Being a fond drinker of fine beverages, when my fellow friends arrive no night is complete without a round of cocktails. Now I’ve frequented some of the best bars in London for variations on the classics, but from all my drinking I have come to the conclusion that rum in a cocktail makes it that little bit better.

So here are three of my favourite rum cocktails that really show off the sweet and tasty essence of the spirit.

Rum Collins


  • . 2oz light rum
  • . Juice of one lime
  • . 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
  • . Carbonated water
  • . Lemon slice
  • . Cocktail cherry
  • . Ice cubes.


  1. Shake the rum, lime juice and sugar and pour into a glass over ice.
  2. Fill glass with carbonated water.
  3. Decorate with lemon and cherry and serve.

Navy Grog


  • . 1/2 oz Light rum
  • . 1/2 oz Gold rum
  • . 1/2 oz Dark rum
  • . 1/2 oz Orange liqueur
  • . 1 oz grapefruit juice
  • . 1 oz orange juice
  • . 1 oz pineapple juice


  1. Pour liquors into an ice-filled collins glass.
  2. Add juices.
  3. Shake.
  4. Garnish with an orange wedge and pineapple chunk.

Hemingway Daiquiri


  • . 1 1/2 oz white rum
  • . 1/4 oz maraschino liqueur
  • . 1/2 oz grapefruit juice
  • . 3/4 oz lime juice
  • . 3/4 oz simple syrup


  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Of course there are other fantastic cocktails out there, but these three are something a little special and really show off the fantastic flavours of the rum. Don’t be put off by other drinks however, as a mojito goes down just as well and if made right will be a firm favourite for years to come. As shown in the Havana clubs latest video by Patrick Boivin they really are worth fighting over:




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