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Big-Batch Cocktails: The 7 Best Dark Rum Recipes

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Dark rum is simply rum that has been aged longer and has a rich flavour profile. It’s also full-bodied and versatile, which allows it to be the perfect spirit in a variety of cocktails. If you have rum fans coming over for a gathering, these dark rum-based batch cocktails will be a massive hit! Each recipe in this list serves eight. 

Rum & Cola 

This is a fabulous marriage of two delightful beverages that are so tasty just by themselves. For this recipe, you’ll need 240 ml of Captain Morgan Dark Rum, , 900 ml of cola, 60 ml of lime juice, 1 litre of club soda, and lime wheels for garnish. First, in a large pitcher combine the dark rum, cola, and lime juice. Then, just before serving add the club soda. Serve this in highball glasses with crushed ice and garnish with lime wheels. 

Dark & Stormy 

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For this delicious cocktail, you’ll need 240 ml of Captain Morgan Dark Rum, 900 ml of ginger beer, 60 ml of fresh lime juice, and lime wheels of garnish. Pour the dark rum directly over the ginger beer in highball glasses topped with ice. Then garnish with lime wheels. It’s that simple, really! So, if you’re a no-fuss person or simply lazy (no judgment here) in the kitchen, this recipe is perfect for you. 

Rum Passion Fruit Punch 

If you love exotic fruits in cocktails,  this could soon become your preferred drink of choice. For this recipe, you’ll need 240 ml of Captain Morgan Dark Rum, 480 ml of passion fruit juice, 60 ml of fresh lime juice, 60 gms of honey, 2 litres of club soda, and passion fruit puree for garnish. In a large pitcher, mix the dark rum, passion fruit juice, lime juice, and honey until it is perfectly dissolved. Add the club soda and serve in highball glasses filled with ice before serving. Garnish with the passion fruit puree and enjoy this delicious delight. 

Spiced Apple and Rum Cooler 

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You’ll need 240 ml of Captain Morgan Dark Rum, 480 ml of apple cider, 60 ml of maple syrup, a thinly sliced apple, and cinnamon sticks. In a pitcher, combine the dark rum, apple cider, maple syrup and stir well. Serve in mugs or pints with ice and garnish with the apple slices and cinnamon sticks. 

Rum and Pomegranate Fizz 

For this recipe, you’ll need 240 ml of Captain Morgan Dark Rum, 480 ml of pomegranate juice, 60 ml of lime juice, 60 gms of honey, 2 litres of soda water, and pomegranate arils for garnish. In a large pitcher, combine the dark rum, pomegranate juice, lime juice, and honey until the honey perfectly dissolves. Just before serving, add the soda water, serve in highball glasses filled with ice and garnish with the pomegranate arils. 

Rum and Pineapple Ginger Punch 

You’ll need 240 ml of Captain Morgan Dark Rum, 480 ml of pineapple juice, 60 ml of ginger syrup (you can also make this at home with grated ginger, sugar, and water), and 2 litres of club soda. Save pineapple wedges and candied ginger for garnish. First, in a large pitcher, combine the dark rum, pineapple juice, and ginger syrup, and stir well. Add the club soda and serve in highball glasses filled with ice, just before you serve. Finally, garnish with the pineapple slices and candied ginger. 

Rum & Coconut Delight 

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For this recipe, you’ll need 240 ml of Captain Morgan Dark Rum, 480 ml of fresh coconut water, 60 ml of fresh lime juice, and 60 gms of coconut cream. First, in a large pitcher combine the dark rum, coconut water, lime juice, and coconut cream until the cream is finely incorporated. Then, serve in highball glasses with crushed ice. You can also garnish this with grated coconut or coconut shavings.

Remember to drink in moderation!