National Rum Day Cocktail Recipes from Your Favorite Caribbean Resorts
National Rum Day is coming up August 16th, and there’s no better way to celebrate the spirit all year round than with a rum cocktail.
We’ve received the best rum cocktail recipes from resorts located in Grenada, Saba, Panama, the Florida Keys, Belize, Turks and Caicos, and Anguilla.
So gather your friends and pour yourself a chilled rum cocktail.
Beautifully tucked away on the hillside atop Grand Anse Beach with an enclave of 37 luxury suites and villas, each with sweeping views of natural unspoiled beauty. Mount Cinnamon offers guests a private one-hour Grenada rum tasting session with a variety of local rums! Guests have the chance to learn about the history of rum in Grenada as well as rum processing techniques while sampling the spirits from local purveyors.
Whether you can make the trip to enjoy an on-site rum tasting along the beach and visit nearby distillery River Antoine, or you’re sipping the spirit from home, Mount Cinnamon is sharing a recipe for their Passion & Spice rum cocktail straight from the resort’s cocktail list to enjoy in time for the holiday!
- 1 ½ oz Rivers Rum
- Fresh ginger
- ¼ oz Simple Syrup
- 1 oz lime juice
- ½ oz peach schnapps
- Lime twist to garnish
- First, muddle the fresh ginger, rum and lime juice in a shaker
- Next, add simple syrup, passion fruit juice, peach schnapps and ice
- Then, shake vigorously, strain into a high ball glass filled with ice
- Garnish with a twist of lime and enjoy!
Mount Cinnamon’s Passion & Spice Rum cocktail uses rum direct from River Antione’s rum distillery found in Grenada. According to Mount Cinnamon’s skillful bartender Shannel Rivers Rum, “has an explosive aroma, that is clean and pure to the palette. Perfect for blending in any cocktail. Rivers rum is produced in small quantities, the production of this rum incorporates manual techniques, with emphasis on natural ingredients!”
Saba Rock’s Rum Sunset
This National Rum Day, the British Virgin Islands’ iconic Saba Rock is serving Rum Sunset cocktails from its guest-favorite ocean-view bar. Perched on the upper level of the one-acre cay is the island’s Sunset Bar & Lounge with panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea’s North Sound; modern, ergonomic furniture; and bar swings for a comfortable and stylish way for travelers to enjoy their time on island. With a tropical backdrop, guests can imbibe on craft cocktails amid a buzzing bar scene with action all day and into the night.
- 5 oz white rum
- 1 oz lemon juice
- 1 oz simple syrup
- Top with Merlot
- Add first three ingredients to shaker. Shake and pour into glass. Top with Merlot and garnish with rosemary.
Located in what many refer to as the ‘billionaire’s playground’ of the Caribbean, Saba Rock’s Sunset Bar & Lounge is the place to mingle and enjoy the view. Sunset Bar serves up daily Happy Hour specials, an array of small plates and tapas-style bar bites, and live music on Sunday night. Additional information on the bar and lively scene can be found at https://sabarock.com/bar.
Hotel La Compañía, Casco Antiguo, Panama
Panama’s historic district of Casco Antiguo is known for being the nightlife and gastronomic hub of Panama City. Now, the newest hotel in the vibrant neighborhood, Hotel La Compañía – a 17th century Jesuit convent turned luxury hotel, is getting all of the attention from visitors and locals alike with seven unique bars and restaurants. From its centuries-old roots as a religious site and then a retail store, the complex now consists of hotel with chef-driven gastronomy ranging from a fast-casual café and coffee bar to a fine-dining steakhouse, that each have a surprise, immersive twist.
As the new culinary and entertainment epicenter of Casco Antiguo, guests can sample the experience and history of Hotel La Compañía from the comfort of their homes with the hotel’s 1739 cocktail.
- 5 oz of Ron Abuelo 7 Year Anejo Rum
- 25 oz of Falernum
- 25 oz of Citric Acid
- Serve in a lowball glass with square ice cube. Garnish with dehydrated lime and flowers.
Hawks Cay Resort, the Florida Keys
Hawks Cay Resort is a 60-acre true tropical resort-destination situated on the secluded and intimate isle of Duck Key in the Florida Keys. Home to spacious villas and suites; six restaurants; a saltwater lagoon; five swimming pools; on-site water sports; fishing charters; and Dolphin Connection facility, Hawks Cay is the ideal vacation spot for guests seeking the quintessential tropical escape centered on fun in the sun with virtually every water-related activity imaginable. This National Rum Day, guests-to-be can get a taste of the Keys by stirring up Hawks Cay’s Come to Papa cocktail.
- 5oz Papa’s Pilar Blonde Rum
- 2oz pineapple juice
- .5oz mango puree
- .25oz lime juice
- Combine all ingredients in a shaker and pour over ice.
Cayo Espanto’s Espanto Wave
Home to seven villas total and located three miles off the coast of Belize, Cayo Espanto is a barefoot luxe island resort perfect for intimate getaways. Each villa comes equipped with a personal butler, private dock area and customized meals set by the on-island world-renowned chef – allowing guests to enjoy their time on the island without a care in the world. The paradise background of the Belizean waters, spa offers and incredible sunsets make for the perfect getaway. The resort’s on-island staff help to customize the perfect and ideal experience for each traveler throughout their stay. The private island resort’s favorited Espanto Wave is the ideal way to enjoy National Rum Day while planning a future visit. Including images here and directions on how to re-create the cocktail below.
- 1 ounce of Captain Morgan Rum
- 5 ounce of Blue Curacao Liquor
- 3 ounce of Amaretto
- 5 ounce of Triple Sec
- 1 ounce of Pineapple squash
- 1 ounce of Lime juice
- 1 tablespoon of Sugar
- Ice cubes
- Blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth and frozen.
- Sit back, relax and create a taste of your own private island paradise from the comfort of your home.
- Plan your visit to Cayo Espanto!
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa’s Barefoot’s Rum Jungle
Sitting along a stretch of direct and exclusive beachfront access, Hilton Sandestin provides guests with easy access and shuttle service to nearby attractions, including golf, cultural centers, state parks, shopping outlets, and the vibrant Village at Baytowne Wharf. The resort also offers a variety of on-property activities such as bike rentals, watersports, tennis courts, a world-class spa, as well as dining options, including the area’s only AAA Four Diamond steakhouse, Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood. The secluded coastal escape provides travelers with the opportunity to enjoy a tropical getaway with a unique small-town charm. Including the following details on how the resort’s Rum Jungle cocktail can be imbibed at home this National Rum Day.
- ½ oz Bacardi Black rum
- ½ oz Bacardi Coconut rum
- ¼ oz Goslings 151
- ¼ oz Bacardi Oakheart
- ½ oz Crème de Banana
- 2 oz Orange Juice
- 2 oz Pineapple Juice
- ¼ oz Grenadine
- Pineapple Garnish
- Mix all ingredients together into a cocktail shaker
- Pour into a glass of your choosing and enjoy!
Ocean Club Resorts’ Ginger Lemonade
Located right along the world-renowned Grace Bay Beach and turquoise waters of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, sits Ocean Club Resorts, two sister properties that provide the ideal location to activities and direct beach access for a paradise getaway. Both all-suite resorts feature a kitchen, washer/dryer and porch area, making each visitor feel like they’ve found their idyllic beach home. Watersports, bike rentals, tennis courts and beachside activities can all be found at the resort and are included in the stay. The following recipe is the perfect way to enjoy National Rum Day.
- 1 piece of 10 cm (70g) of ginger peeled and chopped
- 1 cup of lemon juice (about three to four lemons)
- 1/3 cup of maple syrup
- 6 cup of water
- 2 lemons cut into slices for garnish
- Place the ginger in a food processor or blender. Add fresh lemon juice and process until smooth. Add water and maple syrup. Mix well.
- Strain out ginger pulp. Serve in glasses filled with ice. Add white rum to taste for a more “happy hour” inspired drink.
- Book your stay at Ocean Club Resorts while enjoying this island-inspired cocktail.
Frangi’s Island – Famous Rum Punch
Set on Meads Bay, one of Anguilla’s most renowned beaches, Frangipani Beach Resort has set itself apart as one of the premier luxury boutique resorts in the Caribbean. Located on one of the most picturesque Anguillan islands, the resort has become famous for their Frangi’s Island Famous Rum Punch created by the resort’s general manager, Scott Kircher. “This is my take on a classic Caribbean rum punch with just enough lime zest and bitters to take the edge off hottest and saltiest days at the beach,” said Kircher. You will be instantly transported to Meads Bay!
Frangi’s Island Rum Punch recipe:
- – 1-part fresh squeezed lime juice
- – 2 parts simple syrup
- – ½ part Amaretto Disaronno
- – 1 part guava nectar
- – 2 parts passionfruit juice
- – 3 parts spice rum (Mount Gay)
- – 1 part dark rum (Myers’s)
- – Angostura bitters, to taste (we like a healthy portion)
- – Sprinkle of fresh ground nutmeg for garnish
- – Stir all ingredients except nutmeg
- – Serve over ice
- – Sprinkle with fresh ground nutmeg and garnish with a lime wedge
Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort
Guests at The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort can enjoy the hotel’s signature cocktail, Tropical Mojito. This cocktail, inspired by the great Cuban classic Mojito, uses typical elements and ingredients of the nearby Coclé region. Seco Herrerano Rum, a popular liquor brand and one of the most widely represented liquors in Panama has remained a force throughout the country’s history as it has been rooted in the country’s customs and traditions for more than a century. Fruit and spices cultivated in the nearby Santa Monica Farm are represented throughout the cocktail with flavors such as pineapple, passion fruit, coconut, and cinnamon, which are common elements consumed in the homes of Coclé.
Tropical Mojito Recipe
1 oz. SECO HERRERANO RUM
1 oz. SYRUP WITH CINNAMON, COCONUT AND SUGARCANE
1 oz. PASSION FRUIT JUICE
6 PIECES OF LEMON, JUICED
12 FRESH MINT LEAVES
CANDIED PINEAPPLE SLICES
The cocktail is garnished with mint leaves, dry pineapple slices, shaved coconut, and a burnt cinnamon stick.