National Rum Day | Cocktail Jumble – The Foodie Patootie

National Rum Day | Cocktail Jumble

One of the most fun food holidays of the year is here! It’s National Rum Day!! Tell me: What is your favorite rum cocktail?

Now be prepared to change your mind. The Cocktail Jumble I’m about to show you may make you answer that question a little differently next time you’re asked.

National Rum Day | Cocktail Jumble

Have you ever tried Sugar Island Rum? I hadn’t before receiving some samples in the mail, but it’s a great rum that I’ll definitely purchase to always have on hand for lovely cocktails like these.

Sugar Island Rum pays homage to the mythical Caribbean island where mermaids were rumored to bring shipwrecked sailors hundreds of years ago. How cool! I love the story behind the rum, especially living in Tampa where we have the crazy Gasparilla parade every year. People outside of Tampa think we are insane, and we totally are, because we celebrate pirates by having a big parade with ship floats, cannons, beads, and more.

National Rum Day | Cocktail Jumble

Sugar Island Rum has a spiced rum and a coconut rum, both of which I absolutely love the taste of! The coconut rum is so smooth; there’s no mixer needed at all.

This Cocktail Jumble recipe is made using the coconut rum variety, and I promise that coconut rum lovers and coconut rum not-so-lovers will enjoy this cocktail.

How are YOU celebrating National Rum Day?

Cocktail Jumble


  • 1 part Sugar Island Coconut Rum
  • ½ part fresh lime juice
  • Splash of Crown Maple Syrup
  • Splash of ginger ale
  • Splash of grenadine
  • Orange wheels and cherries for garnish (or, alternatively, lime wheels and raspberries)


  1. Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a glass with ice and top off with the ginger ale. Garnish with orange wheels and cherries.

Tomorrow: National Vanilla Custard Day

One Response to “National Rum Day | Cocktail Jumble”

  1. Leslie — August 20, 2014 at 12:18 am

    This is a beautiful cocktail! And I might have to try it! Though as of now, I think my favorite rum drink is either a Mojito or an authentic rum punch. Oh! I also like a legit daiquiri (you know, the non frozen ones).

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