Classic Rum Drinks to Try for Summer
Summer is just around the corner. This may mean spending time outdoors, near the pool, or with friends. But it also means it is time to for rum drink recipes. Rum is a high quality liquor that can be used in a number of very refreshing cocktails. It is no surprise that many of these rum drink cocktails are so popular in the summer due to their minty, fruity, and frozen base. So the next time you want a fruity, tall, frosty drink to sip, try one of these rum recipes.
The mojito is a rum drink that takes quite a few ingredients, but don’t be intimidated. Gather about 6 mint leaves, the juice of one lime, club soda, sugar, and rum. You will also need a highball glass and a muddler. Add 2 teaspoons of sugar to the glass, along with the mint, and some club soda. Muddle well, until all sugar is gone. Add the lime juice. Also add one half of the juiced lime into the glass. Add 2 ounces of rum. Stir well. Top-off the glass with ice and more club soda. You now have the perfect rum drink!
Compared to the mojito, the daiquiri is such a very simple recipe. All you need is rum, lime juice, and simple syrup. The most complicated part of this drink may be making the simple syrup. Simple syrup is just sugar dissolved in hot water, then chilled again. You will also need a cocktail shaker, and a chilled cocktail glass. Put 1.5 ounces of rum into the cocktail shaker. Then, add .75 ounces of lime juice. Next, put in .25 ounces of simpler syrup. Give it a shake. Then, strain it into the glass. You are all done!
Want a frozen rum drink? Then try the Pina colada. You will need 2 ounces of white rum, an ounce of heavy cream, 2 cups ice, 1.5 ounces coconut cream, 6 ounces pineapple juice, a maraschino cherry, and pineapple wedge. Get your blender and a hurricane glass ready. Add everything but the cherry and pineapple wedge to a blender. Blend until smooth. Put into your glass. Add the cherry and pineapple wedge as garnish. The Pina Colada might just be the ultimate summer drink on very hot days. Just keep in mind that it is very sweet and strong.