Do you know what today is? Why it is a favorite of mine: National Rum Day. Rum has always been one of my favorite things to enjoy as an adult, whether it is just in plain Coke or a tasty tropical drink. So in honor of this holiday, I am sharing the best rum drinks to help make this holiday fun.
So what are some of my favorite drinks? I thought I would share first which is my favorite rum. Bear in mind, I have absolutely no working relationship with this rum brand, they are just my favorite because of my love for Jamaica.
I absolutely adore Appleton’s Rare Blend rum, especially when I mix it with just plain soda. It is smooth and doesn’t have an after taste to it.
In fact, I can’t wait until we head back to Sandals Montego Bay next year so I can stock up! I can also stock up on Sangster’s Rum Cream, as well for my Dirty Banana recipe. You can only get it in Jamaica, so it is something else to look forward to!
RUM FACT: In 1764, the British Crown placed a tax on sugar, molasses and rum on the American colonies. This tax was called The Sugar Act of 1764. It was instrumental in the unrest that finally became the American Revolution.
No one really knows who started #NationalRumDay, but I am sure glad that this person did! Often when you think of rum, you think of the beach and Jack Sparrow. Recently we took a trip to the Exuma Cays, and happened to visit that exact sandbar!
Did you know? Rum is the third most popular spirit in the United States? I can certainly understand why.
Best Rum Drinks To Celebrate National Rum Day:
Okay, since Fall is coming, I just had to share this next recipe! It is one I never would have thought of, but I am glad that I found it!
SPIKED PUMPKIN SPICE MOCHA LATTE
Thank you Simply Darrling for sharing this recipe for Spiked Pumpkin Spice Mocha Latte. You just made my whole Winter.
CLASSIC HURRICANE COCKTAIL
Flour on my Face has shared an absolutely delicious recipe for a Classic Hurricane Cocktail. I guess it is is too early in the day to make one of these?
CLASSIC ZOMBIE COCKTAIL
Jana at Whisky+Sunshine has always been a favorite blogger of mine. I actually got to meet her in person during a press trip to Sandals Resorts. Once I started reading her blog, I found out that she has the MOST amazing recipes. So it was a no-brainer to check out her Classic Zombie Cocktail. Make sure you check out the recipe she has to go with it!
MANGO RUM SPRITZER
Organized Island shared this amazing cocktail for Mango Jango Cocktail with Rum. I thought it was the perfect addition because I am ready to head back to island time. I think this drink will definitely take me there!
AUTUMN SPICED RUM CIDER COCKTAIL
Honeyandbirch.com shared a drink recipe that definitely fall under the category of best rum drinks. Who would have that that there are so many Fall drink recipes that feature rum? So make sure you check out her Autumn Spiced Rum Cider Cocktail.
So those are just a few wonderful recipes that you can make to celebrate National Rum Day! As always, make sure that you are responsible when drinking these delicious recipes. Trekking and Tasting and all the other blogs mentioned above want you to be safe when you enjoy our recipes.