Top 5 Drinks to Make with Rum
Some classically tropical, one a bit exotic, and most very easy to make with only a handful of ingredients, here are the top 5 drinks to make with rum, that all home mixologists should master. Pro tip: choose a top-quality rum from a world-class distiller to optimize your flavors.
As they say in the Caribbean, “Let’s lime! (party!).”
Tropical Escape is a gorgeous cocktail made with a handful of vibrant, flavorful ingredients. White rum, grapefruit juice, bitters, syrup and edible flowers will surely send you on a mental vacation.
First, crush 1 cup of ice and set aside. Next, combine 2 ounces of white rum, 1 ounce of grapefruit juice, ½ ounce of orgeat syrup and 1 cup of ice in a cocktail tin and shake. Fill your rocks glasses with the crushed ice and strain the shaken ingredients over the ice. Finally, float aromatic bitters on top, garnish with the edible flowers, and serve!
Rum drinks don’t get any easier than the Dark ‘N’ Stormy, and that’s just one reason why we consider this one of the top 5 drinks to make with rum. The bright zing of the ginger beer and fresh lime juice paired with sweet and spicy dark rum is the perfect antidote to any dark and stormy night.
Simply combine 4 ounces of ginger beer with 2 ounces of dark rum in a tall glass over ice, and garnish with a lime wedge.
Perhaps the most iconic tropical drink, the daiquiri embodies vacation in every drop. Once you’ve mastered the basic recipe, you can easily customize it with different ingredients to create new flavors.
The basic daiquiri is made with just rum, lime juice and simple syrup. Combine 2 ounces of white rum, ¾ ounce of lime juice and ¾ ounce of simple syrup in a shaker glass and add ice. Shake until everything is well combined. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lime wedge.
The Hurricane is one of the top 5 drinks to make with rum to celebrate the tiki culture. To make, gather light and dark rum, passion fruit juice, simple syrup, orange juice, lime juice, and grenadine.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and the juice from half a lime. Next, pour 2 ounces of light rum, 2 ounces of dark rum, 2 ounces of passion fruit juice, 1 ounce of orange juice, 1 tablespoon simple syrup, and 1 tablespoon grenadine into the shaker. Shake until combined. Strain into a hurricane glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry and orange slice. Enjoy!
This one is a bit of a wild card, but we felt its uniqueness deserved to be mentioned. The secret to perfecting this drink is to make high-quality drip coffee. Spiced rum adds the right touch of rich, nutty flavor.
First, prepare the drip coffee and chill over ice. Then, combine the coffee with 1 ounce of sweetened condensed milk and 2 ounces spiced rum in a cocktail shaker with several ice cubes. Strain and pour into a highball glass with fresh ice cubes. Garnish with a coffee bean and voila!
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