Top 5 Rum Cocktails

By on March 26, 2013
Rum cocktails

Rum is one of the most popular ingredients in cocktails. As a result there are thousands of different recipes and variations on recipes. One theme that runs through them all is that of tropical parties and beaches. If you cannot be there, you can drink the cocktail. Here are our top 5 rum cocktails.


1. Frozen strawberry daiquiri

Frozen strawberry daiquiri

This is a twist on the classic rum sour cocktail the daiquiri. You need white rum, strawberry liqueur, sugar, freshly squeezed lime juice, and 4 fresh strawberries. All the ingredients need put in a food processor with crushed ice and blended until smooth.


2. Mai tai

Mai tai

The mai tai is a simple and easy-to-make cocktail which needs two different types of rum. So, you will need both dark and white rum plus Curacao, vanilla syrup, lime juice and some ice. Put all of the ingredients in a shaker and shake before straining into a glass.


3. Mojito


The mojito is from Cuba and is one of the most famous rum-based highball cocktails. First you need mint leaves, lime juice and sugar. Put in a glass and muddle gently to slightly bruise the leaves. Add white rum, ice and sparkling soda water.


4. The hurricane

The Hurricane

The hurricane is a popular cocktail invented in New Orleans. It is still popular there. To make it add dark rum, passion fruit juice, vanilla syrup and lime juice to a shaker. Shake and strain into a glass.


5. Rum swizzle

Rum Swizzle

The rum swizzle is a hugely popular drink and is known as the national drink of Bermuda. As with many traditional cocktails, there are many variations on the recipe. This is our favorite. Put ice in a cocktail pitcher then add lime juice, vanilla syrup, aloe vera juice, guava juice, angostura bitters, pineapple liqueur, white rum and dark rum. Stir and serve.

About Damien McGinley

Damien is a professional writer, qualified journalist, father, husband, expert jam-on-toast spreader, rugby fan, and experienced player of games involving dressing up like a knight and building forts. Hails from Belfast.

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