Celebrate National Rum Day With the Best Caribbean Rum Drinks

Looking for rum recipes? National Rum Day is August 16, and in honor of this aged spirit, we're celebrating with four of our favorite rum-infused cocktails from resorts in the Caribbean. (As if we needed another excuse to drink rum.) Another round please!

Best Caribbean Rum Drinks | Drink Recipes | Island Cocktails | JD Special
JD Special: Harmony Hill villa – Tryall Club, JamaicaCourtesy Tryall Club

Harmony Hill villa is a private oasis at The Tryall Club offering the finest in Caribbean living. Nestled over 350 feet above sea level on seven acres of tropical splendor, the seven-bedroom villa features panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea, deep valleys and golf course. Here's villa bartender Jerome Dellon's signature cocktail for cooling down on hot days.

JD Special Recipe
12 oz. Appleton VX Jamaica Rum
6 oz. June Plum Juice
1 oz. Lime Juice 8 slices of fresh mango (cubed)
1 handful of ice cubes (6-8 cubes)
4 cubes of melon
4 thin slices cucumber (as garnish)

Combine all liquids and fruit in a blender and blend until smooth. Add ice cubes and blend so it forms a frosty texture and is almost frozen. Serve in a hurricane glass and garnish with fresh cucumber and melon cube.

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Frozen Bligh's Blood Mojito: Beach Café & Bar – Cotton House, Mustique
Frozen Bligh's Blood Mojito: Beach Café & Bar – Cotton House, MustiqueCourtesy Cotton House

The Beach Cafe & Bar at the Cotton House - the only luxury resort on the island of Mustique - is known to have the largest Mojito Menu in the Grenadines.

Frozen Bligh's Blood Mojito Recipe 2.5 oz. Captain Bligh's Rum (St. Lucian Rum)
4 oz. Blood Orange Puree
2 Slices of Fresh Island Limes
8 Large Fresh Mint Leaves
1 oz. Teaspoon Demerara Raw Brown Sugar Soda Splash Ice

Muddle the fresh lime, 6 mint leaves and Demerara sugar in a Mojito glass. Fill a martini shaker with ice. Add Bligh’s Rum and blood orange puree. Blend until frozen. Pour in the frozen mixture of ice, rumand puree over the top of the lime mint mixture. Splash the top with soda and garnish quickly with remaining mint sprig.

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Sunset Passion Colada: Sunset Grill – Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, St Thomas, USVI
Sunset Passion Colada: Sunset Grill – Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, St Thomas, USVICourtesy Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort

Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort in St. Thomas is a premier accommodation option in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The resort's Sunset Grill is an open-air restaurant overlooking the harbor that serves up specialty frozen cocktail drinks with Caribbean and American fare like this one.

Sunset Passion Colada Recipe
1oz of Bacardi Gold Rum
1oz of Passion fruit puree
1oz of Pina Colada mix
¼oz of Passion fruit mix
½ cup of ice

Pour Bacardi Gold rum, pina colada mix, passion fruit mix, passion fruit puree and ice in a blender. Blend until ice is completely crushed and ingredients are fully combined. Once blended, add a splash of dark rum and Bacardi select float for presentation and color.

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Moon Club Mojito: Moon Club – Atlantis, Paradise Island
Moon Club Mojito: Moon Club – Atlantis, Paradise IslandCourtesy Atlantis

Bahamas vacation mecca Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island just opened the Moon Club in July 2013. Go ahead and mix up their signature rum cocktail, the Moon Club Mojito.

Moon Club Mojito Recipe

2 oz. Bacardi 8 Rum
1.5 oz. Simple Syrup
3 Lime wedges
10-12 Mint leaves

In a highball glass lightly muddle limes and simple syrup then add mint leaves (remember to slap the mint leaves before adding). Fill glass with crushed ice and rum. Stir well. Squeeze lime wedge and drop into drink and add a splash of soda. Garnish with 3 mint leaves and two straws and serve.