Yes, it’s true we even give Rum its own day. National Rum Day is on August 16, and those who want to celebrate can start with my favorite a Mojito. But we can’t leave out the daiquiris, or a piña coladas lovers.

For all you rum drinkers the exciting rum-centric cocktail options that go far beyond the typical Mojito.

Where do we start

  • For those who enjoy a kick and are looking to catch the last wave of summer, try the Spicy Mango Daiquiri, a perfect blend of tropical fruits, rum, and fiery bitters.
  • The Manhattan 2 oz dark rum, ¾ oz Rosso vermouth, Angostura Bitters, Maraschino cherry garnish, Method: Stir all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and pour over ice in a coupe glass.

  • summer drinking season upon us, excited to share that Cutwater Spirits has just released a Rum Mint Mojito, the 19th addition to their innovative line of ready-to-enjoy canned cocktails, made with real, award-winning spirits distilled in San Diego (see full portfolio HERE).
    Inspired by the classic recipe, Cutwater’s Rum Mint Mojito mixes convenience with quality, combining award-winning Cutwater White Rum, pure cane sugar, freshly muddled mint and zesty lime with house-made soda water.
    The result is a refreshing, balanced, and vibrantly flavorful cocktail — perfect for hands-free hosting or sipping solo, no ingredient shopping or messy muddling required!
  • BACARDÍ Rum Banana Daiquiri

    The smooth, subtle notes of almond and vanilla of BACARDI Superior pair exquisitely with the quintessential Caribbean flavor of ripe banana for a tropical daiquiri riff.


    • 1.5 parts BACARDÍ Superior Rum
    • 0.25 part Banana
    •  0.25 part Vanilla
    •  0.75 part Lime
    • Garnish: Dehydrated Lime Wheel

    Method: Shaken and served in a coupe glass.

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  • Head over to the Ocean Key Resort & Spa for a Hemingway Daiquiri 
    Capturing the breezy, subtropical climate, laid-back lifestyle, and celebrated history and charm of Key West, the Hemingway Daiquiri takes readers to Ocean Key Resort & Spa, a luxurious oceanfront property located in the heart of America’s Southernmost island. Nestled between Key West Harbor and Mallory Square, where historic Duval Street begins the old town experience, the resort’s signature cocktail delivers the perfect mix of warm breezes, sunset celebrations, relaxation, and revelry with an easy-to-make recipe from home.
    • Ingredients: 
      • 2 oz. Bacardi Superior Rum
      • 1 oz. Grapefruit Juice
      • 1 oz. Lime Juice
      • 0.5 oz. Cane Syrup
      •  0.5 oz Maraschino Liqueur
    • Recipe:
      • Strain over crushed ice in a double old-fashioned glass, and garnish with a grapefruit slice.
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