Cherry rum drinks are a delicious and refreshing way to enjoy the sweet and tart flavors of cherries with the smooth, warm taste of rum. Whether you’re looking for a fruity cocktail to sip on a hot summer day or a cozy drink to warm you up on a chilly evening, cherry rum drinks are the perfect choice. These drinks typically feature rum as the base spirit, which is then mixed with cherry juice or syrup, fresh cherries, and other flavorful ingredients like lime juice, mint, or ginger beer.
If you’re a fan of fruity, tropical drinks, or if you simply love the taste of cherries, then you’re sure to enjoy the recipes for cherry rum drinks. They’re perfect for sharing with friends or enjoying on your own as a sweet and satisfying treat.
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 elegant rum cocktail has a gorgeous presentation, served in a tall-stemmed cocktail glass with one large square of ice creating an island in a sea of red. This cocktail combines rum with cherry brandy and Amarena cherry syrup. If you can’t find Amarena cherries, you can use Luxardo cherries.
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.
Another easy three-ingredient cocktail, this recipe comes from the Cruzan rum company. It’s a simple yet delicious mix of black cherry-flavored rum, cola, and lime juice. Black cherries are sweeter than regular cherries, and the same goes for black cherry-flavored rum. You can always use diet cola if you want to reduce the sugar and calories of this cocktail.
Cherry coke is the best Coca-Cola product in my opinion, and the Cherry Rum and Coke is thus a major upgrade to the classic Cuban rum and coke cocktail. This elaborate recipe makes a pitcher’s worth and requires you to make your own cherry simple syrup from fresh cherries, sugar, and water. I also like that this is a dark rum cocktail that enhances the rich caramel and molasses notes in aged rum.
I’ve saved my favorite cherry rum drink for last! This crowd-pleasing recipe is a great option for end-of-summer or beginning-of-fall parties. It combines numerous fresh juices including citrus, pomegranate, and black cherry juice with both white and gold rum. The dash of bitters gives it complexity and balances the tangy and sweet juices perfectly.
Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.
In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.