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Here are the top summer rum cocktails! Try these fruity, frozen, and bubbly drinks with rum to make the most of the season.

Summer rum cocktails, summer drinks with rum

Rum is the quintessential spirit of summer: fruity, laid back, and seriously drinkable! Grab a bottle of rum and you can make a myriad of drinks, from the daiquiri to the pina colada. In our opinion, drinks with rum are summer in a glass!

Here are all our top summer rum cocktails for enjoying the season! Start with the minty Mojito (everyone’s favorite), then discover more unique spins. Some favorites over here: a creamy Bushwacker that tastes like a chocolate shake, or the bittersweet Jungle Bird that unexpectedly pairs rum with Campari.

And now…the top summer rum cocktails and drinks!

More summer inspiration

Outside of these summer drinks with rum, there are lots of other ideas for the season! Got spirits? We’ve got recipes. Here are all our best ideas:

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Mojito Pitcher recipe

Summer Rum Cocktails (Mojito Pitcher & More)

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 drinks 1x


Here are the top summer rum cocktails! Try these fruity, frozen, and bubbly drinks with rum to make the most of the season.


  • ½ cup loosely packed mint leaves, plus more for the garnish
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup lime juice (about 8 limes), plus 1 lime for the garnish
  • 2 cups white rum
  • 2 cups soda water or club soda


  1. Add the sugar, water and mint to a small saucepan and heat over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and stir until all sugar is dissolved. Turn off the heat and allow it to sit for at least 5 minutes. Then strain it into a large pitcher.
  2. Add the lime juice and rum to the pitcher. Add the extra mint leaves and the extra lime, cut into rounds. Fill the pitcher with 4 handfuls of ice. Gently stir in soda water just before serving.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Summer rum cocktails, summer drinks with rum

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you’ll want to make again and again.

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