Puerto Rico is regarded as the “Rum Capital of the World,” and rightfully so! The U.S. territory has been distilling rum for centuries, stemming from the start of its sugarcane production under the ruling of Spain.
With National Rum Day around the corner, on Wednesday August 16th, what better way to celebrate than with delicious rum cocktails, straight from the island? Puerto Rico requires no passport and provides an authentic rum experience that simply can’t be found elsewhere, making for an ideal weekend getaway, filled with cocktails, culture and history!
Below is a distillery tour option and selection of cocktails from rum companies on the Island.

Puerto Rico | Rum Experiences

· Bacardi – The largest premium rum distillery in the world, Casa Bacardí features historical tours, mixology classes and tastings.

Rum Cocktails + Drinks from Puerto Rico:

Don Q Rum

Don Q Bikini Colada 
2 oz. Don Q Piña rum

2 oz. Coconut water

½ oz. Lime juice

One Lime wheel


Shake rum, coconut water, juice and ice.

Strain into a coupe glass.

Garnish with lime wheel.

*Optional: Add bar spoon of Campari


Don Q Spiced Daiquiri

1½ oz. Don Q Spiced rum

1½ oz. Lime juice
¾ oz. Vanilla simple syrup*

Two Drops of Angostura bitters

Shake rum, juice, syrup, bitters and ice.

Strain into a coupe glass.
*Vanilla simple syrup: dissolve 8 oz.

granulated sugar in 8 oz. hot water.

Let cool, then stir in 1 tsp. of vanilla extract.

Don Q Rum Old Fashioned

2 oz. Don Q Gran Añejo rum

One Sugar cube or ½ tsp. sugar

Three Dashes of Angostura bitters

One Orange peel

One Maraschino cherry

Place the sugar cube or ½ tsp. sugar in an old fashioned glass.

Add three dashes of bitters.

Muddle the mixture, then swirl to coat inside of glass.

Add rum and stir.

Add ice and stir again until well chilled.

Garnish with orange peel and maraschino cherry.

Don Q Sazerac

2½ oz. Don Q Single Barrel, 2007 rum

1/8 oz. Absinthe

½ oz. Simple syrup*

Three Dashes Peychaud’s bitters

One Orange twist

Add rum, simple syrup and bitters to a mixing glass with ice.

Stir until chilled.

Strain into a rocks glass that has been rinsed with absinthe.

Garnish with a orange twist.

Don Q Añejo Manhattan

2 oz. Don Q Añejo rum

1 oz. Sweet vermouth

Two Dashes of Angostura bitters

One Maraschino cherry

Add crushed ice and club soda or water to a cocktail glass and set aside.

Add rum, vermouth, bitters and ice to a mixing glass.

Stir until well chilled.

Discard ice and club soda or water from cocktail glass.

Strain into the chilled cocktail glass.

Garnish with a maraschino cherry.


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