Six Great Cocktails for National Rum Day

Captain Morgan Varieties Header 560x227When our friends at Captain Morgan informed us that Thursday August 16th was National Rum Day, we knew we needed to do something special to celebrate. So we asked them to send us over some recipes, which feature the assortment of Rums that you see above. You can find all of these recipes and many more over at While it’s tough to beat the Original Spiced Rum, variety is truly the spice of life.

Captain Morgan Private Stock & Cola

dark rum cola highball lime heroThis easy to make favorite is made special with the Captain's Private Stock.


  • 1.25 oz. Captain Morgan Private Stock Rum
  • 6 oz. cola
  • 1 lime slice
  • ice cubes


Combine Captain Morgan Private Stock Rum and cola in an ice filled pint glass and stir. Garnish with a lime slice.

Captain Mojito

ketel one minted man heroThe classic mojito made with Captain Morgan's Original Spiced Rum.


  • 1.25 oz. Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
  • 12 mint leaves
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 0.5 oz. lime juice
  • 2 oz. soda water


Place mint leaves in bottom of rocks glass. Add crushed ice, Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, sugar, and lime juice, and muddle. Add soda water and garnish with mint leaves.

The Satisfaction

dark rum cola rocks lime heroThis easy-to-make cocktail is named for the real-life Captain Henry Morgan’s flagship, believed to have been found off the coast of Panama last summer.


  • 1.5 oz. Captain Morgan® Black Cask 100 Proof Spiced Rum
  • 3 dashes bitters
  • 5 oz. cola


In an ice-filled collins or rocks glass, combine all ingredients. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Captain Silver Sunrise

cuervo especial tequila sunrise hero

Perfect for an early morning out on the beach.


  • 1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Silver Spiced Rum
  • 1 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1 oz. cranberry juice
  • 1 oz. orange juice


Add Captain Morgan Silver Spiced Rum, pineapple juice, cranberry juice, and orange juice into a ice-filled highball glass and stir well.

Bite My Beer

dark rum ginger highball lemon heroYour rum spiked with lime, and then mixed with beer. Yummy!


  • 1 oz. Captain Morgan Lime Bite
  • 4 oz. Harp (or other pale) Lager
  • 0.5 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 3 oz. lemon-lime soda


Combine Captain Morgan Lime Bite, lime juice and lemon-lime soda in an ice filled shaker and shake well. Pour into pint glass and then stir in beer to combine. Garnish with lemon and lime slices.

Captain Morgan Black & Honey

captain morgan black on the rocks heroFeaturing Captain Morgan’s newest product, Black Spiced Rum, this sweet cocktail is the perfect drink to round out the summer.


  • 1.25 oz. Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum
  • .75 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • .5 oz. honey
  • 1 lemon wedge


Combine liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until cold. Strain into a rocks glass and garnish with a lemon wedge.

Philip Van der Vossen

Editor at Gunaxin
Philip Van der Vossen is the Editor of Gunaxin, a Men's Lifestyle Magazine that was established in 2008. Philip also created and hosts the Trail Trek Tour, a traveling series of off-road events for automotive media.

Additionally, Philip has served as Rally Director for the Washington Automotive Press Association, Speaker at IMPAcon and Blogs with Balls, Chairman of the Relay For Life of North Anne Arundel County, Examiner Team Leader for the Maryland Performance Excellence Awards, and Credentialed Founder of Capitals Outsider.

Latest posts by Philip Van der Vossen (see all)