Rum is one of those drinks that never goes out of fashion. It’s something you can drink all year round, but perhaps it’s at its best during a heat wave through the summer months. Mix it with light ingredients and you’ve got a wonderfully smooth, refreshing drink.
Rum is a very diverse beverage too - you can be as creative as you like using your own ingredients to mix with your favourite brand of rum for a rousing recipe that will never get old. So, let’s discuss all that mixes well with rum…
Adding tonic water to a well-aged rum creates a refreshing beverage. You can use 1 part rum with 4 parts tonic with an additional slice of lemon. First, fill a highball glass with ice and pour in your rum of choice with tonic and shake well. Squeeze in a wedge of lime and then finish off with a garnish of lime and mint. This is a delicious drink that will go down well, especially in the summer months.
Lime Juice With A Slice Of Lemon
If you want to shake things up a bit, adding lime juice, mint and sugar to rum will definitely help you achieve this. Put the lime juice, mint and sugar all into a cocktail shaker and pound together until roughly crushed. It’s at this point you should add in about 180ml of light rum to the shaker and shake well until fully combined. Strain the mixture into a glass and finish it off with 2 lime wedges and 2 mint leaves. If you want something a little less intense, you can add in soda water to complete the drink.
Ginger ale is a popular choice to create a simple yet delicious drink. Add in 1 part rum to 3 parts ginger ale and garnish with lime. If it’s summertime, throw in some crushed ice to make it even more stimulating.
The simple mix of fresh orange juice and dark rum makes for a tasty recipe. Fill up a tall glass with ice, then pour in your favourite rum and orange juice. Finish up with an orange slice garnish. In order to get the perfect balance with this drink, we suggest using 1 part rum to 2.5 parts of orange juice.
Combining 2 ounces of rum to 4 ounces of fresh coconut water will give you a light and refreshing beverage. For an extra something, opt for a vanilla tone run with this recipe to give it an interesting twist and another flavour note to the drink.
Cranberry juice and rum is a classic choice. In order to get the best out of your drink, mix 1 part rum and about 2.5 parts cranberry juice. Adding ice makes this recipe perfect for the summer, but try mixing it with a spiced rum for a warming winter drink.
This one’s a great choice for a hot summer's day! Combine two-thirds of a cup of fresh grapefruit juice with a tablespoon of sugar, one and a half tablespoons of fresh lemon juice, combine that with 3 ounces of light rum and chilled soda for an invigorating beverage. Ensure that all your ingredients are mixed well together and pour over crushed ice - you're ready to roll.
So there you have it! With just a few ingredients, you can start creating more interesting and unique recipes with your rum rather than just adding cola. Next time you want to create a more refreshing rum formula for a party, or if you just fancy a change of flavour, these recipes are definitely the ones to try.