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Easy Rum Cocktails That Everyone Should Know

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Since it first rose to popularity in the United States back in the 17th century, rum has been a go-to liquor for everyone from casual consumers to professional mixologists.1 Known for its rich, sweet, and smoky flavor, rum remains an enduring liquor, one that’s appropriate anywhere from the beach to the ballroom.

It’s also the key ingredient of many classic cocktails. If you’re wondering what to mix with rum, the answer is basically anything.

So whether you’re new to the magical world of rum or one of its many long-time friends, here are some easy rum cocktails that you can make with our alcoholic ice pops.

Piña Colada

When you think of rum, one of the first cocktails that springs to mind might be the Piña Colada. The pride of Puerto Rico, the Piña Colada is a classic blended beverage nearly as iconic as rum itself. Quick, simple, and full of tropical tastiness, Piña Coladas are a can’t miss frozen rum drink with a foolproof recipe:2

Ingredients

Cocktail making doesn’t get much simpler than a Piña Colada. In a blender or cocktail shaker, combine any flavor of a SLIQ Spirited Ice Rum Pop (ideally, it has to be crushed if you’re just using a cocktail shaker), diced pineapples, pineapple juice, and coconut cream until slushy. Pour into a glass and garnish with a pineapple wedge for a truly classic feel. Out of all the frozen rum drinks you can experiment with, you can do no wrong with this one.

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Dark ‘n’ Stormy

This classic rum cocktail might have gotten its start on the high seas,3 but nowadays, this dark, cloudy drink is one of the most recognizable rum cocktails in existence. Refreshing and easy to make, it’s earned its place at the top of any list of easy rum drinks.

Ingredients

In a blender, mix your SLIQ Spirited Ice Rum Pop flavor of choice with lime juice and ginger beer until slushie. Pour into a highball glass and garnish with a lime wedge.

Classic Daiquiri 

The daiquiri is a classic cocktail that’s also surprisingly adaptable. Whether you take yours frozen or on the rocks, flavored with strawberry, banana, or basically any other fruit you can think of, daiquiris are a refreshing and delicious way to cool off. 

Ingredients

  • 1 SLIQ Spirited Ice Rum Pop (any flavor) 
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup simple syrup
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries (or fruit of choice)5

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and mix until slushy. Pour into a glass and garnish with a lime wedge or your fruit of choice.

SLIQ’s daiquiri popsicles, available in the three flavors of Strawberry, Pineapple, and Coconut & Lime, are guaranteed to take your daiquiri game to the next level.  

Mojito

Mojito cocktail in a bur on a rustic table

The mojito is a simple rum cocktail that originated in Cuba and became a popular and iconic drink in its own right.6 A staple of summer gatherings everywhere and a favorite drink of none other than Ernest Hemingway, mojitos combine the fresh taste of mint and lime with the sugary sweetness of rum for a truly unforgettable cocktail. Here’s how to craft the perfect frozen mojito.7 

Ingredients 

Combine the rum pop, syrup, fresh lime juice (if not lime, lemon juice can be a substitute), and fresh mint leaves in a blender and mix until slushy. Garnish the drink with a spring of fresh mint and a wedge of lime. For more mojito madness, consider using SLIQ’s Spirited Ice Rum Pops in Pineapple or Strawberry. 

Frozen Rum Runner

The Rum Runner is a cocktail recipe that dates back to 1920s America when prohibition meant rum had to be smuggled into the United States from the Caribbean.8 And although alcohol has been legal in this country for going on 100 years, this easy rum cocktail is so good it should be outlawed. Here’s how to kick back with a delicious frozen rum runner.

Ingredients

  • 1 SLIQ Spirited Ice Rum Pop (any flavor) 
  • 2 oz. banana liquor
  • 2 oz. raspberry liquor
  • Splash of grenadine
  • 2 oz. pineapple juice
  • 2 oz. orange juice

Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix. Pour into a glass, garnish with fresh orange and pineapple, and you’re all set to enjoy. This drink recipe is ideal for making in the summer.

Jamaican Rum Punch

If you have friends over, you can offer this fruity beverage to all whom you host. This cool rum concoction can serve up to eight people for all to enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 2 SLIQ Spirited Ice Rum Pops – Coconut & Lime Flavor 
  • 1 sliced lemon
  • 1 sliced lime
  • 1 sliced orange
  • 3 tablespoons grenadine syrup
  • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • 2 and 1/2 cups orange juice

Crush the daiquiri pops, then combine with grenadine syrup, dark rum, and orange juice in a punch bowl. Top with lemon, lime, and orange slices.

SLIQ Spirited Ice Pops: A Simple Solution 

If you’re looking for an even simpler way to enjoy the rich sweetness of a rum cocktail without the hassle of actually mixing a drink, SLIQ’s Spirited Ice Rum Pops should be at the very top of your list to try.

Our rum pops are made with only premium ingredients, including superior white rum straight from the Caribbean, making them the perfect way to relax. And they’re available in three fantastic flavors, which means they’re guaranteed to please any palate. 

And with an ABV of 8% and only 100 calories per tube, they’re a quick and guiltless way to indulge your cravings. 

The tide, like time and trolleys, waits for no one—set sail with SLIQ’s premium alcohol ice pops today.

Sources: 

  1. Britannica.com. Rum. https://www.britannica.com/topic/rum-liquor
  2. Foodnetwork.com. Pina Colada Recipe. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/pina-colada-recipe0-1956362
  3. ScuttlebuttSailingNews.com. The Story of the Dark ‘n Stormy. https://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2019/01/09/story-dark-n-stormy-cocktail/
  4. Liquor.com. Dark and Stormy Cocktail Recipe. https://www.liquor.com/recipes/dark-n-stormy/
  5. Simplyrecipes.com. Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri Recipe. https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/frozen_strawberry_daiquiri/
  6. TASTECocktails.com. The History of the Mojito. https://tastecocktails.com/the-mojitos-kit-august-2015/
  7. FoodNetwork.com. Frozen Mojito. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/frozen-mojito-recipe-1940317
  8. Passthesushi.com. Frozen Rum Runner Cocktail. https://passthesushi.com/frozen-rum-runner-cocktails/
  9. AllRecipes.com. Jamaican Rum Punch.
  10. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/236879/jamaican-rum-punch/ 
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