12 Rum Cocktails to Make for National Rum Day

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If you haven't tried Cynar yet, we highly recommend that you do. This bitter liqueur can add quite a bit of interesting flavor to cocktails, as shown here in this concoction, simply made with rum, lemon, and honey.

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Ok, we know that National Rum Day is really not the kind of holiday people plan parties around...but on the other hand, it's Friday, and you might as well fix yourself a rum drink. We're into Cuba Libres these days, but if you're looking for something a little fancier, head on over to the slideshow for some rum cocktail inspiration »

Want to read up a bit more about rum on this fine sorta-holiday? Check out Michael Dietsch's essential guide to how rum is made, where it comes from, and how to decode the label on the bottle.

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The Wayland's Bermuda Black
Hibiscus Rum Cooler
Grilled Pineapple Mojito
The Swarm
Beloved's The Henry
Admiral Schley Punch
Dave Arnold's Thai Basil Daiquiri
Jungle Bird
The Mojito from The Hawthorne
Everyman Afterall
Sweet Corn Cocktail
El Floridita Daiquiri