This Saturday celebrate National Rum Day in style with cocktails that range from the classic Mojito, Hurricane, and Daiquiri, to new cocktail recipes like the Bae Watch, Slightly Windy, Savoy Daisy, Monkey Storm, or the Old Cuban.
Classic Mojito Cocktail
Recipe courtesy of the JW Marriott Miami
1 ½ oz. Bacardi Superior rum or Bacardi Limon
1 oz. simple syrup
4 lime wedges
3 mint leaves
Splash of lemon/lime soda
Mint sprigs save 1 for garnish
Muddle mint and limes, and then add simple syrup. Next, add the crushed ice and rum. Shake and pour into a Highball glass. Top with lemon/lime soda.
Cruzan® Coconut Old Fashioned
2 parts Cruzan® Single Barrel Rum
1/2 part Rich Simple Syrup
3 dashes of Bitters
Coconut Water Ice Cubes (recipe to follow)
Cut a wide swath of orange peel and lightly press it in the bottom of a rocks glass. Add rum, syrup and bitters. Now drop in a few coconut water ice cubes and stir gently.
Coconut Water Ice Cubes: Pour a can of coconut water (strain the pulp out first, if needed) in an ice cube tray – the bigger the cube tray the better – and freeze for several hours.
Sugar Island Swizzle
2 parts Sugar Island Spiced Rum
1 part lime juice
1.2 part Tres Agaves Cocktail Ready Agave Nectar
6-8 mint leaves
2 dashes angostura bitters
Add all ingredients to a glass and fill with crushed ice. Stir until glass is frosted, and garnish with lime and dash of bitters.
1.5 oz. Rum (Light or Dark)
A few sprigs of mint
Small slice of lime
5 oz. Cucumber Dry Sparkling Beverage
Muddle mint and lime in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and rum and shake vigorously. Pour mixture over fresh ice into a Poco Grande or Collins glass, then top with Cucumber Dry. Garnish with a colorful straw.
Recipes for Watermelon Mojito, Freaky Teigy, Pineapple Spritzer and more after the jump.