3 Rum Cocktails to Get You Through The Heat Emergency

If you haven’t heard, New York City is hot. The mayor has declared a state of emergency for the entirety of the weekend, and we at Barchive feel that it’s our public duty to help out. Here are three rum classics you can make at home to beat the heat.


The Daiquiri might be the most misunderstood cocktail of all time. The simple rum sour has been appropriated by sloppy bars worldwide and made into a sweet and (usually frozen) nightmare, but the original incarnation is one of cocktail-dom’s simplest and truest pleasures.

2 ounces white rum
1 ounce line juice
.75 ounce sugar

Shake and double strain into a coupe glass


This classic is minty, refreshing and most importantly super hydrating. Fresh ingredients and good rum make this one an easy at-home answer to the summer sun.

2 ounces white rum
1 oz sugar
.5 oz lime juice
mint plume
sliced lime

Combine mint, sugar and lime slices in a tin and muddle. Add remaining ingredients, shake. Pour club soda into tin and strain into Collins glass. Add ice to the glass and garnish with a health plume of mint.

Dark and Stormy

The Dark and Stormy is a Caribbean take on the famous Moscow Mule that substitutes rum for vodka.

2 ounces dark rum
1 ounce lime juice
.75 ounces ginger syrup
5 dashes of angostura bitters

Shake in a tin with two ice cubes until the ice cubes are nearly dissolved. Add ginger beer to the tin and pour into a Collins glass. Top with ice and adorn with a mint plume and lime.

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