Hunting for the best value rum? Maybe you’re hosting a party soon. Or perhaps you just want to scoop up a bottle for sipping. Either way, you want to walk away from the experience with a happy wallet. We get it. Today, we’ll present you with four inexpensive picks that are great for drinking neat or mixing in a cocktail!
And check out our recipes for some signature rum cocktail classics — some with a new twist you’ve possibly never tried before.
Best Value Rum – Around $50
Zacapa 23 – $39.99 – $44.99
This is a great one to serve neat. Truly, you’ll start craving it. But you might also try it in a Dark and Stormy. Check out this recipe!
|DARK AND STORMY RECIPE|
– 1.5 oz. Zacapa 23 Rum
– 3 oz. ginger beer
Mix. Add a little lime zest. Serve over ice, garnished with a lime wedge.
Bumbu Original – $34.99 – $39.99
It’s super aromatic and smooth. Bumbu’s craft cocktail, the Banana Daiquiri, is a knock-out. Hello, tropical island vibes! Get the recipe from them right here, or read the details below.
|BUMBU BANANA DAIQUIRI RECIPE|
– 2 oz. Bumbu Rum
– 0.25 oz. Demerara sugar
– 0.5 oz. fresh lime juice
– 0.75 oz. banana puree
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice, and shake for 20 seconds. Strain into glass. Garnish with banana chips or a lime wedge.
Best Value Rum – Around $25
Appleton Estate White – $19.99 – $24.99
This is medium-bodied. It’s packing more flavors than your typical white rum. We love it in a piña colada. Those make for excellent batch cocktails for parties. But this is a decent summer sipper, too.
|PIÑA COLADA RECIPE|
– 2 oz. Appleton Estate White Rum
– 3 oz. pineapple juice
– 1 oz. cream of coconut
– 2 oz. coconut milk
– dash of lime juice
Blend all the ingredients. Add a scoop of ice, and blend until it’s smooth. Garnish with citrus wedges/twists and fresh mint.
Blue Chair Bay White – $19.99 – $24.99
It’s a good rum to have on hand. Sweet and smooth if you want to sip neat. But it’s ideal for cocktails, too. We like this idea from @bluechairbayrum. It’s a stunning, pink, refreshing cocktail.
|WATERMELON CUCUMBER MOJITO RECIPE|
– 1.5 oz. Blue Chair Bay White Rum
– 0.5 oz. Triple Sec
– 8 mint leaves
– 2 watermelon chunks
– 0.5 oz. fresh lime juice
– ¼ cucumber
Muddle watermelon, cucumber, lime, and mint. Combine the rest in a shaker. Shake with ice for 15-20 seconds. Then strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a watermelon wedge and a fresh sprig of mint.
Delicious Best Value Rum
The best value rum, a few cocktail suggestions…it’s officially time to party! When we sip rum, we’re immediately transported. We’ve got those island vibes. We’re about to “tropic” like it’s hot. We’re big fans of what rum has to offer. Share your favorite value picks in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you.
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