The Daiquiri, invented by an American engineer in Cuba (photo courtesy TemperedSpirits.com).  The Sidecar, made with dark rum (photo courtesy Hyatt Regency| LA).  Our favorite rum cocktail is the Banana Daiquiri. Here’s a recipe from CookingWithCurls.com*.
August 16th is National Rum Day. This year it’s on a Tuesday, but that’s not stopping us.
We’re having a rum cocktail party the weekend before and the weekend after, to try and compare as many rum drinks as we can.
If you like this idea, here are the top rum cocktails (although there are scores and scores of them).
Since rum is distilled from sugar cane (actually, the molasses left over from refining the cane juice into sugar crystals), it’s not surprising that these are sweet drinks.
All have added sugar and many have variations (e.g. Banana Daiquiri, Pomegranate Mojito).
All have their traditional garnishes, from lime wedges and mint sprigs to a pineapple wedge and gardenia†.
For your consideration, here are recipes for the top rum cocktails (don’t get mad if some links make you sign into the website, to verify that you are 21 or older):
Bacardi Cocktail: rum, lime juice, pomegranate grenadine.
Bacardi Rum Punch: two rums, grenadine, orange juice, pineapple juice, cranberry juice.
Blue Hawaii: rum, vodka, blue curaçao, pineapple juice, sweet and sour mix.
Coquito: super creamy with coconut milk, cream of coconut, condensed and evaporated milks.