National Rum Day Recipes

National Rum Day is Sunday, August 16th, and we’ve collected a group of rum-based recipes to help you celebrate. We’ve even got recommendations for some fun activities to do at the end of the round-up!

Pineapple Sour

2 oz Tiki Lovers Pineapple Rum
1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Sugar Syrup

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain in a rocks glass filled with ice.

Recipe courtesy of Tiki Lovers Rum.


Bahama Queen

Ingredients:rum recipes
1 oz The Real McCoy 5yr aged rum
1 oz Organic Mixology Coconut Lychee Liqueur
2 oz Pineapple
1/2 oz Lime
1/2 oz OM Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Liqueur

Combine the Rum, Organic Mixology Coconut Lychee Liqueur, Pineapple and lime in a shaker with ice and shake until chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into a collins glass over ice. Gently pout the remaining Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Liqueur over a spoon to float on top of the drink.

By Claire Mallett, OMbassador, Organic Mixology


Mount Gay Rum Punch

Ingredients:rum recipes
2 oz Mount Gay Rum
½ oz Apricot Brandy
3oz Pineapple Juice
2oz Orange Juice
Dash of Grenadine

Combine ingredients, shake, pour over ice, serve with a Pineapple and Cherry Garnish

Recipe courtesy of Coastal Craft Kitchen & Bar at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City.



hurricane rum recipesIngredients:
2 2/3 oz Tiki Lovers-Dark Rum
1 1/3 oz fresh Lemon Juice
1 oz Passionfruit Syrup

Shake with crushed and regular ice, pour into tall glass over crushed ice and garnish to taste.

Recipe courtesy of Tiki Lovers Rum.

Haitian Rum Sour

Ingredients:rum cocktail recipes
4 shots of Rhum Barbancourt 4 years old (3 Star)
1/4 of a shot of lime juice,
Refined sugar (to your measure)
3 drops of bitters

Serve it in a rocks glass with a sugar rim.

Recipe courtesy of Rhum Barbancourt.


Rum Boulevard

1 Part Flor de Caña 12rum recipes charlotte voisey
¾ Parts Campari
¾ Part Sweet Vermouth

Combine ingredients and stir well. Strain over a large block of ice in a rocks glass. Spritz and garnish with a large orange peel.

Recipe courtesy of Charlotte Voisey for Flor de Caña.

Basileus Punch

1 cup Tiki Lovers White Rumrum recipes tiki lovers rum
1 cup Tiki Lovers Pineapple Rum
2 cups Coconut Liqueur
2 cups Fresh Lemon Juice
2 cups Pineapple Juice
4 cups Basil Syrup

Basil Syrup:
3 cups Water
1.5 cups Sugar
1/3 cups fresh basil leaves
Juice and peel of one lemon

Dissolve sugar in boiling water, take it off the stove, add lemon juice, lemon peel and basil. Let steep and strain when cool.

Recipe courtesy of Tiki Lovers Rum.


Pineapple Mojito

sailor jerry rum recipesIngredients:
1.5 Parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
½ Part lime juice
4 Cubes sugar
4 Pieces pineapple
10 Mint leaves

Muddle pineapple, mint and sugar in the bottom of a shaker. Add ice, lime, Sailor Jerry and shake well. Pour into glass and top with ice, lime, and mint.

Recipe courtesy of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum.


Gloria Estefan’s Signature Mojito

Ingredients:Estefan Kitchen rum recipe
2 oz Bacardi
1.5 oz Simple Syrup
Fresh lime
fresh mint
Soda Water
Sugar Cane

Mix all ingredients except soda water in a shaker with ice. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Top with soda water and garnish with mint.

Recipe courtesy of Estefan Kitchen, The Promenade at Sunset Walk Orlando

Squid Ink Piña Coladakraken rum recipes

1 part Kraken Black Spiced rum
Ice Cubes
1 part coconut cream
½ part coconut milk
½ part pineapple chunks

Add Kraken, coconut cream, coconut milk, pineapple chunks and ice cubes in a blender on high until smooth. Pour into glass and garnish with a pineapple wedge.

While sipping on this recipe, Kraken Rum is also offering some fun, socially distanced activities to help celebrate the holiday:

Krak The Code, a Custom Kraken PuzzleKraken Rum Puzzle
Could you Krak the Code from the beast? The deep, dark stained puzzle from the Kraken’s ink will keep those who dare to complete it busy for an eternity. The completed puzzle will reveal a secret code to unlock a prize at the Kraken merch store.

The Kraken Coloring BookKraken Rum Coloring Book
Do you know the origin of The Kraken? This coloring book is sure to put your squid ink (or dark colored pencils) to the test. Get lost in the miles of tentacles that stem from the beast through an intricate coloring book featuring the story of how the dark, smooth rum came to be, and uncover unique cocktail recipes along the way to sip the ink of the beast.

Recipe and photos courtesy of Kraken Rum.