Zombie, the rum-heavy precursor to the Tiki era, with hints of citrus, cinnamon and absinthe.
Punch and Rum — the Doctor Cocktail
The Doctor Cocktail: Swedish Punch and Jamaican rum, with lemon and orange juices. The Doctor is in.
The Hart of Darkness
The Hart of Darkness Cocktail: over-proof rum, honey, lime and lemon juices, passion fruit syrup, and soda. And lots of ice.
The Hurricane Cocktail
The famous Hurricane Cocktail: Jamaican rum, passion fruit syrup, lemon juice and lots of ice.
Punching out with the Founding Fathers
Philadelphia Fish House Punch: Jamaican rum, Cognac, peach brandy, lemon juice, sugar and soda.
Floating through Repeal Day: the Twelve Mile Limit Cocktail
The Three Mile Limit and the Twelve Mile Limit Cocktails: a pair of sours from the Prohibition era.
Between the Sheets
Between the Sheets: a cocktail of rum, brandy, Cointreau and fresh lemon juice.
A return to Havana — the El Presidente Cocktail
El Presidente Cocktail: Cuban (or Puerto Rican) rum, dry vermouth and curaçao.
Back to the tropics with the Queen’s Park Swizzle
The Queen's Park Swizzle: Demerara rum, lime juice, sugar, mint and bitters. And ice. Lots of ice.
The Old Cuban Cocktail
The Old Cuban Cocktail: dark rum, fresh lime juice, sugar, bitters, mint, and sparkling wine.
The Last Word with an Asterisk: variations on a classic cocktail
The Final Ward, the Dernier Mot, and the Asterisk — three ways to spin the Last Word cocktail, with Chartreuse, Maraschino, and your favorite spirit.
Crimson Slippers Cocktail
The Crimson Slippers Cocktail taught me that rum and Campari are an astonishing, and nearly perfect, combination. Just make sure it doesn't get too sweet.
The Mai Tai
The Mai Tai: Jamaican rum, light rum, Grand Marnier, orgeat and lime juice. And ice. More ice.
The Mojito del Coronado Cocktail
The Mojito del Coronado: rum, lime juice, sugar and mint.
The Daiquiri Cocktail
The Daiquiri is the quintessential rum sour, and is the first of the classic cocktails to be invented outside the United States.