Saturday, October 8

Rum Cocktail Recommendations

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Rum cocktails have a reputation of being on the sweet side and having a tropical connotation to them. There are some very good sweet rum drinks but one of my favorite is the Hemingway Special.

Sweet and Strong
Hurricane *
Mai Tai *
Daiquiri * (try the non-frozen variety)
Planter's Punch
Bahama Mama *
Missionary's Downfall
Painkiller
A Day At The Beach *
Blue Hawaiian *

Sweet and Weak
Green Eyes
Pina Colada *

Tart and Strong
Zombie
Caipirinha

Tart and Weak
Mojito *
Scorpion

Balanced and Weak
Cuba Libre (Rum and Coke with Lime) *

Balanced and Strong
Hemingway Special
El Presidente
Beachcomber's Gold
Long Island Iced Tea *

* these drinks are the more popular and you will probably have an easier time finding them in most bars.

See Webtender or Dale DeGroff's Site for recipes.

4 comments:

Rich (JerseyAtomicLounge) said...

Or check out Jeff "Beachbum" Berry's books for classic Tiki-drink recipes of the past (and some new ones). Not all are rum but most, of course are.

"Grog Log" and "Intoxica"

http://www.beachbumberry.com/

Anonymous said...

Caipirinha is made with cachaca, not rum! they might both be spirits made from sugar cane, but have a very different taste!

bar.mix.master said...

I completely agree that it has a very different taste from rum. This post was before I was educated on cachaca.

Thanks for the correction.

I still highly recommend the Caipirinha.

bar.mix.master said...

I completely agree that it has a very different taste from rum. This post was before I was educated on cachaca.

Thanks for the correction.

I still highly recommend the Caipirinha.