Looking for rum cocktails to serve at your next drinks party? Try easy white rum cocktails like our classic mojito and daiquiri or one of our easy dark rum cocktails including a zombie and dark 'n' stormy rum punch.


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Rum cocktail recipes


Whisk yourself away to the Caribbean with our easy mojito recipe. Mix up this cocktail for a party using lime, fresh mint, white rum, sugar, Angostura bitters and soda water.

Three glasses of mojito, filled with ice, limes and garnished with mint leaves

Mai tai

Mai tais are a super fruity and fun rum-based cocktail to whip up for a weekend treat or to serve at your next drinks party.

Two mai tai cocktails topped with fresh mint

Classic daiquiri

White rum, fresh lime juice and caster sugar is all you need to make this classic cocktail.

Daiquiri cocktails in glasses on tray with lime wheels

Zombie cocktail

The go-to tipple for rum lovers: this zombie cocktail comes packed with three types of rum, mixed with anise liqueur and Angostura to make a fruity cocktail with plenty of vigour.

Three tall zombie cocktails with fruit in the background

Long island iced tea

Mix together rum, vodka, gin, tequila and triple sec to make this classic cocktail. Serve with plenty of ice.

an amber-cooured cocktail in a tall glass next to a silver cocktail shaker with wedges of lime

Frozen strawberry daiquiri

It's party time! Grab the strawberries, rum, lime juice and ice, then blitz it all together for quick-as-you-like homemade cocktails.

Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri Recipe

Black Mout Montserrat cocktail

This vibrant rum-based cocktail from Brixton restaurant Caribe’ features a punchy mix of spiced rum, ginger ale, lime and bitters.

A wooden table topped with a rum cocktail, with silver cocktail shakers and a wedge of lime on the side

Piña colada

Best drunk on holiday, next to the pool, ideally from a pineapple... piña coladas really are the bee's knees. Transport yourself to the tropics with our perfect recipe.

Piña colada cocktail in a glass, with pineapple wedge garnish

Dark and stormy rum punch

Want an easy rum punch recipe? Check out this quick and easy summer cocktail recipe with tropical pineapple, zesty limes and fiery ginger.

Dark and Stormy Punch Recipe

Classic mojito

The mojito was the rum 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. Try our mojito mocktail recipe here.

Original Mojito Recipe

Negroni cocktail recipe with rum

Rum makes this drink a little gentler than a classic gin negroni. Decant into a hip flask for sipping on wintry walks.

Two rum negronis in a short glass

Coco no loco

Want a refreshing rum cocktail recipe? Spike the coconut water with Diplomatico Blanco for a slightly more virtuous cocktail. We've got plenty more coconut recipes here too...

White Rum Cocktail Recipe with Coconut

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. Check out more of our best honey recipes here...

Sly’s Honey Mule Recipe

Ron de replay

Try this punchy dark rum cocktail. 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.

Dark Rum Cocktail Recipe with Brandy

Papacoco rum punch

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.

Papacoco Cocktail Recipe (Bavaroise À La Papaye Cocktail)

Shandy Murray

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.

Shandy Cocktail Recipe with Rum

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.

Mojito Recipe with Marmalade and Mandarin

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. We've got plenty more recipes to cool you down here...

Iced Lolly Daiquiri Recipe

Hot buttered rum

Golden rum is mixed with soft light brown sugar, unsalted butter and festive spices in this festive cocktail.

Two mugs filled with hot buttered rum, topped with a cinnamon stick

Christmas mojito

This Christmas mojito – mixing rum with cranberry juice and soda – is good enough to drink all year round.

Two glasses of pink-hued mojito with mint and metal straws

Calypso coffee

Strong coffee is spiked with coffee liqueur and rum before being topped with a snow-white layer of cream. It's great for the festive season and is easy to whip up at home.

A ribbed glass of coffee with white cream on the top, garnished with two coffee beans next to a wooden bowl of coffee beans

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Hannah GuinnessSenior sub editor and drinks writer

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