Discover nine rum cocktails that turn simple home mixology sessions into virtual island getaways.
Distilled with sugarcane and aged in casks made of wood and steel, rum is one of the most popular liquors around the world. And, while the spirit can be produced almost anywhere, the islands of Barbados, Cuba, Jamaica and Puerto Rico produce much of the world’s best rum using locally grown sugarcane.
Rums vary from drink to drink. Some rum drinks call for light rum, while others call for rums that are gold, dark, or aged. Heck, some rum drinks include more than one type of rum. And that’s not even counting flavored and spiced rums.
We’ve acquired many of these rums since we love crafting rum cocktails at home and, as a true confession, sometimes we sip them over ice. However, there’s nothing like sipping a rum cocktail.
These are our favorite rum cocktail recipes:
9 of the Best Rum Cocktails
Between the Sheets
Get your mind out of the gutter! The Between the Sheets Cocktail is a sophisticated sipper that you can order at a fancy bar or craft at home with just a handful of ingredients. Follow our easy recipe if you prefer the latter option.
Our Coquito recipe will show you how to create the Puerto Rican cocktail at home. It's a tasty cocktail with a boozy, coconut kick. It's also a great option for people who don't want to add raw eggs to their creamy Christmas cocktails.
The Cuba Libre cocktail takes Rum & Coke to new heights with the simple addition of fresh lime juice. Discover the dubious history of this popular rum cocktail plus an easy Cuba Libre recipe that you'll want to follow again and again.
Leave any preconceptions about the Daiquiri behind when you follow our easy Daiquiri recipe. Cuba's most classic cocktail is a sophisticated summer sipper made with just three ingredients that you probably already have at home.
Dark and Stormy
A Dark and Stormy cocktail tastes great regardless of the weather. However, those who don't follow this cocktail's rule could hit bumpy water. Discover that rule in our easy Dark and Stormy recipe while you learn how to craft the classic cocktail in just two minutes.
Also known as a Papa Doble, the Hemingway Daiquiri takes the simple Daiquiri to a new level with two simple additions. Discover how Ernest Hemingway got his name on the drink and learn how to make a Papa Doble at home.
Drinking a Hurricane cocktail at Pat O'Brien's is a rite of passage for first-time visitors to New Orleans. However, you can craft a better version of the fruity cocktail at home no matter where you live. Discover the full story and recipe.
Go wild and craft a Jungle Bird cocktail at home! Despite its surprisingly simple recipe, the sophisticated tiki cocktail is a delight whether you live in an actual jungle or an urban one.
Our Mojito recipe is ideal for summer. You can whip up this Cuban cocktail favorite at home with just five ingredients plus ice.
Rum is alcohol distilled with sugarcane.
The Daiquiri isn’t just the most popular rum cocktail. It’s also one of the most popular cocktails period.
Rum mixes well with both juices and sodas. However, there’s nothing like drinking good rum on the rocks.
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About the Authors
Daryl & Mindi Hirsch
Saveur Magazine’s BEST TRAVEL BLOG award winners Daryl and Mindi Hirsch share their culinary travel experiences and recipes on the 2foodtrippers website and YouTube. The married Food and Travel content creators live in Lisbon, Portugal.
Original Publication Date: February 28, 2023