10 Favorite Rum Cocktails

From classic cocktails to tasty frozen drinks, here are recipes to inspire your next tipple

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. 

 

Cruzan Confusion

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.

 

Basil-Strawberry Rum-Ade

The fresh combination of strawberries and basil make this a perfect summer cooler.

 

Rum Fix

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.

 

Urban Summer Cocktail

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. 

 

Pineapple Mojito

Add to the classic Mojito's tropical flair by mixing in a splash of pineapple juice.

Mojito Jelly Shot

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.

 

Funky Monkey Cocktail

This Piña Colada alternative features the complexly flavored Mount Gay Eclipse rum, crème de bananes, and crème de cacao.

 

My Oh My Ty Cocktail

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.  

 

Currant Obsession Shake

Fans of alcoholic milkshakes (and really, who isn't one) should try this cool concoction which features rum, coconut sorbet, and fresh currants.

 

Black & Stormy Cocktail

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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