National Rum Day is August 16 (this Saturday), and since we’re the celebratory types, we decided it was time for a new run of cocktail recipes. Each of these drinks feature the new Captain Morgan White Rum, which is slightly sweet with a taste of lush fruit. Perfect for these hot summer weekends, at home, beach, or lake. Let’s get started!

White And Pineapple, Splash Of Soda (Pictured Above)

1.5 oz. Captain Morgan White Rum

5 oz. pineapple juice

1 oz. soda

Instructions: Fill a tall glass with ice. Pour in the rum. Top with the pineapple juice and splash of soda. Garnish with a lime wedge.

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Spiked Agua Fresca

1.5 oz. White rum

2 oz. Strawberry & Mint Agua Fresca (recipe follows)

3 cucumber dials

Instructions: In a rocks glass, combine rum and Strawberry and Mint Agua Fresca with cracked ice. Slide the 3 cucumber dials down the sides of the glass.

Strawberry & Mint Agua

¾ cup water

2 cups of strawberries tops cut off and hulled

2 tbsp. sugar

3 oz. lime juice

2 tbsp. fresh mint leaves

Instructions: Puree all ingredients in a high-speed blender. Strain through a fine mesh strainer. Chill and set aside until ready to use.

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White & Cola

1.5 oz. White rum

5 oz. Cola

Instructions: Fill a glass with ice. Pour in the rum. Top with the cola.  Garnish with a lime wedge.

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White Daiquiri

1.5 oz. White rum

1 oz. lime juice

1 oz. simple syrup

Instructions: In a shaker half filled with ice, add rum, lime juice, simple syrup. Shake well and strain into cocktail glass filled with ice. Garnish with lime.

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