If you like rum, then now is a great time to try some really delicious rum based cocktails. Many rum drinks are perfect for warm weather. When you think of cooling, refreshing, tropical cocktails, many of them are rum based. Here are 4 of the best ones to try the next time your bar has happy hour.
This is a classic. If you like coconut and pineapple, then you will love this cocktail. It is made with pineapple juice, rum and coconut cream. The ingredients are blended with ice and served cold and frothy. The drink is sweet due to the pineapple and coconut cream (which usually has sugar, unlike plain coconut milk).
If you ever spend time down in New Orleans, then odds are you will run into a hurricane. This is a very popular drink that is made with dark and light rum, passion fruit juice or syrup, and lemon juice. Some bars will also use grenadine to give it an even darker, richer red looking color. It is served over ice in a tall glass and garnished with an orange and a cherry.
The mojito is a simple cocktail traditional to Cuba. It is made with sugar, crushed mint leaves, rum (traditionally white rum), club soda, and a touch of lime juice to cut the sweetness. It is served over ice and is garnished with a mint leaf. The addition of mint, sugar and citrus was designed to make the rum smooth and more palatable. Some people find straight rum too harsh, so these flavors were used to create an easy drinking cocktail for cool weather.
Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri
If you are a fan of strawberries, then order yourself this delicious frozen cocktail. It’s made with rum, simple syrup (a basic sugar concoction), lime juice, strawberries and ice. A traditional daiquiri is made with just three simple ingredients: rum, simple syrup, and lime juice. When you add strawberries and ice, and then blend it up, you get a frozen variation. They are very tasty and excellent when the weather’s really hot outside. If you don’t like strawberries, you might order a frozen banana daiquiri.
This drink definitely has a scary name, but it’s quite nice and sweet. It’s made with both rum and brandy. Actually there are normally 4 different types of rum used: gold, white, dark and 151(a high proof rum). The other ingredients include sweet pineapple juice and apricot flavored brandy. Finally, a touch of lime juice is added to give the drink a nice citrus flavor.Read More