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Patriotic rum cocktail recipe

4th of July Rum Cocktail Recipe

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Grab a bottle of rum and kick off your July 4th weekend with this quick and easy rum cocktail recipe!
Course cocktails
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 2 cocktails
Calories 356
Author Cheryl Najafi


  • 5 oz dark rum
  • 2 oz lime juice
  • 4 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp grenadine
  • 1 tsp triple sec
  • 1 cup ice cracked
  • orange slice
  • maraschino cherry


  • Combine rum and brown sugar in a cocktail shaker then stir until brown sugar has dissolved completely.
  • Pour remaining liquid ingredients into shaker then add ice. Shake or stir vigorously then strain into prepared glasses with fresh ice.
  • Garnish with maraschino cherries and a fresh wedge of orange.


Looking for a lighter version of this drink? Switch the spiced rum for light rum or add a splash of club soda to curb the sweet flavor.


Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.02g | Saturated Fat: 0.002g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 40g