If you enjoy rum cocktails as much as I do, you’ll enjoy white rum cocktails, black rum drinks, and spiced rum cocktails just as much. I’m in the same boat. Rum is one of my favourite liquors since it is so smooth and combines so nicely with most things.
Best Dark Rum Cocktails
As a result, it’s difficult for me to choose my favourite rum cocktails, whether black, white, spiced, or otherwise.
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I decided to make things easier on myself by simply making dark rum cocktails. If you’re seeking for more rum cocktails, take a peek at this list. Let’s get started.
1. Caribbean Rum Punch
Anyone who enjoys Hawaiian Punch or drinks with a lot of fruity flavours will enjoy Caribbean rum punch.
It has a fun, festive summer colour and an even better taste.
You’ll need orange juice, pineapple juice, lime juice, rum, dark rum, and grenadine to make it.
It’ll give you a nice alcohol punch, but the bitter liquor flavour won’t be noticeable.
Both rums blend seamlessly with the fruit juices, and the grenadine binds everything together and adds a bright colour.
It’s mostly sweet, a little tangy, and completely delicious.
2. Rum Sour Cocktail
If you want something similar but a little tarter, try this rum sour recipe instead.
It has a golden yellow colour and a sharp, slightly acidic flavour.
You only need three ingredients to make it: dark rum, lemon juice (preferably freshly squeezed), and simple syrup.
You can garnish with lemon slices, maraschino cherries, and mint if desired.
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The simple syrup softens the drink’s sour edges. However, it’s still deliciously tart, so if that’s what you’re after, you’re in luck.
Feel free to experiment with the lemon juice-to-simple syrup ratio to find the perfect balance for your tastes.
3. Dark and Stormy
So far, we’ve had both sweet and sour. Let’s move on to the dark and stormy, which is ideal for those looking for something a little spicier.
Over ice, combine the dark rum, lime juice, and ginger beer, stirring to ensure that everything is well blended.
Finish with a wedge of lime and you’re ready to go.
Because of the five ounces of ginger beer, it’s a bright, lovely golden drink with a rich, spiced flavour.
The ginger also brings out the rum’s darkest, earthiest notes, making this a complex and one-of-a-kind drink you won’t want to miss.
4. Mojito With Dark Rum
Traditionally, white rum is used to make the crisp and minty mojito. Instead, dark rum is used in this recipe.
Mint leaves, raw sugar, lime, and seltzer water will still be used.
However, the addition of dark rum alters the mojito in subtle – and not-so-subtle – ways.
The first difference you’ll notice is the colour of the drink, which appears to be watered-down Coca-Cola.
The taste is also noticeably different. It’s bolder, spicier, and has a stronger alcohol flavour, which isn’t a bad thing in this drink.
If you’re looking for a great cocktail to go with your lunch, this is the one to get.
5. Hot Buttered Rum
This sweet, buttery, and spiced cocktail takes about 10 minutes to make, but it’s the ideal drink for enjoying the snow on a cold winter night.
It’s rich and creamy, and the whipped cream and extra spices on top add a heartwarming and charming holiday flair.
Pro Tip: When you make the batter, it will be quite thick, but the 23 cups of hot water and two ounces of dark rum should be enough to thin it down to the perfect sipping consistency.
If not, add more hot water, one teaspoon at a time, until it reaches the desired consistency.
6. Mai Tai
Let’s switch gears and return to summer cocktails after we’ve finished with winter drinks.
The Mai Tai is a popular drink that is sweet, fruity, nutty, and tangy all at the same time.
You’ll need aged rum, dark rum, orgeat syrup, lime juice, and orange liqueur to make it. Then, as desired, add your garnishes.
There’s a lot going on beneath that bright yellow surface, and I believe what a bartender once told me: “No two Mai Tais will ever taste the same.”
They’re all pretty tasty, though!
7. Bahama Mama
If you’re looking for a fruity mixed drink that will whisk you away to a tropical paradise with just one sip, the Bahama Mama is the drink for you.
This drink is as tropical as it gets, with dark and coconut rum, grenadine, pineapple juice, and orange juice. As a result, the name Bahama Mama was coined!
8. Painkiller Cocktail
I’m not sure if this lovely, light yellow drink will alleviate your discomfort, but it will certainly help you forget about it for a while.
It, too, is a tropical delight, and it takes only 5 minutes to prepare.
It’s a lot like the Bahama Mama.
It’s made with dark rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, cream of coconut, nutmeg, and whatever fruity garnishes you want.
On the surface, it’s light and tartly sweet, but underneath, a rich, spiced flavour adds depth and complexity.
9. New Orleans Hurricane
The Hurricane, a New Orleans classic, is probably the cocktail on this list that people know even better than the Mai Tai.
You’ll use light and dark rums, juice from oranges, passion fruit, and limes, simple syrup, grenadine, and your favourite garnishes to make it.
It has a lovely bright, sweet flavour and a lovely appearance.
It only takes 5 minutes to make two of them, and even though you’ll use four ounces of rum, the alcohol is barely detectable.
That’s exactly the kind of drink I’m looking for!
10. Pina Colada
I also didn’t forget about the pina colada. This popular but simple drink is sweet, slushy, coconut-flavored, and oh-so-delicious.
It has a delightfully tropical base thanks to the coconut cream and pineapple juice. The white and dark rums have vanilla, caramel, spice, and oak notes.
Finally, the lime juice, ice, and pineapple chunks add a zesty and textural element. This is a cold, refreshing drink that almost everyone enjoys.