What are some good dark rum cocktails?

Cocktail Colin says:

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I have found some dark rum cocktails for you based on their high ratings and popularity among dark rum enthusiasts: 1. Cocktail ID: 6778 - Rating: 4.65/5 2. Cocktail ID: 6813 - Rating: 4.56/5 3. Cocktail ID: 7378 - Rating: 4.49/5 4. Cocktail ID: 7180 - Rating: 3.5/5 5. Cocktail ID: 1400 - Rating: 2.49/5 These cocktails offer a variety of flavors and experiences using dark rum as a primary ingredient.
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Dark rum

You asked: Best dark rum cocktails for any occasion. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Dark 'n' Stormy

The Dark 'n' Stormy is a classic cocktail that originated in Bermuda in the early 1900s. It has a bold...

Dark rum (60ml), Ginger Beer (100ml), Lime (1)

3 ingredients
4.7 / 5

Bloody Rum Punch

The Bloody Rum Punch is a vibrant and flavorful cocktail that serves as a decadent centerpiece for social gatherings. With...

Lime juice (175ml), Triple Sec (175ml), White rum (700ml), Orange (1), Lime (1), Sugar Syrup (175ml), Red Wine (300ml)

7 ingredients
4.7 / 5


The Zombie cocktail is a classic tiki drink that originated in the 1930s and has become a staple in tiki...

Lime juice (20ml), Gold rum (45ml), Grenadine (1 teaspoon), Jamaican rum (45ml), White rum (30ml), Falernum (15ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Aniseed liqueur (6 drops)

8 ingredients
4.65 / 5

Martin's Rum

Martin's Rum is a warm and potent cocktail that combines the citrusy tang of lime, orange, and lemon juices with...

Lime juice (22.5ml), Orange juice (45ml), Lemon Juice (22.5ml), Dark rum (37.5ml), Whiskey (7.5ml), Sugar Syrup (10ml), Sugar (Teaspoon), Overproof rum (37.5ml)

8 ingredients
4.56 / 5


The Hurricane is a vibrant and tropical cocktail that offers a powerful blend of flavors. The medley of three types...

Lemon Juice (15ml), White rum (30ml), Dark rum (30ml), Passion fruit Syrup (15ml), Overproof rum (15ml)

5 ingredients
4.49 / 5

Maple Rummy

This New Years Eve, I plan on making my favourite fancy cocktail to toast to with - a rummy variation....

Dark rum (15ml), Lime juice (Dash), White wine (90ml), Maple Syrup (15ml)

4 ingredients
3.88 / 5

Rum Flame

The Rum Flame cocktail is a fiery drink that combines the rich, bold flavors of dark rum with a touch...

Dark rum (90ml), Sugar (Teaspoon), Orange liqueur (Dash)

3 ingredients
3.85 / 5

Chocolate Rum

The Chocolate Rum cocktail is a sumptuous blend that marries the rich, velvety notes of chocolate with the deep, complex...

Orange juice (30ml), Dark rum (30ml), Creme De Cacao (60ml)

3 ingredients
3.75 / 5

Dark Mojito

The Dark Mojito is a twist on the classic Mojito cocktail that trades the traditional light rum for the deeper...

Lime juice (15ml), Mint Leaves (4), Lemonade (30ml), Sugar (2 teaspoons), Jamaican rum (30ml)

5 ingredients
3.71 / 5

Rum Runner

The Rum Runner is a fruity and tropical cocktail that captures the essence of the Caribbean. Traditionally served in a...

Pineapple Juice (30ml), Orange juice (30ml), White rum (30ml), Dark rum (30ml), Grenadine (Dash), Banana liqueur (30ml), Blackberry Brandy (30ml)

7 ingredients
3.58 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What are the characteristics of dark rum in cocktails?

Dark rum typically has a rich, robust flavor with notes of caramel, spices, and sometimes a hint of chocolate or coffee.

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Can dark rum be used in tropical cocktails?

Absolutely, dark rum is a staple in many tropical cocktails, adding depth and richness to drinks like the Dark 'n' Stormy and Rum Runner.

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Is dark rum good for winter cocktails?

Yes, the warm and spicy notes of dark rum make it an excellent choice for winter cocktails, providing a comforting and warming effect.

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How does dark rum differ from light rum in cocktails?

Dark rum has a more intense and complex flavor profile compared to light rum, which is typically smoother and lighter in taste, making each suitable for different types of cocktails.

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What mixers go well with dark rum?

Mixers that go well with dark rum include ginger beer, fruit juices like pineapple and orange, and even coffee-based mixers.

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