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7 Classic Rum Drinks Home Bartenders Should Master

Jan 30 2013 - 4:25am

What better way to celebrate the virtues of rum [1] than by whipping up a bunch of traditional rum cocktails? Learn how to make rum classics, like the muddled mojito [2], as well as tiki favorites like the mai tai and the hurricane, a New Orleans standby. Stock your bar with light and dark rums and you'll be ready to mix any of these six libations.

Daiquiri

Contrary to popular belief, the original recipe for a daiquiri is not a blended drink. It's an uncomplicated cocktail that combines rum with lime juice and simple syrup. Ernest Hemingway is known for sipping this tart beverage [3] and helped make it popular in the states in the 1930s and 1940s.

Piña Colada

My favorite tropical drink is the piña colada [4]! This blended concoction consists of rum, pineapple juice, ice, and cream of coconut.

Hurricane

Created by Pat O'Brien in New Orleans, the hurricane [5] is a fruity, punch-like libation that's made with both dark and light rum, orange juice, pineapple juice, and passionfruit nectar.

Source: Flickr User Jing-a-Ling [6]

Mojito

The classic mojito [7] is a refreshing mixture of muddled mint and lime that's topped with silver rum, ice, and club soda. If you're ready to try a variation, try a pineapple [8] or orange [9] twist.

Dark and Stormy

With its island ingredients and romantic moniker, the ginger beer-based dark and stormy [10] tastes like waiting out a thunderstorm on a Caribbean beach.

Hot Buttered Rum

Although this is a Winter cocktail, bookmark the method for hot buttered rum [11] now. It's best made with a dark rum and lots of warming spices.

Mai Tai

While store-bought mai tai mix can be full of sugar, when made at home, with fresh ingredients, the mai tai [12] is a delightful concoction that's not too sweet. You will have to seek out orange curaçao and orgeat (an almond-flavored syrup), so plan a trip to the beverage store before you start shaking.


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