National Rum Day Recipes

National Rum Day is Tuesday, August 16. To help your bar guests celebrate, we’ve collected a list of rum cocktail recipes.

Soca del Mango

Ingredients:rum cocktail recipe
1.5 oz Faraday Rum
.5 oz ginger liqueur
2 oz fresh squeezed lime
1 oz mango purée
1 oz basil infused simple syrup

Build all ingredients into a shaker. Shake and strain over ice into a hurricane glass. Garnish with a lime twist and a slapped basil leaf.

Recipe courtesy of Cody Getchius, Jumpin Jay’s Fish Cafe, Portsmouth, NH.


Maui Medicine

Ingredients:national rum day
1 ½ oz Koloa Spice Rum
1 oz Coco Real
1 oz Pineapple Juice
1 oz Orange Juice
3 dashes Li Hing Mui

Shake all ingredients together and strain into a glass.

Recipe by Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa.


Papa Shango

Ingredients:national rum day
1.5 oz of Rhum Barbancourt 8 year
1 oz of Lemon Juice
0.5 oz of triple sec
0.5 oz of pineapple juice
A dash of red Chile cinnamon syrup

Mix all ingredients and strain into a rocks glass.

Recipe from Rhum Barbancourt.


Flor Sparkling

Ingredients:flor de cana
1.5 parts Flor de Caña 12 (SRP: XX)
Splash of premium Sparkling Water
Orange Peel

Pour 1.5 parts of Flor de Caña 12 in a glass. Add premium sparkling water. Add the orange peel to the glass as a garnish.

Recipe by Flor de Caña.



Ingredients:national rum day cocktail recipe
1.5 ounce Bacardi Rum
.75 oz Pandan Simple Syrup
.25 oz Lime Juice
2 oz Vita CoCo Coconut Water
Pineapple Frond and sugarcane stick for garnish

Combine Rum, pandan syrup, and lime juice with ice and shake. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice. Top with Vita Coco coconut water. To make the pandan Simple syrup, brew 1 cup of pandan tea, and let it steep for 10 minutes, then pour into a blender with the loose leafs, along with 1 cup of spinach an 1 cup of sugar, blend thoroughly and strain.

Courtesy of Jazz Moralez, Beverage Manager at Finch & Fork (Santa Barbara, CA). Photo credit is Finch & Fork.



Ingredients:national rum day
1.5 oz Santa Teresa 1796
.75 oz Lime Juice
.75 oz Monin Guava Syrup
.75 oz Coco Lopez Coconut Cream
Cinnamon stick and lime wheel for garnish

Combine all in tin. Add ice. Shake. Strain.

Recipe by Santa Teresa 1796.



Colonial Courage

Ingredients:national rum day
2 oz. Hercules Mulligan
5 oz. Hard Apple Cider

Combine in a rocks glass over ice and gently stir together. Garnish with an apple fan.

Recipe by Hercules Mulligan Rum & Rye.


Sweet Liberty’s Passionista

Ingredients:national rum day
1 oz. Appleton Signature
.5 oz. Santa Teresa 1796
.5 oz. Tempus Fugit dark crème de cacao
.25 oz. Simple syrup
.5 oz. Passionfruit puree
.25 oz. Lime juice
3 Dashes saline solution

Add all ingredients to tin. Shake and fine strain into a nick & nora glass. Garnish with an edible flower.

Recipe by Sweet Liberty. Photo Credit: Michael Pisarri.


Mama Mia

Ingredients:national rum day
1.5 oz Don Papa 7
.75 oz Honey Syrup (1:1 Honey/Hot water)
.25 oz Lime Juice
5 Raspberries

Muddle raspberries in a shaker and add ingredients. Shake and double strain into Collins glass. Top with Champagne, spray rose water over the cocktail. Garnish with remaining raspberries.

Recipe by Don Papa. Created by @tomasmoves.


Mount Gay Rum Rum Skies

Ingredients:national rum day
2 oz Black Barrel Rum Skies
1 Grapefruit
.75 Elderflower
4 oz Tonic Water

Add all ingredients except tonic into the glass and stir. Add ice, finish with tonic and garnish with grapefruit wheel.

Recipe by Mount Gay Rum.


Cuba Libre Royale

Ingredients:national rum day
1.5 oz. Matusalem Ron Gran Reserva 15
.5 oz. Fabbri cola Syrup
1 oz. sparkling water
1.5 oz. Brut Champagne
2 ice cubes
Garnish with a Lime

Shake all ingredients except champagne. Top with champagne.

Recipe by Matusalem Ron Gran Reserva 15.


Flying Fortress

Ingredients:national rum day cocktail
1 oz El Dorado 15
0.5 oz Lemon Hart 151
0.5 oz Batavia Arak
0.75 oz Durian syrup
0.5 oz Pineapple juice
0.25 oz Giffard banane du Bresil
0.25 oz Lime juice

Whip shake. Dump into a footed pilsner. Garnish with pineapple fronds.

Recipe courtesy of Death & Co bartenders.