We were happy to see that you loved our previous writing about rum cocktails. Since we like to have rum cocktails on cozy Friday nights and weekend parties with the crew, we thought we make a new list where we cover another 9 iconic rum cocktails you can easily make at home with simple tools.
Embark on a captivating journey through renowned rum cocktails, each with its unique story and flavor. Delve into mixology’s artistry to expand your palate and grasp the fundamentals, opening the door to a world where spirits, flavors, and techniques unite in liquid artistry.
1. Dark ’N Stormy
The Dark and Stormy is a delicious, easy-to-make cocktail that features a refreshing trio of dark rum, ginger beer, and lime. All you need to make it is a measuring cup and a glass from which you will drink.
The drink originates from the early 20th century when Bermuda-based Gosling’s rum partnered with Barritt’s ginger beer to make the drink.
Nowadays, it doesn’t matter what kind of ginger beer you use for the cocktail, but you must use Gosling’s Black Seal dark rum to call the cocktail Dark ‘N Stormy because they were patterned in 1991.
6 cl Gosling’s Black Seal rum
2 cl lime juice, freshly squeezed
Ginger beer, to top
Lime wheel, for garnish
Add the rum and lime juice to a tall glass filled with ice,
Top with ginger beer,
Finally, garnish with a lime wheel.
2. Hot Buttered Rum
It is the perfect cocktail for those cold days when you want to drink something tasty and warm. The hot buttered rum is a personal favorite – you’ll see why once you’ve made your first.
It is both sweet and warm, which is just the perfect combination on the coldest days of the year. Although it’s not the easiest and quickest cocktail to make, it is definitely worth the work.
Brown sugar – 2 packed teaspoons
Unsalted butter softened – 1 tablespoon
Pure vanilla extract – 1 splash
Cinnamon (ground) – 1 dash
Nutmeg (ground) – 1 dash
Allspice (ground) – 1 dash
Dark rum – 6 cl
Hot water – 1.2 dl
Cinnamon stick, for garnish
Prepare all the ingredients – there are a few.
Place the sugar, butter, vanilla extract, and spices into the bottom of an Irish coffee glass or a mug of your choice and mix well.
Pour in the rum and top it with hot water.
Stir and garnish with a cinnamon stick. Serve and enjoy.
3. Rum Runner
The Rum Runner is a simple and tasty tropical cocktail for summer. It dates back to the 1950s when it was first created at a Tiki bar called Holiday Isle in Islamorada, Florida.
Like other tropical cocktails, it incorporates rum, banana liqueur, and grenadine. It also uses blackberry liqueur, considerably less common, which adds depth of flavor and even a slight tannic touch.
Light rum – 2 cl
Navy-strength rum – 2 cl
Banana liqueur – 2 cl
Blackberry liqueur – 1 cl
Pineapple juice – 6 cl
Lime juice, freshly squeezed – 2 cl
Grenadine – 1 cl
Garnish: brandied cherry
Garnish: pineapple wedge
Add the light rum, navy-strength rum, banana liqueur, blackberry liqueur, pineapple juice, lime juice, and grenadine into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
Strain into a hurricane glass filled with crushed ice.
Garnish with a skewered brandied cherry and pineapple wedge.
4. Hurricane Cocktail
The Hurricane cocktail, known for its simplicity, presents an ideal option for warm summer evenings, allowing you to effortlessly enjoy a tropical drink that encapsulates the essence of relaxation and seasonal delight.
2 cl Dark rum
2 cl White rum
A passion fruit
An orange, juiced
A lemon, juiced
2 cl sugar syrup
1 tsp grenadine
Orange wheel, for garnish
A cocktail cherry, for garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice then add the rums. Scoop the flesh and seeds from the passion fruit and add them to the shaker along with the orange and lemon juices, sugar syrup, and grenadine.
Shake well until the outside of the cocktail shaker feels icy cold. Fill two hurricane glasses with fresh ice then double-strain the drink into the prepared glasses.
Garnish each one with an orange slice skewered onto a cocktail stick and a couple of cocktail cherries.
5. Planter’s Punch
Planter’s Punch, a Caribbean classic, blends rum, citrus juices, and sweetness for a refreshing profile. Loved for its history and versatility, it’s a cherished choice, embodying relaxation in each sip.
4,5 cl Dark rum
6 cl Pineapple juice
1 cl Grenadine
3 cl club soda
Orange wheel, for garnish
Maraschino cherry, for garnish
Pour the rum, pineapple juice, lime juice, and grenadine into a mixing glass filled with ice cubes. Shake well.
Strain into a highball glass filled with ice cubes.
Top with club soda, if you like, and garnish with seasonal fruits. Serve and enjoy.
6. Rum Sour
The Rum sour is a classic rum cocktail that is often made in different ways. In our recipe, we spice up the drink with some orange juice.
5 cl dark rum
2,5 cl orange juice
2,5 cl lemon juice
1,5 cl simple syrup
1 egg white
First things first, do a wet shake. Put all ingredients into a shaker and add ice, strain it then shake it again (shaking without ice is called dry shaking).
Strain again into a glass filled with ice, the drink should have a smooth foam on top due to the egg white.
Garnish with lemon or orange peel.
7. Rum Sidecar
The Rum Sidecar is a delightful twist on the classic Sidecar cocktail, featuring rum as the star ingredient alongside orange liqueur and lemon juice. This variation offers a smooth and flavorful experience with a tropical flair.
4 cl dark rum – I prefer an aged rum
3 cl Cointreau or triple sec (orange liquer)
2 cl lemon juice
Lemon twist, for garnish
Put all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake it until it gets chilly.
Strain it into a cocktail glass.
The next time you find yourself at the bar with your senorita or hosting a party at home, you’ll be well-equipped to confidently order or craft a delectable tropical cocktail. With these recipes in your repertoire, you’re bound to impress and enjoy a flawless cocktail experience.