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6 Best Recipes With Rum

When it comes to mixing cocktails, rum is one of the most versatile spirits. It can be used to make a wide range of drinks, from refreshing tropical concoctions to warming winter tipples. In this article, we’re going to take a look at some of the best recipes with rum, each with its own unique flavor and style.

For the following recipes, you don’t need to waste your unusual alcohol bottles of rum, as anything generic will do the trick. But before you go out to buy rum online, sit back, relax, and learn how to mix the best cocktail recipes with rum.


The Daiquiri is a classic rum cocktail that originated in Cuba in the late 1800s. It was originally made with Bacardi rum, lime juice, and sugar, but the recipe has evolved over the years. The drink was named after a small town in Cuba called Daiquiri, where American engineers working on the local iron mines would go to relax and enjoy a drink. The daiquiri gained popularity in the United States during the 1940s and has remained a popular cocktail ever since.

One interesting fact about the daiquiri is that it was a favorite drink of author Ernest Hemingway, who famously said, “My mojito in La Bodeguita, my daiquiri in El Floridita.” The Floridita bar in Havana, Cuba claims to have invented the frozen version of the daiquiri, which is sometimes called a “Hemingway daiquiri” or a “Papa Doble.”

If you’re ready to mix up a tasty Daiquiri, here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 oz rum
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 0.5 oz simple syrup

Mai Tai

The Mai Tai is a tropical cocktail that was popularized in the 1940s by Victor Bergeron, who owned a restaurant in Oakland, California called Trader Vic’s. According to legend, Bergeron invented the drink after a friend brought him a bottle of 17-year-old J. Wray Nephew Jamaican rum. He mixed the rum with lime juice, orange curaçao, orgeat syrup, and a dash of rock candy syrup, and the Mai Tai was born.

There is some controversy over the original recipe of this cocktail. Some people claim that the original recipe did not contain orange curaçao, but instead used orange juice and rock candy syrup. Others argue that the original recipe did include curaçao. Regardless of the recipe, the Mai Tai remains a classic tropical cocktail that is perfect for sipping on a warm day.

To create a delicious Mai Tai, simply mix:

  • 2 oz rum
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 0.5 oz orange curaçao
  • 0.5 oz orgeat syrup
  • Dash of Angostura bitters

Rum Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned is a classic cocktail that dates back to the 1800s. It was originally made with whiskey, but over the years, the recipe has been adapted to include other spirits, including rum. To make a Rum Old Fashioned, muddle a sugar cube, a dash of Angostura bitters, and a splash of water in a glass. Add two ounces of rum and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add ice and garnish with an orange twist.

The Old Fashioned is one of the oldest cocktails in existence. It was originally made with whiskey, sugar, water, and bitters, but over time, the recipe evolved to include other ingredients, including fruit and soda water. The Old Fashioned is a simple and classic cocktail that is perfect for sipping on a cool evening.

The ingredients you’ll need for this tasty rum gem are:

  • 2 oz rum
  • 1 sugar cube
  • Dash of Angostura bitters
  • Splash of water
  • Orange twist for garnish

Dark and Stormy

The Dark and Stormy is a classic cocktail that originated in Bermuda. It is made with dark rum and ginger beer and is named after the stormy gray skies that are common in the Caribbean. To make a Dark and Stormy, pour two ounces of dark rum into a glass filled with ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish with a lime wedge.

A lot of people don’t know that the Dark and Stormy is a trademarked cocktail. The trademark is owned by Gosling’s Brothers Ltd., a rum company based in Bermuda. To make an official Dark and Stormy, you must use Gosling’s Black Seal Rum and Gosling’s Ginger Beer.

To make your own, simply mix up this nice and easy ingredient list:

  • 2 oz dark rum
  • Ginger beer
  • Lime wedge for garnish


The Mojito is a classic Cuban cocktail that has become popular all over the world. It is made with rum, lime juice, simple syrup, mint leaves, and club soda. To make a Mojito, muddle mint leaves and simple syrup in a glass. Add ice, rum, and lime juice, and top with club soda. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a lime wedge. Some people believe that the Mojito was originally made with tafia, a rough spirit that was distilled from sugarcane juice, while others believe that it was always made with rum.

The recipe consists of a few ingredients:

  • 2 oz rum
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 0.75 oz simple syrup
  • Mint leaves
  • Club soda

Piña Colada

The Piña Colada is a classic tropical cocktail that originated in Puerto Rico in the 1950s. It is made with rum, pineapple juice, and coconut cream. To make a Piña Colada, blend all of the ingredients with ice until smooth. Pour into a glass and garnish with a pineapple wedge and a cherry.

One interesting fact about the Piña Colada is that it was named the official drink of Puerto Rico in 1978. The drink’s popularity skyrocketed after the release of the song “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes in 1979. The song tells the story of a man who places a personal ad looking for a romantic partner, only to find that his current girlfriend responds to the ad. They meet at a bar and bond over their shared love of Piña Coladas.

Ready to have a taste? Use the following ingredients to create the cocktail:

  • 2 oz rum
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 2 oz coconut cream
  • Pineapple wedge and cherry for garnish

In conclusion, rum is an incredibly versatile spirit that can be used to make a wide range of delicious cocktails. Whether you prefer tangy and refreshing drinks like the daiquiri and the Mai Tai, or rich and complex drinks like the Rum Old Fashioned, there’s a rum cocktail out there that’s perfect for you. So take out your favorite bottle of rum and get a taste of these mouth-watering offers. If rum is not really your piece of pie, but you’d rather prefer vodka, check out our article on vodka cocktail recipes. Also, we’ve already covered the best recipes with whisky that are worth checking out too!

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