similar to eggnog but much tastier. The only way to find out for yourself is to give this cocktail a try.
You’ll probably see zombie cocktails on the menu at bars and restaurants during October to celebrate Halloween. Despite the name, the zombie is quite a lively drink made with rum, lime juice, syrup, and fruit juices and garnished with a cherry for a tropical look, making it perfectly acceptable to sip year-round.
Christmas Rum Cocktails
While many drinks that use rum result in tropical concoctions, you can also use rum to spice up your drinks around the holidays.
19. Christmas Punch
People typically serve Christmas punch at holiday parties in large bowls to serve a crowd and garnish it with fruits like oranges, apples, and cranberries. The spiced rum gives the drink its distinctly warm, spicy flavor, while the lime juice adds a tartness that balances out the sweetness.
20. Spiked Eggnog
'Tis the season for eggnog, and there's nothing quite like a rum-spiked version to get you into the holiday spirit. Whether you're sipping it by the fire or enjoying it with friends, rum-spiked eggnog is the perfect wintertime cocktail.
21. Hot Buttered Rum
If you’re looking for a cocktail that’s creamy, sweet, and spicy, like spiked eggnog but can’t stomach eggnog, try hot buttered rum instead. Made with rum, brown sugar, butter, and festive spices, hot buttered rum is a cozy drink to curl up with around Christmas.
Final Thoughts About Rum Cocktails
Whether you like your drinks fruity or spicy, there's a rum cocktail on our list for everyone. So what are you waiting for? Grab a bottle of rum and start mixing up some delicious cocktails.
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