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The best rum cocktails that rhyme with vacations: the popular ones of 2021

With the beautiful days of summer come rum cocktails and whether in bars or at home we list 10 popular cocktails this 2021.

Are you more of a Mojito or a Daiquiri, or do you like more original cocktails? Regardless, rum is a versatile alcohol that allows you to create different rum cocktails for all occasions, especially with the arrival of summer. Whether at home or during happy hour and looking forward to the return of the bars, you’ll know which rum cocktails to order when the time is right.

Here are five of the 10 most popular rum cocktails.



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Born around the 19th century, the creation of the Daiquiri is attributed to Jennings Stockton Cox, an American engineer. The classic rum- based cocktail, closely related to the Canchanchara, also finds its origins in Cuba.


60 ml of light rum. (Avoid a rum that is too sweet).

30 ml fresh, freshly squeezed lime juice,

7.5 ml demerara sugar syrup,

Garnish: with lime twist.

Type of glass: chilled glass

Preparation: in a cocktail shaker, add ice, rum, juice and syrup. Shake well until cold. Strain into the glass (previously chilled). Garnish with a twist of lime. Cheers!


Mai Tai

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A classic Tiki cocktail. This rum cocktail was created by the legendary Trader Vic. You need a good dark rum and orgeat syrup to start.



7.5 ml of orgeat syrup

7.5 ml lime juice

60 ml of dark rum

15 ml Cointreau

Garnish: mint.

Type of glass: old-fashioned or rocks glass / highball ideally.

Preparation: add the ingredients (except mint) in a cocktail shaker. Add crushed ice and shake vigorously. Fill your glass with fresh crushed ice. Strain the cocktail into the glass and garnish with mint.


Piña Colada

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Tropical and exotic, this pillar of rum cocktails was invented at the Caribe Hilton in San Juan (Puerto Rico). Ramón “Monchito” Marrer was the first to serve it in 1954. At that time, the cocktail was created in a cocktail shaker since there were no blenders. Besides, it was a virgin cocktail! Without alcohol.

Today the hotel prepares it with Bacardi light rum. About 20 years later the cocktail was declared the official drink of Puerto Rico.


60 ml of light rum

345 ml of coconut cream

345 ml pineapple juice

15 ml fresh lime juice

Garnish: pineapple leaf and a quarter piece of pineapple.

Preparation: Add the ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously for 20-30 seconds. Strain into a Hurricane glass or any long Tiki-style glass over ice. Garnish with pineapple leaf and pineapple slice.


Dark ‘N Stormy

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A simple rum cocktail made with two ingredients. It was invented during the 1920s by sailors.


60 ml dark rum

Ginger Beer (as much as needed)

Type of glass: highball

Garnish: green lemon wedge

Preparation: add ice in the glass. Add the ginger beer and rum last. Garnish with a lime wedge.


Jungle Bird

Another classic of the Tiki series. The Jungle Bird stands out within the range of tiki cocktails because it contains a well-known bitter: Campari. Campari and pineapple create a perfect marriage in this classic cocktail that is very different from the rest of the Tiki cocktails.


7.5 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice

60 ml pineapple juice

7.5 ml simple syrup

60 ml rum

7.5 ml Campari

Garnish: A big handful of mint

Type of glass: Rocks

Preparation: Add all ingredients except mint, in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 20 to 30 seconds until well chilled and condensed.

Add ice -preferably crushed- to the rocks glass. Strain into the glass. Take the handful of mint and rub them together to extract the oils. Finish by garnishing the glass with the mint bouquet.


In the second part of the best rum cocktails this 2021 we will review:

  • Coquito
  • Floridita
  • Painkiller
  • Mojito
  • Hurricane


Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.



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