3 No-Brainer Rum Cocktails To Get Your Weekend Started — Now!

Welcome to the first weekend of summer. And if you’ve left the kitchen because you can’t handle the heat, we've found three spiked solutions to cool you off with a kick thanks to Lola Belle, a new cherry flavored rum.
Using the liquor that you may already have at home — yes, regular rum works here, too! — you can whip up these deliciously mild cocktails that will have you and your guests going back for seconds thirds.
The elderflower-infused spritzer is a perfect way to grab a sunlit libation without wreaking havoc on the rest of your day. On the other hand, for those who prefer classics, the Nueva York takes the quintessential Manhattan and invites a bit of summer using Artichoke Amaro. Finally, you really can’t go wrong with a glass of everyone’s beloved Sangria. Best of all, with only four ingredients each, these cocktails leave the mixology-impaired (us included) with no reason to fear the shaker.
Lola Belle Spritz
1 1/4 oz. Lola Belle or your rum of choice
3/4 oz. Elderflower liqueur
2 oz. Sparkling wine
2 oz. Seltzer
Combine liquors in an ice-filled collins glass. Top with equal parts sparkling wine and seltzer. Garnish with a line of cherries on a cocktail stir.
Photo: Courtesy of Lola Belle
Nueva York
2 oz. Lola Belle or your rum of choice
1 oz. Rye
1 oz. Artichoke amaro
2 Dashes of Peychaud's Bitters
Combine ingredients in an ice-filled shaker. Stir and strain contents into a rocks glass. Garnish with an orange peel.
Photo: Courtesy of Lola Belle
Lola's Sangria
2 oz. Beaujolais wine
1 1/4 oz. Lola Belle or your rum of choice
1/2 oz. Lime juice
1/2 oz. Pomegranate juice
Shake and strain ingredients into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with a generous zesting of lime and a single cherry — if you're feeling extra sweet.
Photo: Courtesy of Lola Belle

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