18 easy rum cocktails
From daiquiris to mojitos, our fun rum cocktails are easy to make and delicious to drink
Looking for rum cocktails to serve at your next drinks party? Try easy white rum cocktails like our classic mojito and daiquiri or one of our easy dark rum cocktails including a zombie and dark 'n' stormy rum punch.
Rum has been having a renaissance of late as more and more drinkers embrace the spirit, both as a base for cocktails and as something to be sipped and savoured in its own right. Intrigued but not sure where to start or which rum brands to try? Click here and read our pick of the best premium rums available now, from clear white rums perfect for daiquiris to buttery, spiced numbers and dark, sultry spirits ideal for ideal for sipping.
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Rum cocktail recipes
Mai tais are a super fruity and fun rum-based cocktail to whip up for a weekend treat or to serve at your next drinks party.
White rum, fresh lime juice and caster sugar is all you need to make this classic cocktail.
The go-to tipple for rum lovers: this zombie cocktail comes packed with three types of rum, mixed with anise liqueur and Angostura to make a fruity cocktail with plenty of vigour.
Long island iced tea
Mix together rum, vodka, gin, tequila and triple sec to make this classic cocktail. Serve with plenty of ice.
Frozen strawberry daiquiri
It's party time! Grab the strawberries, rum, lime juice and ice, then blitz it all together for quick-as-you-like homemade cocktails.
Black Mout Montserrat cocktail
This vibrant rum-based cocktail from Brixton restaurant Caribe’ features a punchy mix of spiced rum, ginger ale, lime and bitters.
Best drunk on holiday, next to the pool, ideally from a pineapple... piña coladas really are the bee's knees. Transport yourself to the tropics with our perfect recipe.
Dark and stormy rum punch
Want an easy rum punch recipe? Check out this quick and easy summer cocktail recipe with tropical pineapple, zesty limes and fiery ginger.
The mojito was the rum cocktail you told us you most wanted the recipe for, and we’re not surprised as it is such a classic. Very refreshing and sure to whisk you away to the Caribbean. Try our mojito mocktail recipe here.
Negroni cocktail recipe with rum
Rum makes this drink a little gentler than a classic gin negroni. Decant into a hip flask for sipping on wintry walks.
Coco no loco
Want a refreshing rum cocktail recipe? Spike the coconut water with Diplomatico Blanco for a slightly more virtuous cocktail. We've got plenty more coconut recipes here too...
This good-looking rum-based cocktail created by Julien Gualdoni would cause a stir at any drinks party. It combines sharpness from the limes, sweetness from the honey and a floral hit from the elderflower. Check out more of our best honey recipes here...
Ron de replay
Try this punchy dark rum cocktail. Produced entirely in Guatemala, Ron Zacapa is a product of the country’s rich soil, climate, and master blender Lorena Vásquez’s hands-on approach.
Papacoco rum punch
In the Caribbean, a bavaroise has come to mean a milky (and often alcoholic) fruit drink – quite different from the creamy, fruity French dessert bavarois that is set with gelatine. The most popular flavours are soursop, papaya and guava.
This cocktail, brilliantly named Shandy Murray, comes from The Shrub and Shutter, a fantastic bar in Brixton that features a menu of fun, innovative cocktails using local, seasonal ingredients alongside an weekly-changing selection of bar snacks designed to be paired with the cocktails.
Marmalade and mandarin mojito
Marmalade mojitos make a deliciously jammy cocktail, made to look really delicious with mandarin slices and star anise. Try this five minute cocktail recipe for an easy refresher.
Iced daiquiri lollies
If you like rum, these will become your go-to treat when fighting off that summer heat. Make a rum base, then flavour with your favourite fruit. These are pretty boozy though, so strictly for adults. We've got plenty more recipes to cool you down here...
Strong coffee is spiked with coffee liqueur and rum before being topped with a snow-white layer of cream. It's great for the festive season and is easy to whip up at home.
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