16 Super Simple Drinks Starring Rum!

Written by Tabitha Butler

January 30, 2021

Ready to upgrade beyond the basic rum and Coke? This spectacular collection of simple rum drinks includes tropical rum punch, sea-worthy rum cocktails, and many more incredible rum concoctions.

If you like tropical drinks, you’ll love this one – so many people love it, it’s the national drink of Puerto Rico! You’ll need white rum, cream of coconut, pineapple juice, and a blender to mix up this dreamy creamy treat. View Recipe

This ominous-sounding dark rum drink is made with Gosling’s Black Seal Rum, ginger beer, and lime wedge as a garnish. Like many rum drinks, it’s a favorite of sailors and seafarers around the globe. View Recipe

An old sailing rhyme used to go, “red sky in the morning, sailor’s warning, red sky at night, sailor’s delight.” This ‘red sky’ might just be both, with a dangerously delicious mix of spiced rum, orange juice, and grenadine. View Recipe

Coming straight from Cuba, this classic cocktail just requires some white rum, simple syrup, and club soda, along with muddled lime wedges and mint leaves. View Recipe

This is one of the simplest rum drinks out there, but don’t let that fool you – it’s also one of the best. With just light rum, simple syrup, and fresh lime juice, this refreshing drink is one for the history books. View Recipe

Invented in a New Orleans speakeasy, this iconic rum cocktail pairs well with partying at Mardi Gras. White rum and dark rum again take center stage, along with orange juice, passion fruit juice, lime juice, and grenadine. View Recipe

Grab your bathing suit and sunscreen – this is a tropical vacation in a glass. Rum fans of all kinds can enjoy it too – white rum and dark rum are both stars of the show. View Recipe

This fresh and fruity rum cocktail combines gold rum, coconut rum, orange juice, pineapple juice, and a splash of grenadine for a sweet, smooth island cocktail experience. View Recipe

If you’re looking for rum punch, this is the holy grail. With light rum, dark rum, spiced rum, and coconut rum together, it’s one of the most potent punches you’ll ever taste. View Recipe

This tasty tropical rum cocktail recipe mixes up Pusser’s Rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, and cream of coconut, and you can garnish it with a slice of pineapple, a cherry, and some grated nutmeg for a little extra sweetness. View Recipe

This delightful coconut rum cocktail is sweet, simple, and just right for sipping on a hot summer night. Just mix up cinnamon whiskey, coconut rum and Coke, and you’ll be warmer than a bonfire! View Recipe

If you’re sick of mimosas but still want something boozy to sip at brunch, we’ve got you covered. With coconut rum, 99 Bananas, pineapple juice, and Grand Marnier, you’ll be in heaven before you even finish your first glass! View Recipe

This wild tropical rum mixed drink recipe combines amaretto, rum, coconut rum, Peach Schnapps, and passion fruit juice, and is garnished with a cherry for some extra beachy flair. View Recipe

This passionate cocktail combines Peach Schnapps, mango nectar, mango rum, and grenadine, for the perfect blend of sweet and sour flavors, but if you don’t have mango rum, any tropical rum will do! View Recipe

Rum might be a sailors’ liquor, but this hillbilly rum punch is welcome at any hoedown! Mix white rum, Peach Schnapps, amaretto, cranberry juice, and lemon lime soda, and you’ll be square-dancing in no time. View Recipe

Last but certainly not least, the rum and coke float is one of the tastiest twists on the rum and coke that we’ve ever tried. With 2 parts rum and 3 parts Cola, all you need is some vanilla ice cream and a lemon wedge, and you’ve got yourself a drinkable dessert! View Recipe