Rum is the main ingredient in many popular cocktails that have been savored by drinkers for decades. This alcoholic beverage is made from sugarcane juice or sugarcane byproducts by the process of distillation. The clear liquid obtained is then aged in oak barrels. Golden and dark rums are usually consumed individually, while light rums are most often used in cocktails. Below you have the most refreshing summer rum drinks you simply must try this season:
The Daiquiri is one of the most famous rum drinks that blends three basic ingredients: rum, simple syrup and lime juice. It is believed that the cocktail was developed in Cuba in the late 1800s as a medicinal treatment or alternative to whiskey. Ernest Hemingway was a Daiquiri lover, therefore a variation of this rum drinks was named after him: the Hemingway Daiquiri. To make this delightful cocktail, pour 1 1/2 oz light rum, 1/4 oz sugar syrup, 3/4 oz lime juice and ice into a shaker. Shake well and strain it into a chilled glass.
If you need something to help you cool down on a hot summer day, the Hurricane is the perfect drink. Filled with flavors of orange juice, lime juice, and passion fruit, the Hurricane is powerful and refreshing. This is one of the rum drinks with a history, making its debut at 1939 World’s Fair 70 years ago. However, Pat O’Briens bar in New Orleans created it as a mean to get rid of a large stock of rum, without the intention of making it popular. To prepare the Hurricane, pour lemon juice from half a lemon, 1 oz orange juice, 2 oz passion fruit juice, 2 oz light rum, 2 oz dark rum, 1 Tbsp grenadine, 1 Tbsp simple syrup and ice into a cocktail shaker. Shake well and pour into a hurricane glass. Garnish it with an orange slice and a cherry. If you plan to make hurricane for a party and need a larger quantity, use a juicer to make orange, passion fruit and lime juice and mix it into a large bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Make sure the juice is properly separated from its pulp. Check some juicer reviews and find the one that is most appropriate for cocktail making. There are many juicer reviews available online without any cost.
The Mojito is one of the rum drinks that are a crowd-pleaser at parties, especially for the ladies. This refreshing summer cocktail uses lime and mint to highlight the rum. so make sure you choose a good rum for a spectacular drink. Making the Mojito may seem difficult, but it actually does not require much skill. Place a little club soda, 6 mint leaves and 2 tsp sugar into a highball glass and muddle well to dissolve the sugar. Pour 2 oz light rum into the glass, add one half of the lime and the rest of the club soda and garnish with mint spring.