Rum Baby, Rum: 10 Cocktails for National Rum Day

Happy National Rum Day!

In honor of every mojito-drinker's favorite day, we're serving up the best rum-based cocktails to fit all your boozy needs.

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Click through to see the 10 best rum cocktails.

1. 1

The Irvington, Courtesy of Irvington 


1 oz. Jameson Black Barrel whiskey 

1 oz. Appleton V/X rum 

1 oz. fresh lime juice 

.75 oz. simple syrup 

2 dash Bittermens Elemakule Tiki bitters 


1. Muddle 5 raspberries.

2. Mix ingredients and double strain.

3. Grate nutmeg on top.

2. 2

Refinery Rooftop's “Classic Mojito”


2.5 oz Rum

1.5 oz Fresh lime juice

1.5 oz Simple Syrup


1. Muddle lime wedges and fresh mint.

2. Add all ingredients, shake, and pour over fresh ice.

3. 3

Takeya’s MojTEAto


2 TAKEYA Mint Green Iced Tea Packets

4 cups cold water, preferably filtered

½ cup sugar


4 limes

1 cup clear rum


1. Prep by tearing open the Takeya Mint Green Tea Packets, and pour into tea infuser.

2. Brew tea in pitcher.

3. Flash chill the tea.

4. Add citrus for flavor.

5. Spike it with rum.

4. 4

Peachberry Sunset Mojito - Courtesy of Georgie Morley


1 Bottle Bai5 Panama Peach Divided

1 Cup Rum Divided

Juice of 3 Lime Divided

1 Cup Mint Loosely Packed and Divided

2 Cups Frozen Ripe Strawberries

2 Cups Frozen Ripe Peaches


1. Blend frozen fruit.

2. Combine with other ingredients, shake, and pour.

5. 5

Jungle Bird

¾ oz. Campari

1 ½ oz. Dark Rum

1 ½ oz. Fresh Pineapple Juice

½ oz. Fresh Lime Juice

½ oz. Simple Syrup (1:1)

Pineapple Wedge


1. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice.

2. Shake well until chilled.

3. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.

4. Garnish with pineapple wedge.

6. 6

Cruzan® House Punch


1 part Cruzan® Estate Diamond® Light Rum

1/2 part Cruzan® 9 Spiced Rum

2 parts Fresh Pineapple Juice

1 part Fresh Mango Juice

1/2 part Fresh Orange Juice


1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, mix well.

2. Pour over ice in a tall glass.

3. Garnish with a wedge of pineapple.

7. 7

Flor de Caña Ultimate Mojito


2 parts Flor de Caña 7

1/2 part lime juice

1/3 part superfine sugar

3 leaves mint



1Muddle lime juice with sugar in a Collins glass.

2. Add mint leaves and muddle again.

3. Fill glass 2/3 full with crushed ice and add rum.

4. Top off with a champagne float.

5. Garnish with sprig of mint.

8. 8

Flor de Caña Pina Colada


2.5 parts Flor de Caña 7 Rum

3 parts pineapple juice

1 part coconut cream


1. Combine the FDC 7, pineapple juice and coconut cream in a blender.

2. Add cup of crushed ice and blend on high until smooth.

3. Pour into a tall glass and garnish with a pineapple wedge.

9. 9

Cruzan® Black Strap Navigator, Created by Cruzan Mixologist, Jesse Card


2 parts Cruzan® Black Strap Rum

1/2 part Fresh Lime Juice

Q Ginger Beer


1. Build ingredients in an Old Fashioned glass over ice.

2. Top with ginger beer and stir.

3. Garnish with a lime wedge.

10. 10

“Bowery Mai Tai Cocktail” - Prepared by Walt Easterbrook at The Bowery Hotel


1.5 oz of Ron Zacapa Rum

4 oz of Owl's Brew Coco-lada (Combination of Black Tea, Chai spices, Pineapple, Coconut)

5 oz of Lime juice

3 dashes of Angostura bitters

Q Ginger Beer


1. Combine all ingredients.

2. Shake and pour.