It’s crucial to keep track of the essentials for each season as temperatures rise. You can also add Rum to the list. This summer, you can satisfy your summer cocktail cravings with anything from a refreshing Mojito made with watermelon to a classic Pina Colada.
Boston Rum Punch
Molasses is the main ingredient in most Rum. This is because it is very fast in the heat of midsummer. The two-ingredient drink is here to stay! The lazy person can’t leave the hammock without this simple mixture of Jamaican Rum and homemade lemonade. If you are dragging, get a high-quality pre-made lemonade.
Bermuda Rum Swizzle
You don’t need to make just one drink when you can make a pitcher. This crowd-pleasing large-format drink combines a pair of rums and the tropical one-two punch of orange and pineapple juices. What’s the best part? It’s the best part!
Name alone can be used to describe carefree summer drinking. Pina Colada is Puerto Rico’s national cocktail. It can be mixed or shaken over crushed ice. Our recipe uses the latter. Whatever you do, the simple, bright flavors of Rum and coconut are always there.
David Wondrich, a cocktail historian, has created this recipe that is inspired by the golden age punch. It is made with good-quality cognac or Armagnac for a rustic-edged cocktail. It is simple, delicious, and ready to be served.
This classic summer sipper has remained unchanged for 100 years. It looks pretty in the glass and tastes fresh. The perfect balance of sweet, tart, and crisp makes this a great summer cocktail. It will be a popular drink in 100 more years.
Rum & Tonic
This rummy version of the Gin & Tonic makes it easy and refreshing. To make the aromatics stand out, garnish it Spanish-style using star anise pods and fennel leaves, ginger, citrus slices, and fennel buds. This drink can be served in a wine glass. It is just as beautiful and light as a sundress.
The Canchanchara, Cuba’s oldest cocktail, is said to be the Canchanchara. It is light and refreshing and contains white Rum, honey and lime juice. It was thought to be a precursor to the Daiquiri and could cure common colds. We recommend this for summer colds and any oppressive heat.
Dark ‘n Stormy
This one is a no-brainer. Black Seal Rum and ginger beer provide the relief your body needs this time of year. This classic drink is intense and bracing, but it delivers great satisfaction with little effort. It’s as easy as summer fruit pie.
Wind at your Back
The transition from late summer into early fall is made easier by the mild, early-season apple flavors. This Daiquiri version will put a smile on your face. Ginger liqueur. A one-quarter ounce is all that’s required to make this drink earthy.
Even if you aren’t a Tiki fan, you will enjoy this Frozen Daiquiri made from the iconic New Orleans bar Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29. This cocktail requires many ingredients, including aged Rum, maraschino and coconut liqueurs, lime juice and chocolate bitters. You can go crazy for real! You can make your guests jealous by using an edible orchid garnish.