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20 Absolute Best Drinks To Mix With Rum
Club Soda
Club soda is a no-brainer for mixing with rum, but it pairs especially well with spiced rum for a drink called a Spiced & Soda as the bubbles help heighten the flavors of the liquor. Pour over ice, and don’t forget to top it off with a lime garnish.
Ginger Ale
With its mildly spicy flavor, ginger ale pairs well with rum and helps bring out the notes of coconut, caramel, and vanilla in the liquor. This mixer goes especially well with a spiced rum but doesn’t work as well with light rum, as the soda can overpower its milder flavor.
Lemon and Limes
If you think classic is best, then try mixing your rum with fresh lime or lemon. All you need for a refreshing drink is lime juice and rum, but if you’re feeling ambitious, you can make a delicious cocktail by adding sugar or simple syrup, or throw in a little mint for an ultra-fresh Mojito.
Tonic Water
Tonic water makes a great mixer because it’s slightly dry, never too sweet, and a little bitter, helping make a surprisingly refreshing cocktail. Mixing tonic water with rum can enhance the spirit’s flavor, especially when you add a wedge of lime.
Pineapple Juice
Pineapple juice is one of the most popular mixers for rum by far. It’s fruity, refreshing, and naturally pairs well with rum, resulting in a sweet, tropical, and easy-to-drink cocktail. Plus, pineapple juice goes well with whatever type of rum you have on hand, whether spiced or light.