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Tropical Rum Drinks have a way of transporting us to a sand covered island even when we are stuck at home. The smell of pineapple and coconut instantly brings back memories of previous vacations, even if that memory is of the tropical blend sunscreen you were wearing out by the pool.
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Iconic cocktails like the mai tai, pina colada, and hurricane are well known and popular around the world. Most of the original recipes have been kept secret, leaving people to recreate their favorite drinks from memory and a lot of guessing.
There is something magical about the combination of rum and fruit, like there were always meant to be together. They quench your thirst and brighten your spirits!
I have gathered a collection of some of the best tropical drinks along with a short description about each one.
Some of these cocktails require a blender, but most can be stirred together in a glass!
Fruity Rum Drinks
Rum Runner – This recipe is packed with fruity and refreshing banana, blackberry, pineapple, and orange flavors for a smooth tropical drink that is perfect for entertaining!!
Classic Piña Colada – a sweet, tropical cocktail made with rum, pineapple juice, and coconut cream. It is the perfect blended drink recipe to serve all summer long! (dairy-free)
Caribbean Rum Punch – a combination of rum (white, gold, dark or coconut), fruit juices like pineapple, orange, passion fruit, and grenadine for a uniform color.
Tropical Painkiller – this fun and fruity cocktail with dark rum, coconut milk, orange juice, and pineapple juice tastes like a Caribbean getaway in a glass!
Jamaican Rum Punch – fruity, citrus-flavored cocktail with pineapple juice, orange juice, white rum, over proof rum (151), lime juice, and strawberry syrup is the perfect way to get a taste of the Caribbean.
Layered Berry Pina Colada – creamy and smooth with strawberries, blueberries, coconut, and pineapple flavors for a refreshing tropical rum drink that is like a liquid vacation in your own backyard.
Hurricane Cocktail – This cocktail seems tame at first with it’s fruity passion fruit and orange flavors, then turns into a full-blown Category 5 if you let your guard down…that would be the light and dark rums!
Frozen Banana Daiquiri – not too sweet, not too tart, just a perfect combination of refreshing and frothy banana and rum goodness in a glass…..with a cute umbrella, of course.
Bahama Mama – you can almost feel the ocean breeze while enjoying this refreshing cocktail! Of course that could just be the light, dark, coconut, and 151 messing with your head, but no worries the pineapple and orange juices keep it nice and smooth!!
Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri – the perfect combination of sweet and refreshing that makes it irresistible, and it only requires simple ingredients (fresh and frozen strawberries, lime juice, simple syrup, and Bacardi white rum) and a blender.
Mai Tai – white rum, dark rum, orange and almond liqueurs, pineapple and orange juice, and some grenadine for color will have you dreaming of the islands and fresh breezes in no time!
Traditional Pina Colada – fresh pineapple juice, cream of coconut, rum and a touch of cream blended to perfection the way this cocktail was first created! (contains dairy)
Berry Mojito – a light and refreshing cocktail with fresh mint, berry syrup, lime, blackberries, blueberries, light rum, and club soda is always the perfect choice on a hot summer night!
Watermelon Mint Mojitos – Mix fresh watermelon juice with white rum, simple syrup, lime juice, muddled mint leaves, and a splash of club soda together for the ultimate summer rum cocktail.
Cherry Pina Colada Recipe – Fresh cherries add a fun twist to this frozen pina colada recipe and will immediately transport you to a beach no matter where you are. They are simple to make so you can drink them all summer long!
Watermelon Pina Colada – a refreshing summer cocktail made with frozen watermelon, white rum, pineapple juice, and coconut milk. It is the perfect, easy rum drink to serve at your next BBQ or pool party!
Watermelon Rum Punch – a refreshing cocktail recipe made with ripe watermelon, white rum, pineapple juice, lime juice, and orange liqueur that is perfect for your next BBQ. Serve out of a watermelon punch bowl or a large pitcher to your very happy guests all summer long!
Dark ‘n Stormy – blends Gosling’s Black Seal Rum with spicy ginger beer and lime juice over ice in a highball glass. This refreshing and tropical drink goes down easy and is super simple to make!
Cuba Libre – also known as a rum and coke with lime juice. It’s simple preparation and ingredients make it popular worldwide.
What tropical rum drinks would make your list?