Thirsty Thursday: 10 Killer Rum Cocktails

It's National Rum Day, which -- of course -- necessitates a rum-kissed libation or two. We've got 10 killer cocktails to get you started.
By: Roberto Ferdman

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy.

It's National Rum Day, which — of course — necessitates a rum-kissed libation or two. Whether you choose a minty mojito, spiked punch, dark and stormy or daiquiri is up to you. We've got 10 killer cocktails to get you started.

Bottoms up, folks.

1. Pineapple-Infused Rum (pictured above)

Use this sweet, pineapple-soaked rum to liven up drinks, or pour it over ice and enjoy it all by itself.

Cool, refreshing and incredibly easy to mix up
Slightly sweet, just tangy enough and overwhelmingly refreshing

The name says it all.

Looking for something more complex and nuanced? Look no further.

Sunrise or not, this rum-laden libation is sure to liven you up.

Recipe: Sunrise Punch

Sweet simple syrup, fresh citrus and mint, along with a healthy splash light rum

Recipe: Classic Mojitos
The perfect sweet and spiked summertime punch

Ginger + rum = the perfect storm
Recipe: Dark and Stormy

Channel the Caribbean with this beach-side favorite.

Recipe: Piña Colada
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