4 cocktails to celebrate National Rum Day


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
Club soda

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)

Captain Morgan

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