Best Rum Cocktails to Make at Home

Rum is among the most delicious and diverse spirits available, and the vast range of flavours offers plenty of opportunities to be creative with your choice of cocktail. In this post, we’ll take a look at a few of the best rum cocktails to make at home. The rich history and surrounding culture of rum date back many years, spanning the Caribbean and the Americas. From navy bottlings rich with molasses to tropical white rums, few other drinks enjoy such a range of flavours and spectrum of colours. Not only does this make rum a drink that can suit the needs of many, but such versatility also makes it the perfect base ingredient for some amazing cocktails. In this post, we give you the recipes you need for some of the best rum cocktails you can make at home.

Pina Colada

Although we aren’t particularly fond of getting caught in the rain, we’re definitely partial to a Pina Colada or two. This easy-to-make cocktail easily lets you get into a tropical holiday mood in a matter of minutes — what better way to relax after a long and arduous day at work? The creamy blend of coconut, pineapple and rum may taste amazing, but this particular cocktail is also deceptively simple to make.  Whether you’re celebrating in the sunshine during the hot summer months or sat indoors during winter imagining that you’re sat on a sandy beach — a Pina Colada is the perfect beverage.   Ingredients
  • 35 ml golden rum
  • 1 tbsp coconut-flavoured rum
  • 50 ml coconut cream
  • 50 ml pineapple juice
  • 3-4 pineapple chunks
  • Cherry/pineapple wedge (optional)
  1. Put all of the ingredients into a blender with crushed ice and serve once the mixture is smooth
  2. To top it off, garnish with a cherry or pineapple wedge
  3. Enjoy! It’s quick, easy and tasty — perfection!


A Daiquiri, if prepared correctly, is without a doubt one of the most sublime cocktails you could ever consume. Unfortunately, having just one poor-quality, sugar-filled Daiquiri is often enough to put most people off for life. The Daiquiri — the cocktail that Hemingway famously enjoyed — when prepared well, is simple, delicious and full of booze. This classic is incredibly easy to make at home, especially when you have the recipe right in front of you. If you often frequent cocktail bars, ordering a basic cocktail — such as this one — is a great way to size up their quality. We’ve given you the recipe for a classic daiquiri, but there are several flavour variations that are worth exploring. Ingredients Method
  1. Pour the rum, syrup and lime juice into a cocktail shaker and shake well to combine. If you don’t have a shaker, a blender will do the trick
  2. Pour into a Martini glass and garnish with a lime wedge.

Hot Buttered Rum

With the colder months right around the corner, the warm and sweet Hot Buttered Rum is the perfect winter drink to settle down with. The recipe does require you to gather more ingredients than the other cocktails in this post, but it is straightforward, allowing you to make one or two Hot Buttered Rums quickly. Ingredients
  • 1 small slice butter
  • 1 tsp ​brown sugar
  • 1 dash ​​cinnamon
  • 1 dash ​ground allspice
  • 1 dash ​ground nutmeg
  • 1 splash vanilla extract
  • 50 ml dark rum
  • 225 ml hot water
  1. Place the butter, sugar and spices into a coffee glass or mug and mix well
  2. Pour in the rum and top up with hot water
  3. Stir, serve and enjoy.