20 Of The Best Rum Cocktails To Make This Winter


Many people think that rum drinks are tropical in nature to be enjoyed by a pool or at the beach in warm weather but the caramel and spice flavors of the liquor work great in the winter too! There’s a list of 20 of the best found at this link and a few of the best and most outrageous recipes are found below. Better brush up on your bartending skills for some of the these!

  • The Jolly Roger
    • 1 oz. Ron Zacapa
    • .5 oz. Don Julio Reposada Tequila
    • .25 oz. Fernet-Branca
    • .75 oz. Punt e Mes Sweet Vermouth
    • .75 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
    • .5 oz. Simple Syrup
    • 1 oz. Dry sparking wine (Prosecco, Champagne or Cava)

Method: Combine rum, tequila, vermouth, fernet, citrus and simple syrup in a shaker with ice and shake gently. Add sparkling wine and strain ingredients over fresh ice into a Collins glass. Mist with lemon oils and garnish with peel and fresh mint sprigs.

  • Kasama Old Fashioned
    • 5 oz. Kasama Rum
    • .5 oz. Simple Syrup
    • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

Method: Combine bitters and sugar in a rocks glass, add ice and rum and stir to combine.

  • Maison Mai Tai
    • 2 oz. Plantation Xaymaca Special Dry Rum
    • .5 oz. Ferrand Dry Curacao
    • .75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
    • .5 oz. Orgeat
    • Mint sprigs, for garnish

Method: Shake with crushed ice and pour directly into a double old fashioned glass (no straining.) Garnish with fresh mint sprigs.

  • Espresso Martiki
    • .75 oz. Mr. Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur
    • 25 oz. Dark Rum
    • .5 oz. Orgeat
    • 1 oz. Fresh Pineapple Juice
    • 1 oz. Espresso

Method: Shake and strain into a coupette. Garnish with edible flowers.

  • Champagne Mojito
    • 2 parts Flor de Cana 7 yr
    • .75 part Simple Syrup
    • 1 part Fresh Lime Juice
    • 6-8 Loose Mint Leaves
    • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters

Method: Combine ingredients and shake well. Strain into a coupe or flute. Top with 1 oz. of champagne. Garnish with a mint leaf.

These recipes only scratch the surface of the 20 recommendations, so these should keep you plenty busy practicing your rum cocktail skills while you are cooped up with the pandemic.

Source: Forbes

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