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Here you will find the world’s most popular and easy to make rum cocktail recipes

Rum and rum cocktails are usually associated with white tropical beaches. Rum cocktail recipes often require tropical fruit and cocktails with rum are usually bright coloured and decorated with these tropical fruits.

Rum is another spirit that is very versatile in the world of mixed drinks and combines well with most fruit juices to give a tropical flavour to your drinks. So, this is another perfect opportunity for you to experiment with rum cocktail recipes!

You will find that many rum cocktails contain cream, milk or ice cream. Also, many rum cocktail recipes require you to blend the ingredients.

Rum is produced in many countries, but mostly on the islands off Central and South America. Jamaican rum is usually dark, Puerto Rican rum is light and Cuban rum can be dark or light or anything in between. Generally, bartenders use light rums in cocktails, but you can use darker rums. If you need to choose, we suggest you go for a lighter rum.


TIP: Check out our Cocktail Mixing Guide for an explanation of the terms used on this page.

Here are the rum cocktail recipes carefully selected by Cocktail Mixing Master:


Caipirinha

CAIPIRINHA*

This is Brazil's national cocktail. It's very similar to a Mojito (see below).

Ingredients:
Crushed ice
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 fresh lime cut into wedges
2 shots Cachaca (a type of rum - see our Cocktail Ingredients guide)

Glass:Low ball

Preparation:Muddle the lime and sugar in the glass. Fill the glass with crushed ice, and add the Cachaca. Stir.

Garnish:Mint leaves or sugar cane.


CARAMEL CONCUSSION

This cocktail was submitted by Adam Newsome

This is a nice smooth drink that is very misleading one too many and you will know about it...

Ingredients:
2 parts Taboo Liqueur
1 part Malibu
Coke

Glass:Half pint

Preparation:Pour the Taboo and Malibu in the glass and top up with Coke.


Daiquiri cocktail

DAIQUIRI* (“Dye-Ker-Ree”)

This is likely the most famous and widely drank rum cocktail ever. Many versions of this classic have seen the light.

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
4 parts rum (Cuban rum is preferred)
1 part lime juice, freshly squeezed if possible
1 teaspoon sugar or sugar syrup

Glass:Martini

Preparation:Shake the ingredients an strain into the glass.

Garnish:Slice of lime and a cocktail cherry on a stick.

A variation is to blend the ingredients with crushed ice and serve it “frozen”, especially on a hot day.


DAIQUIRI BLOSSOM

A sweeter version of the original Daiquiri as described above, which might be more enjoyable for some.

Ingredients:
Crushed ice
2 parts rum (Cuban rum is preferred)
1 part orange juice.

Glass:Martini

Preparation:Shake the ingredients and strain into the glass.

Garnish:Slice of orange and a cocktail cherry on a stick.


Banana daiquiri cocktail

BANANA DAIQUIRI

As far as rum cocktail recipes go, this is a Cocktail Mixing Master all-time favorite. A true tropical cocktail.

Ingredients:
Crushed ice
2 parts light rum
1 part banana liqueur (a few drops of banana flavourant can also be used)
1 part fresh lime or lemon juice
1 banana

Glass:Hurricane, highball or a big wine glass

Preparation:Blend the ingredients for a few seconds. Add a scoop of crushed ice and blend for antoher few seconds, until the mixture is smooth. Pour into the glass and serve with a straw

Garnish:Slice of banana. A pineapple slice is also sometimes used.


PINEAPPLE DAIQUIRI

Even more tropical looking and tasting than the Banana Daiquiri.

Ingredients:
Crushed ice
2 parts light rum
0.5 parts lime juice
4 teaspoons triple sec
2 pineapple slices, cut into cubes

Glass:Champagne flute

Preparation:Blend the ingredients for a few seconds until its smooth. Fill the glass about one third with crushed ice and strain the blend over it.

Garnish:A cherry and cube of pineapple on a stick.


MOJITO*

Nice refreshing drink for a hot summer’s day.

Ingredients:
Crushed ice
10 mint leaves
0.25 parts sugar syrup
1 part lime juice, freshly squeezed if possible
2 parts light rum
Soda water

Glass:High ball

Preparation:Muddle the mint leaves in the glass with the sugar syrup and lime juice. Fill the glass with crushed ice, add the rum and top up with soda water. Stir.

Garnish:A mint leave.

Cubans tend to add Angostura Bitters to this drink. As another variant, you can use fresh fruit instead of the mint leaves.


PINA COLADA*

Classic cocktail you will find on just about any cocktail menu in the world.

Ingredients:
Crushed ice
2 parts rum
3 parts pineapple juice
1 part coconut cream (or Malibu as a variant)
0.5 parts cream (ice cream also works well in the place of the last two ingredients)

Glass:Hurricane or a big wine glass

Preparation:Blend the ingredients for a few seconds until its smooth and pour into the glass.

Garnish:A cherry and cube of pineapple on a stick.


PEACHY KEEN

Ingredients:
Crushed ice
2 parts rum
1 part peach schnapps
4 parts orange juice
Half a peeled sliced peach
Vanilla ice cream, about 2 scoops.

Glass:Hurricane or a big wine glass

Preparation:Blend the ingredients for a few seconds until its smooth and pour into the glass.

Garnish:Peach wedge.

Delicious, although it will not appeal to everybody.


PEDRO COLLINS

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
2 parts rum
Freshly squeezed lemon juice
Sugar syrup
Soda water

Glass:Highball

Preparation:Shake the ingredients (without the soda water) and strain into the ice filled glass. Top up with soda water.

Garnish:Lemon or lime wheel

A “Tom Collins” made with rum instead of gin. Don't miss the Gin Cocktail Recipes Guide after you've visited Rum Cocktail Recipes.


PLAYBOY

Ingredients:
Cruched ice
1 part rum
1 part coffee liqueur
3 parts pineapple juice
0.5 part lime or lemon juice
Cola

Glass:Highball

Preparation:Shake the ingredients excluding the cola and strain into a glass filled with ice. Top up with cola.

Garnish:Maraschino cherry


CUBA LIBRE

This cocktail was created shortly after Coca-Cola was first sold.

Ingredients:
Crushed ice
2 parts rum
1 part lime juice
Cola

Glass:Highball

Preparation:Pour the rum and juice into a glass filled half way with crushed ice. Top up with cola

Garnish:Thin lime or lemon wheel and often served with a stirrer.


BETWEEN THE SHEETS

A classic from the 1930’s and invented in the famous Harry’s New York Bar in Paris. Strong and tasty!

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
1 parts rum
1 part brandy (or cognac)
1 part triple sec
0.5 parts lemon juice
0.5 parts sugar syrup (optional - this cocktail is sweet as it is)

Glass:Martini

Preparation:Shake the ingredients and strain into the glass.

Garnish:Twist of lemon.


BEE’s KNEES

Honey-flavoured drink that puts you in a good mood.

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
3 parts rum
1 part honey
1 part orange juice
1 part cream

Glass:Martini

Preparation:Shake the ingredients and strain into the glass.

Garnish:Twist of orange or orange slice.


PINEAPPLE FIZZ COCKTAIL

A sour and refreshing summer’s cocktail.

Ingredients:
Ice cubes ice
2 parts light rum
2 parts pineapple juice
1 part lime juice
0.5 parts sugar syrup or a tablespoon of fine sugar
Soda water

Glass:High ball

Preparation:Shake the first 4 ingredients and strain into the ice-filled glass. Top up with soda water.

Garnish:Usually none


XYZ COCKTAIL

Ingredients:
Ice cubes ice
2 parts rum
1 part triple sec
1 splash sour mix

Glass:Martini, chilled

Preparation:Shake the ingredients with ice and strain into the glass.


ZOMBIE

This is the drink for you if you are a rum lover.

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
2 parts light rum
1 part dark rum
1 part apricot brandy (or normal brandy if you don’t have)
0.5 part pineapple juice
1 splash sugar syrup or a teaspoon of sugar
A splash of 151 proof rum.

Glass:Highball or hurricane

Preparation:Shake the ingredients excluding the 151 proof rum and strain into a glass filled with ice. Float the 151 rum on top.


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*Cocktails marked with an * are official International Bartenders Association (IBA) cocktails. In some cases the recipes here do not correspond exactly with that of the IBA.

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