Food & Drink

Ways to Celebrate National Rum Day

Rum drinks highlight the universal versatility of the beloved spirit. Whether light, golden, dark or spiced rum or rhum agricole, it’s not just for pirates and sailors anymore. From Daiquiris and Dark & Stormys to Piña Coladas and Mojitos, there are the rum drinks for every occasion. Rum-filled favorites have been enjoyed by drinkers for decades and show no signs of losing their appeal.

From The Spruce Eats

“Rum is frequently poured in bars and the Rum & Coke is among the most common drink orders. It’s a very easy drink to make and a great option when you simply don’t know what you want.

To add a little more spice to the rum-soda routine, give the Dark & Stormy a try. It replaces the cola with ginger beer and is rum’s answer to the Moscow Mule.

Tequila makes an appearance in a handful of highballs, but the best-known is the Tequila Sunrise (orange juice and grenadine). A refreshing alternative is the  Paloma (lime and grapefruit soda) and this is quickly becoming a new favorite, so it’s just as important.”

Tempting Rum Recipes from Liquor.com

Classic Mojito  While the Mojito is slightly more labor-intensive than other cocktails because it involves muddling the mint, the end result is a delicious, refreshing cocktail that can be enjoyed any time of the year.

6 mint leaves
3/4 oz simple syrup
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
1 1/2 oz White rum
1 1/2 oz Club soda

Barbados Rum Punch   Cocktail Island paradise in your glass.

1 oz Lime juice
1 oz Rich simple syrup (2 parts sugar, 1 part water)
2 oz Aged Barbados rum, such as Mount Gay
1 dash Angostura bitters
Garnish: 1 Nutmeg and lime wheel

Maple Old Fashioned Cocktail  Forget pancakes! Use your maple syrup in cocktails.

2 oz Dark rum
2 oz Maple syrup
2 dashes Angostura bitters

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