This frozen Tiki cocktail will keep you cool on even the hottest days. Though the ingredient list may be a bit daunting—it’s nine ingredients long with mix-ins ranging from two types of rum to fruit juice to fassionola syrup—the end result is well worth it. Simply pour everything into a blender with ice, mix it up and serve in a Tiki mug with a mint leaf and a lime wheel.
A typical Dark ’n Stormy gets a lightly spiced upgrade with this recipe. The spiced rum is easy to make: Simply combine Chinese five-spice powder with rum, shake and let sit for at least an hour. Once the flavors have melded, pour it into a glass and top with ginger beer, a lime wedge and a straw.
Mix up a batch of this punch anytime you’re hosting a crowd. The fruity combination will satisfy even the pickiest taste buds. The simple mix of Jamaican rum and lemonade is easy to multiply for a large group, and lemon and strawberry slices serve as beautiful, yet uncomplicated, garnishes.
If the name wasn’t enough of a hint, this drink is basically a tropical vacation in a glass. Aged Dominican rum shines, with crème de banane and Castries peanut rum crème liqueur to balance it out with some smooth nuttiness. Cream of coconut makes it all creamy, and a splash of pineapple juice adds a little extra fruit flavor.
This isn’t your typical Old Fashioned. Barbadian rum lightens the drink considerably from its traditional counterpart, while a homemade apple cider syrup adds autumnal flair. A few dashes of bitters and expressed oils from an orange peel round everything out into a bitter well-balanced cocktail in anticipation of fall.