Rum is the spirit of the season: make the most of the summer with double rum cocktails. 

Like most spirits, the rum market has been on an upswing for the last two years with the premium category growing exponentially. With so many new and improved expressions, Rum isn’t just a summer drink anymore. But you must admit, rum is ideal for a tropical cocktail. One of our favorite ways to enjoy rum during the summer is in a double-rum cocktail!

Using a blend of light and dark, traditional and flavored, or even light and spiced rum adds depth and complexity to any mixed drink. While there are several tropical cocktails that use double-rum blends, we’re looking forward to mixing up our own new takes as the summer goes on.

#NOLA Hurricane

#NOLA Hurricane

#NOLA Hurricane

Loews New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, LA

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Light Rum
  • 1 oz. Dark Rum
  • 1 1/2 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 1 1/2 oz. Fresh Orange Juice
  • 1 1/2 oz. Passion Fruit Juice
  • 1 tsp. Grenadine
  • 1 tsp. Simple Syrup
  • Garnish with Orange Slice and a Maraschino Cherry

Preparation: Fill a shaker with ice. Add all measured liquids. Shake it up vigorously. Pour the cocktail into a hurricane glass. Use a toothpick to skewer the orange slice and cherry. Place garnish on top of the cocktail. Enjoy! Created in the French Quarter during World War II due to a Whiskey shortage, this classic New Orleans cocktail is refreshing, fun and a burst of flavor. It’s an homage to the cultural crossroads that makes the city of New Orleans unique and a great way to get a true taste of NOLA at home.


Don the Beachcomber’s Mai Tai Swizzle

Don the Beachcomber’s Mai Tai Swizzle

Don the Beachcomber’s Mai Tai Swizzle

Ingredients: 

  • 1 oz. Rum
  • 1 1/2 oz. Dark Rum
  • 1 oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • 3/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Cointreau
  • 1/4 oz. Falernum
  • 6 drops Pernod
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters

Preparation: Shake over crushed ice. Pour contents, including ice, into a double Old-Fashioned glass. Garnish with four sprigs of mint.


Savoy Daisy

Savoy Daisy

Savoy Daisy

Courtesy of Diplomatico Rum via the Savoy

Direct from the Savoy hotel itself, this modernized dasiy was created by bartender Erik Lorincz. This version uses only Diplomatico (both Reserva Exclusiva and Reserva); the original used Bacardi 8 year in place of the 1/4 oz. Reserva.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva
  • 1/4 oz. Diplomático Reserva
  • 2 oz. Ruby Port
  • 3/4 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 oz. Muscovado Sugar Syrup
  • 1/4 oz. Grenadine
  • Orange Twist, for Garnish

Preparation: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the ingredients and shake vigorously. Strain and serve in a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the orange twist.