This is How You Celebrate National Rum Day

Recipes Provided By: Marriott International’s Hawaii Resorts Collection,



hen you think of rum, chances are sweet cocktails with an umbrella come to mind, and hopefully enjoyed in the sun on a sandy beach … with that breeze just right. Picture yourself somewhere remote, where the only wifi access occurs while the breeze is just right … Who are we kidding?! We always want wifi access — so upgrade that visual to a stunning resort in Hawaii. National Rum Day is observed annually on August 16, and this year, it happens to be on a Wednesday. Unless you are lucky enough to be vacationing in Hawaii at this time, chances are you won’t be reaching Uber or Lyft status on a Wednesday (we hope), so instead, we thought that whipping up these cocktail recipes at home might be a better mid-week way to celebrate the holiday. Don’t forget to always drink responsibly, even while enjoying in the comforts of your own home.


National Rum Day

Pineapple & Mint Mohito

Recipe Courtesy of: Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection

You’ll Need:

  • 1.5 oz. Agricole Rum
  • 2 oz. Caramelized pineapple medium sized dice
  • 1 oz. Mint leaves
  • 2 limes sliced
  • 1 oz Simple syrup
  • Splash soda water

Directions: In a martini shaker muddle the pineapple, most of the mint and most of the lime slices until a paste. Add Rum, simple syrup and shake. Strain into a Collins style glass with large ice cubes and top with soda water. Garnish with remaining limes, mint and a caramelized pineapple wedge.

 The Kapa Signature (Mai Tai)

Recipe Courtesy of: Wailea Beach Resort – Marriott, Maui


  • 1oz Appleton Estate V/X Jamaican Rum
  • .5oz Smith & Cross Overproof Jamaican Rum
  • .5oz Clement Creole Shrubb
  • .5oz Orgeat
  • .75oz Fresh Lime
  • Housemade Pineapple Dark Rum Float


  1. In a clear pint glass, add the first five ingredients using a jigger
  2. Add ice (fill nearly to top)
  3. Place tin shaker on top of glass, press down to seal, then shake with two hands vigorously 15-20 times.
  4. Fill Hurricane glass with fresh ice.
  5. Using a martini strainer, strain drink over ice in the new Hurricane glass
  6. Fill the remaining space at the top of the glass with the homemade dark rum foam float from whip can* *If no homemade foam float is available, float with Whaler’s Dark Rum or Meyers’s Dark Rum
  7. Garnish with fresh orchid

Koloa Kauai Kooler

Recipe Courtesy of: Kaua‘i Marriott Resort


  • 1 oz of Koloa coconut rum
  • ½ oz of Amaretto
  • ½ oz of Bols Banana Liqueur
  • 5 oz of pineapple juice

“If you like Pina Coladas…”

Recipe Courtesy of: Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa


  • 1.5oz Barcardi Rum
  • Dash of Amaretto
  • .5 oz Sweet & Sour
  • 1.oz  Pineapple Juice

Directions: Shake, pour over ice, garnish with whip cream and toasted coconut

The Fredrico

Recipe Courtesy of: Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection


  • 1-¼ oz. Bacardi light rum
  • 1-¼ oz. Jack Daniels
  • 2-3 oz. each of pineapple, passion fruit, guava and orange juices
  • Splash grenadine




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