It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy.
It’s National Rum Day, which — of course — necessitates a rum-kissed libation or two. Whether you choose a minty mojito, spiked punch, dark and stormy or daiquiri is up to you. We’ve got 10 killer cocktails to get you started.
Bottoms up, folks.
1. Pineapple-Infused Rum (pictured above)
Use this sweet, pineapple-soaked rum to liven up drinks, or pour it over ice and enjoy it all by itself.
Recipe: Pineapple-Infused Rum
2. Ginger Rum Shandy
Cool, refreshing and incredibly easy to mix up
Recipe: Ginger Rum Shandy
Hemingway Daiquiri Cocktail
3. Hemingway Daiquiri
Slightly sweet, just tangy enough and overwhelmingly refreshing
Recipe: Hemingway Daiquiri
4. The Painkiller Cocktail
The name says it all.
Recipe: The Painkiller Cocktail
5. Apple-Bottomed Susan
Looking for something more complex and nuanced? Look no further.
Recipe: Apple-Bottomed Susan
6. Sunrise Punch
Sunrise or not, this rum-laden libation is sure to liven you up.
Recipe: Sunrise Punch
Classic Mint-Filled Mojito
7. Classic Mojitos
Sweet simple syrup, fresh citrus and mint, along with a healthy splash light rum
Recipe: Classic Mojitos
8. Grown-Up Hurricane Punch
The perfect sweet and spiked summertime punch
Recipe: Grown-Up Hurricane Punch
9. Dark and Stormy
Ginger + rum = the perfect storm
Recipe: Dark and Stormy
The Classic Pina Colada
10. Piña Colada
Channel the Caribbean with this beach-side favorite.
Recipe: Piña Colada
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