Rum Cocktails

Rum is sunshine distilled. Read more about the history of rum cocktails in Jeff Berry's Aug/Sept 2011 story Endless Summer.

Flamingo
Flamingo
This alternative to rum and Coke uses lighter, brighter grapefruit soda, which lets the bold character of a pot-distilled English-style rum shine through.Todd Coleman
Petit Punch Vieux
Petit Punch Vieux
Benjamin Jones of Clement rum distillery in Martinique shared his recipe for this cool, bracing cocktail, his country's national drink.Todd Coleman
Chairman's Refresher
This cocktail, from Jim Meehan of PDT bar in New York City, uses Frangelico to accentuate the nuttiness of fresh coconut water. See the recipe for Chairman's Refresher »Todd Coleman
Eureka Punch
Eureka Punch
Martin Cate of Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco combines Chartreuse and ginger ale in this refreshing tropical drink.Todd Coleman
Mai Tai
"Trader Vic" Bergeron came up with this floral drink to showcase a 17-year-old gold Jamaican rum. Once all his bottles were gone, he re-created the drink's complex flavor by layering two very different rums in the same drink.Todd Coleman
The Naked Ape
The Naked Ape
Pot-still Jamaican rum is redolent of ripe banana, so it's a natural combination with banana liqueur. Cinnamon syrup gives the drink a spicy depth.Todd Coleman
Zombie
The Zombie cocktail
Donn Beach, the founding father of tiki bars and restaurants, set a limit of two per customer for this potent drink made with three kinds of rum, citrus, and spice.Todd Coleman