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How to Make 10 Easy Rum Cocktails

Here are 10 easy rum cocktails that everyone has heard of and taste so good. There is no excuse for you not to know how to make them! They’ll transport you on that tropical vacation as soon as you take one sip!

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I know that the first cocktail I order on holiday is a Mojito – even though I prefer tequila! There is something about rum cocktails that just scream , “time to have fun.” On the warm days of summer, rum is the go to cocktail mixer.

What is Rum

White rum, light rum, dark rum, aged rum, spiced, flavored – it doesn’t matter what rum you have, you can make any of these with pretty much all kinds of rum. But what is it? Rum is distilled from the molasses that comes from sugar cane production. If you really want to know more, listen to my interview with Peter Holland, master of rum!

  • White Rum: think Bacardi – clear and the simplest, with no aging usually.
  • Dark Rum and Aged Rum: these are copper colored and have been aged in barrels. depending on the age, the flavors can go from vanilla to caramel to banana.
  • Spiced Rum – Be careful of Spiced Rum, really get the good stuff. It can be filled with added color and sugar!

Of course, always use the best rums, fresh juices, fresh lemon juice and fresh lime juice, and of course, loads of fresh ice.

You take each cocktail recipe and make just one or take a punch bowl or large pitcher and fill it to the rim! Pick any glass – a tiki glass, highball glass, rocks glass. You’ll need a cocktail shaker for most of them!

Once you’ve made all of these try one of my new recipes, one of which is below!

Love rum cocktails? This classic Daiquiri made with rum. lime and sugar couldn't be easier. Not just for summer!, but all the year round!
Check out this recipe
Mojito (1200 × 800 px)
The Mojito cocktail is among the most loved cocktails there are. It is super easy to make and such a refreshing drink. Mint and lime are the perfect combination for a hot day in summer.
Check out this recipe
Pina Colada new
Piña Colada
The Piña Colada is the most popular cocktail on the web! This recipe will have you enjoying this pineapple & coconut cocktail in no time!
Check out this recipe
Rum Sour, Montanya Distillers, Crested Butte
Rum Sour
Savor the unique blend of sweetness and zest in a Rum Sour crafted with Montanya Distillers Exclusiva Rum. Elevate your senses with this premium, tropical libation. Made with Montanya Rum!
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Mai Tai, Odysseus Malice, Trader Vic's, London
Trader Vic’s Mai Tai
The Trader Vic's Mai Tai is a classic cocktail made with aged Jamaican rum, fresh lime juice, orgeat syrup, and orange liqueur, offering a balanced and flavorful tropical drink experience.
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Dark and Stormy
Dark and Stormy
Brave the elements with a Dark and Stormy. This classic highball features dark rum and ginger beer—delivering a bold, effervescent fusion that's as captivating as its name suggests.
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How to Make a Calabash Citrus Punch
Calabash Citrus Punch
Create a refreshing Calabash Citrus Punch. Combine citrus juices, rum, and a touch of sweetness for a delightful, zesty drink.
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Cuba Libre
Cuba Libre
A Cuba Libre aka the Rum & Coke is elevated to classic cocktail status with the addition of lime! Try it with Mexican Cola to be authentic!
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Rum Old Fashioned
Rum Old Fashioned
Don't be afraid to substitute your bourbon for rum in this recipe for the Rum Old Fashioned! This simple twist on the classic bourbon recipe gives the cocktail a sweeter, fruitier flavor and one that is perfect for happy hour or aperitivo!
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Strawberry Daiquiri
Strawberry Daiquiri
Made with fresh strawberries, the Strawberry Daiquiri recipe is a winner. It's not too sweet and with a lime wheel as garnish is so refreshing!
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Another Pîna Colada Recipe!

Since this is the most sought after cocktail, I felt I couldn’t leave you without another recipe for it! This one comes straight from the island of Antigua!

English Harbour Colada, Antigua Distillery, St. John's

English Harbour Colada

Indulge in the tropical bliss of an English Harbour Colada cocktail. Elevate your senses with the rich flavor of English Harbour 5yr Old Rum. Cheers to paradise!
Course Cocktails
Cuisine Caribbean
Keyword English Harbour 5yr Old Rum, English Harbour Colada
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 172kcal
Author Susan


  • 2 oz English Harbour 5yr Old Rum
  • 2 oz Fresh Squeezed Antigua Black Pineapple Juice
  • 2 oz Fresh Coconut Water
  • Pineapple wedge and lime wheel


  • Build in old fashioned glass over ice
  • Garnish with a pineapple wedge and lime wheel


Serving: 1g | Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Enjoy the day and toast to your favorite bar!


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Disclosure:  I was provided with a sample of La Hechicera Rum, Clarke’s Court Rum and Dead Man’s Fingers Pineapple Rum for the purpose of making cocktails. All my opinions and cocktail choices are my own!

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1 thoughts on “How to Make 10 Easy Rum Cocktails

  1. Ellerslie Liquor Centre says:

    Thanks for this great article. It’s really interesting and very useful. I’m glad to read it. Thanks you so much!

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