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Best Rum Cocktail Recipes

Rum is a really versatile spirit for cocktails and an essential for the summer months! 

Here are some of our favourite, and easy to prepare, rum cocktail recipes to try during your summer 2021 staycation.

Classic Mojito

Mojito Cocktail

Ever popular, the mojito is a deliciously refreshing white rum cocktail.
  • 50ml Crooked Eye Caribbean Silver Rum or other white rum
  • Fresh lime
  • Sugar syrup
  • Mint leaves
  • Lime wedges
  • Soda water

Squeeze the mint leaves in your hands and add to a tall glass with ice and the lime wedges. Add the white rum, a dash of sugar syrup, and and squeeze of fresh lime juice. Top up with the soda water and stir carefully.

Piña Colada

Nothing says summer on the beach more than this tropical classic. Perfect for dressing up with lots of colourful cocktail accessories!

Shake all the ingredients with some ice in a shaker or jam jar and strain into a glass. Finish with a slice of fresh pineapple and (minimally) a cute cocktail umbrella.

Dark & Stormy

A spicy yet refreshing summer cocktail for dark rum lovers.

Add ice to a tall glass and add the dark rum, a squeeze of fresh lime, a dash of sugar syrup, and top up with the ginger beer.

Dead Man's Fingers Espresso Martini

Our Dead Man's twist on the espresso martini is perfect for sipping over ice.

Shake all the ingredients with some ice in a shaker or jam jar and strain into a glass.

Salted Caramel & Spiced Rum Hot Chocolate

Salted Caramel & Spiced Rum Hot Chocolate

Finally, when the sun goes down, here's something to keep you warm. Well we are in the UK after all!

Warm the milk in a pan and then add the rest of the ingredients. Stir until it starts to simmer. Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream to serve.


By Rick Stansfield

Rick is a highly experienced bar tender and National E-Commerce Manager for the Deckers Hospitality Group. With 18 years experience serving behind bars in restaurants, hotels, and function spaces, plus extensive experience with mixology, Rick provides the cocktail and serving suggestion expertise here at Drinks Aisle.

Rick is known for his appreciation of working with the best quality ingredients to create the perfect balance in terms of flavours and alcohol in every cocktail he makes.