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20 Must-Try Summer Rum Cocktails

I’ve rounded up the best summer rum cocktails that keep me coming back for more. These drinks are perfect for cooling down and adding a spark to any summer day. I love mixing these up because they’re simple, refreshing, and full of flavor. We’re talking fruity punches, spicy blends, and everything in between. Each recipe is a hit at gatherings, making any occasion feel like a tropical getaway. Trust me, you’ll want to try each one to find your favorite. I strongly recommend this roundup for an unforgettable summer.

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A summer rum cocktail in a tropical beach setting. The cocktail is a refreshing mix of rum with tropical juices like pineapple or mango, served in a stylish glass, garnished with a slice of fruit and a little umbrella. It's vibrant and colorful, embodying the spirit of summer. The background features a picturesque beach scene with clear blue waters, white sandy beaches, palm trees, and a bright sunny sky, capturing the relaxed and joyful atmosphere of a tropical summer day.

20 Summer Rum Cocktails

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
4.8 from 4 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Caribbean
Keyword: summer rum cocktails
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

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.

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