Rum is inherently tropical, made from fermented sugarcane native to the Caribbean Island. While many of the most popular rum cocktails feature summer flavors found in the tropics, like coconut, pineapple, and lime, rum pairs well with summer fruits from northern regions as well.
One of the most popular fruits in colder countries is cherries. My list of cherry rum cocktails shows you how to enjoy your favorite summer fruit in liquid form.
Read on to discover the best cherry rum drinks to make for your next dinner party or cookout.
This super alcoholic cocktail uses two different flavored spirits in conjunction with lemon-lime soda and fresh lime juice. Black cherry rum and citron vodka create a concentrated cherry-lime flavor that almost tastes like a liqueur.
The fizzy lemon-lime soda and splash of grenadine give it that childhood nostalgia. This recipe makes two drinks, but you can easily scale it up for larger parties.
This sweet and spicy cocktail swaps smokey tequila for spicy Bacardi Superior rum. You combine rum, orange liqueur, and cherry simple syrup with lime juice. If you don’t want to make simple syrup, you can use maraschino cherry syrup instead.
My favorite thing about this cocktail is the cayenne-infused salt rim and sliced jalapeno and cherry garnish.
Another novel take on a classic, the Cherry Rum Mule is a simple and sophisticated recipe that adds complexity with a stronger-tasting spirit. White rum is the harshest-tasting rum variety, pairing well with rich and zesty flavors.
This recipe uses fresh cherries to muddle with lime juice before topping with rum and ginger beer.
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.