6 Rum Cocktails for This Summer

The Juice

Ah rum, one of the most cocktail-friendly bases in my opinion. A true testament of summer time. Almost all rum cocktails make us think of summer, and as it warms up, you may want to save a couple of these recipes to satisfy your next cocktail craving!

What exactly is Rum? 

Rum is alcohol made from a direct sugar base. Many spirits are made from corn, barley, wheat, potatoes–you name it. And these starches have to break down into sugars and then ferment into alcohol. Rum is generally made from fermenting sugar, molasses, tree sap, or sugar cane juice. Sometimes, it is aged in oak barrels to add aroma and texture.

Rum is commonly produced in the Caribbean islands, Marseille, and Southeast Asia. When we look at what all of these locations have in common, we know they’re all right on the water. So rum is generally tied to beachside drinks, the location where we all want to be during the summer.

We’ve put together a list of our favorite rum drinks you should make at home this summer. And no, we’re not going to be THAT basic…

Blackberry Mojito

Ingredients

  • 2oz silver rum
  • 1oz simple syrup
  • 6 black berries
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 1/2oz lime juice
  • Soda water

Muddle blackberries, mint and simple syrup together at bottom of your shaker tin. Add in lime juice and rum. Shake gently for 5 seconds. Pour all parts of mixture into a collins glass. Add ice to fill to the top. Pour over soda water. Garnish with a lime wedge, blackberry and mint.


Trader Vic’s Original Mai Tai

Ingredients

  • 1oz silver rum
  • 1oz Agricole rhum
  • 3/4oz lime juice
  • 1/2oz orange curacao
  • 1/2oz orgeat liqueur
  • Fresh mint

Muddle some mint. Pour all ingredients together into a mixing glass. Fill bucket glass with crushed ice. Strain ingredients into the glass. Garnish with mint and a lime wedge.


Original Daiquiri

Ingredients

  • 1.5oz silver rum
  • 1oz simple syrup
  • 1/2oz lime juice

Shake all ingredients together and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.


Hawaiian Sunshine

Ingredients

  • 2oz silver rum
  • 1oz pineapple juice
  • 3oz Passion Orange Guava Fruit juice

Pour all together over ice. Garnish with pineapple leaves and an orchid (or hibiscus)


Tropical Sunset

Ingredients

  • 1oz coconut rum
  • 1/2oz Kinky Pink
  • 2oz fresh pineapple juice
  • Top with grenadine 

Pour all ingredients into a cup. Garnish with a pineapple wedge or leaves.


Shipwrecked 


Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz coconut rum
  • 1/2oz coconut cream
  • 1oz blue curacao
  • 1/2oz lychee liqueur
  • 3oz mango juice

Shake all ingredients together in a cocktail shaker. Pour over crushed ice. Garnish with a mango.

Give these recipes a try this summer.

Cheers!

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