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Rum Day Drink Roundup for 2022 | Cheers

Aug. 16 is National Rum Day, as if people needed a reason to enjoy rum — especially during the last few weeks of summer. We always get plenty of great recipes for various drink “holidays,” but this year’s crop of rum cocktails look particularly delicious. Here are eight that we like. (And if you want to compare, check out 2021’s rum recipes.)

Kiwi Bird

Keyword Campari, dark rum, Frozen limeade, kiwi, pineapple, rum


  • 1 ½ oz. Dark rum
  • ¾ oz. Campari
  • 1 oz. The Perfect Purée kiwi puree thawed
  • ½ oz. Pineapple juice
  • ½ oz. Lime juice


  • Add the ingredients to a mixing glass.

  • Add ice and shake until well chilled.

  • Strain into a glass over fresh ice.

  • Garnish with a kiwi, halved.


Jules Aron, Miami bar consultant and author of The Healthy Bartender, created this recipe.

Hazy Day Afternoon

Keyword guava, IPA, lime, pineapple, rum


  • 1 ½ oz. Light Rum
  • ½ oz. Guava nectar
  • ½ oz. Pineapple
  • ½ oz. Orange juice
  • ¼ oz. Lime
  • ½ oz. Simple syrup
  • Contact Haze Hazy IPA


  • Combine ingredients except beer in a shaker with ice and shake.

  • Pour into a tall glass with ice.

  • Top with IPA.

  • Garnish with fresh orange peel.


he mixologists at Elysian Brewing created this recipe.

Mango Untamed

Keyword banana liqueur, Frozen limeade, mango, orgeat, rum


  • 1 ½ oz. Appleton Estate rum
  • ½ oz. Giffard creme de banane liqueur
  • ¼ oz. Giffard orgeat
  • ½ oz. Mango puree
  • 1 oz. Fresh lime juice


  • Combine all ingredients into shaker tin.

  • Hard shake until ice cold.

  • Garnish with dehydrated lime wheel, edible flower and baby’s breath sprig.


Indy Acevedo-Fowler, lead mixologist at Elm & Good in Dallas, created this recipe.

Oo-Bae Bae

Keyword coconut cream, coconut rum, rum, ube


  • 1 oz. Kula toasted coconut rum
  • 1 oz. Bacardi Superior rum
  • 2 oz. Calahua coconut cream
  • ½ oz. Ube syrup


  • Add cream and liquors to blender with ice.

  • Blend until smooth.

  • Drizzle ube syrup in cup.

  • Pour blended beverage into cup.


The mixologists at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa created this recipe.

Flying Fortress

Keyword banana liqueur, Batavia Arak, Durian syrup, lime, pineapple, rum


  • 1 oz. El Dorado 15 rum
  • ½ oz. Lemon Hart 151rum
  • ½ oz. Batavia Arak
  • ¾ oz. Durian syrup
  • ½ oz. Pineapple juice
  • ¼ oz. Giffard banane du Bresil liqueur
  • ¼ oz. Lime juice


  • Combine ingredients in a shaker and whip shake.

  • Dump into footed pilsner glass.

  • Top with pebble ice.

  • Garnish with pineapple fronds.


Marc Rizzuto of Death & Co. created this recipe.


Keyword coconut water, lime, pandan, rum


  • 1 ½ oz. Bacardi rum
  • ¾ oz. Pandan simple syrup
  • ¼ oz. Lime juice
  • 2 oz. Vita CoCo coconut water


  • Combine rum, pandan syrup, and lime juice with ice and shake.

  • Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.

  • Top with coconut water.

  • Garnish with pineapple frond and sugarcane stick.


Jazz Moralez, beverage manager at Finch & Fork in Santa Barbara, CA, created this recipe.

Tanlines in Aruba

Keyword Averna Montenegro, banana liqueur, coconut cream, lime, orgeat, rum


  • 2 oz. Rum blend 4 yr + 8 yr
  • ½ oz. Creme de banana liqueur
  • ¼ oz. Coconut cream
  • ¼ oz. Orgeat
  • ½ oz. Lime
  • ¼ oz. Amara Montenegro


  • Combine ingredients and shake.

  • Pour into tall glass with ice.

  • Garnish with pineapple leaf and dehydrated pineapple.


The mixologists at Side Bar in San Diego created this recipe.

Matcha, Mon Amour

Keyword coconut liqueur, lemon, matcha, orange liqueur, white rum


  • 1 oz. White rum
  • 1 oz. Coconut liqueur
  • ½ oz. Orange liqueur
  • ½ oz. Lemon juice
  • splash of Demerara syrup
  • barspoon of Matcha powder
  • Soda water


The mixologists at Venteux in Chicago created this recipe.

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