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6 Rum-Markable Cocktails To Make With Captain Morgan Rum

Captain Morgan Rum

Dark Rum is an alcohol that evokes images of wintery nights and tropical cocktails in equal measure. By nature, it’s an adaptable spirit and lends itself well to a huge number of delicious cocktails. But really making it shine means harnessing its innate sweetness and complexity. As with most great cocktails, the ideal starting point is having a rum with the right balance of flavours to build your crafted concoction, and Captain Morgan Dark Rum has the nuances to make your dream drink a reality. 

Flavour Profile Of Captain Morgan Dark Rum

For the refined palate of a rum drinker, Captain Morgan Dark Rum offers up a rich taste with warm notes of blended spice, vanilla, and rich caramel. Strong and potent, it’s best suited to mixed drinks and in particular holds its own against big flavours like fruits and spices which harmonise with the rum’s natural components. 

For a taste of the Caribbean and the legacy of Jamaican spiced rum, try out these 6 intriguing dark rum cocktails:

Dark

1. Classic Dark and Stormy

A timeless combination of Captain Morgan Dark Rum and ginger beer, this cocktail is both refreshing and bold.

Ingredients:

  • 60ml Captain Morgan Dark Rum
  • 120ml Ginger Beer
  • 15ml Fresh Lime Juice
  • Lime Wedge for Garnish

Method:

Fill a highball glass with ice. Pour in the Captain Morgan Dark Rum and fresh lime juice. Top with ginger beer. Stir gently and garnish with a lime wedge.

Mai Tai

2. Mai Tai

A tropical delight, the Mai Tai is a fruity concoction featuring Captain Morgan Dark Rum that's perfect for sipping by the beach.

Ingredients:

  • 45 ml Captain Morgan Dark Rum
  • 15 ml Orange Liqueur
  • 15 ml Lime Juice
  • 7 ml Orgeat Syrup
  • 7 ml Simple Syrup
  • Lime Wheel and Mint Sprig for Garnish

Method:

Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into a glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a lime wheel and a sprig of mint.

3. Rum Punch

A delightful blend of Captain Morgan Dark Rum, fruit juices, and a hint of spice, making it the ultimate party punch.

Ingredients:

  • 90 ml Captain Morgan Dark Rum
  • 30 ml Orange Juice
  • 30 ml Pineapple Juice
  • 15 ml Grenadine Syrup
  • A Dash of Angostura Bitters
  • Orange Slice and Cherry for Garnish

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.

Daiquiri

4. Daiquiri

Though usually made with white rum, this simple and elegant cocktail allows the rich flavours of Captain Morgan Dark Rum to shine through.

Ingredients:

  • 60 ml Captain Morgan Dark Rum
  • 30 ml Fresh Lime Juice
  • 15 ml Simple Syrup
  • Lime Wheel for Garnish

Method:

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled martini or coupe glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Rum Old Fashioned

5. Rum Old Fashioned

A classic twist on the traditional Old Fashioned, using Captain Morgan Dark Rum for a smoother, sweeter profile.

Ingredients:

  • 60 ml Captain Morgan Dark Rum
  • 1 Sugar Cube
  • 2 Dashes of Angostura Bitters
  • Orange Peel and Cherry for Garnish

Method:

In an old-fashioned glass, muddle the sugar cube and bitters. Add ice and pour in the Captain Morgan Dark Rum. Stir gently and garnish with an orange peel and a cherry.

Dark and Spicy

6. Dark and Spicy

This cocktail combines the richness of Captain Morgan Dark Rum with the heat of ginger and a touch of sweetness.

Ingredients:

  • 60 ml Captain Morgan Dark Rum
  • 30 ml Ginger Syrup
  • 15 ml Fresh Lime Juice
  • 2-3 Dashes of Tabasco Sauce
  • Lime Wheel for Garnish

Method:

Fill a shaker with ice and add all the ingredients. Shake well and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.