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4 Rum Cocktails You Need To Try This World Rum Day

The first World Rum Day was celebrated on 11 July 2019. World Rum Day is a day for Caribbean cocktail and spirit lovers, rum runners, and mojito sippers to show respect to one of the most exquisite (and swashbuckling) spirits ever bottled.

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What better idea to ring in the event than to taste test rums from around the world when we can’t be at rum bars to sip them in person? Grab your loved ones and make it a delicious (yet socially distanced) affair. From Malibu to Bundy, here are a few familiar rum brands you can try this World Rum Day 2021, and use them to make delicious cocktails in your home.

Malibu Basil Mojito

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You wouldn’t guess basil, pineapple, and Malibu Caribbean Rum would compliment each other so well in this Malibu Basil Mojito! Basil comes from the mint family, which naturally goes well with pineapple and Malibu Caribbean Rum. But by swapping out traditional mint in this classic Caribbean cocktail, it creates a surprisingly delicious mix! This basic twist on a mojito will stimulate your taste buds in all the right ways with a kick of coconut. Shake all the ingredients together with ice then fill your glass to the top with soda, and garnish with some tropical pineapple. 


  • Basil leaves: 10
  • Simple syrup: 15 mL
  • Malibu Caribbean rum: 45 mL
  • Pineapple juice: 90 mL
  • Juice of one lime
  • Ice
  • Club soda, chilled
  • Garnish: Pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry (optional)

Spiced Rum Punch

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Jazz up any party with a gargantuan bowl of this citrusy, Bacardi Spiced Rum Punch! (Double or triple the recipe to make a big batch if you plan on having friends round for World Rum Day!) The lively, exhilarating, warm flavours of this spicy-sweet drink are just so zingy and delicious. We love cinnamon in this drink for its rich taste and spicy aroma. Mix everything together in a punch bowl and let the flavours intensify. Cheers!


  • Cinnamon sticks: 4
  • Water: 120 mL
  • Sugar: 120 mL
  • Bacardi Spiced Rum: 90 mL
  • Fresh orange juice: 150 mL
  • Lemon juice: 120 mL
  • Orange slices
  • Lime slices
  • Ice

Australian Buck Cocktail



The Australian Buck is a yummy cocktail mixed with Original Bundy Rum and lemonade. Then the drink is topped with ginger ale and ice for an even sweeter yet spicy kick. Fill the glass with ice and gently pour the rum and then mix it with lemonade. This is a delicious cocktail that can be served in a highball glass, cold.


  • Original Bundy Rum: 30 mL
  • Lemonade juice: 10 mL
  • Ginger Ale soda: 60 mL
  • Ice
  • Lemon squeeze
  • Lemon slices to garnish

Dark ‘n’ Stormy

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What a classic rum cocktail, the Dark ‘n’ Stormy! This two-ingredient cocktail couldn’t be easier to prepare or more delicious to drink. Just add ice and Bundy Small Batch Rum to a highball glass and top it off with ginger beer. Garnish with a slice of lime and add a generous squeeze of lime juice, and that’s it! 


  • Bundy Small Batch rum: 60 mL
  • Lime juice: 15 mL
  • Ginger beer, to top: 150 mL
  • Garnish: lime wedge 

This year, World Rum Day is on Saturday 10 July 2021. This rum event is the once a year, global festival of rum, distilleries, and tasty rum cocktail innovation! Join rum bars, distillers and rum enthusiasts across the globe in coming together to experience rum with ceremonies, promotions, online celebrations and more!

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