As a bartender, I've seen countless customers walk through the doors of my bar, each with their own unique taste preferences.
Some prefer their drinks strong and bitter, while others prefer something sweet and fruity. However, there's one flavor that always catches people's attention: cherries.
Cherries are the perfect addition to any cocktail, adding a subtle sweetness and a beautiful red color. But when paired with rum, they create magic.
The smooth and rich flavor of rum perfectly complements the tartness of cherries, creating a delicious and refreshing cocktail that's perfect for any occasion.
Whether you're looking for a drink to cool off on a hot summer day, or something to warm you up on a chilly winter evening, cherry rum cocktails are the way to go.
From classic recipes like the Cherry Daiquiri to more modern creations like the Cherry Colada, there's no shortage of options when it comes to this delicious combination.
So, if you're a fan of both cherries and rum, or if you're just looking for a new cocktail to try, keep reading.
In this blog post, I'll be sharing some of the best cherry rum cocktail recipes that are sure to impress your taste buds and leave you feeling satisfied. So grab a glass and let's get mixing!
1. Cherry Rum Mule
The Cherry Rum Mule is a refreshing and beautiful cocktail that is perfect for the summer season. Made with fresh cherries, white rum, lime juice, and ginger beer, this cocktail has a tangy and fruity flavor profile that is sure to impress. The use of ginger beer adds a unique twist to the classic mule cocktail, giving it a more pronounced ginger flavor.
The garnish of fresh lime and cherry adds a pop of color to the drink, making it a feast for the eyes as well. Whether you're hosting a party or just looking for a tasty drink to enjoy on a warm summer day, the Cherry Rum Mule is definitely worth a try.
2. Black Cherry Mojito
The Black Cherry Mojito is a refreshing and fruity twist on the classic mojito cocktail. Made with white rum, sweet black cherries, lime juice, and fresh mint leaves, this cocktail is perfect for any summer gathering. What sets this cocktail apart is the intense cherry flavor that comes from the frozen sweet black cherries.
The addition of club soda adds a little bit of fizz, making it a light and refreshing beverage. This cocktail can be made ahead of time in large batches, making it perfect for entertaining. If you're a cherry lover, you'll definitely want to give this cocktail a try.
3. Cherry Rum and Coke
The Cherry Rum and Coke is a simple yet flavorful summer cocktail that is perfect for those who love the taste of Cherry Coke. Made with fresh cherries and rum, this cocktail is easy to make and is sure to impress your guests. The rum adds a sweet and smooth flavor to the drink, making it sweeter than wine.
This cocktail is perfect for those who want to enjoy a refreshing drink on a hot summer day. It is not overly sweet, making it a great choice for those who prefer a less sugary drink. If you're looking for a delicious and easy-to-make cocktail to enjoy this summer, the Cherry Rum and Coke is definitely worth a try.
4. Cherry Lemonade Cocktail
The Cherry Lemonade Cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a refreshing and fruity drink this summer. This blended cocktail combines the flavors of cherry and lemonade with vodka and rum, creating a deliciously sweet and tangy taste.
Served in a cold glass or tumbler, this slushy-like drink is perfect for hot summer days. The addition of a fresh cherry on the side or a fun straw makes it even more enjoyable. If you're looking for a quick and easy cocktail recipe that is sure to impress your guests, the Cherry Lemonade Cocktail is definitely worth a try.
5. Cherry Limeade Cocktail
The Cherry Limeade Cocktail is a refreshing and delicious twist on a classic summer drink. This cocktail combines the sweet and tangy flavors of cherry and lemon lime with a kick of rum, making it the perfect drink to enjoy on a hot summer day. The best part is that it's incredibly easy to make, requiring only a few simple ingredients.
Simply mix the ingredients together and garnish with a lime wedge and cherry for an extra pop of flavor. This cocktail is perfect for sipping by the pool or enjoying on a sunny patio. If you're looking for a fun and easy summer cocktail, the Cherry Limeade Cocktail is definitely worth trying.
6. Cursed Immortal Halloween Rum Cocktail
Looking for a spooky and delicious cocktail to serve at your Halloween party? Look no further than the Cursed Immortal Halloween Rum Cocktail. This blood-red drink is made with black cherry rum, cranberry-cherry juice, grenadine, lime juice, and novelty vampire teeth for a fun and festive touch.
The rim of the glass is decorated with red food gel to resemble dripping blood, making it the perfect addition to any Halloween party. But don't let the spooky appearance fool you, this cocktail is also incredibly tasty with a fruity and refreshing flavor. Whether you're hosting a Halloween bash or just looking for a fun and unique drink to enjoy, the Cursed Immortal Halloween Rum Cocktail is sure to impress.
7. Toasty Hot Chocolate Cocktail
The Toasty Hot Chocolate Cocktail is a perfect winter drink that combines the richness of hot chocolate with the sweetness of cherry liqueur and coconut rum. The combination of flavors is festive and enjoyable, making it a great choice for holiday parties.
The cocktail can be paired with toasted marshmallows and maraschino cherries, which add a fun twist to the drink. This cocktail is easy to make and can be served in a crockpot for a crowd. It's a great choice for anyone looking for a unique and comforting cocktail that will keep them cozy and warm during the colder months.
8. Cherry Bounce
Cherry Bounce is a homemade cherry liqueur with a rich history and a delicious flavor. It's made by infusing pie cherries with a choice of liquor such as bourbon, rum, brandy, or whiskey, along with sugar. The mixture is then left to sit and develop its flavor over time. The resulting liqueur has a deep, not overly sweet, and not overly boozy taste that reminds us of the deep Bourbon roots of our country's South.
The boozy cherries that are left after the infusion are great on ice cream or as a cocktail garnish. Cherry Bounce is a unique and affordable infusion that is perfect for gift-giving during the holidays. If you're a fan of bourbon and cherries, then Cherry Bounce is definitely worth a try.
9. Frozen Cherry Daiquiri
The Frozen Cherry Daiquiri is a perfect summer cocktail that is sure to cool you down on a hot day. Made with real sweet cherries, cherry juice, and a splash of lime juice, this cocktail packs a fruity punch without any artificial flavors or dyes.
The addition of rum gives it a classic flavor that is dangerously delicious. This cocktail is perfect on its own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a spiked cherry slushie. If you're looking for a refreshing and fruity cocktail to enjoy this summer, the Frozen Cherry Daiquiri is definitely worth trying.
10. Cherry Lime Caipirinha
The Cherry Lime Caipirinha is a refreshing and fruity cocktail that is perfect for the summer season. This Brazilian cocktail combines the sweetness of cherries with the tangy flavor of lime, making it a perfect blend of flavors.
The addition of cachaça or dark rum gives it a unique kick that sets it apart from other cocktails. The use of fresh cherries and lime gives it a fresh and authentic taste that is hard to resist. Overall, the Cherry Lime Caipirinha is a must-try cocktail for anyone who loves fruity and refreshing drinks.
11. Mary Pickford Cocktail
The Mary Pickford Cocktail is a classic Prohibition-era drink that's perfect for those who love a sweet and sour taste with a slightly funky finish. This pink drink is made with rum, pineapple juice, Maraschino liqueur, and grenadine, and is named after the famous silent movie star, Mary Pickford.
This Cuban cocktail was invented in the 1920s and caught on quickly in the US and the world. The unique ingredients used in this cocktail, such as Maraschino liqueur and grenadine, give it a distinct taste that's sure to impress your guests. If you're looking for a sophisticated and classic cocktail to serve at your next party, the Mary Pickford Cocktail is a must-try.
12. Tasty Sweet Tart Shots
If you're looking for a fun and unique cocktail to add to your repertoire, look no further than the Tasty Sweet Tart Shots.
This cocktail recipe features the bold flavors of black cherry flavored rum and sour apple schnapps, mixed with sweet and sour mix to create a tangy and sweet concoction that tastes just like the classic SweeTarts candy.
Not only does this cocktail taste great, but it also looks adorable when garnished with SweeTarts candies and a sugary rim.
It's the perfect drink to serve at a party or to enjoy as a fun and playful nightcap.
Overall, the Tasty Sweet Tart Shots are a must-try for anyone looking to add a little sweetness and tang to their cocktail game.
13. Black Cherry Rum Zombies
If you're a fan of The Walking Dead, then you might want to try out the Black Cherry Rum Zombies cocktail. This cocktail is a twist on the traditional rum zombie, with the addition of pomegranate and black cherry juices. The use of turbinado sugar in the simple syrup gives it a unique flavor.
The cocktail is full of rum and juice, making it a potent drink that you might want to pace yourself with. The Black Cherry Rum Zombies cocktail is a great addition to any cocktail party or gathering, and is sure to impress your guests.
14. Malibu Sunset Drink
The Malibu Sunset Drink is a refreshing and fruity cocktail that is perfect for any summer day. This Hawaiian-inspired cocktail combines the tropical flavors of pineapple juice and coconut rum, with a hint of sweetness from maraschino cherries. The beautiful layered look of this cocktail is sure to impress your guests, making it a great choice for any party or gathering.
While Malibu rum is the most popular choice for this cocktail, any coconut rum will work just as well. If you're looking for a simple yet delicious cocktail that will transport you to a tropical paradise, the Malibu Sunset Drink is definitely worth a try.
15. Shirley Temple
The Shirley Temple Black is a twist on the classic Shirley Temple mocktail with the addition of dark rum. The combination of grenadine, lemon lime soda, and maraschino cherries makes for a refreshing and sweet flavor that is perfectly balanced by the rum's spicy finish.
Named after the famous actress Shirley Temple, this cocktail is easy to make at home and a must-try for anyone who loves a good rum cocktail.
16. Hemingway Daiquiri
The Hemingway Daiquiri is a classic cocktail named after writer Ernest Hemingway. It's a twist on the original Daiquiri, with maraschino liqueur and grapefruit juice. The sweet and tart grapefruit juice combines with tart lime and subtly sweet maraschino cherry liqueur, providing notes of cherry and almond.
It's a refreshing cocktail, perfect for a warm evening or at-home happy hour. If you're looking for a unique and delicious cocktail to try, the Hemingway Daiquiri is a must-try.
17. Berry Cherry Rum Cocktail
The Berry Cherry Rum Cocktail is a perfect drink for Valentine's Day or any other romantic occasion. Made with Cherry 7UP, fresh strawberries, and white rum, this cocktail is a refreshing and fruity delight. The addition of frozen berries not only adds a beautiful touch but also keeps the drink cool.
This cocktail is perfect for those who love a sweet and fruity drink with a little kick. If you're looking for a cocktail to impress your date or just want to enjoy a delicious drink, the Berry Cherry Rum Cocktail is definitely worth a try.