5 Cocktails With Rum
Possibly because rum drinks are the ultimate vacation guilty pleasure, there are a lot of them, making it difficult to narrow the field down to the best 5 cocktails with rum. Rum cocktails also tend to have more ingredients than a French menu, but these five rum cocktails focus on the classics that you might actually attempt to make at home. Let the experts handle the rest.
- Rum and Coke. Simple, sweet and refreshing, a rum and Coke is probably the easiest mixed cocktail with rum. Mix one part rum to three parts coke, and serve without a garnish in a highball glass over ice.
- Painkiller. Mix four parts pineapple juice, two parts dark rum, and one part each of cream of coconut and orange juice. Mix well, pour over ice in a highball glass, and garnish with a dusting of nutmeg.
- Blue Hawaiian. Combine two parts pineapple juice, one part light rum, one part Blue Curaçao, one part cream of coconut with one cup of ice per serving in a blender and mix on high speed. Serve in a highball glass with a cherry and a slice of pineapple as garnish.
- Piña Colada. You could just use a mix, but what's the point when this is actually one of the easier rum recipes? In a blender, combine equal parts light rum, cream of coconut and crushed pineapple. Add two cups of crushed ice per serving, blend on high speed, and serve, ungarnished, in a collins glass.
- Mojito. While the other drinks can be made in batches, a Mojito should be made one drink at a time. Start by placing 12 bruised mint leaves in the bottom of a highball glass. Fill the glass one quarter full of crushed ice, add 1.5 oz of spiced rum, 1 tbsp. of sugar, 0.5 oz of lime juice, and then top off the glass with soda water. Stir and garnish with unbruised mint leaves.