Rum has a fascinating history. It is popular worldwide, but there's nothing more enjoyable than enjoying a glass of Rum while seated at a Tiki bar.
One of the best Rum drinks is the Rum Runner. Named after the notorious bootleggers and "rum runners," this is a drink to try for any aficionado.
So what are the best Rum runner recipes to try?
We've put together this guide to help you out.
Rum Runner Recipes to Try
The first thing to do is to get your hands on a great cocktail shaker. You'll also want access to a cooler and plenty of ice. If you plan on offering Rum Runners at your next party, have a friend along to test out your recipes.
Here are the best recipes to try:
1. The Classic
Let's start with a classic Rum Runner. If you and your friend prefer lighter drinks, then the classic Rum Runner is a perfect choice.
First, you have to muddle a small lime in your cocktail shaker. Once the lime is bruised, you can add the rum. You have to add 1 ounce of light rum and 1 ounce of Pusser's Dark Rum.
Mix in 1 ounce of simple syrup and another ounce of pineapple juice. Finally, add 1/2 ounce of lime juice and one egg white.
Shake it vigorously, making sure that the egg white mixes properly with the other liquids. Serve it in a tall glass with a couple of ice cubes.
2. Fruity Rum Runner
If you want something more flavorful, you want to try the Fruity Rum Runner. You'll need many ingredients for this one, so make sure you time yourself if preparing it for a party.
You'll need 1 Ounce Pusser's Dark Rum, 1 Ounce Light Rum, 1 Ounce Blackberry Liqueur, 1 Ounce Banana Liqueur, 1 Ounce Pineapple Juice, and 1 Ounce Orange Juice.
You'll also want to have grenadine on the side to splash into the drink. You also want a variety of your favorite fresh fruit to garnish the finished drink.
To make the Fruity Rum Runner, simply add all of the ingredients at once into the cocktail shaker.
After one shake, add a splash of the grenadine and shake again. Then pour it into a glass that has an abundance of ice cubes. Add one of your favorite fruits inside the glass and another on the side of the glass as a garnishment.
3. Orange Juice Rum Runner
If you're a fan of orange juice, then there's a Rum Runner just for you. It can be made with your cocktail shaker or in a blender if you like frozen cocktails. First, fill up a cocktail shaker with 4-6 ice cubes. You may want to keep the shaker in the fridge, so the ice doesn't melt.
Add 1 1/2 ounces of light rum in a glass. Combine it with half an ounce each of creme de banana and blackberry brandy. Then add 3-4 ounces of Orange Juice - depending on how strong you want the flavor to be.
Once these have been mixed together, then pour them into the cocktail shaker. Add a bit of falernum and shake the combination. It's best served in a hurricane glass.
You can repeat this process in a blender (filled with ice) for a frozen cocktail.
Enjoy the Rum Runners!
Now that you know these great Rum Runner recipes, you are ready to enjoy and share these drinks with your friends.