10 Favorite Rum Cocktails
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Tuesday August 16th is National Rum Day so we thought it only appropriate to celebrate by sharing 10 of our favorite rum-based cocktails with you this week.
From tasty blended drinks to classics like the Mojito or the Dark & Stormy, there's no shortage of ways to indulge in this fine spirit.
Thusly named because the packs-a-punch combination of Cruzan rums can leave you a little dizzy in the head if you're not careful.
The fresh combination of strawberries and basil make this a perfect summer cooler.
Described by creator Dan Sabo as "the Swiss Army knife" of cocktails, this drink straddles the apéritif-digestif line — the bitterness of the Campari hits you first, followed by the mellow sweetness of the aged rum and crème de cacao.
D.C. mixologist Ronald Flores was inspired by marjoram he had growing in his garden when creating this drink. The taste of this rum-based concoction matches the wonderful aroma.
Add to the classic Mojito's tropical flair by mixing in a splash of pineapple juice.
If you're looking to experiment with something slightly more innovative than the classic Mojito, try making this, which interprets the drink in jelly shot form.
This Piña Colada alternative features the complexly flavored Mount Gay Eclipse rum, crème de bananes, and crème de cacao.
Absinthe meets the mai tai meets the French Caribbean in the tiki-fabulous cooler. Absinthe and rum are old friends, and this drinks's almond and orange elements are gorgeous with the anise-forward spirit.
Fans of alcoholic milkshakes (and really, who isn't one) should try this cool concoction which features rum, coconut sorbet, and fresh currants.
This play on a traditional Dark 'n' Stormy makes an ice cube out of the mixer. Ginger beer and muddled blackberries are frozen into a cube that melts into dark rum.
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