Best rum cocktails for summer staycations

Best rum cocktails for summer staycations

As the weather hots up and thoughts turn to summer holidays, there’s no doubt that most people will be thinking of a ‘staycation’ due to travel restrictions, but this doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a delicious rum cocktail or two to remind you of more exotic locations. Here are some ideas to tempt your taste buds:

Rum Babalu

Add two parts of your favourite rum to some freshly squeezed lime juice, a squirt of maple syrup to taste and a little dash of Angosturas bitters, along with ice, to a cocktail shaker, and shake well. Pour into a highball glass and top up with ginger beer and an orange peel garnish.

Morse Code

A fabulous summer red colour, this cocktail is made using one and a half parts white rum to half a part pineapple flavoured rum, a squeeze of fresh lime juice and three-quarters of a simple sugar syrup, finished with a muddled strawberry to make a simply delicious taste of summer.

La Samanna Rum Punch

Last but not least, no cocktail list would be complete without a lovely rum punch recipe. Add half an ounce of dark rum to one ounce of gold rum, along with one and a half ounces of a simple sugar syrup to taste. Then, add fresh lime juice and passionfruit juice, along with half an ounce of guava berry liqueur for a final kick. Finish with a dash of Angostura bitters and garnish with a fresh pineapple wedge.

Get out your best engraved drinkware and give these delicious cocktails a try this summer.

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