Let’s All Do the Rum-Ba

With National Rum Day (August 18th) right around the corner in America, we think it is only right to raise a glass to the sweet Caribbean nectar, no matter where you are in the world! Made from sugar by-products and available in a range of colours and flavours, there is a rum out there for everyone. Here are some of our favourite rum-based cocktails.

Raspberry Daquiri


Of course, top of the list, the Daquiri is a classic cocktail that really comes into its own in the hot summer weather. We think this raspberry variation adds a delicious twist to the old favourite. A mixture of raspberries, white rum, sugar syrup, lemon and lime, this is a super-sweet beverage that will have you feeling those tropical vibes!

Honey Bee


You know that summer is on its way when those big fluffy bumble bees come out of hibernation and start buzzing round your garden. The Honey Bee cocktail is a celebration of the warmer weather, combining white rum, honey and lemon juice for a sickly-sweet but incredibly smooth and delicious blend. One or two of these and you’ll be buzzing too!

Amaretto Cruise


Rum might not be the main star in this fancy cocktail, but the drink wouldn’t be the same without it. Combined with peach schnapps, amaretto, orange juice, cranberry juice, cream and sour mix, this blend has a little bit of everything. When made with lots of crushed ice, it is the perfect drink to sip as you sail away into the sunset on a big white cruise ship!

El Presidente


Another classic on the list, the El Presidente is a pretty potent cocktail – you might only need to drink one before hitting the water! Made with white rum, orange curacao, dry vermouth and real grenadine, this is the perfect way to start a party, or end it, whatever the case may be!

Walnut Peach Pina Colada

Another firm favourite amongst holiday makers and tourists, this version of the Pina Colada has a smooth, nutty kick that we think you’ll adore. Pineapple juice, rum and coconut cream are combined with peach and walnut liqueurs to create this creamy masterpiece.

For us, every day is National Rum Day, and with delicious cocktails like these on offer, it is easy to see why! Let us know if you have any other favourites that you think should be on this list!

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Raspberry Daiquiri cocktail
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Combine all the ingredients in a blender with crushed ice until smooth. Serve into a cocktail glass. ...
Combine all the ingredients in a blender with crushed ice until smooth. Serve into a cocktail glass. ...
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Honey Bee cocktail
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Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well for 10-15 seconds or until the outside of the shaker becomes frosted. Strain into cocktail glass. ...
Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well for 10-15 seconds or until the outside of the shaker becomes frosted. Strain into ...
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Amaretto Cruise cocktail
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Add all the ingredients into a blender with crushed ice. Blend slowly until all ingredients are smooth. This classic cocktail is sometimes served in a highball glass, but a classic Amaretto Cruise its served is a coupette or martini glass. ...
Add all the ingredients into a blender with crushed ice. Blend slowly until all ingredients are smooth. This classic cocktail is sometimes served in ...
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El Presidente cocktail
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Stir all the ingredients together in a mixing glass with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. ...
Stir all the ingredients together in a mixing glass with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. ...
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Walnut Peach Pina Colada cocktail
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Blend all the ingredients together with crushed ice until a slushy consistency. Pour into a hurricane glass. ...
Blend all the ingredients together with crushed ice until a slushy consistency. Pour into a hurricane glass. ...
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Suzanna H
Hi, I am Suzanna. I would describe myself as a bit of a foodie with a side-interest in fancy cocktails. Anything sweet and alcoholic and I'm in! I am also an avid writer, proofreader and editor and work freelance through the website People per Hour.

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