4 Overproof Rum Cocktails to Make Your Night Sizzle!

4 Best Overproof Rum Cocktails

Overproof rum is one of the most potent and flavorful spirits in the world. It is a favorite among bartenders and mixologists because of its high alcohol content and rich, complex flavor profile.

This type of rum is distilled to a higher proof than regular rum, which means that it has a higher alcohol content and a stronger taste. It is the perfect ingredient for creating bold and flavorful cocktails that pack a punch.

As a bartender, I have had the pleasure of experimenting with a wide range of overproof rum cocktails. From classic drinks like the Dark and Stormy to modern creations like the Zombie, there is no shortage of delicious recipes to choose from.

Overproof rum is a versatile spirit that can be used in a variety of different cocktails, from sweet and fruity to bold and spicy.

In this blog post, I will be sharing some of my favorite overproof rum cocktail recipes. Whether you are a seasoned bartender or a home mixologist, these drinks are sure to impress.

From the fiery kick of a Jamaican Rum Punch to the smooth and creamy flavor of a Coconut Rum Colada, these cocktails are perfect for any occasion. So, grab a bottle of your favorite overproof rum and get ready to mix up some of the best cocktails you have ever tasted.

1. The Trelawny Daiquiri

The Trelawny Daiquiri

If you're looking for a rum cocktail that packs a punch, look no further than The Trelawny Daiquiri.

Made with the aromatic and complex Rum Fire overproof rum from Jamaica's Hampden Estate, this cocktail is sure to tantalize your taste buds with its intoxicating floral aromas and ripe tropical fruit notes.

Created by Nicholas Feris of The Rum Collective, this recipe is a must-try for any rum enthusiast.

And for those looking to take it up a notch, add a quarter ounce of Don's Spices #2 to give it a Tiki twist.

So why not give The Trelawny Daiquiri a try at your next happy hour?

You won't be disappointed by this tempestuous rum cocktail.

2. Hurricane


The Hurricane cocktail is a classic rum-based drink that packs a punch. It has a tangy, sweet-tart taste thanks to the combination of Passion fruit puree and fresh lime juice. This cocktail is not sweet at all, making it perfect for those who prefer their drinks with a bit of a kick.

The Hurricane glass, which gets its name from the shape of a hurricane lamp, adds to the nautical/tropical theme of the drink. While the passion fruit puree used in the cocktail can be a challenge to find, it is well worth the effort. This Tiki drink is easy to make and uses only a few bar tools. Overall, the Hurricane cocktail is a must-try for those who want a delicious rum-based cocktail with a punch.

3. Mai Tai

Mai Tai

The Mai Tai is a classic rum cocktail that is a must-try for any rum lover. It is a tropical drink made with three rums, lime juice, homemade orgeat syrup, and Curaçao.

The flavors are well balanced, and it is garnished with fresh mint, a lime slice, and a dash of bitters. It is a strong cocktail that is perfect for a hot summer day. The Mai Tai is a classic cocktail that has stood the test of time and is still a popular drink today.

4. Spanish Coffee

Spanish Coffee

Spanish Coffee is a warm, bittersweet coffee cocktail that originated in Portland, Oregon. It's made with overproof rum, triple sec, freshly brewed coffee, coffee liqueur, and lightly whipped cream, and is topped with grated nutmeg.

The sugar rim is caramelized with the burning rum, creating a dramatic effect. The bitterness of the coffee and the complexity of the caramelized-sugared rim make this dessert drink balanced and not overly sweet. It's perfect for a cold night or as a brunch cocktail.