Rum is a new world alcohol that became immensely popular since the mid eighteenth century. It is made of fermented sugarcane juice and is widely used in making cocktails. One of the reasons for it being used as a popular cocktail is because there is a lot of variety in it.
Rum primarily comes in three colors: white, dark and golden, each of these three varieties having distinct odors, tastes and colors. Following are seven of the most popular cocktails made out of rum. It is recommended that you stick to the brand of rum mentioned in each of the recipes as the taste, flavor and alcohol content varies vastly even among same colored rum of different brands.
7 Most Popular Cocktails With Rum
This is a very sophisticated cocktail made out of two distinct Latin American Rums (Pampero Especial rum and Pampero Aniversario]. It is an ideal drink for sophisticated cocktail parties.
15 ml Pampero Aniversario 30 ml Pampero Especial Rum 90 ml Club Soda 20 ml Fresh Lime Juice 15 ml Strong Ginger Syrup 3 Ice Cubes Crushed
Put the Pampero Especial Rum, ginger syrup, lime juice and the crushed ice cubes in a shaker and shake well. Strain the ice and pour the mixture in a Collins glass. Then top it off with the club soda. After this, slowly float the Pampero Aniversario Rum over it. While serving garnish it with a lime slice.
A very popular rum based cocktail for the summers. This passion fruit color cocktail has its origin credited to a tavern owner Pat O’Brien from New Orleans in the 1940s, who originally invented this drink to get rid of his not so popular rums which the local liquor distributors forced him to buy.
90 ml Passion Fruit Juice 90 ml Mango Juice 60 ml Sweet and Sour Mix 22 ml Bacardi Dark Rum 15 ml Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
Add all the ingredients in a shaker and shake well. Pour the mixture in a glass filled with crushed ice. The glass can be a Hurricane glass or any specialty tall glass. Garnish it with a slice of lime wheel while serving.
Rum Runner Slush
This is an amazing rum based party drink which is very popular with adults who love their cocktails a little slushy. Another fun drink to beat the summer heat.
30 ml Orange Juice 15 ml Grenadine 230 ml Crushed Ice 22 ml Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum 10 ml blackberry Brandy or Blackberry liqueur 10 ml Crème de Banana Liqueur
Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend it till the mixture is a smooth slush. Pour this in a tall cocktail glass. Garnish it with a lime slice and a few fresh mint leaves.
Rum And Cola
This is probably one of the best ways to enjoy good smooth dark rum. The brands and the quantity of the mix vary from individual to individual according to the taste. Below is a recipe for one of the most popular ways to have this combination (Cola and Rum).
Dark Rum (Bacardi or Captain Morgan) Cola (Coke/Pepsi or if you know a local stronger version) Ice Cubes
Take the ice cubes and fill a tall glass with it. Add the cola till the glass is 75% full, and then fill the remaining portion of the glass with the dark rum. Stir gently and serve it with a lime slice. However, for people who enjoy a tangy twist, you can add about 6 10 ml of lime juice to this mixture.
Mojito is considered to be the national drink of many Caribbean counties. This is an amazing white rum based cocktail very popular among both men and women. You can have it on the beach, in your drawing rooms or at a pool side get-together.
45 ml White Rum (Bacardi or any other of your choice) 15 Mint Leaves 2 tea spoon Sugar Crushed Ice 15 ml Fresh Lime Juice 60 ml Soda
Add 12 mint leaves and the sugar to the bottom of a sturdy glass and muddle. This helps in releasing the mint oils from the leaves. Then add the lime juice and a little bit of ice till you see the sugar slowly dissolving away. Then fill the glass with crushed ice till it is more than half full.
Add the white rum and at last fill rest of the glass with club soda and give it a nice stir. Garnish this with the remaining mint leaves and a lime slice (let it float on the top). You can add a little sugar syrup if you want it a little sweeter.
Pina Colada is one of the most popular summer cocktails people like to drink all over the world. It can trace back its origin to Puerto Rico which considers it as their national drink. Although many people do prefer using dark rum in Pina Colada, but the more popular version uses the White Rum.
100 ml Fresh Pineapple Juice 90 ml Captain Morgan’s Parrot Bay or Bacardi White rum 70 ml Coconut Cream 2 Cups of Crushed Ice
Put the pineapple juice, white rum, coconut cream and the ice in a blender and mix it well at high speed so that it has a smooth texture to it. Pour it in a tall cocktail glass. Garnish it with a pineapple slice and a cherry before serving.
This is a simple strawberry twist to the popular Daiquiri. It is a favorite among both men and women. It is very popular at parties.
45 ml Captain Morgan Original Spices Rum 50 ml Sweet and Sour mix 90 gms Frozen Strawberries 1and 1/2 Cup Crushed Ice
Add the rum, sweet and sour mix and the strawberries in the blender. Blend until the mixture is smooth in texture. Pour it into a cocktail glass and serve it with some diced strawberries as a garnish.
All the above recipes are widely popular and made of ingredients you can easily find in your nearby stores. Although as mentioned above it is advisable to stick to the brands mentioned in the recipes for the best result but in case of unavailability you may use the nearest substitute available.