As a bartender, I've seen it all when it comes to cocktails. From the classic Old Fashioned to the trendy Aperol Spritz, there's always a new drink on the menu.
But when it comes to the perfect summer drink, nothing beats a Rum and Juice Cocktail.
Rum is a versatile spirit that can be paired with a variety of juices to create a refreshing and delicious cocktail.
Whether you prefer the sweetness of pineapple juice or the tartness of cranberry juice, there's a rum cocktail out there for you.
But with so many different rum and juice combinations, how do you know which one to choose? That's where I come in.
As a bartender with years of experience, I've tried and tested countless rum and juice cocktails, and I'm here to share my top picks with you.
From the classic Rum and Coke to the tropical Mai Tai, these rum and juice cocktails are sure to satisfy your thirst and transport you to a beachside paradise.
So sit back, relax, and let's dive into the world of rum and juice cocktails.
1. Rum Screwdriver
The Rum Screwdriver is a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. Made with premium rum and fresh orange juice, this classic cocktail is a match made in heaven. The addition of lime juice, soda water, grenadine, and an orange wheel gives it a unique twist that is sure to impress your guests.
Whether you're hosting a brunch, breakfast event, or just want to enjoy a refreshing drink, the Rum Screwdriver is the perfect choice. So, why not give it a try and see for yourself why it's one of the best rum and juice cocktails out there?
2. Pineapple Rum Punch
If you're looking for a tropical cocktail that will transport you to a beach paradise, look no further than the Pineapple Rum Punch. This refreshing cocktail is made with two types of rum and fresh fruit juices, resulting in a colorful and flavorful drink that's perfect for sipping on hot summer days.
The combination of pineapple and rum is a classic pairing that never disappoints, and this recipe takes it to the next level with the addition of other fruit juices. The result is a sweet and tangy cocktail that's sure to please any crowd. If you're planning a summer party or just want to enjoy a delicious drink at home, give the Pineapple Rum Punch a try. Trust us, you won't be disappointed.
3. Festive Rum & Cranberry Cocktail
The Festive Rum & Cranberry Cocktail is a perfect addition to any holiday party or meal. This cocktail is a combination of slightly tart and sweet flavors that are sure to please any palate. The cranberry ice cubes add a festive touch to the drink, making it look as good as it tastes. This recipe is super easy to make, and it takes only a few moments to put together.
You can even omit the rum for those who don't drink alcohol. This cocktail is perfect for those who want to enjoy a delicious drink without the hassle of a complicated recipe. So, if you're looking for a simple, yet tasty cocktail to serve at your next holiday gathering, be sure to try the Festive Rum & Cranberry Cocktail.
4. Rum Punch
Rum Punch is a classic Caribbean cocktail that is perfect for summer parties and poolside gatherings. This fruity mixed drink is made with rum, lime juice, and grenadine syrup, giving it a sweet and tangy flavor that is sure to transport you to a sunny beach in the Caribbean.
The heavy use of grenadine syrup makes it a bit sweeter than other rum and juice cocktails, but it's still a refreshing and delicious choice for a hot summer day. If you're looking for a taste of the tropics, be sure to give Rum Punch a try at your next summer gathering.
5. Grapefruit & Rum Cocktail
The Grapefruit & Rum Cocktail is a refreshing and easy-to-make drink that is perfect for citrus lovers. Made with fresh grapefruit juice, lime juice, white rum, and club soda, this cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy a tangy and slightly bitter taste. The addition of bitters or a sprig of rosemary or mint can elevate the drink to the next level.
Aged rum or coconut rum can be used to add depth and a fun twist to the cocktail. This recipe is perfect for those who want to experiment with different rum flavours and soda water combinations. If you are looking for a simple and delicious cocktail to enjoy during grapefruit season, the Grapefruit & Rum Cocktail is definitely worth a try.
6. Pineapple and Orange Coconut Rum Cocktail
The Pineapple and Orange Coconut Rum Cocktail is a refreshing and tropical drink that is perfect for a summer day. Made with only three ingredients, this cocktail combines the flavors of pineapple, orange, and coconut rum to create a delicious and fruity taste.
The addition of fresh slices of pineapple and orange on the rim of the glass adds an extra touch of tropical flavor. This cocktail is easy to make and perfect for sipping by the pool or at the beach. If you're looking for a simple and delicious rum and juice cocktail, the Pineapple and Orange Coconut Rum Cocktail is definitely worth a try.
7. Tropical Coconut Rum Cocktail
Looking for a tropical getaway in a glass? Look no further than the "Tropical Coconut Rum Cocktail". Served in a coconut shell, this cocktail is the perfect escape from reality. Made with coconut rum and a variety of mixers including cream of coconut, orange juice, pineapple juice, club soda, and passion fruit juice, this cocktail is a sweet and refreshing treat.
Whether you're dreaming of a beach vacation or just want to feel like you're on one, the "Tropical Coconut Rum Cocktail" is sure to transport you to a tropical paradise. So sit back, relax, and sip on this delicious cocktail.
8. Mai Tai
The Mai Tai is a classic summer cocktail that is perfect for any pool party or girls' weekend. This fruity and light cocktail is made with a combination of spiced and coconut rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, and fresh lime juice mixers. The addition of amaretto gives the cocktail a unique and delicious flavor.
The Mai Tai is a perfect drink for anyone who loves tiki bars and tropical flavors. It's a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail that is sure to impress your guests. If you're looking for a delicious and fun summer drink, the Mai Tai is definitely worth trying.
9. Tropical Rum Punch
The Tropical Rum Punch is a refreshing and delicious summer cocktail that will transport you to a tropical beach. It's a perfect blend of cranberry juice, orange juice, peach schnapps, and coconut rum, layered with oranges, pineapples, limes, and strawberries.
The layers of sunset colors make it a showstopper at any party or gathering. It's versatile, kid-friendly, and perfect for a pool party, a luau, or just a casual get-together with friends.
10. Blackberry Pineapple Rum Cocktail
The Blackberry Pineapple Rum Cocktail is a refreshing and tropical drink that transports you to a beachside paradise. The blackberry syrup gives the drink a deep red-purplish hue, while Mount Gay Rum's Eclipse adds a rounded sweetness.
The combination of pineapple juice, lime juice, and rum gives the drink a tropical-tiki feel. It's perfect for summer parties and can be easily scaled to serve a large crowd.
11. Hurricane Cocktail
The Hurricane Cocktail is a bright and fruity rum-based cocktail that is perfect for those who love tropical flavors. It is a classic New Orleans drink that has become a favorite among cocktail enthusiasts.
The combination of white rum, grenadine, fresh orange juice, and fresh lime juice creates a refreshing and delicious drink that is perfect for summer gatherings. The cocktail can be garnished with orange slices and maraschino cherries to add a pop of color and flavor. The Hurricane Cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves fruity and boozy drinks.
12. The Zombie Cocktail
The Zombie Cocktail is a classic rum and juice cocktail that will transport you to a tropical paradise with just one sip. It packs a punch with its blend of light, golden, and dark rums and fruity flavors of apricot brandy and various fruit juices.
The cocktail has a rich history, originating in the 1930s by famed bartender Donn Beach, who limited customers to only two per visit due to its potency. The Zombie Cocktail is perfect for a summer party or a lazy day by the pool.
13. Rum and Cranberry Juice Cocktail
If you're looking for a refreshing and fruity cocktail, the Rum and Cranberry Juice Cocktail is a must-try. Made with white or light rum and unsweetened cranberry juice, this drink is perfectly balanced with simple syrup and tangy lime.
It's a classic "shaken" cocktail that's easy to whip up in just a few minutes. The bright pink hue of the cranberry juice makes it a fun and festive drink that's perfect for any occasion. If you're a fan of cranberry cocktails, this one is definitely worth adding to your list.
14. The Painkiller
"The Painkiller" is a refreshing and fruity rum and juice cocktail that's perfect for warm weather. It's a simpler version of the classic Pina Colada, made with coconut, rum, orange, and pineapple juice.
While it's traditionally made with Pusser's rum, any white rum will work just as well. It's a low-maintenance drink that doesn't require a blender. Give it a try and see for yourself why it's such a popular drink!
15. Bahama Mama Cocktail
The Bahama Mama Cocktail is a tropical delight that will transport you to a Caribbean island with just one sip. This sweet and refreshing cocktail is a blend of coconut rum, orange juice, pineapple juice, and a touch of grenadine, topped off with a float of dark rum. The layered presentation of the cocktail resembles a beautiful sunset and adds to the overall experience.
The key to making the perfect Bahama Mama is to choose your favorite coconut rum, as they can vary in sweetness, coconut flavor, and alcohol content. This cocktail is perfect for those who want to enjoy a taste of the tropics without leaving the comfort of their own home. So, sit back, relax, and let the Bahama Mama Cocktail take you on a mini-vacation.
16. Passion Fruit Mojito
The Passion Fruit Mojito is a delicious and fruity cocktail that is perfect for any tropical occasion. Made with white rum, passion fruit juice, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and oranges, this cocktail is a refreshing twist on the classic mojito.
The white rum used in this recipe is perfect for fruity and tropical drinks, and the passion fruit adds a sweet and tangy flavor that is sure to tantalize your taste buds. If you're looking for a cocktail that is easy to make and bursting with flavor, the Passion Fruit Mojito is the perfect choice. So why not mix one up today and transport yourself to a tropical paradise?
17. Calypso Cooler
The Calypso Cooler is a fruity and beachy cocktail made with spiced rum, peach schnapps, orange juice, lime juice, and grenadine. It's a copycat recipe of the popular Chili's drink, but many say it's even better than the original.
The spiced rum adds a signature tropical flair to the drink that pairs perfectly with the peach schnapps. It's perfect for sipping by the pool or at a summer party.
18. Rum Margaritas
Rum Margaritas are a refreshing twist on the classic tequila-based cocktail. Made with white rum, orange liqueur or freshly squeezed orange juice, fresh lime juice, and a touch of agave syrup, this cocktail is perfect for warm weather days. The addition of a flaky salt rim on the glass adds a nice touch of texture and flavor.
It's a simple and flavorful recipe that can be easily made in a single serving, a few margaritas, or a pitcher. For those who prefer a less-sweet margarita, the agave syrup can be left out. Overall, Rum Margaritas are a delicious and easy-to-make cocktail that is sure to impress your guests.
19. Brass Monkey Drink
The Brass Monkey Drink is a retro classic cocktail that was popular in the 1970s and 80s. This cocktail is made with dark rum, vodka, and orange juice, and is known for its golden hue. While the ratio of the ingredients can vary, it is suggested to increase the orange juice for a more balanced taste.
Although it may not be the most complex cocktail, it is refreshing and easy to drink with a subtle fruity finish from the rum. If you're looking for a different take on the Brass Monkey, there are variations such as the Rum Screwdriver to try. Overall, the Brass Monkey Drink is a great option for those looking for a simple and classic rum and juice cocktail with a bit of nostalgia.
20. Vanilla Orange Daiquiri
The Vanilla Orange Daiquiri is a delightful and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for sipping during the end of summer nights. This cocktail combines the smokiness of aged rum with the bright summer flavor of orange and the warm vanilla flavor to create a deliciously creamy and smooth drink.
The lime in it just rounds out that harsh rum taste that just makes for really pleasant sipping after a long day. The vanilla and orange flavors blend effortlessly together, making it a perfect transitional cocktail from summer to fall. If you're looking for a sweet punch, up the simply syrup in this recipe. Overall, the Vanilla Orange Daiquiri is a must-try for anyone who loves rum and juice cocktails.
21. Mango Pineapple Rum Punch
Mango Pineapple Rum Punch is a tropical cocktail that combines mango-pineapple juice, triple sec, Malibu rum, and white rum. The addition of pineapple sparkling water gives it a bubbly twist, making it a perfect sparkling drink.
It's a perfect blend of flavors that takes you on a journey to the Hawaiian Islands. If you're a fan of Malibu rum, then this cocktail is a must-try.
22. Hemingway Daiquiri
The Hemingway Daiquiri, named after the famous writer Ernest Hemingway, is a unique twist on the classic Daiquiri cocktail. This rum cocktail is infused with maraschino liqueur and grapefruit juice, providing a tart and refreshing taste that is sure to tantalize your taste buds.
The combination of sweet and tart grapefruit juice, tart lime, and subtly sweet maraschino cherry liqueur provides a unique flavor profile that is both refreshing and satisfying. This cocktail is perfect for a warm evening or at-home happy hour, and it is best served cold in a coupe glass with a grapefruit peel garnish. If you're looking for a cocktail that is sure to impress your guests, the Hemingway Daiquiri is definitely worth a try.
23. Winter Sunshine Rum Cocktail
Looking for a refreshing twist on a Piña Colada? Look no further than the Winter Sunshine Rum Cocktail. Made with Malibu Rum, coconut milk, and orange juice, this cocktail is a perfect way to transport yourself to a tropical beach, even in the dead of winter.
The coconut rum adds a smooth, sweet finish to the drink, while the orange juice gives it a bright, citrusy kick. Rimmed with shredded coconut flakes, this cocktail is as beautiful as it is delicious. Perfect for sipping on a cold winter night, the Winter Sunshine Rum Cocktail is a must-try for any rum and juice cocktail lover.
24. Jungle Juice
Jungle Juice is a popular punch made with a mix of vodka, rum, and fruit juices. It's perfect for parties and events, as it's easy to make and can serve a large group of people. The name is linked to World War II, where American soldiers used available materials in the jungle for fermentation and flavoring for their concoctions.
The great thing about Jungle Juice is that you can't taste the alcohol, making it a dangerous drink if consumed in excess. Overall, Jungle Juice is a fun and easy cocktail that's perfect for any occasion.
25. Hawaiian Mimosas
Looking for a tropical twist on the classic mimosa? Look no further than the Hawaiian Mimosa! This cocktail combines the flavors of pineapple, rum, and champagne to create a refreshing and delicious drink that will transport you straight to the beaches of Hawaii.
With only three ingredients, this cocktail is easy to make and perfect for any occasion. Whether you're sipping on one at brunch or serving up a pitcher at a party, the Hawaiian Mimosa is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. So why not bring a little bit of paradise to your next cocktail hour with this delicious and easy-to-make drink?
26. Banana Rum Cocktail
If you're looking for a tropical drink that's a bit different from the usual coconut rum punches, the Banana Rum Cocktail might be just what you need. Made with fresh pineapple juice, a whole banana, and white rum, this cocktail is perfect for an afternoon by the pool or a relaxing vacation.
The banana adds a thickness to the drink that almost makes it feel like a frozen rum drink, and the blend of banana, pineapple juice, and rum is a vacation in a cup. Adapted from a recipe in The Art of Mixology, this fun fruity cocktail is definitely worth trying.
27. Strawberry Pineapple Mojito
The Strawberry Pineapple Mojito is a refreshing and delicious rum cocktail that is perfect for summer. The combination of sweet strawberries, tangy pineapple, and fresh mint creates a bright and refreshing flavor that is sure to please.
Unlike some other rum cocktails, this one is not overly sweet, making it a great choice for those who prefer a more balanced flavor. If you're looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail that is perfect for a hot summer day, then the Strawberry Pineapple Mojito is definitely worth trying.
28. Cranberry Daiquiri
The Cranberry Daiquiri is a refreshing pink cocktail made with white rum, lime juice, cranberry juice cocktail, and simple syrup.
The tartness of the cranberry juice complements the sweetness of the rum and simple syrup, while the lime juice adds a refreshing kick to the drink. It's a perfectly balanced cocktail that's easy to drink and enjoy any time of year.
29. Rum Swizzle Cocktail
The Rum Swizzle Cocktail is a refreshing and fruity blend of dark and white rum, orange juice, pineapple juice, grenadine, and bitters. Originating from Bermuda, it is a popular cocktail that is often compared to the Mai Tai.
The swizzle stick, which is used to mix the drink, has an interesting history and adds to the charm of this tropical drink. The Rum Swizzle Cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy a sweet and tangy cocktail with a kick of rum. It is a must-try for anyone who wants to experience the flavors of the Caribbean.
The Hurricane is a tropical rum cocktail from New Orleans, packed with fruity flavors and two types of rum. It's a refreshing combination of boozy and spicy rum, tropical fruit juices, and tart lime.
The unique flavor comes from passion fruit, making it hard to resist. Serve it in a hurricane glass with ice, an orange slice, and maraschino cherries for a fun and flavorful drink.
The Daiquiri is a classic cocktail made with just three ingredients – white rum, lime juice, and simple sugar. It's a refreshing and easy-to-make drink that's perfect for a hot summer day.
The cocktail originated in Cuba and is a staple on cocktail menus around the world. If you're looking for a simple yet delicious cocktail to try, the Daiquiri is a great choice.
32. Tropical Champagne Cocktail
If you're looking for a refreshing and tropical twist on the classic champagne cocktail, look no further than the Tropical Champagne Cocktail. Made with coconut rum, pineapple juice, grenadine, and prosecco, this drink is perfect for sipping on a hot summer day.
The coconut rum adds a sweet and nutty flavor to the drink, while the pineapple juice and grenadine provide a fruity and tangy kick. The prosecco adds a bubbly finish to the cocktail, making it a perfect choice for celebrations or special occasions. Top it off with a few maraschino cherries for a pop of color and flavor. If you're a fan of coconut rum and pineapple juice, this cocktail is a must-try.
33. Caribbean Rum Punch
Caribbean Rum Punch is a tropical-flavored cocktail made with pineapple juice, orange juice, lime juice, light and dark rum, and grenadine. It's easy to make and perfect for any occasion. The recipe follows the traditional rhyme of "One of Sour, Two of Sweet, Three of Strong, Four of Weak," but can be adapted to suit your taste preferences.
It's a versatile cocktail that can be served in a pitcher or punch bowl for a crowd or scaled down for a single glass. Caribbean Rum Punch is sure to be a hit, whether you're hosting a party or just looking for a refreshing drink.
34. Malibu Sunset
If you're looking for a visually stunning and deliciously tropical cocktail, the Malibu Sunset is a must-try. This layered cocktail is made with coconut rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, and grenadine, creating a gradient of colors that resemble a sunset. The sweetness of the cocktail is balanced with a fruity finish from the coconut rum.
The Malibu Sunset is perfect for any summer occasion, whether you're lounging by the pool or hosting a dinner party. If you're feeling adventurous, try a variation of the Malibu Sunset with the Bahama Mama, which adds dark rum and swaps orange juice for lime juice. Overall, the Malibu Sunset is a refreshing and delightful choice for any rum and juice cocktail lover.
35. Tipsy Mermaid
The Tipsy Mermaid is a fun and delicious cocktail made with Blue Curacao, Banana Rum, Spiced Rum, and pineapple juice. It's perfect for those who love a fruity and boozy drink.
The cocktail is garnished with lime slices and cherries, and it's a feast for the eyes. Overall, it's a must-try for anyone who loves a fun and fruity cocktail.
36. Strawberry Mojito
The Strawberry Mojito is a refreshing and fruity cocktail perfect for summer. It combines the classic flavors of a mojito with the sweetness of fresh strawberries. Made with light rum, mint, lime juice, and fresh strawberries, this cocktail is perfect for sipping on a hot day.
The addition of strawberries adds a sweet and fruity flavor to the drink, while the mint and lime juice provide a refreshing and tangy balance. It's a great choice for anyone looking for a well-rounded and satisfying drink.