This Friday, Aug. 16, is National Rum Day, dear friends. To celebrate this wonderful holiday, we scoured the internet for these cocktail recipes that are perfect to beat the late summer heat. 

Cheers!

 

Blackberry Dark and Stormy

via Tidy Mom

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz dark or spiced rum
  • 3.5 oz ginger beer
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 2-3 mint leaves
  • 5-6 fresh blackberries, plus extra for garnish

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Hakuna Matata

via Sugar, Spice & Glitter

Yield: 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. grenadine or maraschino cherry syrup, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 oz. spiced rum
  • 1 1/2 oz. coconut rum
  • 1 1/2 oz. banana liqueur
  • 4 oz. pineapple juice

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Root Beer Rum Cream

via How Sweet Eats

Ingredients:

  • crushed ice
  • 2 oz. dark spiced rum
  • 6 oz. root beer
  • 1 - 2 oz. Bailey's Irish Cream liqueur

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Bluewater Breeze

via The Blond Cook

Ingredients:

  • 1 shot vodka (1.5 ounces)
  • 1 shot coconut rum (1.5 ounces)
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 tbsp. blue curacao
  • 1 tbsp. cream of coconut
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry, for garnish

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Piña Colada Sangria

via The First Year

Yield: 1 pitcher

Ingredients: 

  • 1 + 1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 + 1/2 bottles of white wine
  • 1 cup coconut rum
  • 1 + 1/2 cups chopped pineapple
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries with a little bit of juice

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Tiki Punch

via Hope and Lucky

Yield: 1 pitcher

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups fruit punch
  • 1/2 cup black cherry rum
  • 1/2 cup coconut rum
  • 1/4 cup pineapple rum
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 orange
  • 1 cup lemon lime soda

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Limeade Rum Fizz

via A Communal Table

Ingredients:

For the spiced syrup:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup demerara or light brown sugar
  • 3 lemongrass stalks, outer leaves stripped and base crushed with a rolling pin
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 whole cloves
  • one 2-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and bruised

For the Limeade Rum Fizz

  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. spiced syrup
  • 2 oz. white rum
  • 3 - 4 oz. sparkling water
  • ice
  • mint sprig and lime slice for garnish

Click here for the full recipe.