It's National Rum Day! Sip Up & Celebrate With These 7 Cocktails

It’s National Rum Day, didn’t you know? And we're counting down the hours 'til 5pm. Giving you no excuse but to make the most of the celebrations, we've scored some help from those in the know, for some delectable, and all-too-drainable rum-tipple recipes. That's right, it's time to channel your inner pirate! Ahoy, me hearties! So, call your homies, stock up on mixers, pool your spirits, and happy drinking!
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Photo: Courtesy of Malibu.
Ginger Coco

35ml Malibu
15ml Ginger Liqueur
4 pineapple chunks
50ml pineapple juice
15ml lemon juice
Ginger slice

Muddle, shake, and fine strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with a ginger slice and a pineapple chunk.
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Photo: Courtesy of Wray & Nephew.
Wray & Nephew Reggae Rum Punch

25ml Wray and Nephew Overproof Rum
50ml Orange Juice
50ml Pineapple Juice
25ml Grenadine/Strawberry syrup
Squeeze of 1 Fresh Lime
Cubed ice

Method: Mix all ingredients except the syrup over ice in shaker. Pour over cubed ice into a glass and top with grenadine or syrup.
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Photo: Courtesy of Appleton Estate.
Appleton Estate Voodoo

50ml Appleton Estate VX
2 tsps of caster sugar
25ml sweet vermouth
100ml cloudy apple juice
25ml fresh lime juice
A sprinkle of cinnamon

Add the lime juice to the glass and dissolve the sugar into it. Then add the cubed ice and the rest of the ingredients. Stir well. Garnish with ground cinnamon (sprinkle through a flame for more effect) and apple slices.
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Photo: Courtesy of Matthew Day.
Don Collins, available at 5cc at the Exmouth Arms.

40ml Plantation overproof rum
40ml grapefruit juice
20ml lime juice
2 teaspoons sugar syrup
15ml Rhubarb cordial

Combine first 5 ingredients, shake, strain into ice filled glass, top w/ medium cider and garnish with a grapefruit slice
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Photo: Courtesy of Havana Club.
Havana Club Daiquiri Floridita

50ml of Havana Club Anejo 3 Anos
Two teaspoons of sugar
Juice of half a lime
A dash of Maraschino (optional)
1 glass of crushed ice

Place all ingredients in a blender and mix for 30 seconds. Serve in a daiquiri or martini glass.
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Photo: Courtesy of Mount Gay Rum.
The Extra Old Fashioned

50ml Mount Gay Extra Old Rum
Dash of Angostura Bitters
Dash of Orange Bitters
Spoonful of Golden Sugar

Take the glass and mix the Golden Sugar with Angostura Bitters and Orange Bitters. Muddle together, pour in the Mount Gay Extra Old Rum, fill the glass three quarters full with ice cubes and continue to stir.
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Photo: Courtesy of Sailor Jerry.
Sailor Jerry's Heavy Punch

1 ½ parts Sailor Jerry Spiced
1 part pineapple juice
½ part port
½ part simple syrup
½ part fresh lime juice
4 dashes of bitters

Combine ingredients, shake, and strain over crushed ice. Garnish with fresh grated nutmeg.

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