August is National Rum Month, which means it’s time to break out your fruity cocktail making skills and favorite bottle of rum to celebrate this ultimate summer cocktail occasion with friends and family! Whether you’re on summer vacation or just getting back to work after a weekend at the beach, there is no better way to stay true to the spirit of the summer season than with a rum cocktail in hand.

Cruzan hooked it up this summer with a handful of fresh recipes that are not only easy to make at home, but can suite any cocktail lovers tastebuds!

Happy National Rum Day everyone!

Cruzan® Coconut Daiquiri

Ingredients:

1 part Cruzan® Coconut Rum

1 splash Lime Juice

1/2 tsp Sugar

Method: Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass and shake well with ice. Serve in a snifter, or strain to a cocktail glass.

Cruzan® Confusion

Ingredients:

1 part Cruzan® Coconut Rum

1 part Cruzan® Mango Rum

1 splash Pineapple Juice

Pineapple

Mango

Method: Combine over ice and serve. Skewer a pineapple wedge, a mango cube and a pineapple leaf for garnish.

Cruzan® Bay Breeze

Ingredients:

1 part Cruzan® Aged Light Rum

1/2 part Pineapple Juice

1/2 part Cranberry Juice

Pineapple Slice

Strawberries

Method: Pour Cruzan over ice in a rocks or tall drink glass. Fill with pineapple juice and cranberry juice. Garnish with a pineapple slice and strawberry.

Cruzan® LocoCoco (Serves 4-6)

Recipe By Tiffanie Barriere, Atlanta

Ingredients:

8 parts Cruzan® Tropical Fruit Rum

8 parts Coconut Water

2 parts Pineapple Juice

Method: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail bucket or punch bowl and stir for 30 seconds with a swizzle stick. Fill bucket with fresh ice, stir once more and garnish with fresh pineapple, four straws, and enjoy!

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