RANKED: The 10 Best Rum Cocktails

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RANKED: The 10 Best Rum Cocktails

10. Cuba Libre

“Baby, I was born to rum!”

Ingredients:
  • 50ml Rum
  • 100ml Cola
  • Lime Wedge

A fancy name for what is simply a rum and coke, but, hey, sometimes simplicity is best and though it’s not the most exciting creation on the list, it is always a winner!

Taste: 6/10

Instagrammability Rating: 4/10


9. Caipirinha

“I can think of a-Brazilian reasons cocktails are a good idea!”

Ingredients:
  • 50ml Cachaca
  • Lime Wedge
  • Caster Sugar

The Brazilian national drink may be simple, but it’s packed-full of samba dancing, carnival celebrating, South American flair… which makes for a tasty drink indeed!

Taste: 7/10

Instagrammability Rating: 4/10


8. Long Island Iced Tea

“scRUMptious”

Ingredients:
  • 15ml Vodka
  • 15ml Tequila
  • 15ml White Rum
  • 15ml Gin
  • 25ml Cointreau
  • 25ml Lemon Juice
  • Top with Cola
  • Lime Wedges

We long for an island holiday with a Long Island Iced Tea in hand… alas, we’ll settle for the sofa perusing paradise pictures on our Instagram Feeds.

Taste: 5/10

Instagrammability Rating: 6/10


7. Daquiri

“Hickory Daiquiri Dock, I Think It’s Cocktail O’Clock!”

Ingredients:
  • 50ml White Rum
  • 25ml Lime Juice
  • 10ml Sugar Syrup

This versatile beverage always goes down a storm whatever form it’s in, but there’s nothing quite like a classic take on this iconic cocktail!

Taste: 6/10

Instagrammability Rating: 5/10


6. Spice 75

“Spice Up Your Life!”

Ingredients:
  • 50ml Rum
  • 1 tbsp of Lime Juice
  • 1 tsp Sugar Syrup
  • Champagne
  • Dash of Allspice

A French 75 with a Caribbean twist! Gin is out, rum is in and we for one are enamoured by this fiery, aromatic variation!

Taste: 6/10

Instagrammability Rating: 6/10


5. Zombie

“Brains for Breakfast, Cocktails for Tea!”

Ingredients:
  • 25ml White Rum
  • 25ml Dark Rum
  • 50ml Lime Juice
  • 150ml Pineapple Juice
  • Ice
  • Grenadine
  • Orange Wedge

A cocktail is for life, not just for Halloween! This funky cocktail is definitely delicious enough to rouse the undead back to life with its fantastic flavours and added zest!

Taste: 7/10

Instagrammability Rating: 6/10


4. Pina Colada

“Rum Forest Rum”

Ingredients:
  • 120ml Pineapple Juice
  • 60ml White Rum
  • 60ml Coconut Cream
  • Wedge of Pineapple

We do love a Pina Colada, but we’re not fans of being caught in the rain! We’d rather enjoy one in the summer sun or in a vibrant cocktail joint! Either way, we do adore this tropical concoction!

Taste: 8/10

Instagrammability Rating: 8/10


3. Mai Tai

“Pretty Fly for a Mai Tai”

Ingredients:
  • 45ml White Rum
  • 25ml Cointreau
  • 25ml Lime Juice
  • 15ml Almond Syrup
  • 50ml Pineapple Juice
  • 15ml Dark Rum

Mai Tais come in many shapes and sizes, but whatever variation you end up having, they all seem to be just as delicious!

Taste: 8/10

Instagrammability Rating: 9/10


2. Dark ‘N’ Stormy

“This Evening’s Forecast: 100% Chance of Cocktails”

Ingredients:
  • 50ml Dark Rum
  • 100ml Ginger Beer
  • 25ml Lime Juice
  • Dash of Angostura Bitters

Evocative, mysterious and outrageously delicious, a well-executed Dark ‘N’ Stormy is certainly enough to whip us up into a frenzy!

Taste: 9/10

Instagrammability Rating: 8/10


1. Mojito

“I love you from my head to moji-toes!”

Ingredients:
  • 60ml White Rum
  • Soda Water (to Taste)
  • 1 Lime
  • Mint Leaves & Sprig
  • Sugar (to Taste)

One sip of this Cuban cocktail is enough to spark your wanderlust and make you wish you were in a beachside bar in the heart of the Caribbean. Whatever, it’s just as delicious drinking it on your sofa!

Taste: 8/10

Instagrammability Rating: 9/10


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