To celebrate National Rum Day on Wednesday 16th August, it’s only right to share our favourite rum cocktails with you!
Rum has origins that lead back to ancient India and China, and are thought to have spread from there. However, as distillation goes, it was the sugar plantation slaves in the Caribbean, who discovered that sugarcane molasses could be fermented, and then distilled to become the most loved alcoholic drink.
Rum was the first branded spirit to ever be made and has been around longer than most modern alcoholic beverages. It is also one of the most popular spirits used in cocktails with it being most popular in the Caribbean.
80% of the world’s rum is produced in the Caribbean but almost every country produces their own rum as well- including India, whose Old Monk is a well-known brand.
Kick back with one of our favourite rum cocktails and toast to National Rum Day.
The Daiquiri is a classic rum drink and is simply refreshing. It’s an easy and quick drink to make and can be mixed with any fresh fruit.
Our favourite is a Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri, which is perfect to be sipping on a beach somewhere…
The Mojito is a hit or miss with some people, but made right it’s a drink that many can enjoy! If you’re looking for a drink with a minty kick, this is the one for you.
We definitely recommend using a good rum with this drink to really enjoy this fresh cocktail.
The Piña Colada
The Piña Colada is a fantastic summertime cocktail that will transport you to the islands. The tropical cocktail includes a light rum, mixed with pineapple juice and coconut cream which produces a dreamy beverage.
With every sip, you’ll be wishing you were in the Caribbean.
The Classic for us is a rum and coke, and not just any old rum but Malibu.
Malibu and coke makes the perfect drink to be enjoyed in the sun with your friends. The sweet coconut taste of the Malibu will surely be a delight to drink.
The Long Island Iced Tea
Now, The Long Island Iced Tea isn’t for the faint hearted. Made with 5 different spirits, this is one that you can feel in your chest.
However, this cocktail still tastes great considering the amount of alcohol in it. It’s still one of the most popular cocktails served and we can see why!
Written by Amy Lehal