5 Remarkable Rum Drinks You Need to Drink

5 Remarkable Rum Drinks You Need To Drink Right Now

These rum drinks will take you to paradise!

In honor of National Rum Day, we’re taking a look at five amazing rum drinks! So channel your inner pirate, pretend you’re on a tropical beach and get ready to relax with some rum! Here are 5 remarkable rum drinks you need to drink right now!

5 Remarkable Rum Drinks You Need To Drink Right Now




5 Remarkable Rum Drinks You Need to Drink Right Now - The Mojito

Image / Recipe from // Brio Classic Cocktails

Refreshing is a word that comes to mind when the Mojito is mentioned. This perfect summer drink originated in Cuba over 200 years ago, although the specifics to its creation are unknown. The Mojito became popular through Ernest Hemingway and other famous people who enjoyed the drink while vacationing in Cuba before the Revolution.

Ingredients You’ll Need:
  • 2 Ounces White Rum
  • 1 Ounce Lime Juice
  • 2 Ounces Sparkling Water or Club Soda
  • 1 Ounce Simple Syrup or 1 – 2 Teaspoon(s) Sugar
  • 1 Cup Crushed Ice
  • 20 Sprigs Fresh Mint
  • Lime Twist For Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:
  • Highball Glass
  • Spoon or Muddler

How to make a Mojito

Place [sugar and] mint leaves in a serving glass, and gently muddle just until the leaves release their oils. Fill glass with ice. Add rum and lime juice [and simple syrup]. Stir to combine. Top with club soda and add mint sprigs and lime twist for garnish.


Planter’s Punch

5 Remarkable Rum Drinks You Need to Drink Right Now - Planter's Punch

Image from // Blahnik Baker

A New York Times’ article from 1908 described the cocktail as “Two of sour, one and a half of sweet, three of strong and four of weak.” Planter’s Punch dates back centuries and can be considered the predecessor of the famous tiki drinks. The cocktail itself can be described as casual and was originally a concoction of rum, lime juice, sugar, spice, and ice; however, there are now many variations of the drink so there is truly a recipe for everyone!

Ingredients You’ll Need:
  • 3 Ounces Coruba Dark Jamaican Rum (if you can’t find Coruba, substitute another dark, heavy rum)
  • 1 Ounce Simple Syrup
  • .75 Ounce Fresh Lime Juice
  • 3 Dashes Angostura Bitters
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:
  • Highball Glass
  • Bar Spoon

How to make Planter’s Punch

Combine ingredients in a tall glass and fill with crushed ice. Swizzle with a bar spoon until a frost forms on the outside of the glass. The ice will settle as you do this; add more crushed ice to fill, garnish with a mint sprig.


Mai Tai

5 Remarkable Rum Drinks You Need to Drink Right Now - Mai Tai

Image from // Lisa at Food.com

The Mai Tai is a classic rum drink that has not been treated well over the years. The recipe has been altered by the tourism industry to the point where many people have never actually had a true Mai Tai. The original cocktail, invented by Vic Bergeron of Trader Vic’s, consisted of Jamaican rum, fresh lime juice, Dutch curacao, French orgeat, and a sprig of fresh mint for garnish. This concoction has a subtle flavor of oranges and almonds due to the curacao and orgeat. If you’ve ever had a Mai Tai and been disappointed, give the recipe below a try. You may just be pleasantly surprised with the taste of a true Mai Tai.

Ingredients You’ll Need:
  • 2 Ounces Jamaican Rum
  • Juice of One Lime (Save shell for garnish)
  • 0.5 Ounce Curaçao
  • 0.25 Ounce Orgeat
  • 0.25 Ounce Rock-Randy Syrup (Add a drop or two of vanilla extract to our simple syrup recipe)
  • Mint For Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:
  • Double Old-Fashioned Glass
  • Cocktail Shaker

How to make the Mai Tai Cocktail

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake well for 10 seconds and strain into a double old-fashioned glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with lime shell and a sprig of fresh mint.



5 Remarkable Rum Drinks You Need to Drink Right Now - The Hurricane

Image from // Boston.com

The Hurricane is a tiki drink known for being quite strong while still having a fruity taste, so if that’s up your alley, you’ll love this cocktail. The Hurricane was created in New Orleans in the 1940s at Pat O’brein’s bar. This is a cocktail that started off simple and has become more complex over the years.

Ingredients You’ll Need:
  • 2 Ounces Dark Jamaican Rum
  • 2 Ounces White Rum
  • 2 Ounces Passion Fruit Juice
  • 1 Ounce Lime Juice
  • 1 Ounce Orange Juice
  • .5 Ounce Simple Syrup
  • .5 Ounce Grenadine
  • 1 Orange Slice For Garnish
  • 1 Cherry For Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:
  • Hurricane Glass
  • Cocktail Shaker

How to make a Hurricane Cocktail

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a large Hurricane glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with an orange half-wheel and a cherry.


Dark and Stormy

5 Remarkable Rum Drinks You Need to Drink Right Now - Dark and Stormy

Image / Recipe from // Brio Drink Of The Week

This easy to make cocktail is often claimed to be Bermuda’s national drink. A Dark and Stormy has a very simple recipe as there are only two main ingredients, dark rum and ginger beer. But if you want to call your drink a “Dark ‘N Stormy”, you best adhere to Gosling’s Patented and Trademarked recipe, that uses Gosling’s Black Seal Rum and ginger beer. No joke, Gosling holds certificates at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the drink’s recipe and name. The cocktail was crafted near the end of World War I when British sailors were on leave in Bermuda and they mixed Gosling’s Black Seal Rum with ginger beer that was made on the island. The result was a dark, murky mixture that earned the cocktail its name. It is said that a British sailor stated the cocktail looked like “the color of a cloud that only a fool or a dead man would sail under.” Check out Gosling’s recipe below.

Ingredients You’ll Need:
  • 1.5 Ounces Gosling’s Black Seal Rum
  • 4-5 Ounces Ginger Beer
  • Lime Wedge for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:
  • Highball Glass

How to make the Dark and Stormy Cocktail

In a tall glass filled with ice, add 4 – 5 ounces of ginger beer and top with 1.5 ounces Gosling’s Black Seal Rum. Garnish with a lime wedge.


Corinne, cocktail blogger at Brio Smart Life

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    Tiffany Qutie

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    Can someone please make me one? I don’t want to work today!


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    Roderick Faix

    It’s nearly impossible to find knowledgeable folks about this topic, but the truth is you sound like do you know what you’re dealing with! Thanks


    OoooO I need a Hurricane in my life right now honey!


    Nice picks!

    Berkie Blues

    Man I could use a Dark and Stormy, right about now. But can’t cause I’m not a pirate….it’s so sad.


    These are some of my favorites too!


    Great, thanks for the great ideas.


    Yo Ho Ho!


    I like the fruity rum drinks the best. Nice post!

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