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Toast National Rum Day with these cocktails

August 14, 2015
National Rum Day cocktails | SwineAndSwill.com

This Sunday is National Rum Day, which officially means this weekend can’t possibly rock any harder. We’ve got you covered on drinks for this cocktail holiday. Click through to find a handful of great rum-based beverages and cap this weekend off deliciously …

Lacassine Punch

By Bayou Rum

1½ oz. Bayou Silver Rum
½ oz. Bayou Satsuma Rum Liqueur
1 oz. orange juice
1 oz. cranberry juice
1¼ oz. Sprite
A drizzle of grenadine

Pour the rums and juices in a glass with ice and stir. Top off with Sprite and a drizzle of grenadine.

Cruzan® Blueberry Lemonade Colada, pictured

By Cruzan Rum

2 parts Cruzan® Blueberry Lemonade Rum
1 part Coco® Lopez Cream of Coconut
1 part fresh lemon juice

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a stemmed Hurricane glass and garnish with lemon zest.


By Rum Diplomático

1½ oz. Rum Diplomático
¾ oz. fresh lime juice
¼ oz. simple syrup
Garnish: Lime wheel

Pour ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice and shake; pour into a cocktail glass and serve.

Bermuda Shandy

By Gosling’s Rums

1½ oz. Gosling’s Gold Rum
1 oz. fresh orange juice
2 oz. fresh lemonade
6 oz. lager
Garnish: Lemon slice

Combine the rum and juice in a cocktail shaker. Give a quick shake and strain into a chilled beer glass. Top with cold lager. Garnish with a lemon slice.

Navy Cross

By Haus Alpenz

1½ oz. Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaican Rum
¾ oz. Cruzan Blackstrap
½ oz. pineapple juice
½ oz. fresh lime juice
½ oz. Velvet Falernum
¼ oz. Allspice Dram
Garnish: Lime wedge

Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice and strain into a cocktail glass; garnish with lime wedge.

Heavy Punch

By Sailor Jerry

1½ parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
1 part fresh pineapple juice
½ part port
½ part sugar syrup
½ part fresh lime juice
4 dashes of aromatic bitters

Combine ingredients, shake and strain over crushed ice. Garnish with fresh grated nutmeg.

Somewhere in Thyme

By Flor de Caña

2 oz. Flor de Caña Extra Lite 4
1 oz. agave syrup (or simple syrup/honey syrup)
1 oz. fresh Valencia orange juice
Garnish: 10 fresh thyme leaves

Pour rum, syrup and orange juice into a cocktail mixer and shake with ice. Pour into a Collins glass over ice and garnish with thyme.

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