10 Most Popular Rum Cocktails

Whether you’re looking for ways to use rum you already have or planning a tropical-themed party, the most popular rum cocktails are real crowd-pleasers.

Different delicious popular rum cocktails on black table

Though many of these cocktails highlight sweet elements, there are some options for those without much of a sweet tooth.

Some of these drinks require more preparation than others, but no matter your bartending skill level, you’ll find a great option here!

From simple soda and spirit combinations to more complicated mixed drinks, these cocktails will make a statement at your next event.


While some of the most popular rum cocktails are tropical, others use the spirit to create mixed drinks with complex notes.

With fruity drinks for warm nights and spicy rum cocktails for when it gets chilly, rum cocktails are versatile. There are plenty of options on this list for everyone, even if sweet cocktails aren’t your thing!

If we missed your favorite popular rum cocktail, let us know in the comments below! If it’s excellent, we might just add it to this list.

Different delicious popular rum cocktails on black table

Most Popular Rum Cocktails

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  1. Pick your favorite recipe
  2. Gather all the needed ingredients
  3. Prep a summer cocktail in less than 5 minutes

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Written by Paul Kushner

I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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