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
Keep Reading

Next Up

Thirsty Thursday: The Nutterfluffer Cocktail

Behold, a cocktail that harks back to the favorite childhood flavors of peanut butter and marshmallows!

Thirsty Thursday: The Painkiller Cocktail

Creamy and refreshing, alcoholic and juice-filled, The Painkiller Cocktail recipe is exactly what you need after a long day.

Thirsty Thursday: The Vampire Cocktail

Sip on this scarily good, Halloween-inspired vampire cocktail.

Thirsty Thursday: 4 Super Bowl-Inspired Cocktails

We teamed up with Wine Director Anjoleena Griffin-Holst of the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa to get you ready for the Super Bowl with not one, not two, not three, but four drinks inspired by Sunday's showdown.

Thirsty Thursday: The Tipsy Pig Cocktail

Made with bourbon, vermouth and bacon brown sugar syrup, Alie and Georgia's one-of-a-kind cocktail recipe is a happy hour dream for any and all bacon fanatics.

Thirsty Thursday: A Beer and a Ball Cocktail

Cooking Channel's Beer and a Ball cocktail offers variety, but it will also help you hold onto the traditional values of beer-filled Oktoberfest.

On TV

Chuck's Eat the Street

10:30am | 9:30c

Chuck's Eat the Street

11:30am | 10:30c

Unique Eats

12pm | 11c

Unique Eats

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unique Eats

1pm | 12c

Unique Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Carnival Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Carnival Eats

8pm | 7c

Carnival Eats

8:30pm | 7:30c

Carnival Kings

9:30pm | 8:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Carnival Eats

12am | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30am | 11:30c

Carnival Kings

1:30am | 12:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c
What's Hot
What's Hot

Man Fire Food

New Episodes, Wednesdays 9|8c

So Much Pretty Food Here