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Rum

Rum is a spirit for all seasons--a favorite in tall, chilled summer drinks and a traditional ingredient of winter holiday cheer. It is the drink of romantics and adventurers. It was the pirates' drink: "Yo, ho, ho and a bottle of rum."

While the simple Rum and Cola has long been among America's top ten favorite drinks, rums are also the base for many tropical cocktails, including the Daquiri, Zombie, Mai Tai, and Pina Colada. Often mixed with a popourri of fruit juices, these drinks are usually distinguished by exotic garnishes such as orchids. Paper parasols and plastic monkeys also often decorate these drinks, which adventurous bartenders sometimes serve in unusual containers, such as hollowed-out coconut shells.

Rum is made from sugar cane boiled down to a rich residue called molasses, which is then fermented and distilled. Light rums are clear to pale gold in color; dark rums are amber to a rich mahogany in color. Both light and dark versions are normally 80 proof.

Light rums are traditionally produced in the southern Caribbean Islands like puerto Rico, Trinidad, and Barbados. They do not require extensive aging, with six months in oak casks often being long enough, although a year's aging is more common.

Dark rum results from aging the spirit from 3 to 12 years and, in some cases, from the addition of caramel. It is very aromatic and has a heavier, richer flavor than light rum. Dark rum is produced in the tropics: Jamaica, Haiti, or Martinique. While supplying the punch in Planter's Punch and the rich flavor in a variety of tropical and hot drinks, the best dark rums can also be savored like a fine brandy.

There are also 151-proof rums, which are excellent in drinks and desserts that call for flaming.

In recent years, a number of specialty rums have been introduced, flavored with coconut, spices, or fruit. These flavored rums can give mainstream rum drinks a different twist.


A Day at the Beach

Shake rum, amaretto, and orange juice with ice and pour into a highball glass over ice. Top with grenadine and garnish with a pineapple wedge and a strawberry.

Apple Pie No. 1

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Bacardi Cocktail

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Bahama Mama

Combine ingredients and pour over cracked ice into highball glass. Garnish with a strawberry or cherry.

Banana Cow

Shake ingredients with crushed ice and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a banana slice and sprinkle with nutmeg.

Beachcomber

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass with sugared rim. Garnish with a lime rim.

Bermuda Triangle

Pour ingredients into ice-filled old-fashioned glass.

Black Devil

Stir with cracked ice and strain into cocktail glass. Add a black olive.

Black Maria

Stir in brandy snifter and add cracked ice.

Blue Hawaiian

Combine ingredients with 1 cup crushed ice in blender at high speed. Pour into highball glass. Garnish with a slice of pineapple and a cherry.

Bolero

Stir well with cracked ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Borinquen

Put 1/2 cup of crushed ice in blender. Add all ingredients and blend at low speed. Pour into old-fashioned glass.

Boston Cooler

Into collins glass, pour lemon juice, sugar, and 2 oz club soda. Stir. Fill glass with cracked ice and add rum. Fill with club soda or ginger ale and stir again. Add a spiral of orange or lemon peel and dangle end over rim of glass.

Boston Sidecar

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Buck Jones

Pour ingredients into highball glass over ice cubes and stir. Fill with ginger ice.

Burgundy Bishop

Shake with ice and strain into highball glass over ice cubes. Fill with red wine and stir. Decorate with fruits.

Canado Saludo

Serve over ice cubes in 6 oz glass with pineapple slices, orange slice, and a cherry.

Caribbean Champagne

Pour rum and banana liqueur into champagne flute. Fill with champagne and stir lightly. Add a slice of banana.

Caribbean Romance

Shake well with ice and pour into highball glass. Float grenadine on top and garnish with an orange, lemon, or lime slice.

Casa Blanca

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Cherie

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass. Add a cherry.

Cherry Rum

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Chinese Cocktail

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Chocolate Rum

Shake with ice and strain into old-fashioned glass over ice cubes.

Cocomacoque

Shake all incredients except wine. Pour into collins glass over ice cubes and top with wine. Add a pineapple stick.

Continental

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass. Add a twist of lemon peel.

Cool Carlos

Mix all ingredients except curacao with ice. Shake well. Pour into collins glass and float curacao on top. Garnish with pineapple and orange slices, and a cherry.

Corkscrew

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime slice.

Cream Puff

Shake with ice and strain into highball glass over 2 ice cubes. Fill with club soda and stir.

Creole

Shake with ice and strain into old-fashioned glass over ice.

Cuba Libre

Put lime juice and twist of lime into highball glass and add rum. Fill with cola and ice cubes.

Cuban Cocktail No. 1

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Cuban Special

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass. Decorate with a slice of pineapple and a cherry.

Daiquiri

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Derby Daiquiri

Combine all ingredients with a 1/2 cup of shaved ice in blender. Blend at low speed. Pour into champagne flute.

Dingo

Combine all ingredients and shake with ice. Pour into highball glass and garnish with an orange slice.

El Presidente Cocktail No. 1

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

El Presidente Cocktail No. 2

Stir with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Fair-and-Warmer Cocktail

Stir with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Fireman's Sour

Shake with ice and strain into sour glass. Fill with club soda if desired. Decorate with 1/2 slice of lemon and a cherry.

Fog Cutter

Shake all ingredients except sherry and strain into collins glass over ice cubes. Top with sherry.

Fort Lauderdale

Shake with ice and strain into old-fashioned glass over ice cubes. Add a slice of orange.

Gauguin

Combine ingredients with a cup of crushed in a blender at low speed. Serve in old-fashioned glass and top with a cherry.

Golden Friendship

Mix first 3 ingredients in collins glass wth ice, then fill with ginger ale. Garnish with an orange spiral and a cherry.

Gorilla Milk

Shake with ice and pour over ice into hurricane or parfait glass. Garnish with a banana slice.

Havana Cocktail

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Hop Toad

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Hurricane

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Hurricane Leah

Pour over ice into hurricane or parfait glass, stir. Garnish with an orange wheel.

Jacqueline

Shake well with cracked ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Jade

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Add a lime slice.

Jamaican Crawler

Combine rum, melon liqueur, and pineapple juice with ice. Stir well. Pour into a collins glass, then float grenadine on top.

Knickerbocker Special Cocktail

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Decorate with a small slice of pineapple.

Little Devil Cocktail

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Little Princess

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Look Out Below

Shake with ice and strain into a old-fashioned glass over ice cubes.

Lounge Lizard

Pour rum and amaretto into ice-filled collins glass. Fill with cola. Garnish with a slice of lime.

Mai Tai

Shake with ice and strain into large old-fashioned glass about 1/3 full of crushed ice. Decorate with a maraschino cherry speared to a wedge of fresh pineapple. For a hair raiser top with a dash of 151-proof rum; for a true Polynesian effect, float an orchid on each drink. Serve with straws.

Malmaison

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass rimmed with Anisette.

Mandeville

Shake with ice and strain into old-fashioned glass over ice cubes.

Mariposa

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Mary Pickford Cocktail

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Miami

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Midnight Express

Shake with ice and pour over ice into old-fashioned glass.

Mississippi Planters Punch

Shake all with ice and strain into colins glass filled with ice cubes. Fill with club soda and stir.

Monkey Wrench

Pour rum into ice-filled collins glass. Fill with grapefruit juice and stir.

Moon Quake Shake

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Nevada Cocktail

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

New Orleans Buck

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into collins glass over ice cubes. Fill with ginger ale and stir.

Night Cap

Put rum and sugar in irish coffee glass, fill with warm milk, and stir. Sprinkle a little nutmeg on top.

Palmetto Cocktail

Stir with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Passion Daquiri

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Pina Colada

Blend at high speed with 2 cups crushed ice for a short time. Strain into a collins glass and serve with a straw.

Pineapple Cocktail

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Pineapple Fizz

Shake with ice and strain into highball glass over 2 ice cubes. Fill with club soda and stir.

Pink Creole

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass. Add a black cherry soaked in rum.

Pink Paradise

Combine ingredients over ice in hurricane or parfait glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and a cherry.

Planter's Cocktail

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Planter's Punch No. 1

Mix first 3 ingredients in collins glass, add ice cubes, and stir until glass is frosted. Add bitters and rum. Stir and top with grenadine. Decorate with slices of lemon, orange, pineapple, and a cherry. Serve with a straw.

Planter's Punch No. 1

Pour first 5 ingredients into collins glass filled with ice. Stir until glass is frosted. Add Jamaica rum, stir, and top with Triple Sec and grenadine. Decorate with slices orange, lemon, pineapple, a cherry, and a sprig of mint dipped in powdered sugar. Serve with a straw.

Poker Cocktail

Stir with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Quaker's Cocktail

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Quarter Deck Cocktail

Stir with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Rain Man

Shake and pour into hurricane or parfait glass filled with ice.

Robson Cocktail

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Rum Cobbler

In goblet dissolve sugar in club soda. Fill goblet with shaved ice and add rum. Stir and decorate with fruits in season. Serve with a straw.

Rum Collins

Shake with ice and strain into collins glass. Add several ice cubes, fill with club soda, and stir. Decorate with a slice of lemon and a cherry. Serve with a straw.

Rum Cooler

In collins glass dissolve sugar in 2 oz club soda. Stir. Fill glass with ice and add rum. Fill with club soda or ginger ale and stir. Dangle spiral of orange and/or lemon peel over rim of glass.

Rum Daisy

Shake with ice and strain into stein or metal cup. Add 1 ice cube and decorate with fruit.

Rum Fix

Stir first 3 ingredients together in highball glass and fill glass with ice. Add rum. Stir and add a slice of lemon. Serve with a straw.

Rum Highball

Pour rum into highball glass over ice cubes and fill with ginger ale or club soda. Add a twist of lemon peel and stir.

Rum Martini

Serve over ice in cocktail glass with a twist of lemon.

Rum Milk Punch

Shake with ice and strain into collins glass. Sprinkle nutmeg on top.

Rum Old-Fashioned

Stir sugar, bitters, and water in old-fashioned glass. When sugar is dissolved add ice cubes and light rum. Add a twist of lime peel and float the 151-proof rum on top.

Rum Relaxer

Pour first 3 ingredients over ice and shake well. Pour into hurricane or parfait glass and fill with lemon-lime soda. Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.

Rum Rickey

Pour into highball glass over ice cubes and fill with club soda and ice cubes. Stir. Add a wedge of lime.

Rum Screwdriver

Combine ingredients in highball glass with ice cubes.

Rum Sour

Shake with ice and strain into sour glass. Decorate with a 1/2 slice of lemon and a cherry.

Rum Swizzle

Put lime juice, sugar, and 2 oz club soda into collins glass. Fill glass with ice and stir. Add bitters and rum. Fill with club soda and serve with a swizzle stick.

Rum Toddy

In old-fashioned glass dissolve sugar in water. Stir and add rum and a cube of ice. Stir again and add a twist of lemon peel.

Santiago Cocktail

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Saxon Cocktail

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass. Serve with a twist of orange peel.

Sewer Water

In hurricane or parfait glass splash some grenadine. Add ice, then rum, gin, and melon liqueur. Fill with pineapple juice and float lime juice on top.

Shanghai Cocktail

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Sir Walter Cocktail

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Sloppy Joe's Cocktail No. 1

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Spanish Town Cocktail

Stir with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Stone Cocktail

Stir with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Strawberry Daquiri

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Susie Taylor

Pour into collins glass over ice cubes and fill with ginger ale. Stir.

Tahiti Club

Shake with ice and strain into old-fashioned glass over ice cubes. Add a slice of lemon.

Third-Rail Cocktail

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Three-Miller Cocktail

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Torridora Cocktail

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass. Float 151-proof rum on top.

Tropica Cocktail

Mix ingredients in collins glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.

Van Vleet

Shake with ice and strain into old-fashioned glass over ice cubes.

White Lily Cocktail

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

White Lion Cocktail

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Wiki Waki Woo

Combine all ingredients with ice and pour into hurricane or parfait glass. Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.

X.Y.Z. Cocktail

Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Zombie

Blend all ingredients at low speed for 1 minute with 1/2 cup crushed ice. Strain into frosted highball glass. Decorate with a stick of pineapple and one green and one red cherry. Carefully float 151-proof rum and then top with sprig of fresh mint dipped in powdered sugar. Serve with a straw.


Last modified: Wed Jun 4 1998 with help of the University of Princeton