The classic daiquiri is a drink that everyone should know and it is so easy to make, requiring just three ingredients, including your favorite rum. The classic daiquiri is a drink that everyone should know and it is so easy to make, requiring just three ingredients, including your favorite rum.
Despite its reputation, the properly poured Rum & Coke is a surprisingly light drink because the cola and ice make up the most of the drink's volume. With an 80-proof rum, the 1:2 Rum & Coke weighs in at 12% ABV (24 proof) and the 1:3 is a little lighter at 9.5% ABV (19 proof).
The Hurricane is one of those iconic tropical cocktails that you should know and will never forget. It is a fun rum drink that is filled with fruit juices and is actually quite easy to make. The Hurricane became popular at Pat O'Briens bar in 1940's New Orleans.
The Zombie is the mother of all freak drinks. It hearkens back to the late '30s, when Hollywood restaurateur Don the Beachcomber supposedly cooked it up as liquid CPR for some poor SOB experiencing death by hangover. In any case, it caught on, especially at the Hurricane Bar at the 1939 New York World's Fair.
Planter's punch is a classic rum drink that first appeared in print in a 1908 edition of the New York Times. Like many other drinks, this has a disputed origin: One claim refers to the Planter's Hotel in St. Louis and another tells of a Jamaican planter's wife who concocted it to cool down the workers.
1 1/2 oz White Rum; 1/2 oz Simple syrup; 1 oz Lime juice; Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 2. Bumbo. It’s at least somewhat healthy. Photo: Jeremy Noble / Flickr. Another oldie but goodie, the Bumbo is another surprisingly sweet, yet health-conscious cocktail created by pirates of yore.