It’s yet another fake drinking holiday, so break out the shaker and celebrate National Rum Day! We’ve compiled four recipes – two drinks you’ve never had, one giant punch, and a old standby cocktail. If you consider rum and ice to be a cocktail, you can check out a few of those as well.
4. Brugal Dehumidifier
2 oz Brugal Extra Dry Rum
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
3 dashes Angostura bitters
5 mint leaves
Combine all ingredients except bitters and club soda, and shake with ice. Pour into a collins glass, top with club soda and float 3 dashes of bitters. Garnish with a mint sprig.
3. Deck Hand Daiquiri
2 ounces Shellback Silver rum
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup
Fresh, seasonal fruits and berries
In a shaker muddle fresh fruits with the simple syrup, add fresh lime juice and Shellback Silver rum; shake with ice until well blended. Double strain into a chilled cocktail coup. Garnish with a thin slice of lime and fruit of your choice.
Tony Abou-Ganim, The Modern Mixologist
2. Atlantico Rum Banana Boat
1.5 oz ATLANTICO Reserva Rum
.75″ Slice of Banana Muddled
.5 oz Frangelico
1 oz Coconut Milk
.5 oz Honey
Add ingredients in Boston glass. Add ice and shake vigorously. Stain into rocks glass. Garnish with toasted hazelnut.
1. Port Royal Punch (Serves 25)
2 46-oz. cans of pineapple juice
3 cups mango juice
1 750 mL bottle of Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
4.5 oz. grenadine
3 oranges sliced thinly and quartered
3 cans of Sprite for fizz