Easy Strawberry Rum Cocktail

July 19, 2021Sew White

Fresh strawberries, rum and ginger ale are a match made in heaven. This easy Strawberry Rum Cocktail is the perfect way to cool down on a hot day, or warm up on a cold day with the delicious spiced rum. This strawberry ginger cocktail is a wonderful summer drink, an easy party cocktail to make at home and is also an easy rum cocktail. As a refreshing rum strawberry cooler, you easily make a large jug and serve it at a summer party or event.

bright red and vibrant strawberry rum cocktail decorated with fresh mint and strawberry

What rum can I use for the strawberry cooler?

There are so many rums available but I have rounded up my top 5 which will work for this summer strawberry cooler recipe. They are all utterly delicious and you can’t go wrong using any of this recipe.

  1. Rumbullion! Spiced Rum. This is a rich and spicy rum which is brilliant all year round. In winter it works with cranberry flavours to make a Christmas flavoured cocktail. However in summer it works incredibly well with the strawberry and lime to add a tropical flavour to the mix.
  2. Dead Man’s Fingers Spiced Rum. This rum is slightly lighter but doesn’t have a strong flavour like Rumbullion!. It’s still delicious and is a great choice for making cocktails at home as it’s blended in a way to be mixed.
  3. Kraken Black Spiced Rum. This is a darker rum which can be a bit strong for fruity cocktails like this. However if you love a deep rich dark rum then try it!
  4. Sailor Jerrys Spiced Rum. There are rich vanilla tones with warm hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. I find Sailor Jerry’s works incredibly well with cranberry cocktails.
  5. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum. This is a great spirit on the cheaper end of the scale. It has a nice medium strength taste and is hugely adaptable for cocktails.

Rumbullion! Spiced Rum Cocktails – Gifted bottle

In this recipe I was lucky enough to experiment with the beautfiully bottled and delicious spiced rum by Rumbullion!

This beautiful spirit is rich and spicy and really brings out and compliements the fresh fruit and herbs in this cocktail. Although the rich spices can bring out the feelings of Christmas and winter spices this rum is hugely adaptable to summer cocktails as well as winter ones.

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Close up of the strawberry rum cocktail with fresh mint and strawberries

How do I turn the strawberry rum cocktail into a pitcher amount?

The easiest way to turn this strawberry cocktail in to a pitcher of cocktail is to muliply the amounts by 10. There is also a serving number on the recipe below which you can increase to make more and it will work out the amounts for you. This recipe is easy to increase and serve as a pitcher but it’s also easy to multiple drinks at the same time.

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What equipment do I need?

I would recommend that you use gin bowls or the large gin style glasses which are available everywhere. Even the local supermarket had some basic ones which are a perfect start. Especially if you love a gin and tonic. The do look extra special when in tall bowl type glass. If you don’t have these style of glasses a tall hi ball glass would work too.

For this easy cocktail recipe you don’t a shaker. It’s a simple pour it in and give it a little stir. It saves so much time and helps get the drinks out quicker. Plus it leaves a lot less washing up!

A jigger or measuring jug. when making cocktails it’s best to use a jigger which has the smaller amounts in millitres. You can find them on Amazon and even in supermarkets. A jigger has the small amounts like 12.5ml and 25ml which are common in cocktail making.

gold edged tumblers for cocktails with strawberry rum cocktail
strawberry rum cocktail with mint and strawberries and Rumbullion rum

Gold rimmed cocktail glasses

These beautiful cocktail glasses with shiny gold rim are possibly my most favourite drink accessory at the moment. They were kindly gifted to me from Sassali – a lovely homeware shop in Wimbledon. The shop is onthe broadway and a must be on your list of places to visit. The shop is filled with beautiful pieces including kitchenware, homeware, decorations, candles and the most beautiful fragrance sticks.

At the moment you can only shop in store but if you fall in love with these glasses it’s definitely worth a visit. https://www.sassali.co.uk/

What to serve with a Strawberry Rum Cocktail

There are so many things you can serve with this strawberry rum cocktail. It works with both sweet and savoury dishes. It is great with nibbles and starters before a meal too. It’s hugely adaptable. My top dishes I would serve with the cocktail are;

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What rum is best for cocktails?

There is a huge range of rums available and it can be a bit daunting knowing what to use them for and if they will work with what you’re thinking. The three main types of rums are white, dark and spiced. From there you can go into different brands and varients of the flavours.

White rum is often used in cocktails like mojitos, where you want a crisp clean flavour that won’t interfer with the ingredients too much. A dark rum is often used for richer drinks as it a stronger flavour which needs to be used and complimented with the other ingredients. Spiced rum offers a lovely rich spicy flavour which is great for winter cocktails as it uses a mix of winter spices. It is also great for cocktails all year as that spice is truely moreish. Spiced rum definitely has my vote as the best.

strawberry rum cocktail  in gold rimmed glasses with fresh strawberries and mint

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Strawberry Rum Cocktail

Sisley White
Fresh strawberries, rum and ginger ale are a match made in heaven. This easy Strawberry Rum Cocktail is the perfect way to cool down on a hot day. This strawberry ginger cocktail is a wonderful summer drink, an easy party cocktail to make at home and is also an easy rum cocktail. As a refreshing rum strawberry cooler, you can easily make a large jug and serve it at a summer party or event.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine International
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 80 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Tablespoon
  • Glass Tumbler
  • knife
  • chopping board
  • jigger or measuring jug

Ingredients
 
 

Strawberry Puree

  • 300 g fresh strawberries

Strawberry Rum Cocktail

  • ice cubes
  • 4 tablespoons strawberry puree
  • 25 ml spiced rum (white or dark rum also work)
  • 12.5 ml lime juice (the juice of half a medium lime)
  • ginger ale
  • fresh mint (to use as a garnish)

Instructions
 

Making the strawberry puree

  • Set aside a strawberry or two for garnish.
  • Hull the strawberries and then chop them in half.
  • Pop the strawberries into a blender and pulse until it is smooth.

Making the strawberry rum cocktail

  • Add a few ice cubes to the glass or tumbler.
  • Add 4 tablespoons of the strawberry puree to the glass.
  • Measure and add the rum and lime juice.
  • Gently give it a stir.
  • Top up with ginger ale.
  • Add the fresh mint as a garnish and serve.

Notes

•To make the strawberry puree I blend a carton of strawberries at a time. It will make making multiple drinks a lot easier to get it done in bulk. You can store it in the fridge for 2-3 days.
•The cocktails are best served fresh.
•To turn the cocktail into a pitcher of cocktail for party multiple the amounts by 10.

Nutrition

Calories: 80kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 106mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 13IUVitamin C: 39mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Keyword rum cocktail with strawberries, strawberries, strawberry, strawberry cooler, strawberry rum cocktail
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16 Comments

  • Lesley

    July 20, 2021 at 11:06 am

    My favourite summer fruits mixed with my favourite liquor – that’s a winning cocktail for me right there. Delicious.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      July 23, 2021 at 3:01 pm

      Cheers to enjoying a glass!

  • Melissa Altman-Traub

    July 20, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    Thank you for this idea. I would not have thought to add ginger ale and used spiced rum. Do you think it would taste good with diet ginger ale?5 stars

    1. Sew White

      July 23, 2021 at 3:02 pm

      I think it would taste really good with diet too. The mix of flavours will work so well.

  • Corina Blum

    July 20, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    This looks so good and would be just perfect for the hot weather! I’d love to relax in the gardenwith one of these.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      July 23, 2021 at 3:02 pm

      I’m with you there! I definitely need to make up another batch

  • Janice

    July 21, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Summer in a glass! So refreshing and delicious.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      July 23, 2021 at 3:05 pm

      thank you Janice <3

  • Cat | Curly’s Cooking

    July 24, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    Oh yes please. This is exactly what I want to be drinking right now!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      July 27, 2021 at 1:06 pm

      I hope you enjoy it.

  • Choclette

    July 27, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    I’m so up for a glass of this. It sounds wonderful, refreshing and full of flavour. Love fresh strawberry purée in drinks.5 stars

  • Clare

    July 27, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    Oh My – that looks delicious 🙂

    I’ll be making this very soon

    Clare

  • Kate

    July 28, 2021 at 11:02 am

    What a gorgeous summer cocktail – strawberries are so affordable in the shops right now and what a perfect way to use them – love it!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      July 28, 2021 at 5:17 pm

      You’re right they are and I’m always putting an extra punnet in my basket.

  • Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes

    July 29, 2021 at 11:52 am

    Thanks for sharing, this cocktail looks lovely 🙂5 stars

  • Kate – Gluten Free Alchemist

    July 29, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    Super-summery! It’s definitely the time of year for cocktails… I’d never thought of adding ginger with strawberry, but now you mention it… It sounds like a great match xx

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