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5 Refreshing Cocktails to Celebrate National Rum Day

Rum is the very essence of the Caribbean — sugar cane turned into a rich, aromatic, and subtle sweet spirit evocative of warm tropical weather. But you don’t have to travel overseas to experience authentic barrel-aged rum.

It’s available right here in our Louisiana distillery!

Enjoy our rum as a sipper or mixed into some of the most popular classic recipes. Here are 5 refreshing cocktails to celebrate National Rum Day:

1. Mojito

The Cuban specialty is the 10th most popular cocktail worldwide, and it’s enjoyed everywhere. Fresh mint and lime juice are the most refreshing combination — the perfect stage for our tequila-cask finished rum to shine. Muddled cocktails are in vogue right now, and the mojito is the most popular in the category.

  • 1.5 oz NOËL Rum (buy now
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 6 sprigs of mint
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • Sparkling water 

In a rocks glass, muddle the mint with the sugar, add the lemon wedges, and muddle until squeezed. Pour the rum, fill with crushed ice, and top with soda. Stir gently and garnish with a mint sprig.

2. Daiquiri

After the mojito, the daiquiri is the most famous Cuban cocktail, and they share personalities — they‘re both made with rum, lime juice, and sugar. However, the daiquiri looks and feels fancier, as it’s often served on slick martini glasses. This three-ingredient combo is easy to make at home and shows how balance is all you need to craft the perfect drink.

  • 2 oz NOËL Rum (buy now
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar

Fill a shaker with ice and add the ingredients. Shake for 10 seconds and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

3. Hurricane

This 1940s exotic and colorful drink is as stunning as it is delicious. The original recipe calls for a curvy cocktail glass, the hurricane glass; however, you can use a highball if you don‘t have tropical glassware. 

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4. Cuba Libre

The famous Cuba Libre is one of the simplest cocktails to make, and it‘s one of the most comforting. The combination of rum and coke is a match made in heaven, and it’s even more special with a squirt of lime juice. The fancy version of the rum and coke has room in every cocktail lover’s heart.

  • 1.5 oz NOËL Rum (buy now
  • Top Coca-Cola

Fill a highball glass with fresh ice, pour the rum, top with Coca-Cola, and garnish with a lime wedge.

5. Piña Colada

Literally “strained pineapple,” the original Piña Colada was made with freshly pressed pineapple juice (which needed to be strained), coconut cream, and rum. The Piña Colada tastes like you’re on a cruise, and it’s for the tropical combination of pineapple and coconut. This is Puerto Rico’s national drink, but it’s now a world phenomenon.

  • 1.5 oz NOËL Rum (buy now
  • 1 oz coconut cream
  • 2 oz fresh pineapple juice

Blend the ingredients with ice, garnish with a pineapple leaf and a cherry, and serve immediately.

Having a bottle of NOËL rum around is always a good idea, and now that you know how to make the most popular rum-based cocktails, the sky’s the limit. Call some friends over and add tropical vibes to your get-together with rum!

Enjoy National Rum Day with NOËL Spirits!

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