Best ever rum cocktail recipes

Try one of the 12 best ever rum cocktail recipes to knock your socks off. Some will warm you up, others will cool you down, and all of them will impress you

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Perfect for autumn, this pumpkin and spiced rum cocktail comes from Cahoots in Soho


Coco no loco

Spike the coconut water with Diplomatico Blanco for a slightly more virtuous cocktail

sly’s honey mule

This good-looking rum-based cocktail created by Julien Gualdoni would cause a stir at any drinks party. It combines sharpness from the limes, sweetness from the honey and a floral hit from the elderflower

Ron de replay

Produced entirely in Guatemala, Ron Zacapa is a product of the country’s rich soil, climate, and master blender Lorena Vásquez’s hands-on approach

Cocktail recipe: the classic mojito

The mojito was the cocktail you told us you most wanted the recipe for, and we’re not surprised as it is such a classic. Very refreshing and sure to whisk you away to the Caribbean

hot spiced cider cocktail

This super simple, soul-warming autumnal cocktail is sure to impress your guests. Serve warm and decorate with cinnamon sticks for added flair

Iced daiquiri lollies

If you like rum, these will become your go-to treat when fighting off that summer heat. Make a rum base, then flavour with your favourite fruit. These are pretty boozy though, so strictly for adults

Papacoco (bavaroise à la papaye)

In the Caribbean, a bavaroise has come to mean a milky (and often alcoholic) fruit drink – quite different from the creamy, fruity French dessert bavarois that is set with gelatine. The most popular flavours are soursop, papaya and guava

Shandy Murray

Wimbledon is in full swing and if you’re bored of Pimms already, we’ve got the perfect remedy. This cocktail, brilliantly named Shandy Murray, comes from The Shrub and Shutter, a fantastic bar in Brixton that features a menu of fun, innovative cocktails using local, seasonal ingredients alongside an weekly-changing selection of bar snacks designed to be paired with the cocktails. 

Lychee and mandarin mojito

This beautiful cocktail was created for a Chinese banquet. Mandarins or oranges are eaten at New Year as the colour symbolises gold and wealth. The raspberry adds redness – the luckiest colour according to the Chinese

Chocolate porter flip

We’ve revived and updated a classic dating back the the 17th century with our recipe for a chocolate porter flip. Serve this hot or cold

Marmalade and mandarin mojito

Marmalade mojitos make a deliciously jammy cocktail, made to look really delicious with mandarin slices and star anise. Try this five minute cocktail recipe for an easy refresher

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