3 Ingredient Cocktails

3-ingredient Light Rum cocktails

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Bajan Daiquiri

A full-flavoured Daiquiri with a delicate touch of clove.

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Black Diamond

This flavoursome mix of coffee and chocolate is further enhanced if vanilla-infused rum is used.

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A spirituous Martini-style cocktail. Be sure to stir well as dilution is key.

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Slightly sweet, this complex cocktail combines flavours of red wine with subtle herbal notes and is fortified with light rum.

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Cadillac Margarita (AKA Grand Margarita)

A balanced (far from sweet) and flavoursome Margarita with the rich cognac and orange notes of the liqueur adding to this drink's depth of flavour.

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A Daiquiri-like cocktail made in the style of a Caipirinha.

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Your choice of honey and indeed rum will greatly affect the flavour, and indeed the success of the finished cocktail. More flavoursome honey demands a

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Clipper Cocktail

Light, easy drinking and very refreshing.

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Corn 'n' Oil

Rum, slightly sweetened and flavoured with the lime and clove flavours of falernum. There is much debate over the Corn 'N' Oil, particularly the type

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Cuba Libre

Basically a rum and coke with a squeeze of lime, but Cuba Libre has much more of a ring about it. And it is much more of a drink, the zesty lime and dashes

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Cuba Pintada

The name of this popular Cuban drink literally means 'stained Cuba' and there is just enough cola in this rum and soda to stain the drink brown.

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Cuban Liberal

Light white rum mellowed by Italian vermouth and made interesting with bittersweet French Amer Picon liqueur.

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Daiquiri (Difford's recipe)

Crisp, light and refreshing. Delicately simple yet with perfectly balanced complexity of flavours. For an even better Daiquiri: In place of sugar syrup,

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Daiquiri No. 1 (6:2:1 formula)

This 6:2:1 (6 parts rum, 2 parts lime and 1 part sugar) Daiquiri recipe emerged after an afternoon's Daiquiri experimentation with five of the UK's most

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Daiquiri No. 1 (Embury's 8:2:1 formula)

Traditionally a Daiquiri should always be based on light rum but if I should feel like breaking with tradition and using aged rum, I find Embury's 8:2:1

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Daiquiri (on-the-rocks)

Light and refreshing. No one flavour predominates - sweet and sour are in harmony with the rum.

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El Presidente (sans grenadine)

Bone dry, light and delicate. The sweetness and colour contributed by the maraschino cherry garnish are essential to this drink's success.

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Elderflower Daiquiri

Elderflower liqueur adds floral interest to the classic Daiquiri.

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Epestone Daiquiri

A pleasant, maroon coloured, blackcurrant-flavoured Daiquiri.

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Espresso Daiquiri

A rum-based twist on the ubiquitous and very tasty Espresso Martini.

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French Tear #1

Rum-laced and fruity. Altogether very gluggable.

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Free Town

Great for sipping after dinner.

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Golden Retriever

This powerful, straw yellow cocktail offers a myriad of flavours. Benefitting from the dilution of a long stir and/or the addition of a dash of water.

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Grapefruit Daiquiri No.1

The flavours of rum and grapefruit combine harmoniously - clean and fresh.

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Honey Daiquiri

Rich flavoursome honey replaces sugar syrup in this natural Daiquiri. Try experimenting with different kinds of honey. We favour orange blossom honey.

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Hop Toad #1

Resembles an apricot Daiquiri that's heavy on the lime yet balanced.

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King's Jubilee

If there is such a thing as a 'Rum Aviation', then this is surely it. The proportions of the original 1935 recipe stipulate equal amounts of maraschino

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Monkey Shine

The sweet, tropical fruitiness of this drink is set off by the spicy rim.

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Mr President

A combination of the El-Presidente and Negroni. A cocktail on the bitter side of bittersweet which is perhaps best served on-the-rocks.

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Essentially a Seabreeze with rum in place of vodka.

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Santiago Daiquiri

This Daiquiri is particularly delicate in its balance between sweet and sour.

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Tahitian Honey Bee

Basically a lemon honey Daiquiri or a lemon Canchànchara - very tasty it is too.

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The Mackinnon

Honeyed rum with herbal and citrus nuances. Perhaps better served on-the-rocks.

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Yacht Club

Rum-laced and slightly sweet with hints of apricot fruit.

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Joan Bennett

Fruity, floral and slightly sweet with an unfortunate yellow-green colour.

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Something of a student drink, this tastes better than it sounds.

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Yo Ho

Bittersweet and relatively low in alcohol, a refreshing lemony drink for a lazy summer afternoon.

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Suppertime Daiquiri

Rhubarb and orange influence this Daiquiri twist.

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Rum-laced and rust coloured with hints of clove and jasmine. A herbal aperitivo.

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Cinnamon Daiquiri

A subtle spicy cinnamon taste with tangy length.

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Butterscotch Daiquiri

A candified Daiquiri.

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Buona Sera Shot

The use of a dry, or at least not so sweet, espresso-style coffee liqueur is essential to the flavour and balance of this rum-laced nutty coffee shot.

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If you like Piña Coladas but are too embarrassed to order one then this drink is for you.

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Assisted Suicide

Not for the faint-hearted.

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Tre Martini

A simple, well-balanced, fruity drink, laced with rum.

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Rusty Daiquiri

Rich herbal, honeyed notes add a Scottish dimension to the classic Cuban cocktail.

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Rum N Coke Float

A Rum & Coke but not as you know it.

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Balanced apple and spice.

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Ribalaigua Daiquiri

This unusual Daiquiri leads with sweet maraschino and finishes with sour grapefruit.

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Raspberry Daiquiri

A crowd-pleasing, slightly sweet blended fruity Daiquiri.

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Quarter Deck

With flavours of prune, toffee, and maple syrup this is a complex after-dinner cocktail.

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Peach Daiquiri

A classic Daiquiri with fragrant peach liqueur replacing sugar.

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Dry and Martini-like. Assertive kümmel flavours pervade a punchy mix of rum and coconut water.

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Mango Daiquiri

Tropical yet potent and refreshing.

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Lincoln Club Cooler

Basically 'a rum and ginger ale Highball' but Lincoln Club Cooler has more of a ring to it.

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Koko Colada

A ridiculously simple party drink with three equal parts shaken to produce a pineapple and coconut cocktail fortified with rum and crowned with a foamy

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Honey Wall

Rum-laced, rich and chocolaty.

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Grape Effect

Delicately flavoured and heavily laced with rum.

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Fair & Warmer Cocktail

Sure to warm and fairly good.

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White Old Fashioned

Joerg makes this cocktail using Bacardi Neo but it also works well with the easier to obtain Bacardi Carta Blanca. If you haven't any Sexy Bitters then

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Vanilla Daiquiri

A classic Natural Daiquiri with a hint of vanilla.

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Twelve Miles Out Cocktail

Stir or shake (as originally stipulated in The Savoy Cocktail Book) this cocktail is still boozy. However, it's also wonderfully aromatic with all three

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Jean Harlow

Reminiscent of a Martinez but a tad lighter.

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Delicious bergamot zesty freshness with subtle underlying rum. Great as an after-dinner freshening digestivo.

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Bali Rum Trader

Looks like swamp water but tastes delicious.

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