National Rum Day

We’ve been drinking rum in a range of refreshing cocktails all
summer long! And as it turns out, August 16 is National Rum
Day. So read some of favorite stories about the historic liquor
and fix one of these tasty drinks. Cheers!
  • Rum 101 Rum 101

    Learn everything you need to know about rum in's expert guide.

  • The Five Biggest Rum Myths The Five Biggest Rum Myths

    We got acclaimed author and rum expert Wayne Curtis to debunk five common misconceptions about the historic liquor.

  • Rum Cocktails for All Seasons Rum Cocktails for All Seasons

    Escape the winter’s worst with these delicious hot and cold concoctions.

  • Spice Your Rum Spice Your Rum

    Acclaimed author and spirits expert Wayne Curtis shares the secrets to creating your own personal spiced rum.

  • Boston Rum Punch Boston Rum Punch

    This delicious mix of rum and lemonade is a Beantown classic.

  • Daiquiri Daiquiri

    It's easy to see why the dark rum-based Daiquiri is a classic. The perfectly balanced combination of sweet, sour and spirit is refreshing and tangy, but also quite simple to make at home. Try making the recipe below and add this fool-proof drink to your bartending arsenal.

  • Bermuda Rum Swizzle Bermuda Rum Swizzle

    To prepare a Rum Swizzle, it’s best to use an authentic swizzle stick. Real swizzle sticks are long stems snapped off a tree native to the Caribbean, and feature multiple prongs that stick out horizontally. When spun rapidly between your hands inside a cold cocktail, the swizzle stick will create a thick layer of frost on the outside of a glass—the sign of a perfect swizzle.

  • Mojito Mojito

    What's the perfect way to capture summer all year long? A well-mixed Mojito, of course. A decedent of the Cuban cocktail El Draque, this five ingredient highball is a favorite of many, including Ernest Hemingway.

  • Rum Rangoon Rum Rangoon

    This powerful cocktail is like an instant Caribbean vacation.

  • A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea

    This tiki cocktail recipe from Paul McGee of Chicago's Three Dots and a Dash combines pineapple, coffee and three types of rum into one tasty concoction.

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