Rum is one of the most versatile and mixable liquors when it comes to cocktails. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic like the Mai Tai or a modern twist on an old favorite like a Blackberry Mojito, there’s a rum cocktail that’s just right for you.
Rum is too often forgotten in the world of spirits, but it’s a powerhouse of flavor and perfectly complements a wide range of other ingredients.
Take a look at these delicious rum drinks and see how this often overlooked spirit can be transformed into something truly delicious!
What is rum?
Rum is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from sugarcane byproducts, such as molasses or sugarcane juice. It is typically associated with Caribbean and Latin American countries, although it is produced in many other regions around the world. Rum can be light or dark in color, and it is aged in oak barrels, which can give it a unique flavor and aroma.
Taste: Generally, rum has a sweet, slightly fruity flavor with hints of caramel, vanilla, and sometimes spices such as cinnamon or nutmeg. Light rums tend to be milder and have a subtle taste of sugarcane, while dark rums have a richer and more complex flavor profile, with notes of molasses, oak, and smoke.
Alcohol content: No less than 40% ABV.
And now… On to the cocktails!
The BEST rum cocktails
This Strawberry Mojito recipe is the perfect summer cocktail. Mint, rum and lime juice combine with delicious strawberries in this refreshing cocktail.
Rum is such a versatile liquor. Try a classic Mai Tai or mix up something new! Here's 25+ of the BEST rum cocktails to mix up at home! Try this Jungle Bird Cocktail. It’s a tropical and refreshing rum and pineapple drink that’s balanced with the subtle bitter qualities of Campari.
Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake well, until chilled.
Strain into a glass filled with ice.
Garnish, as desired. Enjoy!
A cocktail shaker is the best tool to use when putting the drink together. If you don’t have one, you can use a sealed mason jar or any other airtight container instead.
Is it too boozy? Tone down the alcohol by only using .5 to 1 ounce of rum and only a .5 ounce of Campari.
To give the cocktail a frothy and silky smooth head, shake the ingredients (except the ice) + one egg white together in the cocktail shaker for 30 seconds. Add a handful of ice and shake again until cold. Strain over ice and enjoy!