The Best Rum Drinks for Hot Weather
There are plenty of summer days ahead, and for many across the country, the “dog days of summer” are here at last. To get through the last of summer feeling cool and refreshed, keep this list close for the best rum drinks for hot weather.
Muddle ½ ounces of freshly squeezed lime juice with 5-8 mint leaves and ½ to 1 tsp. of sugar, until the mint leaves are very fragrant. Fill a Collins glass two thirds with cracked ice and pour in 2 ounces of white rum. Add in the minty lime juice and top off with club soda.
Add just about any fruit to make a flavored mojito, like blueberry, blackberry, or strawberry. Add a frozen fruit puree to make a fro-mojito!
All it takes are three simple ingredients to whip together a Daiquiri: Squeeze ½ ounces of fresh lime juice into a cocktail shaker, with ½ tsp of fine sugar and 2 ounces of white rum. Shake well with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Ahhhhh.
Pour 2.5 ounces of rum into a high-speed blender, and add 3 ounces of pineapple juice (or crushed or whole pineapple) with 1 ounce of coconut cream. Add a cup of ice and blend to combine. Pour into a tall glass and garnish with a cherry or simply sip as is.
Add an ounce of orange juice with dark rum and you’ve got a Painkiller – another candidate for the best rum drinks for hot weather!
Shake the following ingredients together in a cocktail shaker with ice: 1 ounce light rum, 1 ounce dark rum, 1 ounce banana liqueur, 1 ounce blackberry liqueur, 1 ounce orange juice, 1 ounce pineapple juice, and a splash of grenadine. Strain into a tall glass with ice and garnish with fresh fruit.
In a high-speed blender, blend 1 (8-ounce) can of ginger beer, 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger, juice of one lime, and 4 cups of ice. Divide among two glasses and top each with 2 ounces of dark rum. Loads of ice turn this classic drink into a frozen slushie.
On a muggy morning for brunch, rim the top of 12 champagne flutes with a lime wedge and dip in finely shredded coconut. Fill each flute halfway with champagne (you’ll need 1 bottle) and add 1 ounce of coconut rum, topping with the pineapple juice. Serve to your guests.
Which of these best rum drinks for hot weather are you going to make next? Let us know in the comments!