25 Homemade Dark Rum Cocktail Recipes

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There’s no doubt you’ll crave a taste of these one-of-a-kind dark rum cocktails!

If you’re looking for a new twist on a classic, dark rum cocktail is the way to go.

I love dark rum drinks because they don’t taste like regular cocktails.

Instead of using sweet vermouth and gin, you use dark rum and it gives them an entirely different taste.

Each of these drinks has its own unique flavor profile that will appeal to different people.

You can also adjust the proportions to make them more or less sweet.

Plus, they’re super strong.

Some of these will send you to sleep, while others will leave you feeling tipsy but safe.

Have fun with these dark rum cocktails!

25 Homemade Dark Rum Cocktails Recipes

1. Dark ‘n’ Stormy

If you need something light, sweet, and warm to drink while cooking this winter, look no further than a Dark ‘n’ Stormy.

At first glance, it looks like any other cocktail.

But when you open the bottle to pour yourself a healthy glass of liquid courage, it’s actually made with rum!

Just a few ingredients, including honey and ginger-infused vodka – boozy goodness at its finest.

2. Hawaiian Mai Tai

Hawaiian mai tais are the most popular variation of the classic cocktail.

They’re made with apple brandy, lemon juice, and pineapple juice.

They’re light, fruity, and perfect for summer days.

The drink is so refreshing that you can enjoy it all day long.

This recipe only calls for two ingredients: pineapple juice and vanilla vodka.

But if you want to up the flavor, add a bit of salt or brown sugar.

3. Blackberry Dark And Stormy

I can’t think of a better way to start the day than with this blackberry and dark rum drink.

It’s simple, but it packs an amazing flavor.

It also has some nice texture from the cream cheese and sour cream.

If you have time, make this a few days ahead of time because it needs to chill before serving.

And try it with fresh blackberries instead of frozen because they will hold their shape better!

4. Brass Monkey

This delicious, rum-soaked monkey is a popular Christmas party drink.

And it looks just like some naughty monkeys from the Disney Channel.

The ingredients list is pretty small – just four different ingredients, plus water and sugar.

But since this drink uses banana liquor for flavor, it takes on quite a complex taste that’s hard to describe.

Luckily, it tastes great!

It also has a light, tangy alcohol flavor that’s not too strong but not mild either.

(Other bottles of booze for this drink include Absolut vodka, Bailey’s Irish Cream, and Tanqueray dark rum.)

(Please don’t try this at home!)

5. Zombie

I love how this recipe combines the most creepy combination of flavors.

It’s salty, spicy, and tart, all at once – a winning combination that’ll get your tastebuds raring to go!

This zucchini bread is just as moist and tender as any other kind.

It has a great texture thanks to the addition of applesauce.

And if you love cinnamon, I highly recommend you try this recipe out.

It’s so good that even the zombies won’t be able to resist it.

6. Rum Old Fashioned

One thing’s for certain: rum makes everything better.

This drink is a classic. It’s sweet and creamy, with just the right amount of spice and heat.

Fun fact: If you don’t have rum on hand, it will work just as well with bourbon or vodka.

For an extra punch, try using white rum or applejack instead of brown.

The flavor profile will be slightly different but it will still be delicious.

7. Rum Negroni

This drink is a classic, and there’s no point in skipping it.

It’s boozy, aromatic, and just downright delicious.

Yes, you can make a rum sour with three different kinds of liquor.

But this recipe puts a twist on the classic by adding vermouth to the mix.

It’s gin-forward and has only two ingredients – vermouth and gin – but it tastes like it took hours to prepare!

The vermouth adds an almost tangy flavor that pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the rum.

And don’t worry about blending your 3 or 4 different liquors; I know what you should be doing.

8. The Kramble

If you’re a fan of the classic chicken pot pie, this recipe is the next one to try.

The cranberry sauce is sweet and tart, with just a hint of depth.

Meanwhile, the breadcrumb topping is soft and crumbly and has a wonderful crunchy texture.

You can either serve it warm or let it chill overnight to make dinner rolls for breakfast.

9. Dark Rum Mojito

If you’re a rum lover, then this is the recipe for you.

This dark rum mojito will give you an authentic experience of drinking rum while enjoying a tasty cocktail.

The combination of sweet and sour is absolutely phenomenal.

Even when it comes to the minty finish, you can still taste the sweetness from the rum.

Plus, it’s super easy to make!

All you need are 4 ingredients and about 15 minutes.

10. Rum Swizzle

If you’re a fan of the sweet and sour flavors in this traditional Caribbean recipe, then swizzling is the way to go.

It takes just 30 minutes to make and looks super fancy.

It has a fruity taste that’s perfect for summer barbecues.

Depending on what kind of rum you use, it can be boozy or mellow.

Plus, it’s easy enough that you can make it anytime!

11. Rum And Ginger

When it comes to cocktails, rum and ginger is king.

The combination of sweet and spicy flavors creates an amazing harmony that I just can’t get enough of.

Plus, the added flavor of fresh ginger adds a whole new dimension to an already great drink.

This drink is so good, you’ll want to make this at home all the time!

12. Black Mojito

Mojito is an elegant drink that’s perfect for parties and celebrations.

But what if you could combine the taste of mojito with the elegance of a cocktail?

This black mojito has just that!

With this recipe, you’ll have a delicious option to enjoy any time of day.

It pairs sweet and refreshing lime juice with a subtle mint flavor.

While it may sound complicated, it’s actually as easy as mixing some ice, rum, and mint leaves into your glass.

Chill your drink before serving so it doesn’t dilute too much.

Plus, this recipe makes a great gift to help keep birthday celebrations flowing through the holiday season!

13. Rum Hot Toddy

A savory, spicy stew with a strong rum flavor?

You know it’s going to be good when you hear about it.

This rum hot toddy is one of the most flavorful drinks on this list.

It’s not overly sweet or sour.

Instead, it has a wonderfully balanced flavor that’ll leave your taste buds dancing.

It takes about 3 hours to make and is perfect for warming up on a chilly night.

14. Café Reggae

If you love the flavors of Cuba, then you’ll probably enjoy this reggae version.

It features a sweet and spicy mango sauce that tastes like a tropical breeze.

The flavor is bold, but not so much as to make your mouth water.

It’s like Cuban food in an ice cream cone!

15. Sea Monster Mai Tai

This recipe is the perfect way to celebrate your summer with a unique cocktail.

The flavors of this drink are made up of lime juice, oranges, pineapple, cucumber, and mint.

They’re combined in a delicious cocktail that’s texturally pleasing!

The mix of fruity flavors makes the drink refreshing and colorful.

Plus, it’s made with simple ingredients so you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen.

Toss this succulent favorite into your glass and enjoy!

16. Rum Sour

If you love rum, this is the drink for you.

It goes well with any food, whether that’s a burger or just a sweet tea.

The taste of rum makes it such a popular mixer and always on hand in my house.

Plus, it’s so easy to make!

You’ll only need five ingredients, and all it takes is shaking and pouring.

You can use beer or dark rum for this recipe.

However, if you want to add a little bit of complexity to the flavor, try using white rum instead.

Either way, it’s rich and delicious!

17. Tropical Rum Jungle Bird

Tropical rum jungle bird is a sweet and tropical dessert that’s sure to please.

This recipe only calls for four ingredients and 20 minutes.

It’s so simple, you probably have everything on hand!

But don’t worry, it doesn’t just taste amazing.

The texture of the cake is also outstanding.

It has a rich cinnamon-molasses flavor with a delicate sweetness from the rum and cream cheese frosting.

Top it off with some chopped nuts for crunchiness and crunch.

(The combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, vanilla extract, and rum makes this cake melt in your mouth.)

18. Spiced Hot Buttered Rum

This recipe is the perfect balance of sweet and spicy.

It’s made with simple ingredients and can be prepared in just 30 minutes.

It features buttered rum, ginger-infused cream, honey, cinnamon, clove, and lemon juice.

The blend of flavors makes the drink so refreshing.

Serve it with ice for a cool treat or enjoy in warm weather for a bit more warmth.

19. Black & Vanilla

Black and vanilla are a classic combination, and neither is better than the other.

But this cake mix may be your new favorite.

It’s sweet, moist, and full of flavor.

Plus, it looks like something out of a Marshmallow Fluff ad!

This recipe makes an ideal birthday cake for any occasion.

Plus, if you want to change things up a bit, try them in brownies or cheesecake bars!

20. Zombie Tentacle

You’ll need a few things to make this zombie-themed cake.

First, you’ll use vanilla pudding for the middle layer.

Then, for the top layer, you’ll stuff it with crushed pineapple and top it off with coconut whipped cream.

The whole thing is covered in chocolate ganache.

I liked how these cakes turned out because they worked well as mini-cakes.

I think they would be just as cute served up on an individual serving tray or even a disposable platter.

21. Spiced Rum With Marmalade

This is a classic rum drink that has a lovely orange and vanilla flavor.

It’s sweet enough to be served in place of coffee, but it’s stronger than your average latte.

It has such an amazing depth of flavors, from the orange marmalade to the rum and spices.

You really can’t go wrong with this recipe.

The only tricky part is finding the best rum for this drink!

22. Passion Fruit Mai Tai

This recipe combines passion fruit and mango into one mai tai cocktail.

It’s sweet, tart, and has a delicious coconut flavor.

It’s bright, refreshing, and full of tropical flavors that are just right for summer.

This recipe is also easy to make.

You only need five ingredients – passion fruit juice, coconut rum, white rum, pineapple juice (or fresh mango), and ice cubes.

It’s the perfect summer drink for hot days!

23. Hibiscus Dark & Stormy

Dark and sweet, this hibiscus cocktail is just what you need to warm up on a cool night.

It’s also surprisingly light – so much so that it would be great for drinking as a snack or dessert.

So use any vessel you like, but I recommend the glass in which you serve it and enjoy.

If you want something more tart and lemony, try adding some lemon juice instead of simple syrup.

Of course, the combination of dark rum and hibiscus is already pretty sweet on its own.

24. Sparkling Red Cherry Rum

This is another classic cocktail with a twist.

Instead of the usual sherry, try this delicious red cherry rum recipe instead.

It’s sweet and tart, with just enough fruitiness to be fun.

It makes a lovely addition to any lit-up summer night.

It pairs well with seafood or meat dishes.

25. The Dark Velvet

The Dark Velvet is a layered dessert where the chocolate and coffee fruit cake layers are topped with velvety coconut whipped cream.

This is another dessert that’s great for people who aren’t ready to give up chocolate.

You can easily modify it, though. You could also make it vegan by skipping the chocolate layer or adding something like homemade vegan caramel.

25 Homemade Dark Rum Cocktails Recipes

25 Homemade Dark Rum Cocktails Recipes

These dark rum cocktails are so unique, you’ll want to try them all!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Keyword 25 Homemade Dark Rum Cocktails Recipes
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