If You Like Piña Coladas… Celebrate National Rum Day With These Delicious Recipes!

Photo by Ryan Gleason, Boulton & Watt

August 16th is National Rum Day! The ultimate summer liquor is celebrating its special day, and so should you. Beat the heat by recreating these rum-refresher cocktail recipes from some seriously talented NYC bartenders!

Photo by Forrest Point

Taako’s Good Here (Teylor Smirl, Forrest Point)

1 oz Brugal 1888 Rum

1 oz MÔTÔ whiskey

.75 oz. lime juice

.75 oz. pineapple juice

.75 oz. simple syrup

Handful diced red and orange bell peppers

Dash of Bittermens Hellfire Habanero Shrub

Orange pepper (for garnish)

Combine ingredients into a shaker and shake hard. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a cut of pepper.

Photo by Ryan Gleason, Boulton & Watt

Pensando En Ti (Josh Cameron, Boulton & Watt)

2 oz. Plantation Original Dark Rum

1.5 oz. coconut milk

.25 oz. allspice dram

.25 oz. Cardamaro

.5 oz. simple syrup

.5 oz. lime juice

Rose petals (for garnish)

Shake all the ingredients in a shaker and pour over crushed ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with rose petals and a cinnamon stick.

Photo by Jenna Murray, Park Ave Tavern

Classic Daiquiri (Will Benedetto, Park Avenue Tavern)

2 oz. Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum

.75 oz. lime juice

.75 oz. sugar

Lime (garnish)

Shake all ingredients in a shaker and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a floating lime wheel.

Photo by Drexler’s

Jones Peach (Mikey Diehl, Drexler’s)

1.5 oz. Denizen Rum

.75 oz. Amero Aperitif

1 oz. lime juice

.5 oz. simple syrup

Dehydrated peach (for garnish)

Build ingredients in a shaker tin and shake away. Strain into a chilled coupe over ice and garnish with dehydrated peach.

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