Rum Cocktails emerged organically much before the word “cocktail” was spoken. Born in the Caribbean, the rum cocktails celebrate the diversity of drinks from the Caribbean and beyond. Of all the liquors, rum is definitely the most delightfully refreshing drink and very cocktail-friendly. Initially, rum was mixed with water and then later went on to be paired with sweet and tangy fruity flavors, making rum cocktails very easy to drink. Today the great old rum cocktails of the past are returning to their fresh roots. With rum cocktails having featured in countless cocktail recipes, people have enjoyed them for decades and still continue to do so. To make choosing a little easier for you, we’ve rounded up a list of the best rum cocktails.
Ultimate Guide To The Best Rum Cocktails That You Must Try!
There are so many rum cocktail recipes that you need to try, from the brilliantly simple dark and stormy to the warm and inviting Piña Coladas. There is a drink on this list for every occasion, taste, and season. Here are some tasty rum cocktails for you to try. Find your favorite among these best rum cocktails and let’s bring them back on the scene in a big way.
Ingredients: Aged rum, frozen pineapple, pineapple juice, lime juice, coconut cream, and ice.
A true tropical classic made with pineapple, rum, and coconut and served with crushed ice is sure to take you on a mental journey to the Caribbean islands. The perfect balance between all the ingredients makes it an all-time favorite. The original drink was invented in San Juan in 1954 by a bartender, which became an instant favorite and was declared the official drink of Puerto Rico. There are two versions of the drink, both originated in Puerto Rico.
Ingredients: Light rum, dark rum, passion fruit syrup, orange juice, lime juice, and grenadine.
One of the best rum cocktails that are fruity and extra boozy and simply refreshing on a hot summer day. With a mix of these sweet tropical flavors, it’s actually one of the easy cocktails with rum, though it looks and tastes rather complicated. Credit for the original hurricane rum cocktail goes to Pat O’Brien’s Bar in New Orleans. This trendy drink has rum in abundance and it’s said that this drink was created to get rid of the large stock of rum.
Ingredients: Aged rum, dark rum, orange liqueur, lime, orgeat syrup.
This perfect-for-parties rum-based cocktail is a Hawaiian classic cocktail from the 1940s. As the name suggests, “Mai tai-roa aé” which means “out of this world” is truly one of the best rum cocktails in the world. Its sophisticated, nuanced, and extraordinarily special ingredients give you a taste that’s just sweet enough, with nutty and vanilla notes against the sharp citrus with a little dark rum floating on top. Garnished with mint and a fresh lime peel symbolizes a palm tree and an island.
Ingredients: White rum, lime juice, and simple syrup.
The Classic Daiquiris are easy rum cocktails mixed up with only three ingredients. Once you have mastered this simple mix you can experiment with possible flavors that are endless. Thought to have been invented in the 1800s in Cuba, bears no resemblance to its frozen American cousins. This perfectly balanced rum cocktail served straight up with its sweet and sour flavor is sure to hook you from your first sip.
Dark And Stormy
Ingredients: Dark rum, ginger beer, lime wedge.
Born in Bermuda, this refreshing drink has quite a reputation. Dark ’n’ Stormy is a highball cocktail made with dark rum and ginger beer served over ice and garnished with a slice of lime. One of the best rum drinks to have after a long day at work. It also goes down a lot easier, opposite to what the name might imply. This refreshing drink made with just three ingredients is super easy to pour and sipped at any time in any season.
Ingredients: White rum, watermelon, simple syrup, lime, mint, soda.
This fruity twist given to the standard Mojito classic rum cocktails is refreshing for the hottest of summer days. The best thing about this classic rum-spiked Mojito is its versatility. When you combine fruits with rum in a cocktail, you get a revitalizing drink that can thwart even the warmest of days. Havana, Cuba, is the birthplace of the mojito, although the exact origin of this drink is murky and is the subject of debate.
Hot Buttered Rum
Ingredients: Dark rum, spiced butter, Hot water.
Hot Buttered Rum remains a classic drink that’s ideal for sipping by the fire on a chilly evening. A mix of these simple ingredients that’s available in your kitchen pantry makes for a subtly sweet and spiced cinnamon drink, spirit-forward with dark rum. Don’t forget to add enough butter to make it lightly creamy and foamed up on the top, creating a layer of rich oily decadence. Next time when winter hits, forget all the fruit cocktails and make some hot buttered rum cocktails!
Ingredients: Dark rum, pineapple juice, lime juice, Campari, and simple syrup.
The garnish makes this tropical rum cocktail special by using a pineapple wedge and a few leaves along with a cherry to create a “jungle bird” adornment for the glass. It’s one of the few rum cocktails to pair tropical flavors with an Italian Campari that makes a refreshing balanced drink and the effect too is surprising. Campari is added to get the right touch of bitterness this drink needs. The Jungle Bird rum cocktails date back to the 1970s when it was served as a welcome drink.
Now that you have the best and easiest rum cocktails to make, find a favorite among these and pour yourself one to get transported to a Caribbean island or to your favorite local cocktail bar. Do share your experience in the comment box below.