Have you had a rum cocktail lately? Have you enjoyed a tried and tested rum cocktail recipe all
through the year? If not, it’s time you did! Rum is one of the most versatile drinks when it comes
to creating a unique cocktail. So, whether it’s a Mojito or a Daiquiri, or any other rum cocktail,
the latter can exploit rum’s full potential. In this article, we’ll talk about some rum cocktails you
should try at least once…
- Daiquiri: This is one rum cocktail everyone should not only drink but should learn how
to make. A classic Daiquiri needs no fruit syrups and no blenders. All it needs to have are
light rum, fresh lime juice, and sugar. Combine these three ingredients in a shaker and
shake really well to dissolve the sugar. You can also use fruit syrup, which will bring out the
taste of the rum. Once you learn how to make a basic Daiquiri, you can try making flavored
Daiquiris, such as Banana Daiquiri, Strawberry Daiquiri, and yes – believe it or not –
Hemingway Daiquiri. Yes the latter is named after the American writer of the 1920s and
1930s, Ernest Hemingway.
- Mojito: This is another simple rum cocktail, consisting of only a few ingredients, which
are, rum, mint, lime, sugar, and soda. This is a refreshing cocktail, which is an epitome of
freshness because of the mint. Again, you can try making a Pineapple Mojito, a Raspberry
Mojito, and a Watermelon Mojito.
- Pina Colada: This is a coconut lover’s delight. You can enjoy this rum cocktail all
through the year, but it is especially enjoyable during the summer. You can make a Pina
Colada by either blending it or shaking it. This cocktail consist of light rum, pineapple juice,
and coconut cream.
- Hurricane: It’s time to revive this old favorite. To make a Hurricane, you need dark and
rich Jamaican rum, passion fruit syrup, and lemon juice. This is quite similar to a Daiquiri, as
both are sour drinks, but of course, the taste and the experience are very different. The
Hurricane is an iconic rum cocktail and is the signature drink of New Orleans.
- Hot Buttered Rum: This is the perfect rum cocktail for the winter months. All you need
is a dark rum, vanilla extract, brown sugar, butter, and a combination of winter spices. This
is a spicy and sweet drink and you can make a large batch of the base mix, so that you can
make yourself a Hot Buttered Rum anytime you like!
- Planter’s Punch: This is a tall and refreshing rum punch that contains a lot of fruit
juices. Some people prefer pineapple in their Planter’s Punch, whereas others like passion
fruit or a medley of fruits. You can flavor your Planter’s Punch any way you like but it’s a
great and refreshing summertime drink.
- Dark and Stormy: This is a tall and refreshing rum drink that’s easy to pour. Ginger
beer is the main ingredient in Dark & Stormy. It goes well with Gosling’s Black Seal Rum and this rum cocktail is supposed to be Bermuda’s national drink. This is probably the easiest rum cocktail to whip up.
- Cable Car: This is one of the great classic rum cocktails. To make this cocktail you
should use spiced rum as the base. It also requires a fresh lemon sour as well as an orange
liqueur, such as orange curacao. Like other sour drinks, this has a sweet as well as a sour
element to it and is a perfect rum cocktail.
- Yaka Hula Hickey Dula: This is a mouthful just to say, and the recipe is just as
fascinating as its name. This rum cocktail consists of a combination of rum and dry
vermouth, accented with pineapple. This recipe is perfect for rum lovers who want to enjoy a
martini-like drink that isn’t too sweet.
- Caipirinha: This list wouldn’t be complete without talking about this rum cocktail. It
features cachaça, which is a sugar-based distilled spirit, considered to be a Brazilian style of
rum. However, cachaça is made of raw sugar cane juice, rather than processed molasses.
This is one of the most popular drinks in the world and is considered to be Brazil’s national
drink. The drink is really simple…mix lime and sugar and then add cachaça. You can also
use different fruits to come up with completely different flavors.
These are just some of the most popular rum cocktails. You can experiment with your own
ingredients, combining them with the best rum available. One place where you can get the
world’s finest rum is the SeaSpirits Distillery in Woodinville, Washington. SeaSpirits produces
some of the finest rums produced anywhere in the world.
SeaSpirits creates great rum starting with high-quality ingredients, state-of-the-art equipment,
and a little art and science in the distillation process. SeaSpirits uses the highest quality yeast
and nutrients when brewing their rum wash from cane sugar. This results in incredibly smooth
and flavorful rums. Some of their signature rums include Silver Rum, Spiced Rum, Coconut
Rum, and Barrel-Aged Rum.
You can visit SeaSpirits’ Tasting Room in Woodinville and try it for yourself! So, the next time
you want to whip up that flavorful rum cocktail, visit the SeaSpirits Distillery and sample some or
all of their flavorful rums. You won’t regret it when you’re ready to create your next exciting and
delicious rum cocktail. Here’s to the best rum cocktails you’ll ever taste!