Rum is my favorite spirit and i wish not just my drinks would have attended this TDN but me too. Amazingly enough i have now managed to miss out on 2 rum TDNs and 2 rum chats!

I have liked rum for many years and oddly enough one of my earlier rums was the 15 year old El Dorado which i the first time i tried it got in a mini bottle. And as that bottle quickly was finished a big bottle soon followed, and this rum also was a rum i used along with Cruzan and their flavored rums during my early experimentations with tropical style drinks before i even knew what a tiki drink was.

After that i discovered the Ministry of Rum and that´s where i started to really seriously learn something about rum along with much tasting and mixing and a lot of what i know today i have learnt in that forum.

My three TDN rum drinks were these, i`m not sure if any one of them did make  it into the TDN except for the Vanilla treat. Anyway the other drinks here are a twist of the Mai Tai and a Planter´s Punch style drink. I hope some of the drinks will inspire somebody to try it out or maybe make a twist of it.



0.5 oz flavorful white rum ( i used Elements 8 )

0.5 oz tequila blanco (i used Porfidio)
2 oz fresh grapefruit juice (white)
0.5 oz fresh lime
0.5 oz vanilla syrup
¼ creme de cacao blanc
Dash bitters (i used Bob`s vanilla)
Float Jwray

Blend at high speed 5 sek with crushed ice.

Pour in chilled cocktail glass and garnish with vanilla bean.



 1 oz good white rum (E8,Oronoco or El d 3yr)

1 oz gin (Citadelle)

0.5 oz simple syrup

¼ oz cointreau

0.5 oz fresh lime juice

crushed ice

Shake over ice with spent lime shell, strain into rocks glass with crushed ice.Garnish with the spent limeshell and a crown of fresh mint.



1 oz Appleton Extra

1 oz aged rhum agricole

2 oz fresh orange juice

1 oz fresh grapefruit juice

0.5 oz fresh lime juice

1 oz hibiscus grenadine

¼ oz simple syrup

Jwray overproof to float

Shake everything except JWray and strain into a tall glass with crushed ice, float Jwray and garnish with a tropical flower.

5 Replies to “TDN RUM DRINKS”

  1. Oh noes! then i`ll make you my special planter´s at the tiki drink and rum session!


  2. I had an awful planters punch in Antibes today but I like the name in french: Planteur! Cheers!

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